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Traffic at "-1" !!!

  1. cryptid profile image91
    cryptidposted 4 years ago

    Looking down my list of traffic sources I have two search sites (avg and comcast) that each say "-1" views over the last 24 hours.  What in the world does that mean?

    I assumed it's a stats glitch or something. Otherwise my traffic looks normal for a Tuesday.  Is this anything I should be worried about? Anybody else seeing it in their stats?

    Maybe two people read my Hubs and demanded their views back.  smile

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      summerberrieposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      How is your stats page looking now? Mine has weird sources that show over 1M views while normal sources like hubpages and google, bing, yahoo show negatives. My hubpages views say -25 views? Must be a bug----anyone else?

      1. wandererh profile image80
        wandererhposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Mine too.  I got one source that has 206 million views in the last 24 hours.  Since I'm quite sure that that was not going into my hubs (unfortunately), then it's got to be a bug.

      2. cryptid profile image91
        cryptidposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Everything is gone goofy now.  When I posted this the other day the two sites with weird numbers were legitimate sites.  I see all kinds of strange things in there now

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          summerberrieposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Yea, there are some really odd sites creeping in.

  2. relache profile image84
    relacheposted 4 years ago

    The in-house stats are so basic, sometimes they get buggy.  You'll get more accurate info and real-time updating if you use Analytics.

  3. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    <Removed by paradigmsearch.>

    And that is that.

  4. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    I'm wondering if the site is being messed with by outsiders again...

    1. paradigmsearch profile image85
      paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Never seen any of those domains before.

  5. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    So far, Analytics is unphased...

  6. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    Some of the above domains are tacky or foreign language, but no malware reports.

  7. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    Found a warez

  8. Nell Rose profile image90
    Nell Roseposted 4 years ago

    Yep me too, I have got the weirdest sites with millions of views! I wish!

  9. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    I think someone's IP address locator/pointer thingy burped. As to the numbers, I've said it before, don't divide by zero...

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    summerberrieposted 4 years ago

    Okay, well I'm not the only one then....sorry, it is nice to have company, though. Thanks for showing up. Yea, Nell Rose some really odd sites. I'll report the bug to the other thread if it has not already been reported. It is so strange seeing all those numbers.

  11. Sally's Trove profile image86
    Sally's Troveposted 4 years ago

    Another thread about the same thing here: http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/102372

  12. Daughter Of Maat profile image96
    Daughter Of Maatposted 4 years ago

    This is the weirdest glitch ever. The websites the "negative" traffic is from almost makes it see, like the site has been hacked. They are really weird sites... like savethehumans. com...lol

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      summerberrieposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      ppalejournallive. com is one of mine and suratkbar. com is another ----pretty off the wall....

  13. tammyswallow profile image91
    tammyswallowposted 4 years ago

    As I posted in the other thread, several of these erroneous links will take you to pornography sites such as ignatzmice.com. I hope someone will look into this problem before we all loose our Adsense accounts for fradulent activity.

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      summerberrieposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I hope it gets worked out soon too. With everything run a muck it is a bit disconcerning. My statistics page has been frozen, too.

  14. Bob Zermop profile image88
    Bob Zermopposted 4 years ago

    Oh yeah same here, views in the negative billions! Jeez people, can't take back views you've never give me big_smile

  15. Dale Hyde profile image86
    Dale Hydeposted 4 years ago

    Well about a week ago, stats were not changing, so now we have some changes. smile

    Mine are all off the wall as well.  But.... I am sure it will not have a negative impact on the world as we know it....one would hope! smile

  16. kittyjj profile image73
    kittyjjposted 4 years ago

    Luckily, mine is normal.  Hope yours will be back to normal soon.

  17. Glimmer Twin Fan profile image95
    Glimmer Twin Fanposted 4 years ago

    Mine statistics are way out of line.  I didn't go to the domain, but there is definitely something going on.

    1. Glimmer Twin Fan profile image95
      Glimmer Twin Fanposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      "My" statistics...oops

  18. sjwigglywoo profile image74
    sjwigglywooposted 4 years ago

    ohhhhh mine too some funtonbed site with zillions of views! I came in forums to see if there was a post, thought it was weird!

    1. denisemai profile image79
      denisemaiposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      My traffic stats seem to be accurate but when I look at sources there are four weird ones; two in the millions and two in the billions. One is a stumble upon account about all things marijuana. Which of my articles are the weed afficionados reading? The one about stay at home moms? Volleyball tryouts? Or, ya, I know--the how to set parenting goals article. Sheesh. Whatta bug!

      1. FatFreddysCat profile image91
        FatFreddysCatposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I've got a reading of minus 1,800,000 from "hot porn clips and more dot com." I'm gratified that so many users from that site are enjoying my heavy metal and horror film reviews. big_smile

        1. denisemai profile image79
          denisemaiposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          That's funny! I have negative million views, too. Don't think it's from porn, though. Something called rune. Oh no...now Quiet Riot's "Bang Your Head" is stuck in my brain. Aack!

  19. Nell Rose profile image90
    Nell Roseposted 4 years ago

    All these sites are trying to get free backlinks from ours, pity we can't just delete them

    1. denisemai profile image79
      denisemaiposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I checked and they aren't registering on Google Analytics. I'm sure it will be fixed in no time here at HP.

  20. wandererh profile image80
    wandererhposted 4 years ago

    What happened to my millions and billions of page views?  Now all I see is my usual statistics display which, sad to say, doesn't quite make it to even a million page views.

    1. denisemai profile image79
      denisemaiposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Mine is fixed. No more drug links.

  21. GmaGoldie profile image84
    GmaGoldieposted 4 years ago

    My traffic is crazy - this is nuts!


    http://s3.hubimg.com/u/7095266_f248.jpg

    I don't believe it so I had to share a photo - look I even have negative traffic!

    No wonder my earnings have plummeted.

  22. American_Choices profile image82
    American_Choicesposted 4 years ago

    My list looks similar albeit not as long - will the negatives hurt my earnings?

    When can we expect it to be fixed?

  23. wandererh profile image80
    wandererhposted 4 years ago

    It's happening again?  It went crazy for me a few days ago and it was fixed.  I just checked and the stats are still normal for me.

  24. Scribenet profile image87
    Scribenetposted 4 years ago

    Hours ago, when signing in to Hubpages I got an alert from my virus protection program that I was being re-directed to another site...pretending to be Hubpages. The program warned me not to continue.

    Needless to say, I closed the browser and did not proceed. As far as I know, having weird numbers is a sign that all is not okay and that could be why we get those Google penalties!

    It could be spamming activity being carried on by another site?  Just a thought. My numbers have dropped somewhat, but nothing startling.

    Any answers from Staff?

  25. Norman Stein profile image59
    Norman Steinposted 4 years ago

    A -number means that the user(s) was so annoyed and yes, embarrassed. about reading your hub that they petitioned HP themselves to have the view erased and all records of it erased from the logs to prevent further embarrassment.

    Just kidding, it's probably an adjustment to remove spammer hits

    A day or two earlier you probably received a few hits from spam IPs, now they are removing those hits thus the -1.

    Nothing to worry about, in the end it all evens out to what it should be.

  26. GmaGoldie profile image84
    GmaGoldieposted 4 years ago

    Well my negatives are gone but Google no longer loves me - dropped probably 90%. Oh, my what a roller coaster ride this has been. Will have to go to plan B.

 
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