Is something wrong with the traffic count?

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  1. Bendo13 profile image78
    Bendo13posted 8 years ago

    I've been noticing lately that HubPages is saying I'm getting a good amount of traffic but the stats on Analytics aren't anywhere near that.

    Makes me think I'm getting back to how things use to be before the Google slap, but that's really not the case.

    So for some reason it's counting hits that aren't really hits because Analytics, HubPages Ads and Adsense aren't picking them up.

    1. Adventure Colorad profile image81
      Adventure Coloradposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Your views will count towards the total, but may not count as adsense impressions.  How often are you looking at your own Hubs?  That could have an affect.

      1. Bendo13 profile image78
        Bendo13posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Oh I rarely ever look at them unless I'm replying to a comment.  The only other time is when I publish it.. so that's maybe like 1 or 2 a day for publishing.. and maybe tops 5 for commenting on average.. that doesn't explain a couple hundred hits difference.

        Like it was telling me I hit anywhere from 600-900 in a day which was normal before the Google slap... but I look at Anayltics and it's more like 500-600.

        I was going to say maybe because I was looking at prime time each day but right now at 6 AM it says I've had 881 hits in the past 24 hours...

        But Analytics says I got 673 on the 4th and 94 so far today.  So even if you include all of these two days (which would be technically more than 24 hours) it's only 767 which is a 114 view difference.

        1. Adventure Colorad profile image81
          Adventure Coloradposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I see, the only other thing I can think of off hand is maybe if you are publishing new content, maybe those views that adsense isn't recognizing are from other hubbers hopping your hubs?

          1. Bendo13 profile image78
            Bendo13posted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Not sure, I do post a new hub daily... but that would be very odd if hopped hubs don't count as traffic.

            Either way the stats are off anywhere from 100-300 hits a day.

            1. Adventure Colorad profile image81
              Adventure Coloradposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              I believe they count as Hubpages traffic, but when I have hopped hubs I don't see any ads, which leads me to believe that you don't get Adsense impressions from Hopping, just a guess though.

              1. Bendo13 profile image78
                Bendo13posted 8 years agoin reply to this

                Hmm odd, well that might be true for Adsense hits but it should still show up on Analytics. 

                It's also kind of odd that you have to be logged out to see that top banner they added to all hubs... almost like if you're a hubber then you'll see less ads.  Which is kind of nice BUT wouldn't that mean less income if paid by impression and/or if sometimes a hubber clicks your ads?

                I dunno though, things are all wacky lately!

              2. Bendo13 profile image78
                Bendo13posted 8 years agoin reply to this

                The only thing I can think of is when I switch Analytics from it's normal setting where you see "visits" to "page views" that might solve the mystery. 

                Perhaps what I'm use to looking at on Analytics is the initial traffic of people coming to my hubs BUT a lot of people stay on there and read more of what I've written which means more hits to my hubs.

                Might be why the numbers are different because the page views are obviously higher.

  2. leigia67 profile image79
    leigia67posted 8 years ago

    Not sure but I have had NOTHING from adsense in five days which hasn't happened in over a year...basically since I started. Wondering what I should do?????

    1. paradigmsearch profile image88
      paradigmsearchposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I also am beginning to to believe that AdSense has been messed up since the start of April. Hopefully by the end of the week they will have un-messed themselves.

    2. Bendo13 profile image78
      Bendo13posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Oh I feel you there... I went from having $75 months with Adsense to like $23 last month and this month I'll be lucky to hit $20.

      The Google slap and then HubPages changing their layout a few times didn't help.  There are less Google ads now and they took out some that were obviously pulling in clicks. 

      Plus I started the HubPages Ad program which works out pretty well but it doesn't look like it'll boost my income... it might only help me break even.

  3. SandyMcCollum profile image73
    SandyMcCollumposted 8 years ago

    Mine says I've had thousands of hits today, but the numbers do not add up. Something is definitely wrong with the counter.

    1. Bendo13 profile image78
      Bendo13posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Make sure you're not reading the numbers wrong because for a day or so the numbers have been shifted to the left.

      So you might be reading the amount of hits you got the past month.  Mine says 24,706 if I look where the daily stats should be... but if you look all the way to the left you can tell your stats are shifted.

  4. camlo profile image87
    camloposted 8 years ago

    You'll find an explanation here … ost1570675

    It's at about the middle of that page from HP Staff.

    1. Bendo13 profile image78
      Bendo13posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      My question wasn't about the stats being out of line... I could tell they were.  I'm talking about the actual hit count for my daily hits being off.

  5. WryLilt profile image89
    WryLiltposted 8 years ago

    If you have 1000 views on Hubpages for the day, you should get approximately 600 Adsense impressions (60%).

    Also, remember that Hubpages is on a rolling 24 hours while Adsense & Analytics are on a midnight to midnight 24 hours.

    And also, people may be visiting your pages with ad blockers on.

  6. wilderness profile image97
    wildernessposted 8 years ago

    You will never get total agreement between any two of the counters: HP, Adsense and Analytics.

    As WryLilt state, a major part of the reason is the 40% of views that HP counts but Adsense does not as well as the fact that HP is on a rolling 24 hour period while Adsense and analytics are on a schedule from midnight PST to midnight.

    In addition, analytics counts slide show views as visits while HP separates them out.  Not sure what Adsense does there.

    Even then, Adsense and analytics seldom agree, even on the number of clicks received; analytics often shows fewer clicks but on rare occasions shows more.

    Readers that disable cookies may also be part of the problem.


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