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Google Analytics says my HubPages URL is an "invalid input"

  1. Susan Ng profile image89
    Susan Ngposted 6 years ago

    I'm trying to add HubPages to my Google Analytics but it keeps saying that the website URL is invalid and won't let me create an account. Could it be because there's a plus sign in my profile name? (i.e. hubpages.com/profile/Susan+Ng) How do I work around it? That's the URL that appears when I view my HubPages profile. yikes

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    Website Examinerposted 6 years ago

    For Analytics, you simply use http://hubpages.com, not your profile URL.

  3. Susan Ng profile image89
    Susan Ngposted 6 years ago

    Really? But it says here to write my profile name in website's URL:

    http://learningcenter.hubpages.com/sett … analytics/

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      Website Examinerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      My Analytics account is simply set for "hubpages.com" - used to collect data from multiple HubPages accounts without problems.

    2. lrohner profile image84
      lrohnerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Nope. It's what WE said. http://hubpages.com only.

      @WE - It said that when I signed up here. It didn't work for me then and doesn't now.

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        Website Examinerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks Irohner, for helping straighten this out. How I got it right to begin with I do not recall exactly; I must have read that somewhere else.

  4. Susan Ng profile image89
    Susan Ngposted 6 years ago

    Oh... so the instructions in HubPages Learning Center is incorrect? I just put hubpages.com and not include my profile name? smile

  5. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    Okay, let's first address the wrong thinking here.

    First off, you setup a Google Adsense account.

    You do so, by inputting your profile page.

    Afterward, you connect Google Analytics account via Google Adsense. When you do that- you use HubPages.com at the source to find your Google Adsense account and everything connected to it.

  6. Susan Ng profile image89
    Susan Ngposted 6 years ago

    Okay, that makes sense. smile Did you visit the link to HubPages Learning Center? Did I completely misunderstand it or are the instructions there really incorrect? yikes

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      Website Examinerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, we have read the instructions. Yes, you have understood them correctly. No, following the instructions isn't working, as Irohner has affirmed above.

  7. paradigmsearch profile image87
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    Life is an "invalid input"...

    1. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      lol lol lol lol Paradigm, you're too funny.

  8. Susan Ng profile image89
    Susan Ngposted 6 years ago

    Okay, thanks for the help. smile

    I wonder why HubPages hasn't corrected their guide to setting up Google Analytics.

 
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