The blue triangle, red triangle dance - almost an art

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  1. Spacey Gracey profile image36
    Spacey Graceyposted 8 years ago

    Feeling random as on a concoction of pain killers so hanging out in forums instead of doing any proper work.

    I love watching the blue triangle, red triangle dance. Everything that was red triangle yesterday, is blue triangle today. And everything that was blue, is red. And tomorrow they will switch back. And this will go on all week. Until Sunday which is usually pretty quiet. Its like Google's making my hubs do a little dance through the ranks, and where they'll be when the music stops, nobody knows. Not stressing, just watching with interest.

  2. kirstenblog profile image76
    kirstenblogposted 8 years ago

    Tell me about it! lol

    Now that I have more then a few hubs I love that there are always both. It makes it so much easier not to worry about the down blue arrows sad Cause there are some red up arrows to smile about big_smile

    I guess that the numbers go up and down both is actually a good sign. Nice and organic, love my organic stuff wink

  3. tantrum profile image59
    tantrumposted 8 years ago

    My triangles are all blue today ! lol

    1. kirstenblog profile image76
      kirstenblogposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      That is always fun big_smile

      So cool its sub zero cool

  4. Spacey Gracey profile image36
    Spacey Graceyposted 8 years ago

    tantrum - I would stop looking at the naughty little blighters as a protest until they start to behave themselves.

    kirstenblog - you've been doing this a fair bit longer than me - did yours do the little dance from the beginning? Have they been dancing but gradually overall traffic increasing? I think that's what mine are starting to do but I'm not sure. I have been hubbing in blind faith that after the hubs have 'matured' then the traffic will really shoot up (for some at least) - but now I am 10 weeks in I'm starting to get a bit nervous I've been on the wrong track.

    1. kirstenblog profile image76
      kirstenblogposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Goodness no! I would be over the moon over one or two red arrows in the beginning and then the crash of downward blue arrows. Most of the time the arrows hardly ever showed up at all in the beginning. A few of my first hubs have finally 'matured' or got organically back linked (thats what I suspect made the difference). When I did start having arrows doing something it was a bit like being manic depressive. The excitement of rising traffic, the depression of falling traffic (and when the high point is still a single digit its particularly depressing!). For me I just had to be persistent in learning about how to pick topics that people are searching for (I was rubbish at that at first) by using trial and error. I do feel that that persistence has paid off now as I have a few of my 'newer' hubs pulling in the visitors and going up and down in that lovely little dance of arrows. Not that I wont write articles that totally crash and stay there! yikes

  5. jenblacksheep profile image83
    jenblacksheepposted 8 years ago

    I reckon for every red arrow, I have 3 blues. In my experience red arrows are bittersweet because it means there is an increase in traffic, but like an unusual increase, so after a day or two it just goes blue. The blue arrows never become red.

  6. Spacey Gracey profile image36
    Spacey Graceyposted 8 years ago

    So its OK that they are still dancing? My new stuff begins the dance pretty much straight away - individually they all range from 0 - 18 views per day- but none ever establishes a level of traffic and stays there. I'm finding this really fascinating.

    1. kirstenblog profile image76
      kirstenblogposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I see no reason to worry, the dance seems just fine to me. Thing is people search for different things at different times of the week, month and year. What you search for at work is probably a bit different then what you search for at home wink
      Then you take into account the fact that people search from all over the globe and you start to think that the dance is just fine. It sure is better then a bunch of 0's yikes

  7. Spacey Gracey profile image36
    Spacey Graceyposted 8 years ago

    I still have plenty of 0s - maybe 30 today.

    "Thing is people search for different things at different times of the week, month and year. What you search for at work is probably a bit different then what you search for at home "

    I agree, except when I was in paid employment I pretty much did the same things on my work computer as I did at home smile

    1. kirstenblog profile image76
      kirstenblogposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Oh you naughty person you wink lol

 
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