Question Views on HubPages Weekly Stats

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  1. Elsie Hagley profile image70
    Elsie Hagleyposted 9 years ago

    I have just got my HubPage Weekly Stats, as I'm new here from Squidoo, I would like to know what Question Views is, mine is 0%, I don't like that so must do something about it, but what?

    Please can someone answer this for me?

    1. Susana S profile image91
      Susana Sposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      It's to do with any traffic to questions you post in the question and answer section.

      If you have no questions there will be no traffic stats to report, but.....that section of the site is a bit lame, and not many use it, so I wouldn't worry about starting to post a load of questions unless you are really, really bored.

    2. Christy Kirwan profile image93
      Christy Kirwanposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Elsie,

      That stat just refers to the number of views your questions have received in the Q&A section of HubPages.

  2. shadowfast7 profile image61
    shadowfast7posted 9 years ago

    Tweet or share the stories?

  3. Elsie Hagley profile image70
    Elsie Hagleyposted 9 years ago

    @Shadowfast7 Oh I have not done that on my hubs, only for Pinterest I use the button on my computer for that.

    Thanks I will start doing that, I hadn't even given that a thought

  4. jimmythejock profile image84
    jimmythejockposted 9 years ago

    The questions stat is the amount of people who have looked at any questions that you have posted in the Hubpages answers section.

  5. Cari Kay 11 profile image86
    Cari Kay 11posted 9 years ago

    This looks sort of fun.  Decided to try a question.  I was wondering what that was when I saw the email as well.  Thank you smile

  6. Elsie Hagley profile image70
    Elsie Hagleyposted 9 years ago

    Thanks everyone for replying, I appreciate it.

    I now know what it is and I think there are a few others that didn't know what it was like ( Carl Kay11 ) who I think is a ex Squidoo member, so there are most likely more.

    Have a great day.

  7. Arachnea profile image66
    Arachneaposted 9 years ago

    I'm not finding the weekly stats. I checked my email and there's nothing there. Is there something I need to do to get those?

    1. Maffew James profile image95
      Maffew Jamesposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Check your notification settings to ensure you have allowed Hubpages to email you this. That's probably the most likely cause of the missing stats. Otherwise, add Hubpages as a safe sender to your email provider so that emails will reach you, and check your junk or spam folder for any missing stat reports. If all this fails, contact Hubpages for further assistance.

      1. Arachnea profile image66
        Arachneaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        I already get the notifications. What I'm not finding is the Weekly Stats with the question views. But I've just realized what that is. If it's this: ## Questions were asked by Hubbers you follow, it's those questions posted on the hot questions (explore answers) tab by Hubbers I follow. If that's not it, then I'm lost. [I just saw Elsie's answer.]

        1. Maffew James profile image95
          Maffew Jamesposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          There's a few different options you have with notifications. You can toggle the different kinds and choose what you want to be emailed about. In this case, while you're updated when someone follows you, posts a new hub etc, you may not have Hubpages weekly checked. It's worth a look anyway just to go through and choose what kind of notifications you'd like to receive.

          Other than that, the problem is either with your email provider believing that it's spam or Hubpages itself. If you can rule out the email provider, it's only Hubpages left and you will need to contact them to have it addressed.

    2. Lionrhod profile image80
      Lionrhodposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Arachnea! *Gives a quick wave.* Missed you dearie! My computer's finally working again. (Thank goodness!)

      Not only would I like how to find stats (granted I haven't been here a full week yet) but I'd love a clue on what Questions are supposed to be.

      Why post in Questions vs. posting in the Forum? I suspect that this is a useful aspect of HP, but since nothing I can find explains it, it just adds to the feeling of being lost and spiraling in unfamiliar territory that I've had since the moment I woke up and found myself on HP.

      (Is there a dictionary of Hub terms that can help us Squids get our bearings?)

      If I had a bothersome question about some aspect of Hub Pages that I was struggling with, I'd just go to the forums and ask.

      So I'm confused about Questions. Are they supposed to just be a writing prompt? Such as, "Why is the sky blue?" And then hopefully someone will eventually make a hub on the subject?

      If not, what is their point and purpose? How are they supposed to be used?

      1. galleryofgrace profile image71
        galleryofgraceposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Questions is  sometimes a prompt for someone to write the hub.   The questions also can be just simply answered. Back and forth conversation is to be avoided in the Q &A section.  The hubber who presented the question will eventually choose the "best" answer.
        Participation in this section is noted and tracked so it certainly can't hurt to join in.

        1. Lionrhod profile image80
          Lionrhodposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Nifty! How do I find other people's questions?

          1. Lionrhod profile image80
            Lionrhodposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            Nevermind, found it.

        2. Marisa Wright profile image85
          Marisa Wrightposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Participation in the Q&A section (and any other social aspect of HubPages) CAN hurt, if it's done instead of more beneficial activities.

          Participating in Q&A probably helps your Hubber Score, but your Hubber Score doesn't provide you with any benefits, other than a boost to your ego.   So it's not a productive use of time, IF time is limited.  If it's not, then go for it.

          1. Elsie Hagley profile image70
            Elsie Hagleyposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            Thanks Marisa for letting us know more about Question Views on HubPages.

            I just needed to make sure as a ex Squidoo member that it wasn't something that was required of us, that we had missed, as we learnt about how to be a good member in our new happy home on HubPages.

      2. Marisa Wright profile image85
        Marisa Wrightposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        No, it's isn't a useful aspect of HP.  It's an annoying leftover feature which never really worked before, and works even less now!

        It was originally conceived as a place where you would ask a question which you wanted other Hubbers to write a Hub about.  So it would be a question which required a long, complex answer that could only be answered in a full-length article.  The idea was that it would be helpful to the person asking the question, while also providing inspiration to Hubbers.

        It never really worked - and then they introduced ads, and that finished it off.  Now spammers post there in hopes of making money (which they won't, because questions are de-indexed after a short period).   I never look at it and neither do many experienced Hubbers.

  8. Elsie Hagley profile image70
    Elsie Hagleyposted 9 years ago

    @Arachnea:  I don't know someone that has been here longer hopefully will answer that question for you.

    I only started getting it this week after my lens were imported on the 6 Sept.

  9. LindaSmith1 profile image61
    LindaSmith1posted 9 years ago

    You can find your views.  Go to My Hubs and the stats for views are at the top of the page where your list of hubs is.  You can also click on any hub and then click on stats to see where traffic is from for that one hub.  Click on my account, and then in grey bar you see Traffic Sources which is view from all sources for all hubs.


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