Crazy stupid question

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  1. EGamboa profile image85
    EGamboaposted 5 years ago

    This may be a crazy stupid question, but is Google or Hub counting my clicks on my own Hub in Views. I kinda assumed my own IP address would be screened out…is this true?

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      Beth37posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Your clicks are counted in the numbers provided to you. Sorry.

    2. Cardisa profile image90
      Cardisaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      HP counts your views but I don't think Analytics does.  Analytics gives you a more accurate figure of your views.

      1. LCDWriter profile image94
        LCDWriterposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Analytics does as well but there is a way to change it.

        1. Cardisa profile image90
          Cardisaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          I was trying to remember if there was a feature which allows you to block your own views.

          1. LCDWriter profile image94
            LCDWriterposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            I know there is but I've never done it.  If you go to one of your pages and then immediately go to analytics you can see where you have been.

  2. CarolynEmerick profile image88
    CarolynEmerickposted 5 years ago

    I don't think your own views count! Only if you were hiding your IP address and clicking over and over again and they caught on, then that would get you in trouble. but yeah you're right, I don't believe your IP address counts. Not only that, but if you're logged in then they know it's you anyway. I.e. even if you logged in from a friend's computer, different IP, but were signed in from your own account then it wouldn't count.

  3. LCDWriter profile image94
    LCDWriterposted 5 years ago

    Beth37 is right.  Your views are counted in your totals.

  4. LongTimeMother profile image94
    LongTimeMotherposted 5 years ago

    I wouldn't expect to be paid for them, but the views themselves are reflected in my stats. When I'm editing a hub - before it is published - there are 'views' counted ... and those views could only be me, writing more when I have time. smile

  5. brakel2 profile image77
    brakel2posted 5 years ago

    There are instructions inI Analytics for filtering out your views. Your views do not count toward income for either HP or Adsense. Your IP address is recorded and not counted in final total.

    1. LCDWriter profile image94
      LCDWriterposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Right.  Counts in the tally but does not count for income purposes.


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