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 Kristine McAdams 4 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 for the keywords that brought it all the traffic before EC messed it up. How can I...
by Suzanne Day 4 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 ticked some as URL for new page and URL for re-crawling the site.I also have some...
by Audrey Selig 5 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 Webmaster Tools are saying that my sites are not verified. What do I need to do?...
by Kristin Kaldahl 5 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 working.Am I the only one? If so, what can I do to fix this?Thanks!!
by Dorian Bodnariuc 17 months ago
"Paranoia" must think some of you, and honestly, I used to think the same. I didn't even believe that this was possible, even though Google mentioned that they have ways to detect link spamming. But the reality proved me I was wrong. My Traffic Is Constantly Going DownI did complain a...
by Blake Flannery 5 years ago
This is just one example of many errors showing up in Google webmaster tools that appear to have category information added into the url of my hub creating a link to a non-existent hub. In the link below, "/family-and-parenting/kids/" is the part that I think may be creating the...
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