Traffic sources

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    Beth37posted 6 years ago

    Can anyone offer an explanation on how these sources work?

    It lists my site name first, then Hubpages itself, Google, then FB, then names of other hubbers, google ca,,,

    I understand it's telling me ppl have visited my page via those avenues right? But I don't understand the scenarios behind them, if that makes sense.

  2. rebekahELLE profile image85
    rebekahELLEposted 6 years ago

    I'm not sure what you mean by scenarios behind them.

    They are simply listing traffic sources.  Your first with your name are views coming from your profile page.  HP views come from different pages on the site including the feed, topics page, etc.
    Specific google domains are listed as well as social media views.  Views coming from other hubbers most likely come from links on their related hubs section, or referrals (if a hubber is linked to you via a referral).

    I may not have explained as you have inquired, but I think this is what you mean?

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      Beth37posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      That is sort of what Im looking for, but I think I was hoping you could dumb it down a bit.

      So the first one... my own page is the source... how does that differ from just the one that has hubpages listed?

      Scenario: Someone sees my story on a feed would be the
      What is the scenario that has only hp listed?
      When it's another hp person listed, how did that person become my source for a page view? Unless they list every hp viewer... I know that's not true...

      And the google ones... does that mean someone actually found my hub off of google? Cause Ive tried, listing the exact title and still couldn't find it.

      (Apologizing in advance for the annoying nature of my questions. smile )

      1. rebekahELLE profile image85
        rebekahELLEposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        I think that is correct, perhaps others can offer more insight.  When I entered, site:, into Google search, it gave me 54 results.  Your hubs are listed.

        Something that will help you understand the source of your views on the site is to check the address bar when you are on different pages.  That domain is the source of traffic to your page.

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          Beth37posted 6 years agoin reply to this

          How did all those answers get put in my post in blue? lol
          They were added in later, no?

        2. wilderness profile image97
          wildernessposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          I believe that you will find that sources listed as coming from your "profile" are actually coming from anywhere in your subdomain.  Link from one hub to another, and it can produce a viewer that follows that link, with the source being your "profile", which is also your entire subdomain.

          In that manner, someone else's subdomain can produce a visit to yours; HP supplies the "related hubs" at the bottom for instance, or the other hubber may have included a link inside their text somewhere.

          Right now, I'm showing 100 visits from "", and yesterday it was nearly 150.  I can't believe that all those visits came from my profile page, particularly as that page shows nowhere that number of visits.

  3. rebekahELLE profile image85
    rebekahELLEposted 6 years ago

    Exactly.  Sorry, when I said profile, I should have said your domain. That is what I meant while posting. 

      You can go to formatting and see how to do it.  It seemed easier to respond to each question this way. smile

    Hope this helps, Beth!

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      Beth37posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I so appreciate it, but it just doesn't make sense to me yet... like one fellow hubber is listed as a negative number. I wish I could just copy and paste the list and you could explain it, cause Im not following. I don't even know what an MTurker is, though I hear that name all the time.

      1. wilderness profile image97
        wildernessposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Negative numbers do pop up now and then, but no one seems to really understand why.  Some kind of glitch.

        A visitor finds your hub via a google search and visits.  He then follows your link to another hub, finally leaving your hub via a link at the bottom to a hub by hubber "B".  You now have a visit from google dot com, one from your subdomain and hubber has one from your subdomain. 

        The next visitor finds your name in the forums and follows it to your profile.  He sees a hub he likes and goes to it, closing the browser tab when he's through; you now have a visitor from HP.

        The last one finds a Facebook link to Hubber "B" and follows it, leaving that hub via a link to your hub.  You get a visitor from the hubber "B" profile, he gets one from FB.

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          Beth37posted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Ok I think Im getting it... and what about all these guys?
          google ca,,,
          What are they?

          1. wilderness profile image97
            wildernessposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            Mostly different search engines, although other sites (domains) can sometimes be seen, such as facebook.  google ca, for instance, is google in Canada and google co uk is in England.

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              Beth37posted 6 years agoin reply to this

              Ok... I just had a hard time believing that, cause I have googled a few of my hubs to see if they're findable, and using the exact title, it's still like they're a part of the witness protection program... I have no earthly idea how someone stumbled upon them unless they started and the very end worked their way backwards maybe.

              Thanks both of you for your patience and help! smile


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