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?
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.
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.
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!
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.
Ever since the switch to subdomains, I have seen specific subdomain names listed on the traffic stats for individual Hubs; and on the Traffic Sources Page, the numbers for HubPages have seemed to decline...