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How Do the Blue and Red Arrows Work?

  1. DIYmommy profile image78
    DIYmommyposted 3 years ago

    To me, it would seem that every article should have a blue or red arrow. I mean, isn't an article's traffic always in constant flux of either increasing or decreasing? Generally, I only see a small amount of arrows across all my hubs. Maybe I'm missunderstanding how they actually work...

  2. relache profile image87
    relacheposted 3 years ago

    They point out sharper trends.  Blue means a Hub is cooling off, that is it's seeing a more steady decline in traffic.  Red arrows point out when traffic is heating up more than usual.

    However, you can't put to much stock in the arrows.  If you have a Hub that has not been having any traffic and you go edit it to spiff things up, your own sole visit can trigger a red arrow.

    1. Simone Smith profile image90
      Simone Smithposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Relache puts it perfectly. Thanks for the explanation!

  3. Bake Like a Pro profile image83
    Bake Like a Proposted 3 years ago

    I had no idea what you guys were talking about, blue and red arrows... what arrows!!!! I never paid attention to them until now. Learned something new again.