How many Hubbers have created SiteMaps on Webmaster Tools to improve traffic?
Just curious how many hubbers have actually done this and did you notice a difference in your traffic?
Yep, I signed up with Google Webmaster Tools a few months ago and added a sitemap to my hubpages sub-domain. I can't tell if it helped my traffic at all, because my traffic was already increasing for other reasons, but I think it does help.
What is really nice are the tools available in webmaster tools once you have set it up. You can look at who is giving you backlinks, what keywords are popular in your content, and most importantly, if google is having any errors crawling your website/pages/hubs.
The webmaster tools was very easy to set up, so I would recommend it to anyone even if it doesn't directly help increase traffic.
It is also helpful for determining if your hubs are indexed by Google, for those who might be concerned about this.
How were you able to add a sitemap to your hubpages domain? I thought we couldn't. I know you can add HP but I couldn't add a sitemap.
To be honest, I couldn't tell you exactly. I found a hub that gave simple steps on how to do it, so I gave it a try and it worked. It had something to do with adding a few things to the end of my subdomain's url. I will see if I can find the hub...
by Audrey Selig4 years ago
When I first signed up with GA I used hubpages.com Later I added my subdomain address. However, my account is set up with property name hubpages.com and default URL my subdomain. I believe this is incorrect. Thus...
by Kristine McAdams4 years ago
I had a hub that was receiving around 1,300-1,500 views per day. It was chosen as Editor's Choice. It then dropped by about 1,000 views per day. I opted out of the program, but that hub is no longer showing in Google...
by Kristin Kaldahl4 years ago
I went into Webmaster Tools this evening, and it is saying my site isn't verified. When I click to verify, it says the Google Analytics code is in the wrong location. My Google Analytics account is...
by Jean DAndrea3 years ago
For a couple of weeks now, I've been trying without success to add a sitemap to Google Webmaster Tools. Every time I test or submit the map, I get a 404 error.I've done this process before for other sites...
by Suzanne Day4 years ago
I can see some of my new hubs in Google when I search for "hub name".But in Webmaster Tools, I submitted a sitemap and it says 38 URLs submitted and 10 indexed.I used Fetch as Google for a few new hubs and...
by Kate Swanson5 years ago
I just checked my Webmaster Tools and can see a sudden, dramatic rise in strange 404 messages - and that rise coincides with my fall in traffic. Can others check to see if they have the same? ...
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