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Impossible Views?

  1. theherbivorehippi profile image81
    theherbivorehippiposted 7 years ago

    So, in the past 24 hours I'm showing over a million views on one of my hubs...of course, this puts all of my hubs at over a million views as well.  Now....I have no idea why this hub all of a sudden started getting views because I wrote it 8 months ago but I logged on yesterday and within an hour I had like 40 very rude comments I was deleting (of course I value everyone's opinion however, I do not appreciate being verbally attacked and degraded for mine!) Anyway....the hub shows like 496 people voted "like" for facebook or whatever at the top so I know it is getting a lot of views HoWEVER....over a million?  Is this even possible?  I checked my Adsense account and I don't have any abnormal activity there (not even enough extra to really make up for all of the people that shared it for facebook) so my question is.....is google on a delay or are these false counts on the hubs?

    Don't get me wrong...very cool if this many people actually saw the hub in the past day but I'm confused why it wouldn't show up in Adsense?  I check my Adsense profile several times per day and it usually looks pretty consistent with my hubs and blogs but I'm seeing nothing abnormal.  Anyone else have this happen?

    P.s.  It is my "15 Reasons to Stop Eating Meat" hub.

    1. pauldeeds profile image
      pauldeedsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      While your hub did receive more traffic, unfortunately the 1 million number is not correct.

      I'm working to correct the data now, but it may not be done for a day or two.  It appears that somehow the facebook plugin picked up the beacon that we use to track views to your hub, so that each time the plugin appeared on any hub it counted as a view for both that hub and your hub.  Rather odd, and it's stopped now ...

      1. theherbivorehippi profile image81
        theherbivorehippiposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I thought there had to be an error there.  It definitely is seeing views though because every time i check, there are more facebook "likes" at the top so that is a good thing!

  2. rebekahELLE profile image89
    rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago

    wow, that's amazing. I would imagine an article could go virile on facebook easily. 
    maybe set your comments where they have to be approved first.

    ah, that's one of the hubs that is in the new Facebook plug-ins on Hubpages! http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/52182

    1. theherbivorehippi profile image81
      theherbivorehippiposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Right right....I noticed it in the feature...actually I noticed it after awhile..not right away.  I'm just scared that if it is seeing all these views that Google may not be happy with me. lol  I don't know...it is still not showing anything crazy on my Adsense account though so perhaps there is a variation for some reason?  so odd.

      thanks for the super fast response...you're awesome!

  3. Mrvoodoo profile image60
    Mrvoodooposted 7 years ago

    Interesting.  I was wondering how much traffic those hubs were receiving as a result of being featured.  Yet strangely, your hub is not featured within the first five pages (as far as I checked) of the 'hot' hubs list.  I would have expected it to be at the top with that many views, but perhaps that list doesn't update as frequently as I thought.

    I guess over a million views is not impossible if your hub is being featured on over 500,000 other hubs, either that or it's something to do with the Facebook plugin itself, somehow registering false views (just speculation).

    Shame it didn't result in increased Adsense revenue for you. But you may have picked up some backlinks, which are always nice. smile

    1. theherbivorehippi profile image81
      theherbivorehippiposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      See, I also found it odd that it isn't featured  as well however..the score on it is only 72.  I have had several people verbally comment that they rated it down too...lol..the nerve!  So weird.  I mean, my Adsense views are a bit higher but then they always are at the beginning and ending of the month but nothing really out of the ordinary.

      Yes....backlinks are always nice for sure! lol

      1. rebekahELLE profile image89
        rebekahELLEposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        that's nasty when people vote something down just because they don't agree. I thought voting down was more to do with quality, maybe people coming in from the outside.  I saw in your comments you thought about deleting it, I wouldn't.

        it has good content and it could actually help others and turn into a money maker for you. you never know.

        1. theherbivorehippi profile image81
          theherbivorehippiposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I know....I can't imagine voting someone down just because I didn't like their topic.  So immature.

  4. Anesidora profile image66
    Anesidoraposted 7 years ago

    Wow, so over a million hubpages viewers have been drawn away to your hub alone. That's fantastic! I hope you're able to convert it somehow.

    Congratulations either way. You've written something people find worth reading. Kudos.

    1. theherbivorehippi profile image81
      theherbivorehippiposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks!  I know...it is so bizarre..one of my oldest hubs and really..not one that I would say is my best work by any means. lol