Don't you hate those blue triangles?

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  1. Gcrhoads64 profile image96
    Gcrhoads64posted 6 years ago

    Don't you hate those blue triangles?

    I know my views are going down. Don't rub it in!

  2. SoundNFury profile image81
    SoundNFuryposted 6 years ago

    Yup, they can be depressing for sure.  Next in line would be when I notice the Hubpages "H" (for featured hubs) disappear lol.

  3. peachpurple profile image80
    peachpurpleposted 6 years ago

    yeah, i hate to see these blue signs on my popular hubs, let alone those lousy hubs.

  4. wqaindia profile image39
    wqaindiaposted 6 years ago

    Gcrhoads64: Why to hate? Some thing which has gone up is certain to come down. Now the reverse - upward trend might have come by now. Moreover the triangle is pointing in three directions. If you accept that it is pointing south wards it is really depressing. If you consider North-East or North West - it is not disappointing at all as both way North appears nearer. You are never inferior till you accept it.

    1. MarieAlana1 profile image68
      MarieAlana1posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      That's interesting! What's the best way to get it pointing up though?

    2. SoundNFury profile image81
      SoundNFuryposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      awesome observation, wqaindia!  I never thought about it pointing in three directions.  it's all in how you look at it smile

  5. SidKemp profile image86
    SidKempposted 6 years ago

    Not at all. What goes up must come down. First, I accept it. Then I do something about it. The easiest thing to do is just write more hubs. Then, when some go up, others go down. I can also improve a hub. To do this, I follow the new guidelines - more photos, more special capsules to make them more interesting.

    1. profile image0
      Larry Wallposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Your approach is good, but I want to take the opportunity to object to the new guidelines. Too many pictures can be distracting, the polls do not draw enough participants. The most important part should be the writing. I wish we had more design tools

    2. SidKemp profile image86
      SidKempposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Actually, Larry, in some ways I agree with you. But the guidelines are guides not on good writing, but on how to get lots of page views on the Internet. I think you are protesting our post-literate society, not the HubPages guidelines!

  6. profile image0
    Ghost32posted 6 years ago

    LOL!  I actually had to read your subtext to understand what the blue triangles were all about!

    Which is an indicator of how little they impact my life.  It's sort of a glass half empty or glass half full thing.  Having traffic go down on Hubs is "expected and normal".  I don't see much point in hating them.

    But the red triangles--especially the double red triangles indicating a real surge in traffic--those are AWESOME.  When I see one of those, the next step is usually to check the stats.  More often than not, a double red up-we-go indicator is telling me that Google has bumped a Hub into visible position so that it's begun generating organic traffic.

    And that's a good thing!

  7. Jeff Berndt profile image84
    Jeff Berndtposted 6 years ago

    Not at all.
    Down arrows don't bother me, because they mean somebody was reading my work, even if they aren't reading it today. Down arrows on hubs that have views that day mean that some people are still reading them.

    It's all good.

  8. JimTxMiller profile image73
    JimTxMillerposted 6 years ago

    No, no more so than I would hate signposts along a road. Benign in and of themselves, these markers give directions that I use to improve my work.

    1. MarieAlana1 profile image68
      MarieAlana1posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      This is an interesting answer. I'd like to add to that answer by asking this question. What does this say about the slow moving signs?

    2. JimTxMiller profile image73
      JimTxMillerposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Well, my favorite "slow moving" sign is "Slow Children Playing", but that's just me most likely.

  9. Goody5 profile image31
    Goody5posted 6 years ago

    I don't hate them, but I don't understand why the hub pages chose the blue arrow to go down and mean falling traffic. I feel that the blue colored arrow should mean rising traffic and be good, while the red arrow should represent falling traffic and mean bad. That's just my thoughts  smile

    1. SidKemp profile image86
      SidKempposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I get what you mean. Red can read as "red alert, problem."  I think they may have thought of red as "hot, heating up" and blue as "cooling down." I have the same problem every time I use a water cooler coded red for hot and blue for cool.

  10. Neinahpets profile image86
    Neinahpetsposted 6 years ago

    Most of my current blues are based on Valentine hubs.  Valentines Day is over so it's to be expected.  I only tend to freak when hubs that are everyday hubs go down.

  11. MarleneB profile image96
    MarleneBposted 6 years ago

    No. I use to get upset about the blue triangles, but then I realized seeing the blue triangles meant there was a time when people were reading my hub and at this moment they are not. I like the red triangles, though. But, after red comes blue. I'm no longer bothered by it.


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