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Search Engine Traffic

  1. wandererh profile image77
    wandererhposted 8 years ago

    I have been with Hubpages for a few months and published a couple of hubs.  I am starting to get a tiny bit of search engine traffic and I am wondering if there is any way I can know where the traffic went and what is the search term used to find my hub.

    Thanks!

    1. Abhishek87 profile image62
      Abhishek87posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Try  Google analytics, although I haven't done with it what you are asking, I have heard it can help you understand those type of things. If you haven't you can get the Analytics account from hubpages itself... Or

      http://www.google.com/analytics/

  2. wandererh profile image77
    wandererhposted 8 years ago

    I don't have an Analytics account yet.  Thanks, I will look into it.  smile

  3. Angela Heess profile image54
    Angela Heessposted 8 years ago

    I have signed up for that google Analytics, and installed as per instructions.  However it isn't seeming to work properly.  Is there any way i can test it, or somehow find out where I went wrong...?

    Thanks so much, and tell me if u have success tracking with it :-)

    1. Marisa Wright profile image99
      Marisa Wrightposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Well you only have one Hub, so it probably isn't showing any traffic yet - so how can you tell if it's working?  Unless you're exceptionally good, it will take a couple of months (and several more Hubs) before you see much happening.

      So long as you posted your Analytics code into the right place on your Affiliate Settings page, you're OK.

      1. Angela Heess profile image54
        Angela Heessposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks both to u and bgpappa.  It is all a new learning curve to me :-)
        Blessings

  4. bgpappa profile image82
    bgpappaposted 8 years ago

    It takes some time for Google Analytics to work or provide useful information.

  5. wandererh profile image77
    wandererhposted 8 years ago

    Okay, I sign up and put the Analytics code into the afflilate settings.  And google is reporting something.  Goona wait a few days for more traffic before I try to figure it out.  The report from Google seems rather confusing.  sad

  6. Abhishek87 profile image62
    Abhishek87posted 8 years ago

    Does Analytics count your own views in the Total views it shows ?

    1. BristolBoy profile image79
      BristolBoyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I believe it does.  One way of checking would be to use Google to search for a paragraph of one of your hubs, and then click through to the hub. 

      If this shows up on the Analytics keyword page you can pretty much guarantee it shows your hubs!

  7. Angela Heess profile image54
    Angela Heessposted 8 years ago

    Wandererh: You also have to register hubpages.com on your Analytics account too... so its linked at your end.  You may have done this already but that's where i went wrong and just fixed today.

    Abhishek87: I don't think it counts your own views, but I'll have to wait a bit before I can be sure.  Am just learning, lol

  8. wandererh profile image77
    wandererhposted 8 years ago

    Angela - Yes, I registered hubpages.com.  Yep, it's working for me now.  I'm getting some useful info on keywords.  But I'm wondering what happens if somebody clicks through from Google to somebody else's hub, and then reaches my hub.  Will that count as a hit to my hub from the other person's keyword?

  9. Abhishek87 profile image62
    Abhishek87posted 8 years ago

    Googled it, Yes it does include your own views : And if you want Analytics to exclude your visits, read this :

    http://www.google.com/support/analytics … swer=55481

    You will need your IP Address:  http://www.whatismyip.com/

    Btw, where's the keyword page in Analytics ??

    1. WHoArtNow profile image84
      WHoArtNowposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I think you're after the keyword tool in adwords

      https://adwords.google.co.uk/select/KeywordToolExternal

      1. Abhishek87 profile image62
        Abhishek87posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Actually I was referring to if there was any such thing in Analytics.. Turns out there is, shows you the keywords that have been bringing people to your site....

        1. Marisa Wright profile image99
          Marisa Wrightposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Yes that's right, and you can see where they just came from  and where they went after that. 

          I still find Analytics confusing and probably don't get as much out of it as I should.  I just like to look at the steadily climbing graph and the little pie chart that shows how many of my visitors come from search engines.

          1. Abhishek87 profile image62
            Abhishek87posted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Yeah, there's loads of stuff in it, I discover something new everyday.... Almost all of my traffic comes from Google though...

            While checking out the keywords thing, I found I had even found hits on my hubs with keywords like 'hot pakistani girls' etc. etc. despite none of my hubs having anything remotely related to these terms big_smile

            1. SiddSingh profile image62
              SiddSinghposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              Actually, the SE bot looks through the WHOLE web page, rather than just the text of your hub. So, it might also read the links that are there to other "related hubs". Sometimes they come up in an unrelated manner.

  10. wandererh profile image77
    wandererhposted 8 years ago

    Same for me.  I got a hit for "torrie wilson play boy photos", and I have no idea where that came from.  Searched Google for that term and none of my hubs, or any other hubs for that matter, are in the first few pages.

    Anybody know what happened, or how to find out what happened?

  11. britneydavidson profile image61
    britneydavidsonposted 8 years ago

    thanx ecery one...its really nice information i m getting and i think will help lotss...

  12. johnr54 profile image45
    johnr54posted 8 years ago

    The problem with Analytics and Hubpages is that it treats your hubs like they are part of Hubpages, but you can't see the total picture.  So if someone hits a landing page on Hubpages that came through a keyword related to hot girls or some other totally unrelated topic, and then wanders over to your hubs, that keyword is still tracked as the keyword.

    Analytics is good for getting ideas on how to build traffic.  The best thing to do is look at the keywords that you get the most hits for, search for it in Google to see for sure that it's showing your hub, and then to build some links to that hub to increase it's ranking.  Articles with links with that keyword as the anchor text are the best, you can even do that from related hubs that you may have written.

 
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