What is Google Analytics and Should I Get It?

Jump to Last Post 1-7 of 7 discussions (8 posts)
  1. AudreyLancho profile image94
    AudreyLanchoposted 5 weeks ago

    What is Google Analytics and should I get an account and a tracking code? My earnings are pretty constant. Not sure if this is for amplified earnings or just a statistics thing.

  2. carolynkaye profile image97
    carolynkayeposted 5 weeks ago

    It's just statistics, but there's a lot more information than you'll find in the HubPages stats page. I've always found it helpful, especially for marketing and knowing what content is doing best.

  3. theraggededge profile image98
    theraggededgeposted 5 weeks ago

    Just to advocate the other side. I've never used it and I've made over 4 figures at times.

  4. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 5 weeks ago

    Not only is Google Analytics useful, it is fun.

    1. Tim Truzy info4u profile image97
      Tim Truzy info4uposted 5 weeks agoin reply to this

      Indeed, it's fun, but on the reverse side--by removing my tracking number under Google Analytics in the affiliates section of our accounts under My Account--will that disable Google Analytics to my Hub Pages account?

  5. Rupert Taylor profile image96
    Rupert Taylorposted 5 weeks ago

    If you want to know how many one-legged, left-handed, Lithuanian transvestites read your article on rutabagas then Analytics is the place for you. Personally, I find the details offered bewildering and completely useless. Analytics are, no doubt, vital to Internet marketers who want to sell you stuff you don't need or want.

  6. FatFreddysCat profile image95
    FatFreddysCatposted 5 weeks ago

    Dang it, all this time I've been marketing towards the RIGHT handed ones.

    Obviously I need that, whatchamacallit, Analytics thingy.

  7. agilitymach profile image95
    agilitymachposted 5 weeks ago

    As already said and hinted at, Google Analytics is bunches and bunches and bunches of very detailed stats about who visits your pages. I  have found it less useful (but yes, fun) for my HubPages account and more useful for my personal author's website. If you aren't too techy, you may find it a waste of time and effort. If marketing your articles on HP is your thing, then it would be very useful. If you're a stats junkie (and I can be), then it's just fun.

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)