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Tracking down traffic sources - socialtimes dot com in particular

  1. Lee Hansen profile image75
    Lee Hansenposted 2 years ago

    I just glance at traffic sources for my hubs to get a feel for where readers/visitors come from. My biggest source of traffic everywhere else is/has been Google. On HP it is pinterest. But one source baffles me: I get traffic from socialtimes.com and I've not been able to figure out why ... does anyone know where that site would present links to content pages on HP?

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      Deborah Sextonposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I'm not sure, but I believe you can click on the source either in your hub, or under "Traffic Sources", and find out

      1. Lee Hansen profile image75
        Lee Hansenposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks, but when I click on a source the link takes me to the home page for that domain, not to a list of drill down data or to a page of origin.

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      Deborah Sextonposted 2 years ago

      I went to my most popular hub which has 135,736 views, clicked on stats, then clicked on hub metrics, clicked on those links, and it brought me to the exact origin of where they did the search, and even the words they typed

      This is where it brought me
      https://www.google.com/search?q=how+to+ … gws_rd=ssl

      If you look under hub metrics and it says "still collecting data" you won't be able to do this, at least not until they complete the collection of data

      In your account under traffic sources, it gives only a total of searches from each source, therefore can't take you to an exact page, because there are many

      Find one of your hubs that is not still collecting data

      1. Lee Hansen profile image75
        Lee Hansenposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Aha, thanks - the general traffic sources is where I was looking.
        I appreciate your help!

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          Deborah Sextonposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          You're welcome !
          Though you've been here a while, I still want to welcome you to Hubpages
          It CAN be a nice place to hang out

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        Deborah Sextonposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Whoa...That should say 735,136 views, not 135,736 views, Now that the stats updated it is 746,152 views

    3. Sam Montana profile image85
      Sam Montanaposted 2 years ago

      Thanks Deborah, I never knew you could view each hubs stats like this. I went through mine and found it interesting.

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        Deborah Sextonposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        You're welcome, I also found it interesting when I discovered it.

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      Deborah Sextonposted 2 years ago

      I may not have made this clear for everyone
      On each hub click on stats, then click on search, and you'll find the search term data, click on those links, and it will bring you to the exact origin of where the people did their search
      If there are no links then click on hub metrics to see if it is still collecting data or not

      If there is no search data, but under Hub Metrics it says "still collecting data"  you're okay, unless it has been collecting data a long time
      If there is no search data, but under Hub Metrics it doesn't say "still collecting data," then there's a problem..write to team@hubpages.com

    5. gottaloveit2 profile image76
      gottaloveit2posted 2 years ago

      Thanks, Deborah. This is very valuable information for those of us just coming to HubPages. Traffic is key and, now that I know where it's coming from, I'll do more keyword targeting.

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      Deborah Sextonposted 2 years ago

      You're welcome. I'll try to keep this going to the top for as long as I can

    7. Lee Hansen profile image75
      Lee Hansenposted 2 years ago

      I would really love to know where the traffic from socialtimes dot come originates.

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        Deborah Sextonposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        This page has a search
        http://socialtimes.com/

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        Deborah Sextonposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Couldn't you find one of your hubs with the link?

     
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