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Why would a hubber visit one of my hubs 636 times?

  1. PegCole17 profile image91
    PegCole17posted 2 years ago

    In light of the recent barrage of "alleged" copyright violations from sites that use my content without my permission, I'm wondering why one particular hubber has visited one of my hubs over 600 times. I'm flattered by the attention, although, I do not see any comments from this person.

    Other hubs show over two hundred visits from one Hub Pages individual according to the stats at the top of the hub. These folks visit my hubs more often than I do. yikes

    What could be the explanation for this? Should I be concerned? Any recommendations or suggestions?
    Peg

    1. bravewarrior profile image93
      bravewarriorposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Peg, how can you tell who it is that visits your hubs? Am I missing something?

      1. PegCole17 profile image91
        PegCole17posted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Hi Shauna, When you go to your hub, look at the top under edit, stats and delete. Select stats and it reverts to the total amount of visits, ever. If you choose month, week or day, it breaks down the visits further. That's where I'm seeing this particular hubber by their user name showing the number of visits.
        Peg

        1. bravewarrior profile image93
          bravewarriorposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          Thanx, Peg. I didn't know about that feature.

        2. Barbara Kay profile image85
          Barbara Kayposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          I think when a member's name shows up, it means traffic was sent from a link that was on one of their hubs. You are upset about a person that is sending you lots of traffic. Instead, be happy.

          1. Suzanne Day profile image96
            Suzanne Dayposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            This is actually the related posts sending people to your hub. It is from the related posts on one hubber's page.

            1. Jayne Lancer profile image90
              Jayne Lancerposted 2 years ago in reply to this

              +1

            2. peeples profile image87
              peeplesposted 2 years ago in reply to this

              +2, This is accurate. It is the traffic coming from the related hubs at the bottom of one of their hubs.

              1. PegCole17 profile image91
                PegCole17posted 2 years ago in reply to this

                Point well made, Peeples. Thank you.

          2. PegCole17 profile image91
            PegCole17posted 2 years ago in reply to this

            Curiosity and a desire to understand, not anger or unhappiness, inspired this post. I think you and several others have made the point quite clearly that it has to do with referral links. Good information.
            Nice to know and thanks so much for your input.

    2. The Examiner-1 profile image83
      The Examiner-1posted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Did you know this through GA? Is it a technical or recipe Hub? Perhaps they keep checking how to do something properly/exactly.

      1. PegCole17 profile image91
        PegCole17posted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Hi The Examiner-1,
        Sorry, what is "through GA"? I'm not familiar with that abbreviation - (I don't think you meant Georgia, right?).
        I see these warped type stats on a variety of topics, like a travel one (which was plagiarized in Turkey and used on an advert for an airlines - (Thankfully, that was resolved) and on recipes, and on a How To type and even on one about a soda product.
        Peg

        1. The Examiner-1 profile image83
          The Examiner-1posted 2 years ago in reply to this

          I meant Google Analytics Peg, I would have spelled it out but I thought everyone was familiar with the abbrev. I am know about stats/hide stats. I just have not used them for a while.

          Did you check to see if it is a live Hubber, or a 'dead' Hubber. The dead ones just sign up and ask questions to gain followers, they do not write Hubs.

          1. PegCole17 profile image91
            PegCole17posted 2 years ago in reply to this

            Thanks, T.E.-1, I wasn't thinking about the big Google.
            It is a live hubber .

    3. paradigmsearch profile image89
      paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      "Why would a hubber visit one of my hubs 636 times?"

      It's because I really, really like you. big_smile

      Actually, the related-hubs thing is indeed the answer. And here's a true story...

      I had a group of hubs whose traffic suddenly shot through the roof. Yep, it was because those hubs were related hubs showing up at the bottom of another Hubber's  hub. And her hub had gone absolutely, blisteringly viral.

      And her hub stayed viral. I was indeed one happy camper.

      Then the unbelievable happened...

      She got into a combined forum feud and feud with HP; threw a hissy fit; deleted all her hubs and closed her account. I kid you not.

      I believe I banged my head against the wall for a week after that. big_smile

      1. PegCole17 profile image91
        PegCole17posted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Oh, nose, Paradigmsearch. That was a great story - the true blessings of association with a viral hub and then, the agony of defeat. And BTW, Para, I like you, too.

      2. Barbara Kay profile image85
        Barbara Kayposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        +1. This is what is happening.

    4. WilliamsDaniel profile image59
      WilliamsDanielposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Well, maybe the topic is interesting that she/he tend to visit it frequently.

      1. PegCole17 profile image91
        PegCole17posted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Hi WilliamsDaniel,
        Some hubbers have suggested that the related hubs which appear at the bottom of a different hub have sent the traffic to my hub, not necessarily the individual hubber visiting that many times. Either way, the traffic is nice.

        1. WilliamsDaniel profile image59
          WilliamsDanielposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          Well, that's great news! If I can publish my first hub, I'll add some related hub topics too. Hope for a good start! Thanks PegCole17 wink

          1. PegCole17 profile image91
            PegCole17posted 2 years ago in reply to this

            Hi WilliamsDaniel, I believe I responded to your comment on the wrong thread so I'll say it again on this one. Congratulations on publishing your first hub and here's to encouraging you to write more.
            Peg

            1. WilliamsDaniel profile image59
              WilliamsDanielposted 2 years ago in reply to this

              hehe. thanks PegCole17. Also thanks for leaving a comment on the article and for following me.  I really appreciate it. smile

  2. FatFreddysCat profile image95
    FatFreddysCatposted 2 years ago

    It may not be that Hubber visiting you all those times. Your work may be one of the "Related Hubs" found at the bottom of his Hub, so after readers check out his stuff they're clicking to check out yours as well. Therefore, they show up as one your traffic sources.

    Either that or he/she is a crazy stalker. I would prefer to go with Option #1 smile

    1. Jayne Lancer profile image90
      Jayne Lancerposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Sorry, didn't see your reply, but yes, exactly what I mean.

    2. PegCole17 profile image91
      PegCole17posted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Hi FatFreddysCat, It was option 2 that I was worried about. big_smile

    3. csmiravite-blogs profile image86
      csmiravite-blogsposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      That happened to me too. I saw one popular hubber, a fellow Filipino, who writes on the same niche as I am (Accountancy), suddenly show up 250 plus views on one of my hub. I can't believe it! We are in the same profession, and can easily track each other down in the small city of Metro Manila.

      However, I noticed that my hub is showing on her "Related Hub" so I guessed that her readers must be reading my hub too. This thread just confirms what I have thought all along.


      smile

      1. PegCole17 profile image91
        PegCole17posted 2 years ago in reply to this

        I'm glad to find out the root cause of my original inquiry has to do with related posts. That is reassuring in a way.

  3. Jayne Lancer profile image90
    Jayne Lancerposted 2 years ago

    I think you're seeing statistics for the amount of visitors coming from their hubs to your hubs, and not how often the actual hubber is visiting your hubs.

    1. PegCole17 profile image91
      PegCole17posted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks, Jayne. Maybe that's it. Maybe not.
      Peg

      1. Barbara Kay profile image85
        Barbara Kayposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Hub statistics don't show you which members visited your site.

        1. missolive profile image94
          missoliveposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          +1

        2. Jayne Lancer profile image90
          Jayne Lancerposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          Of course not, and that's not what I said!!!

          I said, "I think you're seeing statistics for the amount of visitors coming from their hubs [through 'Related Hubs'] to your hubs, and not how often the actual hubber is visiting your hubs."

  4. relache profile image87
    relacheposted 2 years ago

    Those are Hubs which are referring general web traffic to you, not actual visits by the human who owns the account. 

    However, if you did want to stop that, you can add that person's user name to the blacklist in your account settings, and you and they would no longer be connected via Related Hubs.  You have three slots where you can guarantee disassociation.

    1. Jayne Lancer profile image90
      Jayne Lancerposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I've always thought that only applied to the 'Others You May Like Box'.

      1. relache profile image87
        relacheposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Actually you are correct on that.  But there's a great idea for expanding that feature.

        1. Jayne Lancer profile image90
          Jayne Lancerposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          I absolutely agree. I suspect the related hubs links could also be a cause of our hubs being hidden for certain key words in search results if they don't rank as highly as a related hub. It would be a great feature to experiment with.

        2. PegCole17 profile image91
          PegCole17posted 2 years ago in reply to this

          Good to know, Ms. Relache. I trust your knowledge on this.

      2. PegCole17 profile image91
        PegCole17posted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Jayne, I never knew what that meant, either, I mean, "Others You May Like". This is interesting.
        P

        1. Jayne Lancer profile image90
          Jayne Lancerposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          In the right sidebar on any profile page you visit, including your own, there's an 'Others You might like Box', where three hubbers are listed. The idea is that you take a look at their profiles, hopefully their hubs, too, and then start following them.

          1. PegCole17 profile image91
            PegCole17posted 2 years ago in reply to this

            Jayne,
            I should have been more specific when I said that. I have used that feature, but often, wondered how they (HP) ascertained that these folks would be of interest to me. It reminds me of the ads that Facebook is plugging into my timeline stream. Perhaps I'm liking too many pictures of dogs on there since I get a boat load of animal related adverts.

            1. Jayne Lancer profile image90
              Jayne Lancerposted 2 years ago in reply to this

              Oh, I'm sorry. I was actually a little surprised to think you might not have noticed it before.

              I guess HP shows hubbers who are similar to the hubber whose profile you're visiting. I've never actually bothered clicking on any of the hubbers listed there, to be perfectly honest ...

              1. PegCole17 profile image91
                PegCole17posted 2 years ago in reply to this

                Jayne, I don't use it often and when I do...I usually scratch my head in wonderment.
                P

    2. PegCole17 profile image91
      PegCole17posted 2 years ago in reply to this



      Oh, hi, Relache. No, I don't want to prevent traffic going to my hubs in any sense. I have just been curious over time as to why this occurs. smile

  5. SmartAndFun profile image91
    SmartAndFunposted 2 years ago

    The same thing happened to me once; I saw a bunch of visits originating from a particular HP domain and thought that hubber must be stalking me.

    I also posted about it on the forums, but another hubber filled me in. LOL, turned out, the would-be stalker had a related hub which was sending me tons of traffic! This person was not a stalker; in fact, they probably didn't even know I existed -- but their traffic was helping me out a great deal.

    Unfortunately, my hub is no longer listed on their hub. sad

    1. PegCole17 profile image91
      PegCole17posted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Hi SmartAndFun, sending me a ton of traffic would be quite welcomed. Having a stalker would definitely not. sad

    2. Faith Reaper profile image88
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I think it is great that you are getting a lot of traffic however it may be.  I did not know one can see how many times a hubber visits our hubs?  When I am reading a hub and then comment, but scroll back up and see another hubber who I want to check out, I will do so from their comment on that hub, so I will not forget.  That is a lot of views!

      1. PegCole17 profile image91
        PegCole17posted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Hi Faith, I'm happy for the traffic and glad to know it is nothing to worry about. Apparently, it has to do with the referral links that show up at the bottom of someone else's hub that generates the traffic.

        In the past I had a huge amount of traffic that appeared overnight on one of my hubs (like 10k views) and I found out someone had linked it to a traffic generator type site - which is against the Terms of Service for Hub Pages. So I'm careful to question sources of traffic these days.

        Nice to see you today.
        Peg

  6. Au fait profile image94
    Au faitposted 2 years ago

    I wonder about that too.  I have several hubs that receive regular visits from certain hubbers and they never leave comments.  I don't really keep track of them, but every once in a while I'll open the stats on one of my hubs and there will be some hubber I have never heard of who has viewed that hub 40 or 90 or 500 times (or more). 

    One of the hubbers has written on the same subject as the hub s/he visits regularly and frequently.  They don't have to visit a hub 40 or 500 times to steal it, so I find it a curiosity.  Hope you find the answer through this forum.

    1. SmartAndFun profile image91
      SmartAndFunposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, the answer has been provided. Read the various replies above, if you're curious to know the answer, as well. smile

      1. Au fait profile image94
        Au faitposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks SmartandFun.  This question appeared in my feed and I answered it there.  I thought it was a new question and had no idea there had already been so much discourse on the subject.

        1. PegCole17 profile image91
          PegCole17posted 2 years ago in reply to this

          Au fait, I'm always happy to have you join in the conversation. I'm surprised at the response, myself.
          Peg
          cool

    2. PegCole17 profile image91
      PegCole17posted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Au fait, I'm learning a lot from the responses here. Glad to know it's not just me. We'll get to the bottom of this.
      Peg

      1. Au fait profile image94
        Au faitposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        PegCole17 . . .

        I have a few listings of people under "traffic" from my accounts page who supposedly visit my hubs regularly.  Not just where it shows different hubbers as visiting in the stats on the hub itself, but you know where 'traffic' is listed on the accounts page?  When I click on that it tells me where most of my traffic is coming from, which search engines, etc., and there are a few individual hubbers listed there too.

        I'm glad if it's just referrals.  I feel better about that.  It just seemed odd that people I had never had contact with were reading my hubs like crazy.  I'm glad you asked this question.  It's nice to know the answer isn't something sinister. smile

        1. PegCole17 profile image91
          PegCole17posted 2 years ago in reply to this

          I check that traffic source, too, Au fait. Sometimes it does feel somewhat sinister, or perhaps, I'm just paranoid from all the copy cat plagiarists. It's a depressing battle with those folks. I'd like to yell, "Hey people, do your OWN work!" but I don't speak Russian or Chinese or Turkish.

  7. missolive profile image94
    missoliveposted 2 years ago

    yes, they are visits from readers of their hub to your related hub. For example, we both wrote about HP referral trackers and I get quite a few views from your hub (and hopefully vice versa for you). Same with other related hubs and related hubbers. I would consider it a positive thing, you are getting traffic. smile

    1. PegCole17 profile image91
      PegCole17posted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Hello MissOlive, Well, this explains quite a lot. Once you wrote your hub about referral trackers, and your hub outranked mine on Google, my traffic tanked. sad
      I've often wondered what happened to my (once) "most frequented" hub. Oh, well. Live and learn. BTW, I have 5 visits from you, total on that hub. Mystery solved.
      Peg

      1. missolive profile image94
        missoliveposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Oh no! Seriously?! ugh. I made that hub on the request of an old Facebook group I was in.
        That particular hub has dropped quite a bit, especially after our huge turnover last year. Actually, most of my views came from a related youtube video I had made.

        Hmmmmm, I'm going to go check the stats on that.

        1. PegCole17 profile image91
          PegCole17posted 2 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks, MissOlive. I watched your Youtube video this morning. It had 144 views. Nicely done. At one time, my hub with the same topic had 836 comments which I foolishly deleted when the page loading became really slow. It's a live and learn process.
          All the best,
          Peg

  8. Fiction Teller profile image59
    Fiction Tellerposted 2 years ago

    For cases where these are actual visits from one person, there could be another perfectly innocent explanation.  Some folks have their browsers set to open not with a home page, but with the tabs that were open when they last closed.  Some of these same people habitually have lots of tabs - like, 50, maybe even 100 - open at any given time.  They might even delay organizing or closing certain tabs for up to a year.  (Cough, shuffle.)  So the visit might be a kind of passive visit, but not a real visit.

    Not sure if every website counts simply loading a page as a new visit, but some might...

    1. PegCole17 profile image91
      PegCole17posted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Hello Fiction Teller, Amazing to have that many tabs open. My laptop gets really hot and starts whining when I leave it on too long, so I close everything down each night. Also, I have built in options to delete cookies and browser history when it shuts down, so that helps with maintaining proper speed.
      Thanks for joining in here to give us your slant on this.
      Peg

  9. moonlake profile image85
    moonlakeposted 2 years ago

    I have notice when a hubber has been on one of my hubs many, many times and I check their profile. I will find they have made up a hub that is close to what the hub is that they have been on so much. They’re not copying, but they are making hubs almost as close as they can get to my hub.  Their hubs do not have links to mine and there are no links to mine in their related hubs.

    1. PegCole17 profile image91
      PegCole17posted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I do that same thing, Moonlake. When I find another hubber (or related links from their site) showing up on my stats pages, I check out their work to see what's up.

  10. redtiger357 profile image60
    redtiger357posted 2 years ago

    thanks Peg smile  I didn't know about that feature either smile  world of information here and its great to hear that your blog brought so many readers smile con grats

    1. PegCole17 profile image91
      PegCole17posted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Hello Redtiger357, Nice to meet you here. You can tell from a person's profile how many views they have by looking at their accolades on their profile - although there are some major gaps between the icons. For example, a hubber will get an accolade at 100k views and not again until they reach 1,000,000 views, which some have reached and exceeded.

      I see from your profile that you like to write and have been here 4 years, yet you have no posted hubs. That's interesting. I hope you will consider posting some of your work. The hub community is eager to help and a great place to hone our writing skills.
      Peg

 
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