Accuracy and utility of Traffic Sources

  1. makingamark profile image77
    makingamarkposted 14 months ago

    I've just been looking at the Traffic Source data on my main account. (You can find it here )

    I find it very surprising - because it contradicts traffic data I have from other sources and other sites which are feeding traffic to HubPages - and which have destination data.

    I wonder where HubPages gets its traffic data from and why it is so inaccurate.....  Or maybe it is just totally biased towards times past - in a very historical sense - and hence is less than helpful?

    It seems to me the whole structure of the data report is geared towards VERY historical data
    Consequently it is wholly misleading as to the current situation.

    In order to be much more helpful it just needs to:
    EITHER: continue the sources (as you can do on Google Analytics)
    OR: create a way to switch the emphasis to traffic data in the last month (and discount the "forever" data.)

    Bottom line - if HubPages is going to provide data, let it at least be meaningful rather than academic.

  2. relache profile image88
    relacheposted 14 months ago

    Maybe you might feel less dissatisfied if you understood that HubPages never intended for their stats to be comprehensive, and that users are supposed to use Google Analytics to get info about their Hubs.

    Joining the crowd of foot-stampers demanding admin reinvent the statistical wheel because they don't want to deal with Analytics has never historically resulted in any changes to how stats are handled on this site.

    1. makingamark profile image77
      makingamarkposted 14 months ago in reply to this

      There was me thinking that I saw you foot-stamping just the other day!

      I'm only asking whether the stats could actually be made more useful by doing what is already done on one of the other screen views i.e. introduce the capacity to choose which column you sort the numbers by.

      I assure you I hit all the buttons in Google Analytics to do just that all the time. It would just be so much nicer and easier to be able to do it without leaving HubPages.

      Keeping the numbers fixated on ancient history makes them much less useful.