I don't know about the hits, except that when I go back in to make edits before publishing, they show up as views. New pubs are now put in a pending status for at least 24 hours, sometimes two days? When you go under your account and statistics, if there are circular arrows in gray to the right of your new hub, it is still pending and will not show up on your profile page. However, if your images are good, you may go ahead and place it on the highlighted part of the profile page. Not sure this answers your question are not.