Is anyone else obsessed with watching your page views rise after publishing a hu

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  1. PaulStaley1 profile image72
    PaulStaley1posted 11 years ago

    Is anyone else obsessed with watching your page views rise after publishing a hub?

    When I first publish a hub I obsessively watch to see the numbers rise! Am I narcissistic, or is this a habit shared by many of  my fellow hubbers?

  2. BlissfulWriter profile image74
    BlissfulWriterposted 11 years ago

    No, I'm not obsessed at looking at the stats.  I'm too obsessed with pumping out content instead.  The stats will follow.

  3. the clean life profile image75
    the clean lifeposted 11 years ago

    Yes i have also, but it's like waiting for a pot of water to boil .  It will never boil if we stand there and watch and wait. I would say walk away and come back the next day, that's what I am doing from now on.

  4. ptosis profile image74
    ptosisposted 11 years ago

    Sometimes - but not always. I check whic urls the hites come from  as feedback to see if promoting it is working or not.

  5. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 11 years ago

    No, I don't think about it, but am pleasantly surprised when I so see it has been read.

  6. freecampingaussie profile image58
    freecampingaussieposted 11 years ago

    Lol ! I try not to do that as its like waiting for the jug to boil or the toast pop up !!!, I spend time pinging my blog , going on facebook , stumbleupon to try get viewers ASAP !! Looking through my photo's for hubs !
    I take photo's everywhere in case they come in handy for a hub!

  7. imatellmuva profile image79
    imatellmuvaposted 11 years ago

    At first I was...meaning after I joined hubpages, and then I realized and accepted that page views go up and down, and there's no particular rhyme or reason...or so it seems.

  8. tsmog profile image79
    tsmogposted 11 years ago

    I always want to know the the first day views. But, mine may not rise like yours.

  9. Mark Ewbie profile image81
    Mark Ewbieposted 11 years ago

    I am totally obsessed by the stats. I spend far more time watching them than writing.  After six months of this (slow learner) I think I am starting to understand why I don't get much traffic.

    So stats are important.  Analyse that traffic, or lack of it.

  10. nightwork4 profile image62
    nightwork4posted 11 years ago

    i've never actually looked at the page views other then at a quick glance. i'm not on here to see who looks at what i wrote but i am very interested in who comments.

  11. Matt in Jax profile image59
    Matt in Jaxposted 11 years ago

    I definitely check back every so often to check up on my view count.

  12. profile image0
    andycoolposted 11 years ago

    I'm obsessed with watching page views, but in my case I'm more interested in the total number of views in all of my hubs taken together. I'm also obsessed with frequently checking my adsense earnings. Now there is another thing to be obsessed with, that's the new HubPages ad program earnings. I'm granted to use the HubPages ad program yesterday, and in the first 24 hours I earned $0.19! Not bad, isn't it?

  13. jreuter profile image86
    jreuterposted 11 years ago

    Yes, and I'm beginning to worry about it.  If I leave my computer for even ten minutes, once I return, I feel a tinge of excitement at the opportunity to check my stats.  Usually, this is followed by a tinge of disappointment. And repeat.

  14. BKAONE profile image72
    BKAONEposted 11 years ago

    You're not alone.  I've only been on here three weeks but when I put a hub out there I expect to see numbers move within  It's as if I think everyone on HubPages has been waiting for me to hit the publish button so they can read.  After a few minutes that idea goes away and I move onto something else. But I will leave the page up and in a corner if I'm at work and sitting in front of the computer.

  15. rishisab profile image57
    rishisabposted 11 years ago

    Always Paul smile

    When you spent a lot of time to write something for the people, then you have to make sure if they are actually reading it or not?

    So I check, both, my hub's stats and comments.

  16. profile image0
    BentleyMomposted 11 years ago

    Yes, but I also think it is because I am pretty new and trying to figure out what works, what doesn't and how it works.

  17. profile image0
    danmitposted 11 years ago

    I obsessed with hoping that they will rise.

  18. Reprieve26 profile image75
    Reprieve26posted 11 years ago

    Yup, me too! I'm always excited to see that people have been reading my hubs, but I'm always disappointed when they don't leave any feedback. I view Hub Pages as a place to practice the art of writing-- so, to me, the feedback is the most important part!

  19. PaulStaley1 profile image72
    PaulStaley1posted 11 years ago

    I just published a hub and my eyes are glued to the darn screen again---also i just signed up for the Google analytics---I think this may be a bad move for my obsession----Thanks for commenting everyone! I'm glad I know I'm not alone!

  20. HealthyPetNetwork profile image60
    HealthyPetNetworkposted 11 years ago

    Good question and I had to chuckle. I learned early in the game to do my best and not worry about it or try to figure out what makes our score go up or down. I have known others who were  obsessed with this which helped me come to the conclusion not to worry about it.


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