Do hubpages show you traffic coming from absolutely everywhere? even from sites like xomba, shetoldme, mashbite etc? just wondering because I seem to be getting ppl reading my articles through mashbite but its not showing up as a traffic source.
I haven't used mashbite -
But in my personal experience every website shows up. I've had my personal site, facebook, twitter, stumbleupon etc all show up on my list of referring sites.
On my traffic stats, I have people reading form FAcebook, digg, mashbite, stumbleupon and many more.
However, i think not all are very accurate thou.
To answer the question, yes i think HP does show the traffic source but i do not think it is 100% accurate.
Normally i check analytics for such info
To improve traffic, you can use backlink and promotion methods. Check out my hubs and i got write bout it
Hope this helps in general.
I do seem to be getting traffic from mashbite, twitter, shetoldme, stumbleupon, but mashbite seems to be down for maintenance now i use farkool which has been a decent source of traffic.
Yep. Analytics is very accurate, hub stats should be used for guideline stats only.
I don't bother too much with social bookmarking, it is low quality traffic and requires you to spend a lot of time for little in return. It only benefits when you get the Digg effect.
I find my efforts are better rewarded in locations where my backlinks have SEO value.
The best source of traffic is google.com. So you better improve the SEO of your website to gain more.
Best traffic sources are social networking websites like twitter,orkut,facebook etc
Completely wrong. It is low conversion, short lifespan traffic.
Organic Google traffic is the best way to make money.
In that case, ankigarg87, why am I getting over 750 views a day with only about 2% from social networking sites? Social sites bump links out too fast and don't create permanent links to your material.
If you rank well in search engines, people will come of their own accord. And the amount of people will increase over time to a quality hub.
Yeah I have noticed this too, the networking site traffic is so fickle, it comes in rushes and then dies out.
But I just want to as k this of WryLilt or Oli
only SEO and keyword researches work, back links don't amount to much, is this what you are saying ... this traffic concept is so confusing...and I really need some - traffic
Sofs, do you know what nofollow and dofollow means? The basic explanation of it is that nofollow backlinks have no value when it comes to ranking your page better. People who actually view the link might click it but google won't be impressed.
Most social traffic sites have their links branded with a nofollow so from a backlinking perspective are fairly worthless.
Backlinks will help improve your pages value in google's eyes as long as you place links on relevant sites (obviously no links to a tomato hub from a site about mowers) and the site or location of the link is dofollow.
Backlinks do a huge amount of good for a website. But of course everyone wants a backlink and not everyone is willing to give you dofollow ones. So it's hard getting quality ones.
A dofollow backlink from your nana's home cooking blog isn't worth half as much as a dofollow backlink from a site like taste.com.au
I have a hub floating around somewhere called "What is a backlink." Has the basics in there!
Thank you, I did read about the do follow and the no follow sites.. This is good simple communication. Thanks WryLilt for taking the time out to help. I will go back and read it again. May be a little slow on the uptake but i work hard to understand techie stuff.
If simply by looking at stats, yes i get views from those places.
However, it depends if the stats are really correct
I say this from using Adsense since 2003: the only traffic that matters for that is search traffic. You can be swamped by Digg or Su and not make a dime, search is what matters.
Now for other things, like e-book sales or selling services, those other sources can be useful. They can sometimes be useful in helping you get search traffic later, too. But at the end of the day, it is searchers who click on ads.
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