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Who is reading my UNpublished Hubs?

  1. profile image0
    American Tigerposted 7 years ago

    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    Is there a Super Secret Insiders Club you pay to get into ~so you can read unpublished Hubs~ or is my computer just messing with my head?

    1. WryLilt profile image93
      WryLiltposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      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!

      1. relache profile image90
        relacheposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I disagree with you on this one.  In my experience, I've found it to be beneficial.

        1. WryLilt profile image93
          WryLiltposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Interesting. Can I ask why?

          The only thing I can think is having it appear higher in new hub listings when published.

          1. camlo profile image87
            camloposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            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.

          2. Marisa Wright profile image97
            Marisa Wrightposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            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.

        2. saleheensblog profile image59
          saleheensblogposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          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.

          1. LoganG profile image92
            LoganGposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            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!

    2. puebloman profile image59
      pueblomanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      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?

  2. sofs profile image84
    sofsposted 7 years ago

    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!!

  3. CYBERSUPE profile image61
    CYBERSUPEposted 7 years ago

    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.

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      American Tigerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. puebloman profile image59
        pueblomanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        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?

      2. IzzyM profile image90
        IzzyMposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        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.

  4. sofs profile image84
    sofsposted 7 years ago

    just you and while you edit!! smile

  5. Boomer60 profile image61
    Boomer60posted 7 years ago

    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.

  6. SandyMcCollum profile image67
    SandyMcCollumposted 7 years ago

    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.

  7. OpinionDuck profile image59
    OpinionDuckposted 7 years ago

    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.