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HotDoodle is Software as a Service (SaaS) that was developed by Metabyte, Inc., a leading information technology (IT) services company trusted by Fortune 500 and mid-market enterprises worldwide. HotDoodle is not affiliated with Google but does support Google interfaces.


Supported Interfaces
Verifying Site Ownership

In Google webmaster tools you may be asked to verify ownership of your site and Google will offer several alternatives. Below are the likely options:

Google Verification Approach How to do it
Add a meta tag to your site's home page Toolbar: Administration / Configure Site
   then click Site Preferences and search for Google
Link to your Google Analytics account Toolbar: Administration / Configure Site
   then click Site Preferences and search for Google
Add a DNS record to your domain's configuration Must be done outside of HotDoodle
Upload an HTML file to your server Toolbar: Administration / Advanced Administration
   then search for Google

 
Google Analytics

HotDoodle will automatically insert the Google Analytics calls into every page. To setup see the Verifying Ownership article.

 
Adwords

Google AdWords places advertisements onto your site. To enable this, insert a Banner Ad block and use the Google view.

 
Page URL Aliases

Search engines might rank a page slightly higher if its URL contains a phrase used in the search. To set your page alias, Click the "Page" button found in the control bar and select "Edit Page Name." Under "Properties" you will see a 'Page URL Alias' field.

Note: Use under-bars to make it easy for search engines to figure out what you mean. For example, you might think that
   ?section=fremonthypnotherapist
might be read as "fremont hypnotherapist", but that is because you used your advanced human linguistic skills. To a search engine, this could also qualify for "the fremont rapist".

Using an under-bar as in ?section=fremont_hypnotherapist lets the engines know how to interpret the phrase.

 
Campaigns

There are no issues with targeting your site with Google campaigns. Just use your site's URL, or to land on a particular page use a ?section= argument. This can be combined with URL aliases. For example, a HotDoodle campaign for wedding planners might have Google send folks to hotdoodle.com?section=WeddingPlanners

 
Campaign Conversion Events

In the advanced fields of a page's name and properties is a place to enger an id and label from the Google campaign tracking javascript. This provides the option to utilize Google's tracking logs; However, HotDoodle's built in tracking logs are detailed and far useful for most people.

 
Campaign Tracking

HotDoodle provides very detailed visitor tracking which can be filtered to show only the visits from Google campaigns. To see these logs, from the control bar use Administration/Site logs and then click on the Se"IP Access" logs link. Google campaign generated traffic is automatically marked, and a Google filter option will be present.


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