I'm a little confused. I have an unpublished hub that has 25 views, only half of which come from hubpages. I know I've viewed it a number of times while editing and putting photos and videos it it, but where can someone tell me (l'm curious) where the other views came from?
Typically when you visit a web page the URL of the page you came from by clicking on a link will be passed as part of the request for the new page. That is where the data on where your traffic comes from is derived.
However, it is possible to configure your browser to not pass the referring page at all (which you probably have not done), and there are a bunch of circumstances where there may be a page view without there being a referring page to pass -- for instance if you clicked "refresh", or came from a bookmark, etc. Events like those are the most likely source of those "missing" page views.
At any rate, they are nothing to worry about -- nobody other than HubPages staff and you can view a page before it is published (and we aren't really in the habit of doing that).
by Sally Gulbrandsen 3 years ago
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!
by Sheila Craan 5 hours ago
Lately, I have had 11 hubs unfeatured due to Quality Issues. I have assured my hubs do not contain grammatical or spelling errors. I have included relevant video and changed the titles and added new supporting texts and all this to no avail. The HubPages Staff continues to deem my hubs do not...
by lovesleftovers 6 years ago
How do unpublished hubs get views?I just finished writing a new hub but saved it as a draft for now. I notice my stats say it has 7 views. How can this be possible? And, I also heard somewhere that saving hubs as drafts helps your rating. Is this true and how would that even work?
by Dale Hyde 6 years ago
I am experiencing an overall average off 66 percent less page views per day, for seven days versus a week previous and for the past two months. Such a huge drop in page views makes me think that Google has tuned up something again. I do know that I don't have the time and energy to keep...
by Lisa 5 years ago
Hi all,Forgive me if this question has been asked before but I'm still fairly new. When I write hubs I tend to leave them unpublished for a while so that I can edit and then press the publish button when I am happy. On my list, however, it sometimes says that there have been up to 4 views on the...
by Arthur Fontes 8 years ago
I have been working on a hub today that I just started. It is getting a lot of views yet it is not published. It is in red in my account as I thought I had published it accidently. How does this happen?
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