Something similar happened to me about three times. Once, someone at reddit posted a link. The other two times, the traffic was organic, through search engines, when one of my obscure keywords suddenly became topical because it was in the news. But it always dies out in less than a week.
nope... no other change that I can see in any stats...
there must have been some news story about it somewhere, but nothing I can find.
Funny thing is, a while back a guy was banned from a store for complaining about burnt coffee from that Tim Hortons(there is a link about it in my Hub) and it was a big news story here in Canada (it must have been a VERY slow news day).. but my hits didnt go up at all
You'll find your answer in Facebook, there the new "like" system is viral, a friend's page comes up with "THe Disturbing FACTS about Tim Hortons Coffee (Very GROSS)!!! You will NEVER drink another TIM HORTONS COFFEE after seeing this!" if you click on the link you are treated to a series of FB demands to repost this message everywhere before you can see the information promised. I bailed, refusing to repost this to all my friends' home pages. But I was curious, so here I am on your hub.
It can be as simple as a 'topic' at a college ? Here in China I used a controversial (for Chinese) debate topic "should Japan aplogise for their 1930's occupation [Nanjing mass murders etc]"
The information that I originally researched for the 'topic' was way down in Google, maybe page ten or fifteen, afterwards the information was on page two and stayed there as I did the same topic the following year. The two sources that the students found on their own must have had elevated traffic.
My scariest thing was discovering my down syndrome son had just swallowed a pinball and a dime. I immediately called 911. He ended up being okay, and has never done it since. That was when he was younger. It was one of the most scary moments he put me through.
I hear people talking all the time about hubs that produce good readership, but I know this number differs for many. In your case, how many views per month do you think is good for any given article? Just curious.
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