Who plays "check my stats" all day!?

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  1. Bill Manning profile image73
    Bill Manningposted 8 years ago

    I have over four dozen different sponsors and places I make money from online. That is my whole income.

    If I was practical I would check all my stats in them once in the morning and once at night to see what I have made for the day.

    But I find I can't help myself and check them dozens of times a day! big_smile

    If my main ones are doing bad I end up checking them even more until I get some sales, even though checking them more will just result in more let downs.

    Anyone else here check their sponsors and ad places all the time, hoping to see big jumps in their money for the day? It's driving me nuts! tongue

    1. relache profile image85
      relacheposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Checking the stats doesn't make any money or boost my traffic or have any effect on readers, so to do so compulsively isn't worth my time.

      But analyzing stats or working on Hubs does, and I tend to do that on-and-off during the day.

      1. Bill Manning profile image73
        Bill Manningposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Yeah that's what I try to tell myself. No matter how many times I look at them it's not going to make me more money. But I do it anyway!

        However sometimes looking at what sites are bringing in the clicks or sales can help. Or noticing that one sponsor is not getting clicks could tell you they are having problems being offline.

  2. sunforged profile image74
    sunforgedposted 8 years ago

    I check more than I should - but I got better as my earnings became easier to project.

    Now I just do a morning check for my 6 main networks and an end of day check on adsense.

  3. Pcunix profile image91
    Pcunixposted 8 years ago

    I used to be like that.  Now my wife often has to ask me how we are doing before I will bother to look.

  4. waynet profile image71
    waynetposted 8 years ago

    I check once a week every Sunday morning, this works best for me, I don't do daily stats checks anymore as I got fed up of it, instead I do all the stuff needed and then check once a week.

  5. profile image0
    Nelle Hoxieposted 8 years ago

    I check Amazon at 9 am, ebay at about 5pm and adesense about midnight. It's a waste of time to check them any more frequently. I'm with Relache, it doesn't make money, boost traffic or do anything else for you. I check the other networks that I work with after I check Amazon in the morning. Then it's back to making the content.

  6. lender3212000 profile image73
    lender3212000posted 8 years ago

    I check in a few times throughout the day. It helps me to identify which hubs are moving up or down in search rankings so I can keep on top of which ones need work. It can also serve as great motivation to get moving on new content!

  7. lakeerieartists profile image75
    lakeerieartistsposted 8 years ago

    I check everything once or twice daily, and that's about it.  But I do love to see it go up.  smile

  8. Starfishfelix profile image60
    Starfishfelixposted 8 years ago

    I'm guilty of constantly checking my stats - I only use Adsense and Amazon, so it doesn't take that long (and I figured out that Amazon appears to update just once a day, so only check in the morning).

    I'm fairly new though - I imagine at some point I'll go to once a day or less.

  9. Jane@CM profile image58
    Jane@CMposted 8 years ago

    I check once a week.  I use to check more frequently, but since I've become resigned to the fact that I'm not making any money (that is okay - I've come to terms with it) it is simply a waste of my time.

  10. Bill Manning profile image73
    Bill Manningposted 8 years ago

    I think maybe one of the reasons I check so often is that my sales can be very different from day to day.

    Often each week I can have one day with only $2.00 in sales, then another day of $160.00 bucks.

    If my sales were more consistent I would not check them as much. Also I'm always trying new ideas, building new sites and trying new things. So I'm always seeing if something I did makes me more. smile

  11. rebekahELLE profile image85
    rebekahELLEposted 8 years ago

    I only check once a day, usually at the end of the day.

    hey did you notice the new feature on our hubs? at the top, it can be tweeted or facebooked! nice, I just noticed this, has it been there long?

    1. wilderness profile image98
      wildernessposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Not long - I just reloaded my statistics page and about fell off the chair.  Accused my wife of "doing something", cursed the computer (I've been having trouble with the keywords tool the last hour), stopped and looked closer.  Settled back down and went back to work.  It was a shock, though - I need notice for something like that! lol

    2. Bill Manning profile image73
      Bill Manningposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      No I did not notice that, thanks for pointing that out. smile

      1. rebekahELLE profile image85
        rebekahELLEposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        also, check out the 'my account' page, there are some new additions. nice job HP.

  12. Spacey Gracey profile image35
    Spacey Graceyposted 8 years ago

    Thanks for confessing your stats addiction Bill.......my name is Gracey, I am Spacey, and I am a stats-checking-addict. Please help me.

    I am now checking Amazon and Google every day, but I have a sneaky look at HP all the time. I've had a good couple of weeks on Amazon and started to relax a bit and think I'd only check weekly, then today was a cr@p day and now I can't wait til tomorrow - I need an injection of Amazon happiness.

    I need some of Wayne's self control. I'm going cold turkey - not gonna check until Saturday now.

  13. kmackey32 profile image67
    kmackey32posted 8 years ago

    I am guilty... lol

  14. Bill Manning profile image73
    Bill Manningposted 8 years ago

    Well I'm glad I'm not the only one! smile

    I like to think that one day I'll try something different to get traffic or hits, check my stats and see them 10 times higher than ever!

    I did notice something checking them the last few days. I had one new hub that kept coming up blank in the adsense block.

    Now the ads show and match the hub perfect, and I've gotten more clicks on that one than all others combined. smile

  15. wytegarillaz profile image75
    wytegarillazposted 8 years ago

    I havent started earning yet but If I am home I keep checking to see if anyone has read my work.
    I like to look at other peoples hubs & read the forums to learn as much as I can rather than ask the same old questions and annoy people.

    1. Spacey Gracey profile image35
      Spacey Graceyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      "I like to look at other peoples hubs & read the forums to learn as much as I can rather than ask the same old questions and annoy people".

      That will be appreciated. And then when you need to ask a well though out question, that you can't get answer for yourself, you will get a better response from the experienced hubbers because you have not been hitting the forums with questions like 'I've been here two days, when will I make some money'

      Welcome to the HP fun.

  16. pakpub profile image71
    pakpubposted 8 years ago

    I know I check way too many times.

 
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