What does it mean when you see many hubber subdomains as the traffic sources?

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  1. rajan jolly profile image92
    rajan jollyposted 11 years ago

    What does it mean when you see many hubber subdomains as the traffic sources?

    And some subdomains show close to a hundred views against them. I see this when I check the stats of a hub.
    How is possible for certain hubber subdomains to send so much traffic?
    Will veteran hubbers or staff enlighten please?

  2. Sherry Hewins profile image93
    Sherry Hewinsposted 11 years ago

    I've seen that also, I've always assumed that it means those hubbers have links to your hubs that are sending traffic your way. If this is not correct, someone please enlighten me.

    1. rajan jolly profile image92
      rajan jollyposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Sherry, most of these hubbers haven't commented on a single hub of mine, so it's difficult imagining them sharing my links. But who knows, you may be right?

    2. Susana S profile image93
      Susana Sposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      You're correct Sherry.

  3. tillsontitan profile image81
    tillsontitanposted 11 years ago

    I wish I could answer this Rajan, but I am totally baffled.  I have never seen a hubber subdomain so I will be following this question to learn more.

    1. rajan jolly profile image92
      rajan jollyposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Mary, you can check your stats at the top of all your hubs!

  4. hawaiianodysseus profile image70
    hawaiianodysseusposted 11 years ago

    Rajan, I'd like to expound on what Ms. Hewins mentioned earlier. If I like something that you've written and share it with my followers, when they visit your hub and read it, this interactions shows up as traffic from my subdomain.



    PS Disclaimer: If my understanding of how this works is erroneous, I stand corrected and apologize for any misinformation. But this is the best I could find after researching similar questions from the past.

    1. rajan jolly profile image92
      rajan jollyposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I always make a point to comment whenever I read a hub. And also make it a point to mention that I'm sharing it. However, like I pointed out to Sherry, near total majority of these hubbers have never commented on my hubs.
      Thanks for your comment

    2. hawaiianodysseus profile image70
      hawaiianodysseusposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Hmm...I then wonder if it's the case where someone embeds their hub name in your url, thus piggybacking off of you, and does the social media thing--facebook, twitter, pinterest. I don't like it if they're not even reading and commenting sincerely.

  5. brianrock profile image82
    brianrockposted 11 years ago

    Most likely it has to do with related hubs. At the bottom of each of your hubs, you'll a section titled "Discover More Hubs." This is a list of 8 hubs, presumably related by category and/or keywords.

    If someone clicks on one of those links (and the link takes them to your hub), then the traffic source will show another hubber's subdomain - the person who's hub the reader was originally on.

    If your hub is getting a lot of traffic from other subdomains, then it's probably being attached to a lot of other hubs as related and/or it's being attached to some highly trafficked hubs.

    If you're really curious and want to know for sure, sign up for Google Analytics and install the tracking code. Once Google collects that data, you can drill down to an individual URL (your hub) and see where exactly visitors are coming from. You'll see the actual URL instead of have everything lumped up by sub-domain.

    1. Susana S profile image93
      Susana Sposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Rajan - this is it exactly. Most traffic from other subdomains will come through this route, but it could be through ANY link to one of your hubs from another hubbers hub.

    2. younghopes profile image67
      younghopesposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      i agree fully with Brianrock, because most of the times i too was baffled with these subdomains. You are right, perhaps that is the most logical reason

  6. Savio Dawson profile image93
    Savio Dawsonposted 11 years ago

    I have seen this happen too.. In fact, under 'My account' and under 'Traffic Sources', you will find that many of the hubbers are traffic sources or what you call as subdomains. In addition, they are neither my followers nor do they leave any comments on any of my hubs..

    I think it comes more out of curiosity to see the work of a person but not yet decided to follow him or her. Over a period of time more and more views happen and the person continues to not follow you. I am sure, we all will have this experience.

    They are like our secret admirers. Nice to have them.. :-)

    Do check traffic sources under 'my account'. Enjoy the hubbers' views!!

  7. Sue Bailey profile image69
    Sue Baileyposted 11 years ago

    The  other question you ought to be asking Rajan is do the people who linked to or somehow directed the traffic to your hub get any of the revenue?  I'm not sure so I can't answer this for you but it would be nice to know whether we are all mutually assisting each other in making some money.

    1. profile image0
      ateinposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Hello ,
      Referral trackers(they share revenue ) can be used when linking to other hubs. But I do not know if they are allowed to be used for internal linking.  Please refer Learning Center . Link :

  8. Glimmer Twin Fan profile image93
    Glimmer Twin Fanposted 11 years ago

    I believe (but not 100% sure) it means that the hubber with the subdomain you are seeing has placed a link to your hub in one of their hubs.  Every time someone is reading their hub and clicks on the link to yours, it comes from their subdomain.

  9. profile image0
    ateinposted 11 years ago

    Hello ,

    There are a few ways that a subdomain can send traffic your hubs .

    1. The related hubs at the bottom of each hub .

    2. The comments section of each hub(if the capsule is enabled) . If you post a comment on some other hubbers Hubpage and if people, after clicking through this link reach your profile and browse/read your hubs then the traffic source will be the place where the link originated, in this case the sub-domain where comment was made . Thus traffic is sent from subdomainA.hubpages.com to Rajanjolly.hubpages.com and the traffic source will be subdomainA.hubpages.com. (This is how I understand it. I might be wrong.)

    3. Every hubber, when s/he logs into his/her HP account is presented with a feed that reflects his interest/choice (mine doesn't  big_smile) . If your hub finds it's way in this feed and s/he visits your hub via that link then it should count as a visit from that hubbers subdomain . Again , I might be wrong .

    4. Somebody explicitly links to your hub from his/her hub and a visitor to that hub clicks though the link to visit your hub .

    Also IMO if some hubber shares your hub with his/her followers and they visit your hub via that link then it should be counted as traffic from their domains and not the original sharer's domain.
    There was suggest link tool that used to drive traffic between hubs via related links but it has been retired(as you might know) .

    Thank you ,



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