I have two articles that I started, then decided not to publish, and deleted them. They are actually getting views. Are these just my views when I was working with them, or what? They were never published, so they should not have gone out in RSS or anything.
No one knows for sure,but many people think the views come from Hubpages staff and the likes. I have kept track of the amount of times I have been on an unpublished Hub in relation to the views being showed. The conclusion is that someone is viewing them.
I've also noticed that if you delete a Hub while in production that the Hub score seems to grow faster. This could be a useful trick to get Hub scores up before publishing them,but I recommend treading carefully and not forgetting to undelete it in time before it disappears.
If you have deleted them, they should be gone in approximately 24 hours. They will then be expunged from the system, no longer be visible in the control panel etc. No pageviews can subsequently be accrued to these non-existing hubs.
Unpublished hubs may gather pageviews from your own edits and views. Also, there have been some reports of additional views from unknown sources.
by GlenR 6 weeks ago
Why are incomplete articles saved as drafts receiving page views? I would prefer to keep them private until I have finished writing them.
by Tim Mitchell 6 years ago
I just posted a bit ago a request for help on a hub that has been flagged over promotional. I just realized nobody can see the hub in question since the hubpages staff said to unpublish. How do you get someone with experience to look it over and help with it if they can't see it? It has been...
by Steve Andrews 5 years ago
What a mess! I unpublished and deleted a hub that was idled. I used the Webmaster's Removal Tool to make sure it was deleted from Google too and thought great, I am now free to publish again at InfoBarrel but I was wrong. It was denied!I set about searching for the first paragraph of my work and...
by John Wilson 23 months ago
How can I be getting views on Hubs I've unpublished and I've not looked at in days?Seems rather odd!I'm working on making my hubs better, so I've deleted a lot of my hubs.I look at me daily totals and see that the hubs I deleted are being viewed.Hows that possible?
by Beth Collins 12 months ago
How long does it take for a deleted article to be removed from the articles page?
by Sally Gulbrandsen 3 years ago
I know that our own views are counted on the stats page but I have not opened this hub to edit it today and yet I can see that I have had four visits!
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