Is the traffic sources supposed to let you know where all your traffic comes from. Often there is more traffic listed on my account page than traffic on the traffic sources.
It will be different because a lot of people surf the net using a VPN, which hides their location. Also many use blockers which prevent sites tracking them.
If you learn how to use Google Analytics you can get a better picture of where your traffic comes from. I believe they have a tutorial that shows you how to sign up and use it.
I never learned to use it. Signed up, took one look, shuddered and left
There is so much to learn about traffic that a writer could easily spend all their time learning to promote traffic and not write at all. There is one hubber here who is making good money with just 53 hubs because she has figured out traffic. So both needs to be done. It is just difficult keeping a balance.
It's actually kind of fun. I still don't know all of the ins and outs but I do know that if you click on "real time" it will show you how many views you're getting at the moment, and also you can set the date at the top of the page and click on audience to learn how many views you got at any day or period in time. You can also compare the views you have at any time with any other date. If you click on acquisition and then social, you can scroll to the bottom to see how many views you're getting from various social networking sites. The whole thing might take five minutes but helps you to analyze your views. There's more, but if you even do that much, you can learn quite a bit.
thank you for your explanation. That makes sense. I did not know that.
I'm with Bev on Analytics. How is my life improved by knowing that a left-handed vegan from the Dry Tortugas reads some of my articles? The minutiae of information available is bewildering and entirely useless.
I have the same antagonism towards "writing for traffic." I write in my own fashion and not in a way dictated by some algorithm. If people find an article of mine, read it, and like it, I'm happy. If they don't find it because I haven't stuffed it with some magic words that attract attention, too bad.
I'm with the wonderful humour writer Alan Coren. He was told by his publisher that three things boost book sales - cats, golf, and Nazism. So he wrote a collection of witty essays under the title "Golfing for Cats" with a cover image featuring a swastika on the golf pin flag.
depends upon your motivation for writing. I enjoy writing and I enjoy people reading my stuff and talking about it, but I also would like to make some money. I can get my ideas across in an interesting way and still use some SEO gobbldy-gook
Yes, but, TT2 how does that "knowledge" enrich your life?
by Aficionada 8 years ago
Ever since the switch to subdomains, I have seen specific subdomain names listed on the traffic stats for individual Hubs; and on the Traffic Sources Page, the numbers for HubPages have seemed to decline (understandably). Recently, I have seen higher numbers for HubPages.com, and I don't...
by Dr Mark 8 years ago
My traffic sources is showing Hubpages, Google, Yahoo, etc but does not show my web site, which I am sure is active and bouncing visitors back to my articles on Hubpages. Any idea why it does not show up?
by BeatsMe 7 years ago
Hi, I have noticed that for a few days now, while the traffic stats are updating, our traffic sources are not. Has anyone else noticed this too?
by multimastery 11 years ago
What are 3 of your top reporting traffic sources? Mine are Google, Yahoo and HubPages!Perhaps through this thread we can all discover new and exciting places to generate more traffic to our hubs!
by David 470 9 years ago
I see that there are 4 traffic sources. Search Engines, Direct traffic, referring sites, and other.Does direct traffic mean from hubpages? And referring sites? I have some for that..
by Sheri Dusseault 7 years ago
I am still sort of new here and have a question about traffic sources. When I go to my traffic sources I can see hubpage views, google views, etc, but some hubbers actually show up with their hub page ulr. And some are crazy amount of views. For eg. one hubber has viewed 112 times and I only have...
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