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A quick question about blue triangle

  1. Claudia Mathews profile image61
    Claudia Mathewsposted 20 months ago

    Hey guys
    I'm new here and just trying to get a handle on everything. Everyone has been so great, kind and helpful in the few days I've been here. I feel like I've gained a new family.
    So suddenly there is a blue triangle pointing down beside one of my hubs on my accounts. Can someone tell me what that means? Thanks!

    1. peachpurple profile image78
      peachpurpleposted 20 months ago in reply to this

      Don't worry too much about the blue triangle, i have a handful of them everyday

  2. Uzochukwu Mike profile image60
    Uzochukwu Mikeposted 20 months ago

    That blue triangle pointing down means that traffic is droping on that hub. It means that less readers now read the hub.

    1. Claudia Mathews profile image61
      Claudia Mathewsposted 20 months ago in reply to this

      Thanks UM... since its been up only about 24 hrs I guess I don't need to worry about that too much then.

      1. Venkatachari M profile image84
        Venkatachari Mposted 20 months ago in reply to this

        Yes. It keeps changing. If you get some views more than previous days it will point upward and if lesser views, downward. It may not be there daily. Most of the days it can be blank also, even though you enjoy some views.
        It indicates only sudden raise or fall in views for that particular hub.

  3. thyme2Bcreative profile image86
    thyme2Bcreativeposted 20 months ago

    On your statistic page there is a key at the bottom that tells you what all the little symbols mean. And as other have stated, don't worry about the blue triangle - it keeps changing.

  4. Millionaire Tips profile image88
    Millionaire Tipsposted 20 months ago

    Sometimes, if you are lucky, you will get a red triangle pointing upwards!  Both the red and the blue triangle show a percentage increase / decrease, so two additional views on a hub that doesn't get any views will be a big deal, but twenty additional views on a hub that gets a lot of views won't mean anything.

  5. SmartAndFun profile image92
    SmartAndFunposted 20 months ago

    I have had the "up" arrow appear when a hub has gotten as few as three additional views. I'm assuming the same thing happens with the "down" arrows. Unless the article's views have dropped drastically, I wouldn't worry about it too much. Also, since you're new here, it will take time to gain search engine traffic. Usually when a hub is first published, fellow hubbers see it on their feed and may visit it, so it gets an initial burst of traffic -- even if that traffic is not a huge amount. After the newness wears off and the hubbers who were interested in it have viewed it, the waiting game for organic traffic begins.

    It is tough being new; I found that after I had reached about 50 or 60 articles, search engines started liking my account more. Search engines seem to favor larger accounts and will ignore smaller ones as they apparently seem insignificant. At least that's how it was for me several years ago.

  6. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image94
    Marcy Goodfleischposted 20 months ago

    Hi, Claudia! 

    Welcome to the site!  I read a few of your hubs, and you write about some good topics - I look forward to reading more!

    The red and blue arrows are just signals and they don't really quantify anything. So just enjoy the red ones and don't worry about the blue.

    Best of luck on HubPages - it's a great community, and you'll enjoy being here.


    1. Claudia Mathews profile image61
      Claudia Mathewsposted 20 months ago in reply to this

      A lot of great info from everyone. Thank you for the help and welcome.