I've just been looking at the Traffic Source data on my main account. (You can find it here http://hubpages.com/my/hubs/traffic-sources )
I find it very surprising - because it contradicts traffic data I have from other sources and other sites which are feeding traffic to HubPages - and which have destination data.
I wonder where HubPages gets its traffic data from and why it is so inaccurate..... Or maybe it is just totally biased towards times past - in a very historical sense - and hence is less than helpful?
It seems to me the whole structure of the data report is geared towards VERY historical data
Consequently it is wholly misleading as to the current situation.
In order to be much more helpful it just needs to:
EITHER: continue the sources (as you can do on Google Analytics)
OR: create a way to switch the emphasis to traffic data in the last month (and discount the "forever" data.)
Bottom line - if HubPages is going to provide data, let it at least be meaningful rather than academic.
Maybe you might feel less dissatisfied if you understood that HubPages never intended for their stats to be comprehensive, and that users are supposed to use Google Analytics to get info about their Hubs.
Joining the crowd of foot-stampers demanding admin reinvent the statistical wheel because they don't want to deal with Analytics has never historically resulted in any changes to how stats are handled on this site.
There was me thinking that I saw you foot-stamping just the other day!
I'm only asking whether the stats could actually be made more useful by doing what is already done on one of the other screen views i.e. introduce the capacity to choose which column you sort the numbers by.
I assure you I hit all the buttons in Google Analytics to do just that all the time. It would just be so much nicer and easier to be able to do it without leaving HubPages.
Keeping the numbers fixated on ancient history makes them much less useful.
by Dr Mark 6 years ago
My traffic sources is showing Hubpages, Google, Yahoo, etc but does not show my web site, which I am sure is active and bouncing visitors back to my articles on Hubpages. Any idea why it does not show up?
by Aficionada 6 years ago
Ever since the switch to subdomains, I have seen specific subdomain names listed on the traffic stats for individual Hubs; and on the Traffic Sources Page, the numbers for HubPages have seemed to decline (understandably). Recently, I have seen higher numbers for HubPages.com, and I don't...
by peachy 3 years ago
Can google analytics show me where my traffic sources come from?I want to know where did all my traffic sources come from. I already have included hubpages in google analytics but I still couldn't see the sources...Please teach me how to use google analytics
by David 470 7 years ago
I see that there are 4 traffic sources. Search Engines, Direct traffic, referring sites, and other.Does direct traffic mean from hubpages? And referring sites? I have some for that..
by Jennifer Suchey 5 years ago
I'm pretty new around here. When I look at my traffic sources sometimes it says Google, which sounds really cool, like as if people are finding my hubs from a Google search. However none of my hubs are anywhere near the first page of search results, or anywhere the second or third page for that...
by TaxNerd 7 years ago
While my hits are relatively small, I'm curious where they're coming from. The "Traffic Sources" icon on Hub Pages shows about 10 pct from Google but Google Analytic puts the number at around 35 percent... What's the disconnect?
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