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 Kate Swanson 6 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? It's as if Google is inserting HubPages' categories into my sub-domain to create...
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 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 Audrey Selig 6 years ago
In checking my email, I found early this week I received an email from the above party, telling me they will notify me by email of any errors they find when crawling my site... Did we all get one? I wonder if they are doing it because of problems mentioned by staff early this week...
by Kristine McAdams 5 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 Dorian Bodnariuc 21 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...
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