Why was a non-published hub visited?

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  1. Hui (蕙) profile image79
    Hui (蕙)posted 6 years ago

    As we all know, if a hub has not been published, we will see a sentence on the top, "this hub has not been published. Only you can see it." However, days ago, when I prepared a hub, but did not publish it, the account information showed a growing number of people who visited it. Until the time I published it, it was already 17. Why?

    1. That Grrl profile image70
      That Grrlposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Google can pick up anything once it gets a link, even before it is officially published. I sometimes get people landing on my draft posts on my WordPress blog. They can't leave a comment but it shows the post was viewed.

      1. Hui (蕙) profile image79
        Hui (蕙)posted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Could be. Thanks.But this is not good. smile

  2. psycheskinner profile image84
    psycheskinnerposted 6 years ago

    It counts your own visits.

    1. Hui (蕙) profile image79
      Hui (蕙)posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I don't think so. I did not visit that many times before I published it.

      1. sofs profile image88
        sofsposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Psycheskinner is spot on with that answer. It is only your visits, while you edit that get counted . This statistics is generated by Hubpages and if your hub is not yet published no one else can visit your hub.

        1. Hui (蕙) profile image79
          Hui (蕙)posted 6 years agoin reply to this

          But the times that I viewed before published were much fewer than the showed number. I am pretty sure about it! When I first returned back, it was already 5. big_smile

          1. sofs profile image88
            sofsposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            Previews count as views and That is how it is done.. you do not exactly have to close the page and get back to it!

            1. Hui (蕙) profile image79
              Hui (蕙)posted 6 years agoin reply to this

              I don''t understand you, sorry. Honestly, I hardly preview a hub. And this must be a problem that need solving in hubpages space.

  3. Kris Heeter profile image76
    Kris Heeterposted 6 years ago

    That took me awhile to figure out too but psycheskinner is correct - even while you are working on it, it seems to count that as a view.  If you start and don't finish immediately right away, each time you come back, it counts.   That's true for you other hubs as well.  If you go back in to edit them at a later date it will count it as view.

    1. Jean Bakula profile image95
      Jean Bakulaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I think the site is screwed up. I've been trying to unpublish 3 hubs for 1 week now. I have been on HP for 15 months, and there was always both an unpublish option and a delete one. All I had was delete, and they were in red, but won't go away. Today I had the option to delete them instead of unpublish, which I haven't been seeing, so tried that. Now I have a message they will be gone in 24 hours. We'll see. I'm getting frustrated, as I know many of the best people left, but I'm not even getting helpful answers from the Help! forum.

      1. profile image0
        Website Examinerposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Oh, really? At a minimum, you have learned that a deleted hub does not have an "unpublish" button because it is already unpublished.


        If the hubs aren't gone yet, all you need to do is contact team@hubpages.com, and ask them to delete the hubs for you.

    2. Hui (蕙) profile image79
      Hui (蕙)posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      But the times that I viewed before published it were much fewer than the showed number. Definately.

  4. MelissaBarrett profile image61
    MelissaBarrettposted 6 years ago

    Even if you never leave the edit screen, every time you hit preview from within the screen counts as a view as well.

  5. melbel profile image95
    melbelposted 6 years ago

    Any time you edit/save/then view, there are likely a number of views occurring on a hub. The best way to look at your traffic stats is to look at what's going on in your Google Analytics account. Not only does it give a significantly larger amount of information in regards to your traffic than the HubPages traffic stats, but you can also block your own IP so your own views don't come up.

  6. Hui (蕙) profile image79
    Hui (蕙)posted 6 years ago

    Ok, friends. I tried this again. I saved a hub unpublished one hour ago. Then, I returned back to edit but no preview, and the page view showed 1 time visiting. Then, I left hubpages, but half an hour later when I returned back, it was already 3. What is this? I don't think our accounts tell us exactly proper information.

    1. kirstenblog profile image74
      kirstenblogposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      You could always look at it this way, when the hub is finally finished and ready to publish you should fine that its starting out 'hub score' has climbed to a higher number. I once worked on a hub so much but in little bursts of time that by the time I published it it started out with a hub score of 75. Better then starting out with 50 or something.

    2. John Holden profile image60
      John Holdenposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Hui, views increase page ranking and page ranking over 75 makes links "do follow"
      which is what you want.
      Therefore don't stress about where page views are coming from, welcome them like old friends.

      1. Hui (蕙) profile image79
        Hui (蕙)posted 6 years agoin reply to this

        You are right. Many times, we need to view a question from another angle, which makes us feel better. smile


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