View duration question

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  1. Pamela Kinnaird W profile image86
    Pamela Kinnaird Wposted 8 years ago

    Hi.  I noticed that the view duration on my hubs has only been measured on two of them. It will be five months soon that I've been on here.  Is that about the going rate or time period -- or is it that we only get a couple measured for view duration? Lots yet to learn. Thank you.

  2. Rafini profile image85
    Rafiniposted 8 years ago

    I'm thinking the view duration can only be measured when it averages above a certain amount of time.  I only have about 2 hubs myself with a view duration on them, and I've been here almost 5 months too.

  3. Lisa HW profile image65
    Lisa HWposted 8 years ago

    Wow.  Live and learn.  I didn't even notice the "view duration" thing (or have it register).  This is only a guess, but it looks to me like it may be traffic-related.  I went to my better Hubs, and they seem to have view duration.  Then I went to my "stinkos", and it says, "not measured yet".  They've been up for ages, so I'm guessing they get so little traffic it can't be measured.  I'm sure someone else (who pays attention to these things, unlike "a certain person I know") knows the answer for certain.  I just figured as long as I was here I'd add what I saw from my own. 

    (After I wrote that I thought it may have come out wrong.  The reason I call my own low-traffic ones "stinkos" is that they've been up for ages and just don't get traffic.   For someone else with Hubs without enough traffic to measure it, it's more likely a matter of them not being up long enough.)

    1. WryLilt profile image91
      WryLiltposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I believe it is entirely traffic related. I have a relatively new hub with plenty of views that has view duration while older hubs with few views still "do not have enough data."

      I'm sure once you get to (example only) 500 views, hubpages diplays it on average.

      However if you only have a few views, the statistics could be quite out, leading you to believe your hub is less or more attractive to the average reader than it actually is.

      Just like throwing a coin 5 times could leave you with 5 heads and no tails, while throwing it 100 times is more accurate and 10,000 times even more so.

      1. Pamela Kinnaird W profile image86
        Pamela Kinnaird Wposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Oh, I just noticed that I spelled your name incorrectly. I have bad eyesight. Thanks again. My first response is below.

  4. Pamela Kinnaird W profile image86
    Pamela Kinnaird Wposted 8 years ago

    Rafini, hello, and Lisa HW, hello and why lit, hello.  Thank you for your responses. Nice to meet you online.  That must be it, I guess.  It must be a matter of traffic.

    1. WryLilt profile image91
      WryLiltposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You're welcome. And for a little while after you post a message, you can click the "more" button underneath it and then click "edit". smile


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