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  1. Thumb86 profile image61
    Thumb86posted 8 years ago

    Do hubpages show you traffic coming from absolutely everywhere? even from sites like xomba, shetoldme, mashbite etc? just wondering because I seem to be getting ppl reading my articles through mashbite but its not showing up as a traffic source.

    1. thisisoli profile image71
      thisisoliposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      how do you know people are coming from this source?

      People might be viewing the link on the site, but not follow the link to your article.

  2. WryLilt profile image91
    WryLiltposted 8 years ago

    I haven't used mashbite -

    But in my personal experience every website shows up. I've had my personal site, facebook, twitter, stumbleupon etc all show up on my list of referring sites.

    1. nicregi profile image74
      nicregiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      On my traffic stats, I have people reading form FAcebook, digg, mashbite, stumbleupon and many more.

      However, i think not all are very accurate thou.

      To answer the question, yes i think HP does show the traffic source but i do not think it is 100% accurate.

      Normally i check analytics for such info smile

      1. profile image47
        kanisk2009posted 8 years agoin reply to this

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        1. nicregi profile image74
          nicregiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Hi

          To improve traffic, you can use backlink and promotion methods. Check out my hubs and i got write bout it smile

          Hope this helps in general.

          1. snagerries profile image70
            snagerriesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Also social bookmarking helps a lot to get traffic.. I am using this technique to get lot of backlinks.

      2. dbonchabo profile image60
        dbonchaboposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I do seem to be getting traffic from mashbite, twitter, shetoldme, stumbleupon, but mashbite seems to be down for maintenance now i use farkool which has been a decent source of traffic.

  3. thisisoli profile image71
    thisisoliposted 8 years ago

    Yep. Analytics is very accurate, hub stats should be used for guideline stats only.

    1. thisisoli profile image71
      thisisoliposted 8 years ago

      I don't bother too much with social bookmarking, it is low quality traffic and requires you to spend a lot of time for little in return. It only benefits when you get the Digg effect.

      I find my efforts are better rewarded in locations where my backlinks have SEO value.

      1. Thumb86 profile image61
        Thumb86posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        like a high ranked blog or something of that nature?

        1. thisisoli profile image71
          thisisoliposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Yeah, anywhere on a good site with nice PR suits me.

    2. alphonsians93 profile image57
      alphonsians93posted 8 years ago

      The best source of traffic is google.com. So you better improve the SEO of your website to gain more.

    3. profile image0
      ankigarg87posted 8 years ago

      Best traffic sources are social networking websites like twitter,orkut,facebook etc

      1. thisisoli profile image71
        thisisoliposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Completely wrong. It is low conversion, short lifespan traffic.

        Organic Google traffic is the best way to make money.

      2. WryLilt profile image91
        WryLiltposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        In that case, ankigarg87, why am I getting over 750 views a day with only about 2% from social networking sites? Social sites bump links out too fast and don't create permanent links to your material.

        If you rank well in search engines, people will come of their own accord. And the amount of people will increase over time to a quality hub.

        1. sofs profile image88
          sofsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Yeah I have noticed this too, the networking site traffic is so fickle, it comes in rushes and then dies out.
          But I just want to as k this of WryLilt or Oli 
            only SEO and keyword researches work, back links don't amount to much, is this what you are saying ... this traffic  concept  is so confusing...and I really need some - traffic

          1. WryLilt profile image91
            WryLiltposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Sofs, do you know what nofollow and dofollow means? The basic explanation of it is that nofollow backlinks have no value when it comes to ranking your page better. People who actually view the link might click it but google won't be impressed.

            Most social traffic sites have their links branded with a nofollow so from a backlinking perspective are fairly worthless.

            Backlinks will help improve your pages value in google's eyes as long as you place links on relevant sites (obviously no links to a tomato hub from a site about mowers) and the site or location of the link is dofollow.

            Backlinks do a huge amount of good for a website. But of course everyone wants a backlink and not everyone is willing to give you dofollow ones. So it's hard getting quality ones.

            A dofollow backlink from your nana's home cooking blog isn't worth half as much as a dofollow backlink from a site like taste.com.au

            I have a hub floating around somewhere called "What is a backlink." Has the basics in there!

            1. sofs profile image88
              sofsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              Thank you, I did read about the do follow and the no follow sites.. This is good simple communication. Thanks WryLilt  for taking the time out to help. I will go back and read it again. May be a little slow on the uptake but i work hard to understand techie stuff.

              1. WryLilt profile image91
                WryLiltposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                Glad I could help. I'm learning new stuff every day, too!

    4. nicregi profile image74
      nicregiposted 8 years ago

      If simply by looking at stats, yes i get views from those places.

      However, it depends if the stats are really correct smile

    5. Pcunix profile image91
      Pcunixposted 8 years ago

      I say this from using Adsense since 2003:  the only traffic that matters for that is search traffic.  You can be swamped by Digg or Su and not make a dime, search is what matters.

      Now for other things, like e-book sales or selling services, those other sources can be useful.  They can sometimes be useful in helping you get search traffic later, too.  But at the end of the day, it is searchers who click on ads.

      1. nicregi profile image74
        nicregiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Agree with what Pcunix had to say.

        I learned the har way. Got tons of views from those sites but ain't anything in Adsense sad

     
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