Today I have S(tats)P(age)D(epression) in a big way. Thirty-seven down arrows. Three up arrows. I’m trying to figure out how to handle this low blow to my ego. Why, oh why, couldn’t the stats get stuck on the up numbers instead of the down ones. Google analytics tells me that my daily numbers are pretty even, so I really shouldn’t have anything to worry about……but, those dang HP’s numbers have done their damage for today. I had to get that off my chest.
The Stats are broken again. The 24 Hour Views were updated, but they are wrong because the Total Views Ever is the same number as yesterday. Hence, blue arrows. It would be so much better if the Stats weren't changed until the figures were accurate. What is happening is bad PR between the staff and the writing community.
The stats are much more pleasant to look at when it gets stuck with a few red arrows pointing UP. It would be a fright if the green arrows were red because red is a color used for danger warnings (like Valentines .
I feel your pain, lbrummer. The excitement of checking stats, participating in the forums, creating new content, etc., is wearing off. It's sad because I love HP but I don't like what's happening at this time. SPD, good diagnosis. By the way, just check my stats on GA and they are low, too.
Also remember guys and gals, it's summertime! I don't know about you; but I sure like to be outside when I can over working and internet surfing - just sayin! A lot of us without seasonal summer hubs see our traffic drop off a lot during this time of year and it will pick back up again (for me anyway) late August usually. Don't worry, be happy. Now you have that song stuck in your head and can't be depressed anymore. It's just a stats page - it sucks, but don't let it ruin your writing fun friends. Forums and questions are slow and boring when people get depressed and stop talking.
The way I look at Blue Arrows is this: the blue arrow means that the hub had been doing great, had a lot of views/traffic and recently had a red arrow because of that traffic - when that surge ended, of course the blue arrow will appear. It is all my top performing hubs that get the blue arrows. What goes up, must come down at some point.
Thanks, Phyllis, for giving me this way to look at the stats because right now the stats show that I have 97 down arrows and no up arrows. That's on 243 hubs.......almost half. I keep coming back to read your explanation when my stomach starts churning. GA shows I had the best day yesterday, for the last week. But, boy, I wish they would get the stats on HP fixed.
Yes, I agree that the stats of late are a bit erratic to say the least! Today I have the lowest number of views ever, not a pleasant stat to wake up to. As a more experienced hubber I'm perhaps more tolerant of these glitches. I know they're 'false' and that in the long run figures will even out and become true. What worries me is that promising newcomers who write good stuff may be completely put off by these annoying inefficiencies and not hang around so long - they'll be off to some other site or creating their own - undermining HP at a time when we least need it. If I were on the staff I'd be wary of this potential loss of writers and try and figure out just why these stats are misfiring so often. Isn't the devil in the details and these details are important.
it's not a big deal.... you're okay (((hug))... I have a few that have up and down arrows a lot. I ignore them... But if you do have up and down arrows, feel good about it..That means that you had a lot of traffic, at one point, and just wait.. they'll be back With more of their friends. Like ants to a picnic. One minute they're swarming and the next minute it's quiet... like the calm before the storm.
I don't have time to pay much attention to the stats during the school year, but I have seen them fluctuate pretty significantly in the past few weeks. And it looks like they're significantly off again today. Is this a routine problem? Does in impact hubscores or hubber scores as well?
I'm in the same boat here, there is a problem with my HP views and Adsense stats today, have checked my page ranks on my best performing Hubs and they haven't changed so something must be seriously wrong with my stats to have such a massive drop like this.
Not afraid of death, Kevin. I'm grateful for a lot. I just find this whole thing curious and annoying. It's getting old. I know the complaining becomes annoying, too. But we just want to understand since we're working hard to create and upkeep decent hubs for HP. I would be cool with waiting for a fix if we received the decency of dialogue from the powers that be about what to expect. That's all.
I don't know but things are definitely off. Some hubbers are wondering if it is indeed affecting earnings. My understanding is that earnings are separate. I guess the only real way to know is if hubbers who get monthly payouts are not seeing them. I don't get monthly payout so I wouldn't see a difference in that way.
I'm worried about what the issue might be, and my income, not about the arrows. Because for the past 4 years my daily views have been in the 10's of thousands and today are currently showing a figure under 100. It's obviously not a fluctuation, the stats have stopped at some point all together or are broken.
It is summer time and many people are going on vacation. There will not be as many reading the Hubs as before. Even though they take their mobiles, IP's and laptops with them they still will not be using them as much.
If they are traveling or going through luggage (examples) they cannot use their cells/computers/etc. There may be many reasons other than fault of HP. Presently I believe that some search engines/browsers are having problems.
My stats updated and are higher than normal but it's on par with what Google is showing (looks like one of my hubs is being passed around on Facebook a bit, I'm getting a lot of FB traffic toward one hub).
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