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First One to Spot a Red Arrow Post Here

  1. Mark Ewbie profile image82
    Mark Ewbieposted 4 years ago

    We can't keep on dropping for ever surely?

    Therefore there should come a time when perhap one lucky HP writer gets a red arrow.

    Post and feel the envy of your fellow sufferers.  I mean writers.

    1. bac2basics profile image90
      bac2basicsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      ermmm, I´ve got 2 red´s but earnings still crap. Oh well maybe next year will be better, I hope so for us all. Merry Christmas everyone smile

    2. joanveronica profile image90
      joanveronicaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I've just seen TWO red arrows on my Hubs! Not that it means much, going up from 1 view to all of 4.

  2. Simone Smith profile image91
    Simone Smithposted 4 years ago

    My Christmas Wish is for optimism. SANTA WHERE ARE YOU????

    1. Mark Ewbie profile image82
      Mark Ewbieposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Patience Simone.  He is on his way with a bulging sack of surprises.

      1. wilderness profile image94
        wildernessposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Yeah - a whole bag full of pretty blue arrows.  From the cold north pole, you know.

  3. profile image0
    Miriam Weissmannposted 4 years ago

    I haven't got arrows up or down but I'm too new. But I have got traffic even if it is only from HubPages. That's the nice thing about HubPages, isn't it? If you've got your own blog it's always a long wait until you get traffic because you have to rely on the search engines. That's what I found on my Avon blog. It's a long, lonely wait. The thing is, though, I suppose, is that none of this Hubpages traffic I'm seeing is making any money and let's face it, that's what we're all here for at the end of the day, isn't it?

  4. Rain Defence profile image96
    Rain Defenceposted 4 years ago

    26 blues. 1 red. What do I win?

    1. Mark Ewbie profile image82
      Mark Ewbieposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      You win my respect and admiration.  A red arrow.  I remember those.

  5. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    Blue is as blue does. Nary a red in sight.

  6. leahlefler profile image97
    leahleflerposted 4 years ago

    Roses are red, arrows are blue.

  7. 2uesday profile image88
    2uesdayposted 4 years ago

    Just to make you smile -

    http://youtu.be/557tQC86thA

    1. bac2basics profile image90
      bac2basicsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Nice one 2uesday...merry Christmas smile

  8. wilderness profile image94
    wildernessposted 4 years ago

    All is not lost - I show 5 red arrows.  5!

    And 65 blues, out of 169 hubs.

  9. 2uesday profile image88
    2uesdayposted 4 years ago

    30 blue 4 red - which is a bit better than this morning smile  but last night it was all red arrows sad

  10. Mark Ewbie profile image82
    Mark Ewbieposted 4 years ago

    Ah man, you guys have red arrows.  It's me and my writing - Google finally realised.

  11. DrMark1961 profile image92
    DrMark1961posted 4 years ago

    My page is full of blue arrows so I was surprised to see a red arrow on one of my arthritis hubs. Then I read the number of page views--2! I guess it had been at 0 for so long that 2 was a huge improvement and deserved a red.

  12. ThePracticalMommy profile image93
    ThePracticalMommyposted 4 years ago

    I now have 2 reds! Sadly, they both had 1 view yesterday and today have a whopping 5-6 views each. Other than that, it's all blues....

    1. Mark Ewbie profile image82
      Mark Ewbieposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      It's hope, that's all I ask for.. .hope.  Well done!  Now I can relax for Xmas.

      Time for the HP song...

      "We're on the up... it's not so bad..."

      Fill in as you like.

      1. janderson99 profile image84
        janderson99posted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Blue, blue, my world is blue
        Blue is my world now I'm without you
        Gray, gray, my life is gray
        Cold is my heart since you went away

        Red, red, my eyes are red
        Crying for you alone in my bed
        Green, green, my jealous heart
        I doubted you and now we're apart

        1. Mark Ewbie profile image82
          Mark Ewbieposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Nice.  You give Nursey a run for her money.

  13. ngureco profile image87
    ngurecoposted 4 years ago

    Mark, don’t worry. Be happy. Red arrows will eventually be with us and just in time for Christmas.

    http://s1.hubimg.com/u/7495916_f1024.jpg

  14. janderson99 profile image84
    janderson99posted 4 years ago

    As a side issue who has the lowest score for hubpages dot  com under Traffic Sources  - anyone beat -39 ?

  15. tirelesstraveler profile image86
    tirelesstravelerposted 4 years ago

    Yesterday there were two red, today two blue wish I was new, but that excuse has flu.

  16. wilderness profile image94
    wildernessposted 4 years ago

    Woah!  It finally changed (after about 20 hours) and jumped up by 35 views!

    Wonder if I'll soon see 50 red arrows as all those individual views catch up with reality?

  17. UnnamedHarald profile image94
    UnnamedHaraldposted 4 years ago

    One lonely red arrow-- but traffic slowly rising.

  18. aa lite profile image90
    aa liteposted 4 years ago

    I have 5 red arrows, they don't really mean anything.  A couple of my red arrow hubs had 2 views in the last 24 hours!  Presumably they had no views in the days before that so they are getting better but it's all relative! 

    Actually my views are getting better.  But only because I was sent to naughty corner by Google on Dec. 10th and he instructed all the searchers not to play with me.  I think I'm allowed out now, but then HP traffic's dropped, so I am at about 30% of what I had before Dec. 10th.

    Red arrows mean nothing, it's all relative.

    1. Mark Ewbie profile image82
      Mark Ewbieposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      It may not mean anything but I have not a single red arrow.  Not one.  Pathetic it may be, but I'd quite like to see one, and my cat would be relieved too.

  19. Azure11 profile image88
    Azure11posted 4 years ago

    29 - 2 to the blues :-(

  20. rebekahELLE profile image92
    rebekahELLEposted 4 years ago

    17 blues  sad

    1 red 

    "We're on the up,
    it's not so bad."
    Little Boy Blue
    was never so glad.

    Blue arrows here
    Blue arrows there
    My God, there are
    blue arrows everywhere!

    1. Mark Ewbie profile image82
      Mark Ewbieposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Lol.. that's great!

  21. janderson99 profile image84
    janderson99posted 4 years ago

    A Philosophical Question?
    Why are the A Philosophical Question?
    Why are the Up arrows Red anyway?
    Surely the Down arrows should be Red

    Hey that would fix everything - a sea of red arrows!

    1. wilderness profile image94
      wildernessposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Because the brain (viewers) is stimulated by the blood (red) being forced up (arrow) into it?  Cooling (blue) and dying finds it falling back down (arrow).

      OK - maybe I'm reaching just a little here...big_smile

  22. LuisEGonzalez profile image80
    LuisEGonzalezposted 4 years ago

    Well I just counted 6 red ones and a bunch of blue ones!.......................tongue

  23. LindaSmith1 profile image59
    LindaSmith1posted 4 years ago

    I have some that have double red arrows, they come and go.

  24. relache profile image88
    relacheposted 4 years ago

    I have four red arrows...

  25. CASE1WORKER profile image83
    CASE1WORKERposted 4 years ago

    whoopeeeeeeeee  4 reds..........

    1. paradigmsearch profile image89
      paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Me still no got none.

      I am saddened...

      1. wilderness profile image94
        wildernessposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Hah!  With another massive jump in traffic (+6 views) I now have 7 red arrows!

        You are doomed, paradigm, doomed I say! big_smile

        1. paradigmsearch profile image89
          paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          "Right now
          1
          active visitors on site"

          1. wilderness profile image94
            wildernessposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Down from what - 30 or so yesterday or the day before? 

            I hope not - I'm viewing this as a glitch, but that would say otherwise.

  26. brakel2 profile image87
    brakel2posted 4 years ago via iphone

    Change subject. Could HP get hit by Google over security certif?  I have 2 red arrows and lots blue

    1. wilderness profile image94
      wildernessposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      While it is possible I suppose, it isn't what we're seeing here.

      This is obviously a glitch of some kind, not an actual loss of traffic.  HP numbers no longer line in the slightest with those from adsense or analytics.  They aren't even positive - other threads are reporting many cases of negative views!  What - somebody left the hub without ever being there??

      1. aa lite profile image90
        aa liteposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Those bastards at Bing took away 1 view from me (I am at -1 from bing).  It is not only Google that is evil!

  27. K9keystrokes profile image91
    K9keystrokesposted 4 years ago

    80 blue, 7 red, out of 313 published hubs.....cool

  28. That Grrl profile image77
    That Grrlposted 4 years ago

    Weekends are always slow. This weekend is going to be especially slow. A lot of people won't be online until the shopping malls close up for the night.

    I had a lot of blue but I do have some red now. It must be picking up for the evening. Don't fuss over it too much. After Xmas traffic will pick up again. After all, a lot of the retail jobs were only for the holidays. All of those people will be home, unemployed and surfing online. No doubt you can feel better about your traffic now.

    1. Mark Ewbie profile image82
      Mark Ewbieposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Sheesh TG.  I don't want to have to think about unemployed people. It makes my (lack of) red arrows seem kind of unimportant...

    2. DrMark1961 profile image92
      DrMark1961posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Actually my weekends, especially Sundays, are the busiest time of the week.

  29. brakel2 profile image87
    brakel2posted 4 years ago

    I am really on brain overload - too many things happening at once. Anyway, this too shall pass. Merry Christmas. A toast to red arrows.

  30. DzyMsLizzy profile image92
    DzyMsLizzyposted 4 years ago

    3 reds--well outnumbered by blues....yeah, I've got the blues!

  31. habee profile image90
    habeeposted 4 years ago

    51 red arrows - from 1,000+ hubs. I didn't have the heart to count the blue arrows.


    Sung to the tune of "Where are You, Christmas":

    Where are you, traffic?
    My hubs can't find you.
    You seem so far away.

    I want red arrows;
    My world has turned blue.
    Why can't you make red stay?

  32. Zakmoonbeam profile image91
    Zakmoonbeamposted 4 years ago

    Got a handful of reds, and I am happy to announce after days of 10 - 25 views over my 40 or so Hubs, my traffic seems to be returning to near normal.  230 views today, all of which apart from 50 were from Google.  Still not up to where I was before, but getting there.

    I wish everyone else here good fortune in the return of the reds!

  33. Global-Chica profile image93
    Global-Chicaposted 4 years ago

    My traffic also seems to have fallen off a cliff although today's traffic's looks slightly better than yesterday's.  I currently have 37 blue arrows and four reds (three of which have just two views each!). I'm not worried though and feel confident things will turn around for the better. Wishing everyone happy holidays!

  34. Patty Inglish, MS profile image87
    Patty Inglish, MSposted 4 years ago

    Unusual Saturday for me in that my traffic is increasing a little instead of showing a usual minor decrease. So, 76 red arrows with some doubles, and about the same number in blue - they are rotating up and down and around. lol.

    Merry Christmas Weekend!

    1. weekend profile image61
      weekendposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      You, too, Patty!

      1. Patty Inglish, MS profile image87
        Patty Inglish, MSposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        What fun!

  35. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    From looking at the posts here, I'm beginning to think not everyone's stats page is as messed up as mine. After factoring in midnight vs rolling 24, my stats pages declares ~25% of what GA declares.

  36. Greekgeek profile image96
    Greekgeekposted 4 years ago

    4 red arrows out of a hundred hubs on my main account, but traffic has cooled off from 700-800 visits a day to 249.

    ETA: although that's probably Hubpages' stats being wonky, as GA has 545 so far today and 641 yesterday.

  37. psycheskinner profile image79
    psycheskinnerposted 4 years ago

    I always have at least 1 or 2 red arrows.

  38. janshares profile image92
    jansharesposted 4 years ago

    Just saw 2 red arrows for first time in a least 5 days; 3 blue. Big surprise was 1 idled out of 29 hubs. Ho hum. I'm not going to try and revive her just yet, too much else to do that take priority right now. Let's keep our heads to the sky hmm

  39. sabrebIade profile image84
    sabrebIadeposted 4 years ago

    91 Blue
    16 Red
    Funny...all the red ones with the exception of 2 have Hub Scores of 70 or below.
    Most are in the 60s......

  40. rcrumple profile image84
    rcrumpleposted 4 years ago

    Page views are down so much it's ridiculous.  From an average of 100+ per day to 18 today.  No reds, 2 blues in 65 hubs.

  41. writinglover profile image82
    writingloverposted 4 years ago

    I hate to sound so cliche but I've got the blues (arrows, that is) on two hubs...

  42. Barbara Kay profile image86
    Barbara Kayposted 4 years ago

    I have 4 reds, but so many blues I don't want to count them. I've had record traffic this month until the last couple of days. I figure everyone is out Christmas shopping, getting food ready for parties etc.

  43. Au fait profile image94
    Au faitposted 4 years ago

    Currently have 6 red arrows and have had even more in recent days.  My views are up today triple yesterday, but I doubt it will last.  Lots of ups and downs on the weekends and I'm sure the holidays will be even worse for views.

 
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