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How come I have views on an unpublished hub?

  1. sallybea profile image97
    sallybeaposted 2 years ago

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    I know that our own views are counted on the stats page but I have not opened this hub to edit it today and yet I can see that I have had four visits!

    1. wilderness profile image95
      wildernessposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Don't forget that "1 day" means "the past 24 hours", not just since midnight.

      1. sallybea profile image97
        sallybeaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        wilderness,
        I wondered, I thought it was midnight in the UK and I see my stats have now been updated so everything looks OK. 
        Thanks,
        Sally

    2. easylearningweb profile image93
      easylearningwebposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Hi Sallybea, that happened to me last week. I was working on a hub and saved it for the next day then I noticed I had one or two views. Not sure what's going on?

      1. sallybea profile image97
        sallybeaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        One learns something everyday, I thought it was since midnight here in the UK

        1. bonda profile image46
          bondaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          Yes we do.  I only knew recently that wild rice is actually grass.

    3. Faith Reaper profile image87
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I had this happen too, and I realized that during my working on a hub to be published in the future, that I had already placed the unpublished hub under my related hubs so that my other hubs would appear under the "Previous" and "Before" spots under the newly published hub when it was actually published.  Much to my horror, later I was looking at some hubs and saw that my unpublished hub was showing up under "Previous" and "Before" on other hubs!  So, I am mindful now, not to place it under related hubs until it is actually published.

      1. sallybea profile image97
        sallybeaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Snap, DrMark said the same thing below.  I find that interesting, I don't think I did that but I am beginning to doubt myself now.  It is likely but don't think so.  I will definitely bear this in mind next time I write one.

      2. oceansnsunsets profile image87
        oceansnsunsetsposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Oh, that is interesting and good to know!

        To Sally, I have wondered this before.  I didn't always look under the last 24 hours, just in the total views.  Which I thought were me, as I was adding photos, etc.

    4. DrMark1961 profile image92
      DrMark1961posted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Have you already put that hub in a group, or is it still an orphan? If you have assigned it to a group already, do you know it shows up in the "previous" and "next" selection at the bottom of your already published hubs? I found that out since I had some not even published, with no text at all, but if they were in a group they showed up on my other hubs. If someone clicks on it, it is blank, but the image and title still appears as "next".
      Now I wait and put them in a group right before publishing.

      1. sallybea profile image97
        sallybeaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        DrMark
        No, actually I only just assigned it to a group and published it a few minutes ago for the first time.  That is something to bear in mind though, thank you.

      2. LindaSarhan profile image94
        LindaSarhanposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        That's good to know. Since I am so ADD with my writing topics, if I think of a good article title/idea I go ahead and save it in a group to remind myself when I have time to write it. Sorting the title helps me find it quickly, but now I am rethinking the method. Thanks for the tip!

      3. Faith Reaper profile image87
        Faith Reaperposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Yes, that is what I meant, placing it in a group prior to publishing it, and then everyone can see it!

        1. Susana S profile image91
          Susana Sposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          Unpublished hubs don't show up in the group links when you're signed out of your account.

          1. sallybea profile image97
            sallybeaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            Really!  Sometimes this can be very confusing.  I don't sign out physically, well, not generally.  I am not quite sure that I understand!

            1. Faith Reaper profile image87
              Faith Reaperposted 2 years ago in reply to this

              I rarely sign out either. I am not sure I understand either, so why would they show up either way if not actually published whether or not signed in?

    5. peachpurple profile image76
      peachpurpleposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      yeah me too. I have old hubs which are 1 year old and still got views too. I think people are still searching for my hub titles

      1. bonda profile image46
        bondaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        That is encouraging.  I shall write on.  Someone will read the content one day.

    6. Billie Kelpin profile image91
      Billie Kelpinposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I don't know if this is an accurate explanation, but I know that on the website for our business, we show views which are actually robots roaming around checking for keywords and content. That's how we get listed on the search engines.  It's hard to see unless you have an analytics program that differentiates the sources.  I may be wrong abou this, perhaps someone "tech-y" can clarify this.

      1. sallybea profile image97
        sallybeaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        That is a real possibility as I have seen some of this happen in 'real time' Google Analytics - when the person viewing appeared to be a 'robot' I looked them up to see where who they were and they were what you describe here.

  2. Arachnea profile image84
    Arachneaposted 2 years ago

    I've always assumed this occurs when I access the hub in progress (hip) to edit. I'm usually in and out of a hip as I'm working on it.

    1. sallybea profile image97
      sallybeaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Seems I should have been looking at a whole 24 hours, that makes sense, not just the time from midnight.

  3. RockyMountainMom profile image84
    RockyMountainMomposted 2 years ago

    I've seen this question before and have wondered this myself.  I have had views appear on unpublished hubs that were not my editing.  I guess I can't prove this beyond a shadow of a doubt, but in the most extreme case it was ten views.  The answer I usually see to this is that it is our own editing, but I'm not convinced of that (as my own views for editing don't always show up at all).  I've read at least once from long-term hubbers that staff sometimes views hubs in progress.  The hub that received ten views while unpublished became a hub of the day.  So that answer seemed plausible to me at the time.

    1. sallybea profile image97
      sallybeaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Another of the mysteries of life on hubpages.

  4. Dressage Husband profile image82
    Dressage Husbandposted 2 years ago

    There is also the possibility that you have one or two links to the Url that got made when it was published. These can still send traffic as the Hub is still there. It is just no longer being promoted by HP.

    1. sallybea profile image97
      sallybeaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Definitely no links and definitely never been published before.

  5. JenwithMisty profile image82
    JenwithMistyposted 2 years ago

    Last week, I deleted a few hubs.  During the 24 hour waiting period for a hub to be deleted, one of them got 7 or 8 views.  That's more views than it had the whole time it was featured.  I don't get it.

    1. sallybea profile image97
      sallybeaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Interesting, perhaps you deleted it too early, sometimes hubs need to mature in order to receive traffic, why it received those views in that period is probably because it was manually done in the 24 hour period after you deleted it which means I think that it was still able to be viewed but I honestly don't know.

  6. t aaron brown profile image80
    t aaron brownposted 2 years ago

    I'm new here, but I have the same thing going on. I only have two hubs. One is published/featured. The other keeps getting denied. My featured hub has a 70s score and no comments. My rejected one has several comments and a 90s score.

    I noticed that when I submitted my rejected article for publication, it was listed as a "spotlight" on my profile. I participated in some forums and think people clicked on my profile and saw the hub/article. After the submission was reviewed and rejected, it was taken away from the spotlight.

    I wrote an article about new words/slang and I think I'm getting mislabeled as "keyword stuffing" and grammar.  I'm actually just doing basic teaching lesson plan work: introduction to the concept, explanation, sample use and summary.  Unfortunately, this might be coming across as spam.

    1. sallybea profile image97
      sallybeaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Welcome to HubPages.  I don't think I have the experience to comment on your situation, perhaps someone else will.

 
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