Happy & Confused - One Hub, 20,000 Hits in Seven Days?

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  1. Midnight Oil profile image80
    Midnight Oilposted 7 years ago

    Well, I very happy and totally confused at the same time. 

    I have been here just two months, posted 50+ hubs, and well was expecting a slow start and build up of traffic, which was true until last Monday, when one of my Hubs went crazy.  It went from about 300 hits to a massive 20,000 in seven days - is this normal?  What did I do?   

    Of course, I wish to thank everybody that clicked on that page - I am most grateful for two reasons - first, I have already reached my first AdSense payment threshold, months before I was expecting too.  Second, it gives you faith to carry on writing and adding Hubs. 

    I wish I knew why the reason this particular Hub was so successful as I would like to both replicate it and share it with other hubbers.

    Again, thank you all for your hits !  big_smile

    1. lyndre profile image78
      lyndreposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Well done.
      Which hub was it?

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        ryankettposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Don't answer this ^^

        1. rebekahELLE profile image86
          rebekahELLEposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          never reveal your best topics.. shhh, delete it.. smile

          1. Midnight Oil profile image80
            Midnight Oilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

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            1. rebekahELLE profile image86
              rebekahELLEposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              it comes with learning by experience! I made the mistake once and soon found it copied on a couple different sites, along with hubs written on the same topic. there are unfortunately those who search forums for exactly these kind of threads.
              It's hard not to share successes, and certainly you can, just keep some things secret. big_smile 
              you will do very well with your writing.

              lyndre, I don't think anyone was specifically addressing you. usually these people never post in the forums, they watch from a distance.

        2. lyndre profile image78
          lyndreposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Why not?

      2. Midnight Oil profile image80
        Midnight Oilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

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          ryankettposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Deleted

          1. paradigmsearch profile image90
            paradigmsearchposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Deleted

            1. profile image0
              ryankettposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              Done.

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      Twenty One Daysposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Midnight,
      A great congrats to you!
      PS, given that HP splits visits/views 60/40 with publishers, the actual number of visitors was no doubt much higher!!!

      It Pays To [ Keep ] Publishing On A Variety Of Topics.
      Cheers,
      James.

  2. rebekahELLE profile image86
    rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago

    first of all, a huge congrats! I knew after reading one of your hubs when you first joined that you were going to do very well.
    You're an excellent writer, you have great titles and search friendly topics. I don't know which one went viral, but I can imagine a couple of them with those titles.

    look at your hub metrics to see search terms used to find your hub and look at google analytics.
    congrats! keep up the great work.

  3. lyndre profile image78
    lyndreposted 7 years ago

    Maybe I was a bit naive asking the hub.I did this in complete innocence and just curiousity. I do not like the accusation from other hubbers that I would steal your work.
    Maybe I still have my L plates on also lol
    Anyway back to the point.Congrats I think you just managed to catch the right topic at the right time well done

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      ryankettposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      There were no accusations that YOU would steal his work, this is a public forum, these threads get read hundreds of times. If he disclosed a high money Hubpage on this forum it would get stolen, end of.

  4. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 7 years ago

    I just checked. That topic is already being buried by others. No harm done. smile

  5. Midnight Oil profile image80
    Midnight Oilposted 7 years ago

    Oh well - You live and learn as they say - fortunately, its a hub with a extremely short shelf life, and could be completely out of date and totally worthless in a week or perhaps a fews days or even tomorrow.   I would class it as a 'shooting star' hub.   

    Karma is waiting for those who copy.... !!

    1. lyndre profile image78
      lyndreposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Hey Midnight The facts are you still got there. All you have to do is find another hot topic.
      Some hubbers myself included take months and years yo get 20,000 hits.So give yourself a big pat on the back.

      1. Midnight Oil profile image80
        Midnight Oilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you - it might of been just a one off stroke of luck or I might have the knack to find that hot topic  - who knows?

        My latest hub about Kate's Royal Wedding dress is a real non starter and has failed to reach even double figures, so you cannot win them all.

        We all have to keep trying... wink

  6. IzzyM profile image88
    IzzyMposted 7 years ago

    Congrats Midnight Oil! May you have many more successes like this one. I've never had a hub go viral - it must have been wonderful to see those stats climb!

  7. ns1209 profile image69
    ns1209posted 7 years ago

    Hey that's great the best I have done is get a hub with a couple of hundred visits a day for about 1 month - getting just a little over 5000 views. It was good! smile

    Anyway, well done read a couple of your Hubs and like your style - you should do well here!

  8. oderog profile image46
    oderogposted 7 years ago

    That was a great start, keep writing quality hubs  and the rest will follow

  9. Time4Travel profile image59
    Time4Travelposted 7 years ago

    Wow! That's awesome! Congratulations on the views.

  10. Midnight Oil profile image80
    Midnight Oilposted 7 years ago

    Well, everything is back to normal yesterday and today after that fantastic week.  The hub is back down to its usual 45 hits per day.  Not sure where the gold rush came from and where it went to, but I am grateful all the same as it has given me a taste of what can happen on here - it gives you a boost to do more.

    All I need to do now is find another one to fly.  Although, I am definitely sure that its not the hub about Kate Middleton's royal wedding dress or the other one 'Top Tips for Calling Your Bank', both have just scrapped into double figures - Time for another celebration me thinks !!!

    I am going to keep trying though....

    1. Mark Ewbie profile image84
      Mark Ewbieposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Can I just say 45 hits a day sounds phenomenal from where I'm sitting.  tbh that's my rough daily total traffic across 70 odd hubs. And half of that is from Hubbers.

      I may have cornered a market in stuff no one is looking for.

      1. Midnight Oil profile image80
        Midnight Oilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Personally, I am aiming to publish 100 hubs on stuff nobody is looking for...  !!

        1. Mark Ewbie profile image84
          Mark Ewbieposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Nice one.  I thought maybe I'd write about stuff that happens in my life, but as nothing much has happened since 1973 it's all a bit out of date now.  And I can't remember enough to do the nostalgia thing.

  11. Midnight Oil profile image80
    Midnight Oilposted 7 years ago

    I have started a hub entitle "How to Successfully Write Hubs That Nobody Ever Reads" - I will be upset if it get more than 10 hits....

    1973 was a great year for me - found my first love, kissed a girl passionately on the lips for the first time, got to wear long trousers, it was long hot summer, great music, but slightly confusing as I kept getting this strangle feeling in my pants which use to swell into a small lump - how strange and embarrassing....

    1. Mark Ewbie profile image84
      Mark Ewbieposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Lol.  Oh Jeez.

  12. MelissaBarrett profile image61
    MelissaBarrettposted 7 years ago

    Hey, I've only been here for about a month and I am already an expert on how to write a hub that nobody reads... pfff... amatures smile

    1. wilderness profile image97
      wildernessposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      lol

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      TopUniverseposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      May be you are negative keyword research expert. lol

    3. C.V.Rajan profile image59
      C.V.Rajanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Glad I am having company!

 
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