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Tracing link sources

  1. Shadesbreath profile image82
    Shadesbreathposted 7 years ago

    I tried to get an answer for this before, and never quite did.  SO:

    When I view a hub stats, I can see main sources of traffic to my hub.  However, when I click on those links, they are generic, front page sorts of things.  You can never get right to the source itself.

    How do you get right to the source of the link that is sending people to your article?

  2. relache profile image87
    relacheposted 7 years ago

    Analytics is going to give you much more than the stats here.  Hub stats are extremely basic.

  3. Shadesbreath profile image82
    Shadesbreathposted 7 years ago

    Good idea.  I'll go see if I can find it that way.  Thanks.

  4. Shadesbreath profile image82
    Shadesbreathposted 7 years ago

    Nope, that still gives me sort of generic links.  I can find pages of articles, but have to guess and read through every link to find it I guess.  I'm not gonna work that hard to find it; I was just curious.  Wish there was a way to hop right back to the link that sent it.

    1. sunforged profile image74
      sunforgedposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      There is:

      ill open up my analytics and try and trace the steps for you.

  5. Anesidora profile image66
    Anesidoraposted 7 years ago

    Me, too, Shades, always wondered about that. Never figured it out.

  6. Shil1978 profile image92
    Shil1978posted 7 years ago

    I don't think there is a way to do that, but if there is, I'd like to know as well. I've tried tracing the originating source too, with no luck in the past!!

  7. katiem2 profile image60
    katiem2posted 7 years ago

    That's a great question, I look forward to learning something, Thanks Shadesbreath.  smile

  8. sunforged profile image74
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago


    Maybe not.

    Referring sitess will give you the main domain but for something like articlebase.com, I could see why you may want a more precise entry.

  9. thisisoli profile image72
    thisisoliposted 7 years ago

    just spent 5 minutes looking and I cannot find anything, looks like Analtics doesnt do it all afterall!

  10. WaffleCheese profile image47
    WaffleCheeseposted 7 years ago

    Bwhahaha there is a way.

    Download SEO Quake.

    Once it's installed you'll see a Y!L and then a number. That number represents all of the backlinks to your hub. Once you click on the number it will take you to all of the referring domains.

    Have fun!

    1. Lighting Guru profile image59
      Lighting Guruposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      You can do it with analytics.  What you have to do is click on the referring link site when you're looking at traffic sources and you should see a small link there under the title that says "visit this referring link".  That will show you exactly where your traffic is coming from.