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How can a hub no one has read have 3 reads?

Updated on April 30, 2009

Well, *you* read it.

I'm not an expert on Hubs by any means, but I understand a thing or two about the Internet. Web pages that track hits or views usually do so without discrimination. If you edited your own hub a couple times before deciding to delete it, it's possible it tracked you visiting the page and counted it toward the read total.

Other than that, there are a few users out there who like to read the latest published info. If you published it before it got deleted, it's possible someone else viewed it before the delete happened.

I don't know much about the situation in particular that spurred this question, but I think one of those two possibilities are most likely. It could also be a random glitch, but it's less likely.


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    • Shon Stallgraves profile image

      Shon Stallgraves 6 years ago from california

      I liked this and yeah it definitely makes sense, I have a store and I go in my back office and think that I have page views, when I really found out that it was me coming back to the site to check on updates and thing like that. So basically I put a stop to clicking on my store as I do my update work. Now I can tell *real* clicks.

    • danmayerisgod profile image

      danmayerisgod 8 years ago from Scotia, NY

      linda: Well, you might be able to inflate your own page views, but I don't think you'll be able to increase your own score. As for google adsense, you only make any real money if ads are clicked on, and they strictly forbid clicking on ads on your own page.

    • Candie V profile image

      Candie V 8 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

      Dan, thank you.. I shall read my stuff more often!

      Linda, Now I think I need another cup of coffee, or a bloody so many more questions to question.!

    • lindagoffigan profile image

      lindagoffigan 8 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      I have noticed that also. You delete the article and get views from a deleted article. Goggle could be counting the number of times you visited to add to the content and then placed back into edit. But in that case, everyone could keep visiting their hubpages for increased views. Are you suggesting that the number of viewership is false and that hubbers are the only real readers? In that case why do the popular articles immediatelly get reads. Are people really reading the articles or is it all clicks from Google crawlers that only records a click when an ad is actually clicked on? Are you suggesting that hubpages is not real but only inclusive of HubPage Staff, Hubbers, and Google Adsense?