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 I have an unpublished hub that has 25 views, only half of which come from hubpages.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 Veronica 7 years ago
When your hubs are unpublished why does it still show page views?Are those Hubpages staff reading your hubs or something? I just don't understand how something unpublished can be generating page views.
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How do unpublished hubs get views?I just finished writing a new hub but saved it as a draft for now.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 Sally Gulbrandsen 4 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 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 When I write hubs I tend to leave them unpublished for a while so that I can edit and then press the publish button when I am happy.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 Jesse Mugnier 6 years ago
How does my unpublished hub have 2 page views?I'm freaking out! I'm not ready to publish it, I need to edit, and I'm not even 100% sure I want to make it a hub! Who looked at it?
by MemphisYankee 7 years ago
I've got a few hubs in the works that are unpublished, but somehow they are getting page views. I'm sure they aren't published (some of them are just titles to develop for later) and they show up in red on the "my accounts" page. I'm perplexed. Anyone else had this...
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