I was thinking it may be useful to include the Word Count and View Duration in the Stats Report. I find these two things useful for helping me decide where I need to focus on updating old hubs. Right now I need to go into each hub and click on the Hub Metrics. This is a time consuming task, just to find hubs that have low view durations.
The word count is also useful to see at a glance (if it were in the Stats Report) because then we can sort it by word count and compare it to the traffic columns to see where we may need to add more text (if low on traffic).
I realize that there may not be room for additional columns in the Stats. An alternative is to have an option of replacing the two date columns with Word Count and View Duration. Users can select which report they want to see. An easier alternative, from a programming standpoint, is to just add these two columns to the downloadable Excel file via the "export csv" link.
View duration and interaction would be very helpful as I am sure this is a major factor in how the great god G is going to judge our content.
Word count however is going to be a contributing factor to the view duration rather than a direct measure that we should be encouraging people to increase just for the sake of it.
I love that idea! With over 50 hubs, sometimes over 100 hubs, it is impossible to track which hubs need more content.
Adding these columns into the download allows a streamlined method to truly analyze the data.
A number of my hubs I have found need help with the keywords. Is there an analysis I can do to see 1.) what key words are being picked up? 2.) and also if my hub is considered stuffing the key words? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
by Imogen French 5 years ago
Is there any way of checking the word count in your hub?Is there any way of checking the word count in your hub, and do figure captions count in the total word count? I ask because contests specify a word count, but if using lots of pictures with captions in the hub do the words in the captions...
by Lily Rose 5 years ago
When "fixing" hubs I often have to exit out of the edit page to check my hubmetric stats for word count - why isn't there an option to see your word count while in edit mode? Or am I missing it?Yes, I know I can copy and paste into Word and check word count but that's even more time...
by Jean Rogers 6 years ago
Hello everyone. I am new to HubPages, and am wondering if there is a Word Count feature in the article template. If not, do people just paste the text into Word to determine the Word Count? Thanks for your answers. Hope you all have a wonderful day!
by Ginny 5 years ago
This is really not a big deal, but I am curious why there are two separate word counts for hubs. I am editing a hub and the new feature shows a word count of 1287. When I click on "done editing" and then look at the word count under the "stats/hub metrics" it shows...
by LarasMama 8 years ago
These ideas have probably been bought up before but here goes anywa:1. Bring up the "Metrics" part of the stats window automatically without the "Not enough data has been gathered message." This way people can see their word count and also see their short url without having to...
by Karla Iverson 5 years ago
I had added a different method to seeing view duration for hubs and for seeing other hubmetrics. I don't know if you saw it, as I posted it after you had replied to the original forum post.http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/112506
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