Every time I create a hub and save the draft, I notice there are page views that show up BEFORE I publish it. Sometimes the page views show up before I've saved it as unpublished. Is HP counting all our editing page views?
Sure - but why are the page views counted BEFORE we publish the hub? I even create the first few drafts on my word processors offline, then paste it in. I only review the draft on HP, before publishing, to see how it will look, so I can adjust things like paragraph spacing and capsule formatting.
I also should mention that sometimes, after I publish a hub, I've gone back to look at it, but the page view isn't counted. So weird.
When editing a hub, it's automatically considered a view. If you just travel to a hub, then you need to be on the for a period of time for it to register as a view. If you managed to get off the page before it's counted as a view, then it won't register.
As for why are unpublished views counted? Because, that's the way HP prefers it.
I think its big brother spying on us to see how many of us have OCD when we edit our hubs...
Well, I decided to do what I should have done. I visited one of my hubs that has had no page views in the last 72 hours, and had the window open for about 15 minutes. I'll check my stats periodically to see if the page view got recorded.
It probably will do, I call them ghost views
Maybe the ghost at the other end is on a coffee break???
Its okay have found him :lol
They update the statistics page once an hour or something like that. Your statistics page is a rolling 24 hour clock. So it will appear sooner or later.
Yep - sadly, it turns out all our editing page views are counted. I can't for the life of me come up with a good reason for HubPages to do this.
by dosburros 12 years ago
hitting 20'000 page views a day within one year....can it be done? what will it take?
by juncolt 12 years ago
Does viewing one's own hubs also included on his page views?
by Jesse Mugnier 10 years ago
How does my unpublished hub have 2 page views?I'm freaking out! I'm not ready to publish it, I need to edit, and I'm not even 100% sure I want to make it a hub! Who looked at it?
by Lisa Vollrath 4 years ago
Since I migrated here from Squidoo two months ago, I've seen a steady stream of threads in this forum, complaining about lost page views. There are a lot of theories about why it's happening, and how much it's happening, and what can be done to get into Google's good graces.Google is not my #1...
by Eugene Brennan 2 months ago
Are they internal views? They should still show up in GA.
by Dale Hyde 23 months ago
I am experiencing an overall average off 66 percent less page views per day, for seven days versus a week previous and for the past two months. Such a huge drop in page views makes me think that Google has tuned up something again. I do know that I don't have the time and energy to keep...
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