I really don't mind, terribly. They seem to vote them up, even before I've finished with them.
The last Hub I published I was a few days working on, and it had over 20 views and a HubScore of like, 70, before I posted it.
Is there a Super Secret Insiders Club you pay to get into ~so you can read unpublished Hubs~ or is my computer just messing with my head?
Your own views are counted. So if you edited it, it will be two views from looking at it, going into edit then 'done editing'.
And hubscore changes even when a hub is not published. Leave a hub alone long enough and it can often get to 60-70 before being published.
There's no point in doing that however, because the faster you publish it the sooner google can index it and send you traffic!
I disagree with you on this one. In my experience, I've found it to be beneficial.
Interesting. Can I ask why?
The only thing I can think is having it appear higher in new hub listings when published.
That's all I can think of, too. If the Hub is good, it will get there anyway, so there isn't really any point in waiting ... you'd have to wait one way or the other - whether you publish straight away or not.
Wry, it is an odd phenomenon but I do remember a forum thread about this months ago - and several people reported that waiting until the Hub had "matured" seemed to make a difference.
I also think it is beneficial. I don't know if I am correct but I can guess few benefits:
1. Hubs with better score get a back link from hot or best hubs for certain tags.
2. Hubs with better scores are shown in the "related hubs" section of other hubs. Its also a good source of back link from inside hubpages.
3. Generally people would think a hub with a better score is a better hub. It may increase some HP readers and by the process some of them may link back to those hubs.
I think it would be interesting to compare whether a hub matures faster whether it is published or unpublished.
If it takes 4 days published to get to a reasonable score or 4 days unpublished to mature, it would seem advantageous to just publish and hope to get a couple views while it is lower.
But if low viewer counts while it is published makes the score go up more slowly, it would definitely be beneficial to mature first!
Hi American Tiger
I would really like to read the "Anti Liberal" unpublished hub you said you wrote on me but I can not find it? Lost your bottle?
Yes, WryLilt is right happens all the time.. if your keyword / title is good the scores do go up irrespective of the fact that it is published or not. Use a poor keyword or title and see your scores plummet...
This can happen with just the Title and URL in the hub that you are working on.
Good for you it is going up!!
I have been wondering about the same thing for some time now. Thank You so much WayLilt and Sofs for the explantation. I now feel better for the lesson.
OK. I get the HubScore going up, but that still doesn't answer my initial question: Who reads unpublished Hubs?
I've tested the theory that my own visits get counted, but turned up zero. Both in my published Hubs, and the one I'm working on currently, which has never been published.
Well I'd like to read your unpublished hub on me. Where is it? You barged onto my hub and announced it? Lost your bottle?
I believe only you can read your unpublished hub, but of course hubstaff must be able to read them too - otherwise how can they publish hubs that have been unpublished for TOS violations or whatever.
Once, I opened an unpublished hub to edit and saw a google.com visitor had been. I nearly had a heart attack thinking I'd accidentally published it when it wasn't finished, but I hadn't.
I too have had Google visits to unpublished hubs and could not figure out how that happened. Strange!
I also show visits to unpublished hubs that I have not been to in days. When I check the stats on these I am shown HubPages as the visitor.
I had an unpublished hub get 20 views before I published it. I think they were all HP readers. I have also had hubs I've unpublished and they still got page views.
I think that there is no reason for an unpublished hub to be viewed or rated while it is still unpublished.
Hubpages, says that only the author can see it, but that doesn't appear to be true.
by fireatwill41 12 years ago
This really isn't a problem, but rather something I am interested in finding out. I have a few unpublished hubs with little to no content in them, and the thing is, one of these hubs outranks one of my published hubs! I am wondering why that happens and if it is any indication of how good the hub...
by Louise Lately 10 years ago
Why is it that one of my hubs has 7 views even though I am still working on it?
by Sally Gulbrandsen 8 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!
by Liam Hallam 7 years ago
After 6 months on the site i've started the really wonder how many backlinks is a reasonable number to any hub, and really to a hub becoming successful? Or is it simply a lottery.What kind of figures do other hubbers consider?
by William F Torpey 12 years ago
Just puzzled: How can an unpublished hub attain a higher score than any published hub? (The published hubs with lower scores must be pretty bad!)
by michifus 11 years ago
I have noticed that hubs are being moderated before the are published, and are being voted down when they are incomplete.I have started writing my hubs straight into the capsules, but I'm getting moderated before they are completed. I am saving as I go so I don't lose anything, but they remain...
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