Firstly, I am not going to link to the Hubs I am questioning here or attempt to promote them in any way - I genuinely do have a major query that I hope you can help me with.
In the last forty-eight hours or so, I have seen a massive traffic surge on two very closely related Hubs (in terms of content,) one of which was published in 2008 and the other in 2009. They have never really been particularly popular before now and the traffic levels are out of all previous proportion.
My question is in relation to the source of the traffic. I am well aware that not all traffic sources are documented but usually this represents a small minority of traffic levels. In the case of these traffic levels, none of the sources are documented.
What I want to know is, firstly, does anyone know why traffic levels may not be documented but most importantly, why in this particular instance am I receiving such huge levels of traffic to largely forgotten about Hubs from a (presumably only one) totally undocumented source?
I am of course not complaining about the traffic levels but am really puzzled as to where it has come from and why now (they are absolutely not seasonal Hubs.)
Thanks for any light you may be able to throw on this for me,
I have had one of my best hubs actually have a Huge spike in traffic today as well. I was guess about 7-8 times more views than usual. "It is great!!!"...but, I cannot find in the traffic sources or in the Hub Metrics where these views are coming from.
I am curious as well.
Do either of you use Google Analytics? If not, now is a great time to get started with it.
I do, but didn't find the source of the traffic.
Have tried to set it up a few times (including using Hub help) but can't figure it out, I'm afraid. Too technical fro me... Need to get one of my techy minded friends to help me, as I've heard it's good.
Good point, Irohner. Thanks.
I hate not knowing where traffic is coming from! But then I found out that I hate not having traffic even more! lol I had a mad spike the other day on one hub. It came from Bing. But I don't know where or why on Bing, because it only lasted 24 hours and it's gone now, so the hub must have been promoted internally or something.
Congrats to you guys who are getting spikes! Long may they continue
Thanks. I am enjoying the huge traffic spike in the one hub. just have a curious mind. lol I have tried to find it through G.A., but it is not showing from where.
I can't help you with Google Analytics. I am another who has not learned how to use it, except for checking adsense earnings in a given time.
Waste of time today. It looks like I'm going to have my first zero click day for a long time.
And HP ads aren't worth the paper they are written on these days either
Thanks, Izzy and as I said, I am not complaining about the traffic. I would just love to know where it is coming from and why, that I could do something about maximising it... If they were seasonal or recent Hubs, I could understand it - they are neither!
Hopefully your turn is coming, Stacie - from wherever!
Mine is on a recipe hub, which category are you seeing Gordon?
Hp has said that there are some traffic sources that are not identified in our Hubmetrics. I would have thought G.A. would have shown, but I guess not.
Maybe someone with a high traffic rate featured our recipes or something. I am just glad for the views.
Ahh, well.. Let's just say, "Long may it continue!" Maybe it will last, maybe it won't - good luck with it, anyway, Michael and all!
Well, you guys with the recipe hubs - my traffic spike wasn't on a recipe hub. It was on a sales hub. I got no sales and no clicks so it might as well have come from Redgage!
Hope you guys get something from your spikes
I also had an astronomical increase in traffic the other day, and when I checked "traffic" it all came from Bing.com. I was so thrilled I didn't want to go to sleep because it just kept on going up. But alas, it only lasted a day and a half. Today, my views are back to dismal. lol I had big earnings on both Adsense and HP ads for impressions for one day. Good luck to you both on your recipe hubs.
I had views on one hub went up by about 6 times normal - just before it was unpublished maybe there are large flocks of moderators flitting around.
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