How do I check traffic sources?

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  1. poppyr profile image91
    poppyrposted 9 months ago

    I just got a nice 300% boost in traffic on one of my articles. I'd like to find out whether that came from a specific link. How do I do that? If I go onto "Traffic Sources" it just has a list of search engines.

    1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image96
      Wesman Todd Shawposted 9 months agoin reply to this

      Google Analytics. I really don't mess with Analytics, as I tried to use it years ago, and realized I didn't know what I was doing. But with Analytics you could surely find what you're looking for.

      1. poppyr profile image91
        poppyrposted 9 months agoin reply to this

        Thank you! How do I check those?

        1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image96
          Wesman Todd Shawposted 9 months agoin reply to this

          You have to join Google Analytics. It's free. All it is, is every possible bit of data you could ever imagine could exist for your stuff. I haven't logged into mine in years. It's just way over my head.

          Hopefully Brandon will show up. I'd think he'd be your best bet to help you with that. But you could go ahead and get an Analytics account.

    2. theraggededge profile image97
      theraggededgeposted 9 months agoin reply to this

      Or, if you just want a quick overview (I have never used GA) go to the hub (not in Edit mode). Click Stats at the top and then click the Referrers tab. If the article has any age, you'll also be able to see what search phrases people have used to find it.

  2. Glenn Stok profile image98
    Glenn Stokposted 9 months ago

    You need to place your Google Analytics affiliate code in the “Reporting Settings” under “Earnings > Settings” in your HubPages Account. After your have let it accumulate data, you can do the following.

    Log into Google Analytics and on the left column, click the following sequence:

    Behavior > Site Content > All Pages

    You will see a full report of all your active hubs with views, duration, etc.

    To see where the traffic is coming from for any particular hub, click that hub and then from the left column, select Acquisition > All Traffic > Source/Medium

    For other guidelines with tips and advice for HubPages, see the spotlight list on my profile.

  3. eugbug profile image97
    eugbugposted 9 months ago

    There's a help page here: … -analytics

    The layout of GA may have changed somewhat over the years (not sure whether the sceeenshots were updated), but it's unlikely to be vastly different.

  4. poppyr profile image91
    poppyrposted 9 months ago

    Thank you everyone, I appreciate your help.

  5. Natalie Frank profile image97
    Natalie Frankposted 9 months ago

    Not sure if this is helpful or not but ran across it and thought I'd put it out there.  It's some explanation related to analytics. … ing-terms/


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