I notice we now have a new tab under stats called hub metrics - i understand published date and word count - but the symbols for incoming links - is there a rough guide to how many links are how many * and are links all or just google - thanks
I guessing when this feature gets officially announced, your questions will be addressed. But if I had to speculate, I'd guess that incoming links refers to all and not just Google.
I could use some info. too....What are these 'incoming link' stats? Some of my hubs show one *, some show 4****. What does this mean...outside traffic? Income?
Second question, "hub metrics" some columns I've written have as many as 4 dollar signs noted a 'income potential' and some only have one $ sign. What does this mean...? 'income potential' how? The age of the hub, and number of actual views don't seem to be the determining factor for the $$$$ rating. And how many dollars are "tops" a scale of one to four, one to five?
Wow, a 5$ 'income potential'! That's great! Anybody else out there know about this hub metrics $$$$ scale data and what it actually means?
The advertisements on some subjects pay more than on others, for instance financial topics pay a lot more than books or photos. Revenue potential merely reflects that, on a 1 to 5 scale. Incoming links reflect the quantity and diversity of links coming into your hub. It has nothing to do with traffic or referrers, just actual links, again on a 1-5 scale.
So, as a techno ignoramus, could you please further explain this incoming links stuff and how it applies to income potential? thanks for the previous answer!
They aren't related at all, by our definitions.
Income potential speaks broadly to how much you're likely to get paid per click or per ad impression based on the subject matter of your hub. You can have 5 stars for income potential and still make no money if you get no traffic or clicks.
Incoming links is just a measure of the number of external pages and sites that contain a link to your hub. Generally speaking the more links coming in to it from elsewhere the more highly ranked it will be in search engines. This is a great simplification, of course, since the quality of the links are also important, as are how related the sites linking to your hub are to the subject matter, among a bevy of other things (some of which are Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft's well kept secrets) ...
There are lots of hubs that get search traffic without any external links, just as there are hubs with lots of external links that get no traffic. But, hopefully we've given you all a little more information about your hubs that may be useful ...
Hub Metrics in the FAQ
Yes, thank you, Paul for the explanations. Much appreciated.
Just wrote a hub column that rated Five $ signs for income potential !!! It felt wonderful to see all those little dollar signs all in a row!
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