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visitor duration

  1. Janet21 profile image80
    Janet21posted 8 years ago

    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! smile  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?

    1. frogdropping profile image85
      frogdroppingposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I dunno Janet. Never looked. I only knew I'd got so many view because this hub thing came and told me. I'm pants with details - drives my OH mad smile

      I'm thinking it will be in the stats stuff?

  2. Janet21 profile image80
    Janet21posted 8 years ago

    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. smile

    1. Capable Woman profile image63
      Capable Womanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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

      1. profile image0
        Janettaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I don't see it anywhere either...I'm confused hmm

      2. Everyday Miracles profile image87
        Everyday Miraclesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        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 smile

        Media probably changes visit duration a lot!

  3. frogdropping profile image85
    frogdroppingposted 8 years ago

    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? smile

  4. BristolBoy profile image76
    BristolBoyposted 8 years ago

    The four hubs I just checked all have a view duration of 5 stars!

  5. lindagoffigan profile image60
    lindagoffiganposted 8 years ago

    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.

    1. Janet21 profile image80
      Janet21posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  6. kiwi91 profile image79
    kiwi91posted 8 years ago

    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. smile