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  1. davrowpot profile image94
    davrowpotposted 14 months ago

    So, one of my articles took off overnight. It went from having around 40 t0 60 views a day, at most be 70 to 90, and then it suddenly jumped from 500 to around 1200 as per checking right now. I don't know what's going on, really, and oftentimes I get a little skeptical on what may be happening on the background: the contents must be really getting its peak, or someone may be copying the contents and moving it to another platform, or its getting featured somewhere where I am not aware of, or it might be getting used for academic purposes (to which I discourage).

    Whatever it is, I hope to find the answers soon.

    1. theraggededge profile image96
      theraggededgeposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      I've had three of those recently. I saw a lot of traffic from The articles were completely unrelated, but one was to do with AirBnB so that might be seasonal.

      They peak and fall again pretty quickly but it's nice while it lasts. Makes a change to see those double red triangles again big_smile

    2. DrMark1961 profile image96
      DrMark1961posted 14 months agoin reply to this

      Go to the author view, look at the stats and see who is referring traffic to your page. As Bev points out a lot of these surges lately on the niche sites are due to MSN traffic.
      It is a nice boost! Congratulations.

    3. Matt Wells profile imageSTAFF
      Matt Wellsposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      It looks like the traffic is coming from Google searches. It just means your hard work is paying off!

  2. eugbug profile image97
    eugbugposted 14 months ago

    Sometimes this can be referrer spam. If you haven't done so already, setup Google Analytics for HP and check where the traffic is coming from. A symptom of referrer spam is the average time on page in the Behavior report being 0.

    1. theraggededge profile image96
      theraggededgeposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      But if you can't prevent it, there's no point, is there?

  3. PaulGoodman67 profile image97
    PaulGoodman67posted 14 months ago

    It's not really that weird. If you have a lot of articles, there's often at least one of them surging somewhere.

    That said, the phenomenon seems to have become more common in recent times.

    The thing you really want though is something to surge and stay up there, rather than fall back down to Earth straightaway, which is what usually happens, unfortunately.

    In my experience, the surges are most often from Google, MSN (like Dr Mark says), Android, or referral spam, like Eugene says.

    Sometimes Google surges are just them testing pages and sites for their search engine. They send lots of article to a page to see how readers react to it and gather stats.

    However, if the Google traffic stays high, it means that the article has climbed in their search engine ranking.

  4. FatFreddysCat profile image92
    FatFreddysCatposted 14 months ago

    That happened to one of my articles recently too. It turned out that Google featured it on their mobile home page for a couple of days. The bump didn't last long but it was certainly fun while it lasted.

  5. davrowpot profile image94
    davrowpotposted 14 months ago

    Hello everyone, thank you very much for your responses!

    Traffic has been getting low as per checking today, and I guess, as some of you have said, that it may be a temporary thing. Also, as per seeing the stats, most of the sources came from Google.

    That being said, this short-lived event is definitely a welcomed one for my part. smile


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