Google Analytics - Maximize Your HubPages Earnings

Google Analytics is a free, user-friendly website traffic reporting and analysis tool provided by Google. It generates detailed information about visitors to the website, their traffic sources, referring search engine or website, google adsense earnings, and a lot more. If used in conjunction with the Google Adsense Reports, it is a powerful tool that you can use to optimize your earnings from your existing websites and blogsites, especially HubPages.

The reports Google Analytics generates are highly customizable. You may choose how the information is presented or displayed. You may also customize what information to include and exclude from the different reports. If properly set up and used with HubPages, it can tell you which of your hubs are getting frequent visitors, how often ads are being clicked, and most importanly, how much you are getting for each click: an invaluable information if you want to maximize your HubPages earnings.

Tweaking your Hubs

 

If you know which of your hubs are getting constant ad clicks and which ones are getting high cost per click (CPC), you can adjust your strategy in earning more money with HubPages. You may write more hubs with a similar topic to the high earning hubs. You may take note of what advertisements are showing on those high-earning hubs and target those advertisements on another new hub. Or you may want to edit and modify your non-performing hubs to possibly increase their earnings. Experiment on new or additional tags. You may also experiment with geo-targetting since information is available on what part of the world the visitors to your hubs are coming from. The possibilities are endless and limited only by your own creativity.

But Google Analytics has to be set up properly before it becomes truly useful and provide you with the invaluable information that you need. Improper setup will make it useless. You will find that no report will come in from your hubs. This actually happened to me and I would like to share the experience so you may not make the same mistake that I did. I noticed on my Google Adsense Reports that I was getting three dollars ($3.00) on a single click and I wanted to know where the money was coming from. I went to my Google Analytics account and there was no report of it whatsoever - I made a mistake in creating the profile.

I would therefore like to show you how to properly setup Google Analytics for use with HubPages. It is very simple and only needs a few steps.

1. Sign up for a Google Analytics account - http://www.google.com/analytics.

2. Log in to your Google Analytics account and create a profile.

3. Track the website http://hubpages.com. You do not need to create independent profiles for each of your hubs. This is the most important - when you create a Google Analytics profile, enter the URL http://hubpages.com. You do not need to enter the URLs of your different hubs. Google Analytics will be able to track and report on all your existing hubs and any additional hubs that you write and publish with just this single URL information and a single profile.

4. Take note of the profile's UA-code. It is an ID of the form "UA-XXXXXXXX-X", where X stands for a number. It could look like this: UA-80083212-2. Go back to HubPages and go to the Affiliate Settings. Fill in required UA-code for Google Analytics.

5. It may take some time, maybe several hours before reports from your hubs come in.

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kirstenblog 7 years ago from London UK

Thanks for the info, I bet it will come in handy for new comers! I had problems setting up my analytics account too, got a click and wondered where it came from, am still wondering lol as I wasn't set up properly! Annoying and I hope that new folks here will find this hub page and maybe avoid making the same mistakes. Cheers!


\Brenda Scully 7 years ago

i will try to do this.... hopeless i am but i want to try to make some cash then maybe i can be a full time writer, and not get sooooo distracted with all the fun on here.... we will see what happens


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LVM 7 years ago

I use google analytics a lot.


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Angel Of Love 7 years ago Author

LVM, it's great to hear that from you.


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bluefire 7 years ago

Thanks for the information angel. Helpful :)


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Ghillie Suits 7 years ago

Thank you for the comment. I use GA but not for hub pages.


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Angel Of Love 7 years ago Author

Ghillie, thanks for taking the time to drop by.


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Manila Girl 7 years ago

Thank you for showing me how to set up Google Analytics properly.


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Angel Of Love 7 years ago Author

Manila Girl, you're welcome. I hope you drop by once in a while and check out my hubs. Thank you too.


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quickestway 7 years ago

thanks for checking out my hub, I am also interested in traffic stats and have quite a few web 2.0 sites up. I did not post in my analytics code to HP until I read your post here, so thanks for the tip Angel.


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Angel Of Love 7 years ago Author

quickestway, you are welcome. I'm glad you are now using it to your advantage.


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Pinoys 7 years ago from Manila, Philippines

This is what I needed most, thank you for the info.


divinemercylover1 7 years ago

Bless You Angel.....I am going to give this a try and I hope and pray your days are truly blessed.

Kindest Regards,

SP


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Angel Of Love 7 years ago Author

Pinoys and divinemercylover1, thanks for the visit. Happy hubbing and using Google Analytics.


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thooghun 7 years ago from Rome, Italy

Excellent content Angel, I was aware of this but it was an informative read nonetheless.


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Angel Of Love 7 years ago Author

thooghun, thanks for your wonderful comment. It will encourage me write more hubs.


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Miami Terri 7 years ago from Miami, FL

Excellent step-by-step guideline. Thanks for the hub - I am jumping over to Google Analytics now to get set up.


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Wendy Graham 7 years ago

Thanks for the info you were very helpful!


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Angel Of Love 7 years ago Author

Wendy Graham, you are very welcome.


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pddm67 7 years ago from Queens, New York

Thank you for putting this info out there. Found you hub and it was very helpful :-) Rock on :-)


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Angel Of Love 7 years ago Author

pddm67, I'm glad to know you found the hub useful.


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Rebecca E. 7 years ago from Canada

really handy for me thanks.


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Angel Of Love 7 years ago Author

Rebecca E, thank you too for reading my hub and taking time to leave a comment.


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prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

very nice information. thanks for share your experience using Google-Analytics. I hope it run well for me. getting $3 in single click is nice income. I believe it will increasing in the future.


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june688 7 years ago

Useful for me.

Thanks.


bheater 7 years ago

Thanks for the great info on the importance of Google Analytics...it helped me understand it better!


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ediggity 7 years ago

Really Good info thank you.


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Virgoman 6 years ago

good friend


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bamirthampr 6 years ago from IND

really useful friend ,... i tried out and suceeded

http://hubpages.com/@bamirthampr


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Ben Zoltak 6 years ago from Lake Mills, Jefferson County, Wisconsin USA

More exceptionally useful information thank you! I know I'm going to be coming back to your hubs again and again!


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mpurcell10 6 years ago from Arkansas

Great advise. Look forward to reading more.


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Pamela Kinnaird W 6 years ago from Maui and Arizona

Thank you for the information.


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bloodrk 6 years ago

Thank you..very informative hub


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EinderDarkwolf 4 years ago from Tempe, A.Z.

I use GA with Hubpages. As you've put here it is rather easy. I use http://hubpages.com/@einderdarkwolf for the link fill in thing though. I don't seem to have any problems with tracking yet as long as I go to the page manually first.

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