Traffic sources

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  1. Sheri Faye profile image85
    Sheri Fayeposted 5 years ago

    I am still sort of new here and have a question about traffic sources. When I go to my traffic sources I can see hubpage views, google views, etc, but some hubbers actually show up with their hub page ulr. And some are crazy amount of views. For eg. one hubber has viewed 112 times and I only have 12 published hubs? I thought anyone from the hub community would show up underr hubpages, so why are some ulrs showing up and why so many views from the same person (or persons..there are a few of these).  Any ideas? Thanks in advance for any help with understanding this.

    1. Hikapo profile image81
      Hikapoposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      They fell on love with your hub! big_smile

      That's a good thing lol.

      1. Hikapo profile image81
        Hikapoposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        in*

    2. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hey Sheri Faye! If you're seeing another Hubber's subdomain as a source of traffic, it is likely that your Hub is being Featured in the "Discover more Hubs" section of one of his or her Hubs. If you're getting a lot of traffic from that source, chances are that person's Hub also gets a lot of traffic.

      This is why it's a good thing that the "Discover more Hubs" section exists on our work; it is a great means by which we can help other Hubbers! big_smile

      1. Sheri Faye profile image85
        Sheri Fayeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Well, now I am doing the happy dance! Thanks Simone!

        1. wilderness profile image98
          wildernessposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Along those lines, are you interlinking your relevant hubs together?  Second only to google dot com is my own subdomain, mostly because I always try to write several hubs on the same general topic and then link them all together with textual links.  It pays off.

          1. agapsikap profile image73
            agapsikapposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            Can I ask something? Its how to include the 'previous' and 'next' hubs on your hub. I've seen several hubs doing the same thing. Before the 'Discover more hubs' their own 'previous' and 'next' hubs can be seen. Thank you.

            1. Ceres Schwarz profile image23
              Ceres Schwarzposted 5 years agoin reply to this

              You can do that by putting your hubs in a hub group. This is for when you write about related topics. For example, you're writing about Mother's Day hubs so you can make a hub group on that same topic.

              To do that, just go to the edit mode of your hub. At the lower part of the right-hand side of your hub, below all the content capsules, you can see "hub group". There's a text box there. Just type in a name and your hub will be part of that group.

              Go to your other related hubs and add them to the same "hub group" so you'll see them in the "previous hub" and "next hub" before the "discover more hubs". Hope this helps.

              1. agapsikap profile image73
                agapsikapposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                Thank you Ceres Schwarz for your response. I understand it better now.

          2. Ceres Schwarz profile image23
            Ceres Schwarzposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            When you say interlinking, is this via the hub group or by having the link capsule? Or both? Is one better than the other?

            1. rebekahELLE profile image86
              rebekahELLEposted 5 years agoin reply to this

              I think he was referring to linking within texts by highlighting keywords that link to another hub, but you can certainly do it both ways and should if you have your hubs grouped.  It's a great way to keep traffic flowing within your subdomain.

              1. Ceres Schwarz profile image23
                Ceres Schwarzposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                Oh. Thanks for the response. Yeah, I see what you mean. I have hub groups already and I'm now looking into having links on the text for my hubs that are related. But I'm seeing that it's going to require many edits to published hubs every time you publish a new hub that's related to your other hubs so you keep adding links. Would you put all the links or limit it to like 3 or so?

                1. rebekahELLE profile image86
                  rebekahELLEposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                    You don't want too many links within text, the number depends on the amount of words the article contains.  I think a key point to remember when writing is to make sure your links appear as natural as possible.  If the link doesn't really relate to the main topic of your hub, it's probably best not to include it.  If your title contains the words, "Mother's Day Gifts", then your links should point to hubs about "Mothers day gifts".  On HP, we can't link more than twice to the same domain.  (I don't think that includes  the grouped hubs below our hubs.)   I know some hubbers don't link at all outside of their own subdomain.  If you do link to other sources, (which I do at times), make sure it adds value to your page and is a reputable site with a good page rank.

                  1. Ceres Schwarz profile image23
                    Ceres Schwarzposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                    Okay. Thanks for your detailed response. I understand things better now. The part about not linking twice to the same domain, that doesn't include our subdomain, does it? I also hardly link to other sources and it's usually just to put the source for images I use like flickr.

                2. wilderness profile image98
                  wildernessposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                  I will generally try to get in 4 or 5 links to my other hubs in each new hub.  And link from several others to the hew one as well, so yes, it requires considerable editing each time a new hub is published.

                  Right now, I'm showing 3500 views in the past month that are originating from within my subdomain, and believe that most of those are from the links I'm providing.  It's worth the effort, but ONLY when it provides something additional to the reader.  A link from a hub on how to slice tomatoes to a hub on how to clean carpets isn't worth much (and HP will likely complain anyway).  Make sure the links are relevant.

                  1. Ceres Schwarz profile image23
                    Ceres Schwarzposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                    Yes, I would make sure that the links I have to my other hubs are all relevant. When I was starting to try this out, I realized I had to keep editing existing hubs to add the new links to the published hub. So it is a lot of work. But, wow, you have lots of views. Looks like it is worth the effort of linking relevant hubs together.

          3. Sheri Faye profile image85
            Sheri Fayeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            Good idea Wilderness

      2. Ceres Schwarz profile image23
        Ceres Schwarzposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks for the info Simone Smith. I didn't know about that. But I was also wondering about seeing other hubbers' subdomain as part of my traffic sources.

  2. moonlake profile image90
    moonlakeposted 5 years ago

    I would like to know that too. I have been here a long time and never figured that one out.

  3. Anamika S profile image68
    Anamika Sposted 5 years ago

    @agapsikap If you have Hubs on similar topics put them in a Group.

    1. agapsikap profile image73
      agapsikapposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you Anamika. Its worth asking.

  4. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image96
    Marcy Goodfleischposted 5 years ago

    To the OP - you might also be getting views from another Hubber because he or she has shared your hub with a referral link.  If someone posts your hub on FB or elsewhere, and uses the referral link, it shows up in our traffic, I believe.

    Interlinking related hubs in your subdomain works great - but listing random additional but unrelated titles at the end of your hub would look promotional.  Most of my traffic is from Google, but I get a good amount from my internal links to other hubs I've written on related subjects.

    1. Sheri Faye profile image85
      Sheri Fayeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Marcy. I din't realize that.

      1. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image96
        Marcy Goodfleischposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Glad that helped - and congrats on writing some great hubs that are getting shared!!!  I'm pretty sure that's how referral links work.

  5. rebekahELLE profile image86
    rebekahELLEposted 5 years ago

    Thanks livewithrichard for the thorough explanation.  I'm sure it will clear it up for others also.  I can always trust that one of your posts will give helpful advice.  Although I definitely interlink my hubs when relevant, I think it's worth keeping them to a minimum as not to look too spammy.  I usually don't go over two within a hub.  When I see subdomains with nothing but their own links, I think the author is more self focused rather than viewer focused.  Providing relevant outside sources is important on certain topics, especially if the author is dispensing medical or fact based information.

 
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