Don't you hate those blue triangles?
I know my views are going down. Don't rub it in!
Yup, they can be depressing for sure. Next in line would be when I notice the Hubpages "H" (for featured hubs) disappear lol.
yeah, i hate to see these blue signs on my popular hubs, let alone those lousy hubs.
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.
That's interesting! What's the best way to get it pointing up though?
awesome observation, wqaindia! I never thought about it pointing in three directions. it's all in how you look at it
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.
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
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!
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!
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.
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.
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?
Well, my favorite "slow moving" sign is "Slow Children Playing", but that's just me most likely.
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
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.
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.
by Ben Guinter 7 years ago
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by Frank P. Crane 7 years ago
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by Melanie Palen 10 years ago
I have blue triangles by a few of my hubs and I am wondering what they mean.For example this one:http://hubpages.com/hub/Meta-Data-for-SEO
by Person of Interest 9 years ago
Oh, well…Anyone else?Edit: I probaly put this in the wrong forum.Am serious. Anyone else a blue arrow day today?
by Mark Johann 6 years ago
It is my first time to have seen lots of red upward triangles to indicate good traffic on my hubs. Thank you Hubpages and Google.
by Missy 6 years ago
I am a complete newb to HP and when checking my stats today saw a little blue triangle next to one of my hubs, so I see this means traffic has dropped, but can i get penalised for it? Or will the hub stop being featured?Im just unsure what it means?thanks
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