Pageviews by Browsers
; 53 (75%) ------------------------------
Chrome 8 (11%)
Firefox 5 (7%)
Internet Explorer 2 (2%)
Opera 1 (1%)
Safari 1 (1%)
So what does the ";" mean? As noted, there are 53 visits from it. Bot? Scraper? Worse? What?
The associated operating system appears to be Windows
Pageviews by Operating Systems
Windows 65 (92%) ------------------------
Macintosh 3 (4%)
Linux 1 (1%)
iPhone 1 (1%)
And here is what is probably the final nail in the coffin:
China 57 -----------------------
United States 9
Note: These stats do not come from any HP associated page.
I'm beginning to think it is a ping terminator? But what would be the point of whoever is doing that? And for doing it 53 times?
OK, I'm pretty sure those 53 whatever's are hitting a different page on the site each occurrence.
A benign thought. Baidu SE? But in that case, what's with the OS being Windows?
No clues found in various non-HP tech forums yet... Google general search also useless.
It just means what browser they used to look at your hub, for example if i looked at one of your hubs with firefox and at another with my ipad , it will show once with firefox and once with safari.
It doesn't actually make a difference to us writers, of more importance is the part that tells us where our pageviews came from, google , bing , hubpages etc. As that will give us an idea of which market is more interested in our articles.
Aha - it's Apple's new i-Watch - perhaps someone in China (where they usually make Apple stuff) was testing the i-Watch!!!!!
This curious access has been going on for quite awhile. And it keeps claiming "Windows", but ";" instead of IE or whatever.
Don't tell me Apple are now using the Windows OS - no wonder their stock is dropping so quickly!!!
And I'll keep hammering this until through Wednesday I guess. Do want answer.
Statistically speaking it is most of the remainder. Thus probably visits where the browser used could not be identified.
I may have to decide to puzzle about you.
Question still remains. What does ";" mean?
It is the arbitrary signifier for "no browser identified"--probably not even deliberate in nature but an accident of code.
by Peggy Woods 6 years ago
For the last several days if I wish to share a good hub from a HP author with my followers, it won't do it for some reason. Is anyone else having this problem?
by Liz Elias 6 years ago
So, there's this 'sort of new' utility labeled "graph" at the top of the 'my account' page where all our hubs are listed.I tried it out the first time I saw it, and it was rather interesting. However, that is the only time it ever worked. Now, it does not load, and just sits...
by FaithDream 3 years ago
Is Google Chrome, or Firefox, better than Internet Explorer?I'm wondering if I'm going to run into problems with these. Has anyone compared these search engines? Which is the best one to use with Windows 7 ?
by Eugene Brennan 13 months ago
As if life wasn't hard enough.....
by Julie Johnson 4 years ago
Which browser works best for HubPages? I would like to build more Hubs, but my Chrome browser doesn't work too well on HubPages. Firefox seems to work fine on HubPages, but not so much on other sites. What browser do you guys recommend for HubPages?
by Ben Guinter 5 years ago
For anyone who upgraded to Windows 8.1, Internet Explorer 11 came with it and you may have noticed that you can enter links in your hubs through this browser.It still works in Firefox 25, but just a heads up!
Copyright © 2019 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
HubPages Inc, a part of Maven Inc.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|