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!
That blue triangle pointing down means that traffic is droping on that hub. It means that less readers now read the hub.
Thanks UM... since its been up only about 24 hrs I guess I don't need to worry about that too much then.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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