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Tracking the Earnings of Individual Hubs With Adsense

Updated on September 17, 2011

Trying to maneuver your way through Google Adsense and Analytics is a discouraging process for many bloggers and online content owners. When using the Hubpages system to publish your written content and profit through your advertisement earnings, you will likely want to be able to determine which individual hubs are delivering you the highest amount of revenue. Checking for hubs that lack in revenue is another way to determine which articles need to be improved in some way, so read on for a quick tutorial on creating custom URL channels for your Hubpages articles or individual webpages on Adsense.

Hubpages will walk you through the process of connecting your Adsense account with your articles, so we wont get into that here. However, you will have to include your HP sub-domain into your channels list If you decide to turn on the restricted channels option with your Adsense account.

  1. After logging in to your Adsense account, select the performance reports tab from the top navigational bar (make sure that you are using the new Adsense interface and not the old one).
  2. You will see a graph documenting your overall earnings, and a new sidebar will appear on the left-hand side of the screen. Select URL channels from the sidebar on the left.
  3. Scroll down past the graph and look for the "add URLs to track" button (marked with a small, blue addition sign.) located above the list of URL channels you already have.
  4. In the pop-up menu that appears, enter the exact web addresses of each individual hub or webpage you would like to track, making sure to only place one per line. Click the Add URLs button after inputting webpages.

That's just about all there is to it. Adsense allows you to create up to 200 of these URL channels per account, so it should be more then enough to keep an eye on all your prized articles. Remember that you can always delete channels you no longer need to track if you want to make space for the new ones.

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    • sweetoneangel profile image

      sweetoneangel 6 years ago from New Jersey

      Great hub I was wondering if I was doing that right. Now I know the answer.

    • PaulPd0 profile image

      PaulPd0 6 years ago from Los Angeles, California

      No problem at all! Glad I could help CrazyGata hope you check out some of the other articles, Thanks!

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      CrazyGata 6 years ago from Puerto Rico

      Thank you very much for answering my question and your recommendations! Voted up!

    • PaulPd0 profile image

      PaulPd0 6 years ago from Los Angeles, California

      No problem at all! I'm glad that you asked, I forgot to really explain how to view the results after the URL channels are added so hopefully the comments section will help some other people out as well.

      I wouldn't put too much time into the learning center if I were you, I haven't checked it out personally but most of the writing platform websites have a little SEO course and it's usually not very helpful. Since HP works so directly with Google, they wont exactly tell you how to influence their search results - probably just a bunch of talk about good content and top ten lists :p

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      Marilyn Alexander 6 years ago from Vancouver, Canada and San Jose del Cabo, Mexico

      THANK YOU, PaulPd0. I appreciate your taking the time. This worked for me perfectly. And thank you for pointing me to other hubs. I know I should have gone to the Learning Center. It seems so hard to find exactly what I am looking for. So thanks again for all your help.

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      PaulPd0 6 years ago from Los Angeles, California

      Go to the top of the page at performance reports > URL channels and select the link entitled "edit selections" just to the right of the title "URL channels" at the top and above the graph. Select specific URL channels from the two options that appear and scroll through all the URLs that appear. If you input the specific hubs correctly they should appear in this list. Keep in mind that you might have to wait a while to see any sort of report worthwhile - it will only track the page from the time you added it to your URL channels.

      Thank you for the feedback! Check out some of my other hubs for some good SEO reads - the majority of them are geared towards hubbers.

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      Marilyn Alexander 6 years ago from Vancouver, Canada and San Jose del Cabo, Mexico

      Hi again. I am trying to add my specific URLs to AdSense reporting and am having trouble. I typed in 3 or 4 of my hubs, but I can't see anything that breaks down the statistics by URLs. Can you help please?

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      Marilyn Alexander 6 years ago from Vancouver, Canada and San Jose del Cabo, Mexico

      That was good information for someone (me) struggling with making sense or use of adsense. Thanks


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