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Some hubbers may wonder why I have asked such a question because on many forums Google Analytics is regarded highly. Today I spent about two hours or more on Google Analytics website and I felt like I had been swimming off Louisiana. I emerged covered with the oil of information[I empathize with the residents there and pray their nightmare may end soon].
Let me get literal. I was delighted to know which pages were visited and how often. I found the keywords used were none or very few of mine. There was a term'bounce' which I have to view as neutral until I discover if it is favourable or unfavourable.I know what bounced emails are but don't know if this is the same bounce.
What I discovered as interesting is that a hub that is still unpublished was included. Now, if the statistics is my visits to work on the hub,it should have been more. Also,I noticed the visitors and unique visitors.Unique visitors are supposed to be first time. On some sites where the visitors and unique visitor did not match, I questioned it as I had not edited the hub nor visited to comment.
Now that I know the what of Google Analytics, I need to know the how it helps hubbers aspect.I am aware of videos to help but they take a long time to load and they break up making them useless.Frankly, if I had found the answers for which I have been diligently searching, I would not have to ask.But, I feel like the British Petroleum company who will be hitting and missing to cap the oil maybe until August. I need answers before that time.Any and all comments are appreciated.
It can help you target articles more effectively, find out whats working, see your visitor count, and more.
Working with statistics to increase earnings is a huge field,and takes a whole lot of research!
This is good advice.
I signed up for Google Analytics. I stuck all my sites in it.
I found out I have a 200 word page that makes $20 a month. Wow.
I'm now building more of all my best pages!
Also if you sell your own products on Clickbank you can see which hubs are earning you money!
Although there are lots of things on Google Analytics I do not understand lots of the features are useful. They are able to give a clearer picture of traffic sources than the HubPages stats.
I find the 'piechart' that showns sections of where the traffic is coming from useful, as you can see on it that more traffic is coming from search engines than other place for example.
I like to view where (on the map) the traffic is coming from sometimes - just curious really.
The most useful thing is looking at which of my hubs are earning - then trying to think/work out what I might have got right on them.
As you can tell I am no expert at making use of the info there but I am slowly learning to understand how to use it.
by David 4707 years ago
I looked into my Analytics and it said I had an XXX amount of unique visitors(for this day). I am not sure if I am allowed to say how many(tell me if I am wrong), but I am extremely surprised how big the number was.(for...
by India Arnold7 years ago
Is it true that analytics software counts unique visitors once, no matter how many pages they view?When unique visitors come to your web-page, they get counted as only one view no matter how many pages they view or how...
by Carolee Samuda4 years ago
I am not very intelligent when it comes to traffic stats, so sue me..lolWhy is Google Analytics stats more than the HP stats for the same period? Before you assume that Google logs my visits to my hubs, let me clarify...
by Tony Lawrence6 years ago
I got email this morning telling me that "We’re excited to share that the new version of Google Analytics will soon be activated in your account. In addition to a redesigned interface that makes it even easier to...
by aoiffe3798 years ago
I have a topic that I researched in Google keyword tool.There were thre columns- Competition,Global Search and Local Search. WhatI realize from reading other hubbers is that traffic and clicks depend on 'evergreen'...
by Sondra Rochelle7 weeks ago
I'm sure you all got the email from Google, but I have absolutely no idea what I'm supposed to do with it. Can anybody enlighten me? Do I have to change something, sign something, do nothing...what? I...
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