The blue (falling) and red (rising) arrows which show on My Statistics pages seem to be overly sensitive. What does it take to cause such changes?
It only takes ONE view for a blue or red arrow to show up.
The blue and red arrows are based on your average views. So, if you have 5 views as an average for say 5 days and then for some reason one day your traffic goes higher(red) or lower(blue), then the arrows will show up respectively.
The above holds true for Hubs with very low traffic levels. On those, even your own visits to edit the Hubs can trigger them. For high traffic Hubs (for instance, Hubs that get thousands of views per day) you will need larger changes in traffic to show the arrows.
there's probably an algorithm for calclating average daily or hourly views and when the parameters they set move out of the range it triggers to let you know that your out of the average range. As to what the range is set at, only staff programmers would know probably. Since I have only a small amount of views, they move out of the limit range quite often and so I see them all the time even if only a minor change in views.
Thank you for this discussion, I was wondering the same thing. I wish our activity wasn't counted.
I now know to completely ignore them, if I don't care about the views for a particular Hub, because they fluctuate wildly from day to day. But I suppose if you're monitoring traffic, they could be useful.
Thank you for asking this question. The answers were so helpful!
by Dan Harmon 6 years ago
I don't get it. Every day, every single day, I have a virtual sea of blue arrows on my hubs. Right now, I show 22 blue arrows and 2 red ones. Almost all on the bottom hubs - those hubs getting 5 or less views per day.This has been going on for months now - every day nearly 20% of...
by Emily Tack 3 years ago
Hope this forum is where my post belongs. I simply wanted to comment, that the red and blue arrows, indicative of our traffic, made me laugh this morning. Two hubs that I published on the 5th, have arrows pointing down, for a decrease in traffic. I am still grinning - how can they indicate a...
by Mark Johann 5 years ago
It is my first time to have seen lots of red upward triangles to indicate good traffic on my hubs. Thank you Hubpages and Google.
by Eugene Brennan 2 weeks ago
It seems to be almost down to the level it was last year and never recovered much since the start of Q3. I reckon though it's probably because I'm getting a lot more views with lower CPM in addition to views with high CPM plus backouts from pages before ads load. The result is that it's pushing the...
by Person of Interest 8 years ago
Oh, well…Anyone else?Edit: I probaly put this in the wrong forum.Am serious. Anyone else a blue arrow day today?
by Mark Ewbie 5 years ago
We can't keep on dropping for ever surely?Therefore there should come a time when perhap one lucky HP writer gets a red arrow.Post and feel the envy of your fellow sufferers. I mean writers.
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