I notice that on most of my hubs my visitor duration is 5*s. (a handful of 4*s, but nothing ever less than 4*s). I am wondering if my hubs are just so interesting that my readers stay awhile or is a 5* duration rating fairly easy to achieve? I don't want to pat myself on the back too quickly! I also have videos on most of my hubs which may contribute to the high duration stats.
So, generally speaking, what kinds of visitor duration stats are you guys seeing on your hubs?
I frequently check my stats to see where my traffic is coming from, so while I am there I take a peek at the hub metrics.
edit: to answer your question it is in your hub stats under hub metrics.
Sorry to turn this into the "how to" forum, but can I ask one quick question of you, Janet?
I went to my statistics but I do not see anything to do with hub metrics there...just a drop down with my keywords and some data pertaining to hits.
Where are you guys looking to see the duration info?
Please and Thanks
You need to look at the individual hub metrics. Open the hub, and at the top you will see the buttons for: edit, stats, delete. Open "stats" and then click the tab for hub metrics.
Most of mine are ***** except for some old ones that need fixing up
Media probably changes visit duration a lot!
Well I looked on one and all it had were * type things. Those are the stars huh? There are five. I don't have videos on it so I dunno - maybe people nod of to sleep by the time they get to the end?
The four hubs I just checked all have a view duration of 5 stars!
As only written less than 25 hubs in a two year period as the other responders, I would not treat the hubs as products to sell or to check on the duration of visitors. I see a requirement of writing more relevant content that will increase your readership and with that increase will ehance other features of your hub.
I am not sure I understand your point. I was not a talking (or complaining) about my readership levels. I am actually more than pleased with how my hubs are doing thus far in terms of traffic, sales and readership. (my measly 24 hubs are generating close to 3,000 visitors a week). Also, the fact that I have created less than 25 hubs in 2 years is not really an issue in this thread. And, if I want treat my hubs as products to sell, that is my business. It doesn't break Hubpages TOS. All I was doing here is opening up a simple discussion on one of the hub metrics, that's all.
Maybe I misunderstood what you are trying to say. If you can clarify, I may have a better response. But, as it stands I have no idea how most of your response relates to my original post.
I'm seeing mostly five *'s on my duration stats. Some of them it says the stats haven't been recorded yet. Some of mine have videos, some don't, so maybe people are actually reading them.
by Kain 3606 months ago
I'm looking at the stats of my hubs like "search phrases" and view duration. My view duration is usually 4-5 stars. Is that a good indicator that the hub will be ranked better & viewers like the hub? I'm...
by Sophia Angelique5 years ago
I've noticed recently that certain information is being removed from my stats.An example would be that my hub on atheism which was written about 20 months ago and which has the duration of time people spent on it a full...
by Polly C5 years ago
I have just realised that the view duration for several hubs of mine is not properly working. Hubs that were previously showing a duration are now reporting that not enough data has been collected. Here are some...
by Karen Curtis7 years ago
A feature I would find handy is having all of the Hub Metrics data (word count, revenue potential, incoming links, view duration, date published (already on other stat pg) and short url) found on another stat...
by dingdong9 years ago
MetricsWord Count: 321Revenue Potential: $$$Incoming Links: ∗View Duration: ∗∗∗First Published: 11/11/08---------------------------------Ok, I don't know whether it's new addition or I failed to notice before....
by Suzanne Day3 years ago
Hi everyone,I'm just starting out in the wonderful world of Hubpages questions and answers. I've had a look through the help centre and only found a little info....basically that Q&A's are meant to be a very mini...
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.