Hub Traffic Statistics - Why not add another column for ad clicks?

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  1. BundleBoy profile image70
    BundleBoyposted 14 years ago

    Instead of fiddling around with Google Adsense and Analytics to figure out which Hub is making me money, Can the team add a new feature to show number of ad clicks for each hub?

    I am techie and I have been fiddling around for almost 3 days with Google Adsense and Analytics to figure out what is happening. Imagine the ordeal for a non-technical newbie?

    At the end of the day all I need to know is which hub made me money so I can add more hubs on the same topic.

    Any thoughts from my fellow Hubbers?

  2. alexd181 profile image59
    alexd181posted 14 years ago

    If you are a techie you probably know that adsense code is run remotely from Google, so Hub Pages don't actually have any control over the code such as tracking clicks (as far as I know?).

    In Analytics it's simple if you have synced your adsense account. Just go to the Content Tab, then the AdSense Tab, and it will list the Top 5 Earning hubs, click on "show report" to see all of your top earning hubs.

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      badcompany99posted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Been looking this info for ages, well played my friend and take a pat on the back !

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    girly_girl09posted 14 years ago

    You can track this through Google Adsense. Go under URL tracking and add all your hub pages individually. Other than that, hubpages can't track which ads or clicked (and google won't tell you either). It's again their TOS.

    By using URL Channel tracking via Adsense, you will be able to see how much each hub is making.

    Hope this helps!

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      wordscribe41posted 14 years agoin reply to this

      I can't find URL tracking in Adsense...  Where is it?  I thought Goodle Analytics was how to track individual hubs.  Just signed up for that, no idea if I did it right.  Ugh.  Just want to know which hubs are getting the most traffic, for the love of God.

  4. alexd181 profile image59
    alexd181posted 14 years ago

    Syncing Google Analytics and Adsense is the fastest way. It takes some configuration, but once you've done it you're good to go without needing future tweaks.

    Girlygirl's method requires tracking each hub separately as far as I can see, which is a really tiresome task. Click on Adsense Setup, then Channels, if you want to do it this way. If you can sync your Analytics account with adsense though, that would make it a lot easier for you, and the data Analytics provides is much more comprehensive too.

    If you go to my Hub Pages profile, you'll find a hub about how to link adsense and analytics to get the kind of data you are after.

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      wordscribe41posted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you!  I will check it out.

    2. LondonGirl profile image79
      LondonGirlposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      It's really not a hassle, I just add the URL as I finish a hub.

      1. earnestshub profile image80
        earnestshubposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        Nice tip LG

  5. BundleBoy profile image70
    BundleBoyposted 14 years ago

    alexd181 & girly_girl09 thank you for your comments.

    girly_girl09 I just added URL Channels yesterday. Waiting for the analysis now. For some reason even though I linked the two A's of Google I am not able to see the Adsense stats in Analytics. I raised it in the forum ( yesterday and configured URL Channels.

    alexd181 I completely understand that Adsense is run by Google and HubPages do not have control over it. But I also GUESSING there might be a way HubPages is monitoring the amount of Ads that are clicked on its site (for each hub). I pretty sure they have one such reporting tool internally. so instead of fiddling around adding URL Channels in Adsense or linking Analytics with Adsense wouldn't it be easier to see it right in your accounts section within Hubpages.

    1. relache profile image72
      relacheposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      HubPages only gets statistics on what gets clicked when their ad codes are on the pages.  They don't have access to your own individual account.  That's why you'll just have to use Analytics.

      And URL channel data is not retroactive.  So if you only just created them, the data will be from now going forward.

  6. BundleBoy profile image70
    BundleBoyposted 14 years ago

    Thanks girly_girl09. I didn't know monitoring clicks was against Google's TOS. Second time you are pointing me to the TOS. May be I really should read the TOS of HubPages and Google.

  7. BundleBoy profile image70
    BundleBoyposted 14 years ago

    alexd181 I check out your hub on linking the two As. Thank you.

  8. alexd181 profile image59
    alexd181posted 14 years ago

    BundleBoy, do you see a "AdSense" tab under the Content tab in Analytics? This tab is really all you ever need. It won't appear unless your accounts are synced though.

    I believe it's against Google's TOS to know which advertisers were clicked on, but other data such as top earning hubs, CTR, eCPM etc. are all visible through Analytics.

    If you can see the "AdSense" tab inside Analytics but not getting data there could be a configuration problem.

  9. BundleBoy profile image70
    BundleBoyposted 14 years ago

    Thank you all for clarifying that!

  10. profile image49
    badcompany99posted 14 years ago

    It only shows the hubs with the most views, it doesnt actually show which have clicks.

    1. debris profile image80
      debrisposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      If you link your analytics and adsense account properly it will show you which ones received clicks.


      1. soni2006 profile image76
        soni2006posted 14 years agoin reply to this

        Yes I agree with that. You can check your adsense revenue you made from a specific hub also. I have answered this question regarding detailed stats of traffic and keywords by publishing a hub a few days back.

  11. Kidgas profile image61
    Kidgasposted 14 years ago

    I am trying to follow all of this but really can't.  Do I need to put tracking code from Analytics onto each individual hub?  If so, how on earth do I do that?  I don't see any place on the hub to do this.  Sorry I know so little technical info.  Thanks in advance.

    1. larryfreeman profile image77
      larryfreemanposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Kidgas,

      To do this, you only need to add your UA-code into the HubPages Affiliate Settings page.  Then, you can track all your hub traffic from Google Analytics.

      Details on this can be found in the Help FAQ.

      A better forum for this type of question would be Need Help? Ask here



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