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Who reads our hubs before they are published?

  1. RonElFran profile image99
    RonElFranposted 4 years ago

    I just published a hub, but I noticed that just before I published, it already had 25 views. Where do those views come from? What concerns me is that those views obviously happened while the hub was still in development. Do they contribute to the hubscore? It wouldn't make sense to evaluate a hub before the author says it's ready.

    1. Melissa A Smith profile image98
      Melissa A Smithposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      They are your views, when you click to write it.

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      techhubmasterposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Melissa A Smith is right. Hubpages counts your own views. This means that each time you go to edit your hub and you load the page with the hub on it. Hubpages counts it as a view. So, if you have gone to the hub 25 times, the view count will say 25 even though your hub may not even be public.

      1. RonElFran profile image99
        RonElFranposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks, Melissa and techhubmaster. A simple explanation, but one that hadn't occurred to me.

        1. Will Apse profile image92
          Will Apseposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          More than likely it is the souls of hubbers who have been cast out by management and now haunt the servers.

          They also leave nonsense comments like 'great hub, voted up'.

          1. cheaptrick profile image70
            cheaptrickposted 4 years agoin reply to this

            And then there are those of us who are in HP purgatory....desperately trying to claw our way back into the good graces of the phantom god of QAP......as the flames grow nearer...

  2. KDomingo profile image89
    KDomingoposted 4 years ago

    Hahaha! Wow, I really chuckled at Will's comment. A fine example of humorous sarcasm.