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How to determine what sites are linking to my Hubs?

  1. BlissfulWriter profile image67
    BlissfulWriterposted 6 years ago

    How to determine what sites are linking to my Hubs?

    If there is a spike in traffic, there is usually a link to my Hub added from somewhere?  How can I determine from where?

  2. Happyboomernurse profile image85
    Happyboomernurseposted 6 years ago

    I don't know but am going to follow this question because I'm interested in the answer.

  3. Bretsuki profile image79
    Bretsukiposted 6 years ago

    In my opinion the best way to track your hub traffic is through Google Analytics.

    Google Analytics is free and easy to set up. If you don't have an account now, I would reccommend your sign up soon.

    Google Analytics when added to HubPages will eventually tell you where your hubs are being viewed around the world, even down to particular ISP regions, these roughly equate to the largest towns.

    You can also receive details as to where viewers came from in relation to websites. That will tell you where a link appeared.

    If you don't want to use Google Analytics, there is a quick way to check on HubPages itslef.

    Go to the Hub you want to know about.
    Click on stats, just above your text.

    This opens a basic statistics form, you can see which websites are sending traffic and a number of views for day, week, month and all time. This tab also, after several weeks offers possible keywords for a hub and also a word count and approximation of cash income from advertising.

    More basic than Google Analytics but still useful in the short term.

  4. wilderness profile image99
    wildernessposted 6 years ago

    While, as Bretsuke says, Google analytics is valuable and tell you where visitors are coming from, Google WebMaster Tools will provide an actual list of incoming links to your website.  WMT also offers many other tools for analyzing your hubs and performance and is well worth the little effort to set up.

  5. brakel2 profile image80
    brakel2posted 6 years ago

    If you have the Google toolbar, it has a page rank box for Google. If you right click, some backlinks should be listed. The page rank box is a small rectangular box in the middle of the toolbar.

  6. Bldg an Architect profile image66
    Bldg an Architectposted 6 years ago

    You can also see where your traffic is coming from under My Account > Traffic Sources.  This doesn't tell you all your links, but it'll give you an idea of which ones are giving you referral traffic.  Links that aren't giving you referral traffic might be giving you some SEO juice, but not much else (granted SEO is important).