So many blue arrows - Views down about 60%

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  1. Winterfate profile image96
    Winterfateposted 10 years ago

    As per subject title. This is insane. Sometimes I don't even know why I bother on HubPages anymore. Nothing I do seems to work for more than a week. Not the easiest time at a personal level either. Still, I have a goal to meet, in terms of hubs. After that, however, who knows?

    1. Simone Smith profile image89
      Simone Smithposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I'm sorry you're seeing a downward fluctuation, Winterfate! Don't be too focused on short term chances- it's the long run that matters. smile

      1. JayeWisdom profile image89
        JayeWisdomposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Well, Simone....I think the issue is whether or not there are many of those downward fluctuations within the "long run."  Every time my traffic increases, we get hit with something that dumps it in the gutters again.

        I use my highest-drawing hub as a gauge, and when it takes a 40% hit (even though it's still ranked very high with Google search), that bothers me because it affects my earnings.  If I only have one decent-earning month once every six months, how can the long run be good for me??? Can you please explain that (without resorting to platitudes)?


  2. Len Cannon profile image88
    Len Cannonposted 10 years ago

    The stats aren't accuarte. They haven't updated for the past 12 hours and it doesn't look like they corrected. You're missing literally half your days views. Check out Google Analytics for a more accurate view.

    1. profile image0
      healthylife2posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      How do you go into google analytics and check Len Cannon? I'm still not up to speed on the many technical aspects. My views appeared to have dropped about 50% but I've learned to wait a few days before getting upset about anything to see if it gets resolved.

  3. Denmarkguy profile image85
    Denmarkguyposted 10 years ago

    As far as I can tell, it's just one of those periodic errors that happen... freaks people out as counts suddenly stop adding and updating, and older counts gradually fall off as they "age off" your last day's numbers...

    In a few hours there'll be a system announcement that there's an "issue" with traffic counts... and that the folks at HP are "working on it." Then things will right themselves gradually or suddenly.

    At least that's how it has gone down a number of times, over the past few years.

    1. Simone Smith profile image89
      Simone Smithposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Hmmm... perhaps we should just take 'em away?

      1. Denmarkguy profile image85
        Denmarkguyposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Simone, I think perhaps the most important thing is that a "system status" message is added as soon as possible when the issue starts... it seems to happen about every 3-4 months and there are always a bunch of people who wig out until an "official word" is posted somewhere.

        I like the arrows... you guys recently did away with the "last updated" timer on the stats page... which I'm not sure served much purpose beside give people with OCD-ish tendencies something to do.

        1. DrMark1961 profile image96
          DrMark1961posted 10 years agoin reply to this

          For those of us with nothing better to do, that "last updated" thing is still there, just in a different spot. It is on the top of the page now, in the statistics box---in very small letters.

      2. sabrebIade profile image81
        sabrebIadeposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Nah...dont take em away.
        Since dropping the slideshow views, the stats page has never looked cleaner and easier to read!

  4. DrMark1961 profile image96
    DrMark1961posted 10 years ago

    My views are down about 50% today. It cant be right, must be some sort of glitch. The best solution? Bounce on out of here and come back tomorrow when all those blue arrows are pointing up and are colored red.

    1. wilderness profile image95
      wildernessposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Blue arrows?  What blue arrows?  All I see is a blue ocean on the stats page! big_smile

      1. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image84
        Marcy Goodfleischposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        I have a shower of blue arrows, too - and the stats update says it was about an hour ago.  So, this is a for real drop, I guess.  If there's no glitch behind it, mine dropped suddenly by about 40%. 

        Strange.  And blue used to be my favorite color, when I was a kid . . .

        1. DrMark1961 profile image96
          DrMark1961posted 10 years agoin reply to this

          It is a glitch, Marcy. See Len CannonĀ“s statement about Google Analytics.

  5. MakinBacon profile image83
    MakinBaconposted 10 years ago

    There's definitely something wrong that isn't fixed, as my visits also plunged by about 50 percent in a very short time.

  6. Peaches and Cream profile image66
    Peaches and Creamposted 10 years ago

    I checked all of my profiles and they all fell. There's no way mine have been updated. Period.

  7. Len Cannon profile image88
    Len Cannonposted 10 years ago

    Once again, it takes like thirty seconds to go to google Analytics and see if the HubPages stats are accurate. They aren't. You (probably) have your average number of hits.

    1. SimeyC profile image88
      SimeyCposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      +1 Exactly what I did after seeing the sudden drop on HP!

  8. Winterfate profile image96
    Winterfateposted 10 years ago

    @healthylife2: Go here:

    If you haven't already, you'll need to follow the instructions on that screen and set up Google Analytics. After you have the tracking number set up on this site, then you can see your views over at Google Analytics.

    Hope this helps. smile

    1. profile image0
      healthylife2posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you Winterfate! That helps a lot!

  9. Lisa HW profile image64
    Lisa HWposted 10 years ago

    Len Cannon, good to know.  Thanks for posting.  (I was kind of shocked to see the 50 to 60 percent drop I just saw with my own stats.  It's good to know they're just not updated.)

  10. mistyhorizon2003 profile image91
    mistyhorizon2003posted 10 years ago

    This is virtually definitely a glitch at HP's end. See this forum thread:

  11. Sphinxs Sanctum profile image59
    Sphinxs Sanctumposted 10 years ago

    I too have had blue arrows everywhere!  This has been going on for a couple of weeks.

  12. aviannovice profile image86
    aviannoviceposted 10 years ago

    Here's another problem.  My search results on my true crime stories have to do with birds.  That won't get any traffic.  I'm sure that many other people have the same problem.  What's happening with techie support on your end?

  13. Zelkiiro profile image88
    Zelkiiroposted 10 years ago

    Hub views are a complete mystery to me. Views seem to come, go, and skyrocket at random.

    For example, I've done several reviews on an anime franchise called Hajime no Ippo. The first season and its follow-up movie have a normal amount of views (148 and 222 respectively), while the second season has 1733 views, and is my most-viewed hub by a long shot.

    As for why, I don't have even the foggiest idea.


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