Word Count: 321
Revenue Potential: $$$
Incoming Links: ∗
View Duration: ∗∗∗
First Published: 11/11/08
Ok, I don't know whether it's new addition or I failed to notice before. What does the stars say about VIEW DURATION? Someone explain me, please
I hadn't noticed "view duration" before now either... good question!
It seems to be new, there's one more new feature I just have noticed - hub bookmarking (shown on the right side column)
You're right... that wasn't there earlier this morning when I logged in. That may come in really handy - I'm always finding hubs with information that is interesting, but I frequently have to search for them later or add them to my favorites in my browser. This may be much more convenient.
Word Count = No. of words in your Hub.
Revenue Potential = The more No. of $ signs you have, the more money earning potential there is.
Incoming Links = No. of sites / blogs linking back to your Hub.
View Duration = The more No of stsrs, the more time people are spending reading your Hub.
I'm just wondering what could be the unit measurement...
Maybe...Seconds....Minutes...Hours... But definitely NOT Kilometer.
I would imagine if they aren't givin' you an 'mount of time, then its relative to either all your other hubs or all the hubs on hubpages. They probably are simply taking amount spent/vistor on your site divided by amount spent per visitor on either your hub or all hubs combined and then ranking that number to generate the astricks.
It is possible that the hub has an internal counter system to record the amount of time spent on the page.
Each star represents a time value and then the more stars you have the longer people are looking at it.
Thats what it seems to be to me...I hope that shone some light on this for you?
I have Statcounter on my blogs. And the view duration is usually in minutes. The unit isn't as important as much as the number of units shown . . .
by luisj305 6 years ago
When does the view duration stat show information under hub metrics?I have checked my hubs to find out how long readers stay on the page but I still have no statistics for any. Is it only after a certain amount of life time views?
by Polly C 6 years ago
I have just realised that the view duration for several hubs of mine is not properly working. Hubs that were previously showing a duration are now reporting that not enough data has been collected. Here are some examples:...
by Will Apse 7 years ago
Sorry, but I am in a suggesting new features mood.Why not put view duration stats on the 'my account page'? If user metrics are becoming more important it could replace something like the number of slide show views (pretty useless for most people).I am carefully deleting or updating hubs that don't...
by lrohner 9 years ago
I have a hub just under 1,000 words that gets approx. 100 visitors per day. The hub metrics shows View Duration and Incoming Links at 5 stars. But the revenue potential only shows at a single $. How is that calculated?
by Kain 360 18 months ago
I'm looking at the stats of my hubs like "search phrases" and view duration. My view duration is usually 4-5 stars. Is that a good indicator that the hub will be ranked better & viewers like the hub? I'm not sure how the stats are calculated.
by Elisabeth Sowerbutts 10 years ago
I notice we now have a new tab under stats called hub metrics - i understand published date and word count - but the symbols for incoming links - is there a rough guide to how many links are how many * and are links all or just google - thanks
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