How to Use the Referral Tracker on HubPages

Source

How to Create Referral Trackers on HubPages Video

Referral Trackers are your fuel!

I really wish I had understood the concept and importance of referral trackers from the beginning. This step is VITAL if you care about hub impressions (clicks) and traffic. If you want hub money - trust me, just DO IT! and create your respective referral trackers. Example; if someone went to your page on a whim and signed up for HubPages you do NOT get sign up credit without a referral tracker. However, if they got to HubPages through one of YOUR trackers and signup for HubPages then you get credit and residuals from that new hubber's account.

Earning Additional Income - You can earn by adding a referral tracker to hubs other than your own. Let me REPEAT that. You CAN EARN by adding a referral tracker to hubs you did NOT write. The original author is NOT losing anything by you doing this. In fact you are simply generating traffic to that hub. Traffic that would not have been generated without your promotion. NOTE - you do NOT copy the hub! You copy the title and add a referral tracker link. It's a win win - you are creating a SEO friendly back-link to your fellow hubber. They get better SEO, plus traffic. You earn a portion of the impression for promoting your fellow hubber's hubs. Here are the specifics - straight from HubPages.

  • you earn between 9 - 12% of the impressions when the link includes your referral tracker to a fellow hubber's hub
  • you earn 30% of the impressions when you refer to HubPages home page
  • you earn 10% of the impressions when a new hubber signs up under your referral tracker

Source: Referral Trackers & The HubPages Affiliate Program

How to create a referral tracker

  1. Go to your account page
  2. From your account page click the EARNINGS link
  3. From your earnings' page click REFERRAL TRACKERS
  4. Scroll to Create New Tracker. Incidentally, HubPages has already created a referral tracker for you. You can use that one or create specific trackers. For example, I have a separate tracker for Twitter, Facebook and for each of my blog pages. I also have specific trackers for my main topics such as, education, nutrition and technology.
  5. IMPORTANT - YOU must enter the referral tracker within your links otherwise they are useless and you don't gain additional monetary credit! There is a couple of ways to do this.

Be sure to watch the video above for easy step by step instructions.

Finding the "Referral Tracker"

Source

"Link to this page" The Easy Way to Use a Referral Tracker on HubPages

Let's say you want to share a particular Hub in your e-mail, blog or social network -

  1. Scroll to the VERY bottom of the Hub.
  2. Go to the footer bar.
  3. Click "Link to this page".
  4. Use the drop down list to select your referral tracker.
  5. Cut and paste the url into your e-mail, blog, website, or social network. This way YOU get the credit for the referral on those clicks. Get it? You get credit AND the author gets credit.

Finding the "link to this page"

Source

A word about courtesy and copyright

  1. Never EVER cut and paste ANY hub text into your blogs or websites. ONLY cut and paste the title of the hub. You can also add the pre-written short summary for the hub. It is best practice to try to rewrite their summary or tweak it a bit when posting it elsewhere. However, keep any summaries and prologues relevant to their respective work.
  2. Make every attempt possible to notify your fellow hubber or blogger that you are promoting their respective work on your blogs or websites. You can use the "contact" icon under their profile or tweet them a personal message if you follow them on twitter. Most hubbers are pleased to have their work featured and promoted. After all, it generates traffic.
  3. Extend an invitation to fellow hubbers to guest post on your blog. This builds camaraderie, referrals and interest in your topic areas. Include your referral tracker on any outgoing links to hubs.

© 2011 Marisa Hammond Olivares

More by this Author


Comments 264 comments

Sunshine625 profile image

Sunshine625 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

Super informative hub! Loaded with useful information! Thank you for sharing!!


Nell Rose profile image

Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

Hi, this is great! we all forget some of things to do, and especially if you have been on here a while it can get you back into bad habits!

And Thank You! I took a look and it was fabulous! I sent you an email too, thanks so much, nell


missolive profile image

missolive 5 years ago from Texas Author

Sunshine and Nell! Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting. I'm truly glad to hear you find this hub useful and informative.

@Nel glad you liked the link! Those facial exercises are FABULOUS! :)


ktrapp profile image

ktrapp 5 years ago from Illinois

This is very informative. I especially appreciate the information on referral trackers.


anjperez profile image

anjperez 5 years ago

missolive, i cannot thank you enough for putting this up. (,")


missolive profile image

missolive 5 years ago from Texas Author

Ktrapp and anjperez - I'm realizing the referral tracker is key. I've been slowly editing and revising my links on my blogs. Check your referral tracker page often to see how traffic is recorded - you will be amazed to see what you have been missing BEFORE you used the tracker. Best wishes to both of you

@anjperez - visited your blogs - great stuff! :)


RealHousewife profile image

RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Excellent hub! I'm not ready to worry about tracking and referrals and all that - I'm really in it just to write but I am bookmarking this for later. It also has some great tips for now too (reminder of linking)! Thanks for sharing your knowledge!


missolive profile image

missolive 5 years ago from Texas Author

* Author's Update 10/11/11 - the "link to this page" is also available on the share buttons link above the comments bar. I have created a slide with the steps.


randomcreative profile image

randomcreative 5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Thank you so much for explaining how referral trackers work! I had no idea. I will definitely be using this from now on.


Cloverleaf profile image

Cloverleaf 5 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

Hi missolive, this is highly valuable information! Thank you so much for sharing these tips with us!

Cloverleaf

Voted up / useful / bookmarked


K. Burns Darling profile image

K. Burns Darling 5 years ago from Orange County, California

A nicely done, informative and useful hub. It is also helpful to review and when necessary "revamp" your hubs, links, and trackers. Voted up, useful, awesome, and interesting. Thanks for sharing your tips with us!


jean2011 profile image

jean2011 5 years ago from Canada

Thank you for this very informative hub! I have voted this hub up and useful.


kesinee profile image

kesinee 5 years ago from Bangkok, Thailand

Thank you for sharing a good information. Vote up and useful hub.


the clean life profile image

the clean life 5 years ago from New Jersey Shore

Thank you so much for all this very important info. I have learned a lot and will bookmark this so that I can re-read and set tracker up. Excellent hub and Voted UP and Useful!!


Nspeel profile image

Nspeel 5 years ago from Myrtle Beach

I love it. Bookmarked loved spending an hour on it.


JT Walters profile image

JT Walters 5 years ago from Florida

Really Great Article,

I am limited in how many referrals I have do you have any advice about that?

JT


homesteadbound profile image

homesteadbound 5 years ago from Texas

Really great hub. I'm so glad I ran across it. Bookmarked and voted across.


bell du jour profile image

bell du jour 5 years ago from Ireland

Absolutely brilliant hub! thak you so much for answering all my questions. Voted up


MonetteforJack profile image

MonetteforJack 5 years ago from Tuckerton, NJ

Miss Olive, many thanks for this super-duper useful hub!


missolive profile image

missolive 5 years ago from Texas Author

randomcreative, cloverleaf, k. burns darling, jean2011, kesinee, thecleanlife, nspeel, JT Walters, homesteadbound, bell du jour , monettefor Jack - thank you so very much for stopping by and for leaving me supportive comments. The steps in my hub have really made a difference to my account. I felt strongly compelled to put this hub together for all of us.

@JT Walters - not quite so sure about referral limits. I've never had a problem with referral limits. However, if you mean limits on how many trackers - I have 8 at this time. I wouldn't want to create too many. Life is confusing enough as it is.


Nspeel profile image

Nspeel 5 years ago from Myrtle Beach

What is the point in more than one referal tracker out of curiosity?


icciev profile image

icciev 5 years ago from Kuwait

thanks for all the information provided here.


missolive profile image

missolive 5 years ago from Texas Author

Thank you icciev

@Nspeel - I keep a tracker for each of these; twitter, facebook and blog. This way I know where the viewer is coming from. I also keep a tracker for each of my hub categories; education, health and technology.


tamarindcandy profile image

tamarindcandy 5 years ago

Fantastic hub, thanks for sharing with us. Voted up and useful.


Nspeel profile image

Nspeel 5 years ago from Myrtle Beach

Do you use the referral tracker when you add an online text as well?


missolive profile image

missolive 5 years ago from Texas Author

Nspeel - not sure if I understood your question. However, I hope this helps.

I include the referral code to ANY HubPage link I provide.


MarleneB profile image

MarleneB 5 years ago from Northern California, USA

Great hub. Thank you for sharing such valuable information.


Melovy profile image

Melovy 5 years ago from UK

This is very inspiring. I’ve had a look at your blog - in fact I came to this hub from it - and I am amazed at all you’ve achieved in such a short time on HP.

I hadn’t even noticed the ‘share’ button before and had got so bogged down every time I tried to create a sign up link that I gave up. Reading this made me decide to have another go and I’ve finally done it. Now I just have to get blogging, linking, tweeting more frequently…How do you do it!?


missolive profile image

missolive 5 years ago from Texas Author

Melovy - thank you for stopping by. Once you get started with referral trackers and linking it just becomes habit. I look forward to seeing a blog and tweet from you. How about Facebook Page? :)

As for me and your question - "how do you do it?" lol

Well, lets just say I've been a bit sleep deprived since I started HP. I am so addicted and I'm juggling so many things right now it's a bit crazy. HOWEVER, I'm pumped and I'm loving it. :)


hazelwood4 profile image

hazelwood4 5 years ago from Owensboro, Kentucky

I read your article the other day and it inspired me to create a new blog to promote work on Hubpages, http://paranormalhubactivity.blogspot.com/ Thanks for the the inspirational article!


missolive profile image

missolive 5 years ago from Texas Author

Hazelwood - that is awesome! I already visited your blog. I am your first follower and left a comment - too cool! Glad to know you were inspired. Continued best wishes to you, MissOlive


rajan jolly profile image

rajan jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

I need to get back to work since your hub has so much info.Congratulations on giving us these wonderful tips. I need to implement them rightaway. I'm so glad to be following you.

Bookmarked,voted up, awesome


missolive profile image

missolive 5 years ago from Texas Author

Hi Rajan, you know those movie scenes or life events when a child is anxiously trying to say something but they are so excited they keep stumbling over their own words? That is exactly how I felt as I prepared this hub. I know I am not the first nor last to write on referral trackers but I felt an urgent need to make sure everyone used them. Together with my blog, facebook and twitter It truly changed my traffic and scores. I'm still editing links myself. Glad to hear you found this "awesome" and worthy of a bookmark. Continued best wishes to you - MissOlive / Marisa


rajan jolly profile image

rajan jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

Hi marisa, I reciprocate your warm feelings and wish all the best in your writings.

Rajan


dui profile image

dui 5 years ago from FL, USA

wow...impressive hub miss olive. i am already in weeks creating my hub but never aware of referral tracker, but then thanks to you I am aware just now. You really shared a beautiful, useful and interesting topic too.


asmaiftikhar profile image

asmaiftikhar 5 years ago from Pakistan

That hub is really very vvvvvv useful thanks for sharing.


missolive profile image

missolive 5 years ago from Texas Author

Thank you asmaiftikhar :)

Glad you found it useful


Maralexa profile image

Maralexa 5 years ago from Vancouver, Canada and San Jose del Cabo, Mexico

Outstanding hub! The details and examples are just great. Thanks for sharing. Voted across. And bookmarked.


missolive profile image

missolive 5 years ago from Texas Author

Marlexa - glad you enjoyed this hub. I was really excited about getting this information out. Referral trackers have made a huge difference for me. I'm happy to have shared this info with you.

thanks for bookmarking and for the votes :)


Patkay profile image

Patkay 5 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

Thank you missolive for your good work. This has been my first hub to read today and there is a lot to learn here. I want to apply your tips hoping to generate more traffic.


missolive profile image

missolive 5 years ago from Texas Author

Hi Patkay - The week I added my blog and created my referral trackers was the week I saw the greatest growth. Best wishes on your endeavors and thank you for reading and commenting.


stephhicks68 profile image

stephhicks68 5 years ago from Bend, Oregon

Knew about everything except the share button on the bottom, as opposed to using the top Twitter/Facebook buttons. Thanks for the tips! -Stephanie


Lesleysherwood 5 years ago

I have book marked this hub as I know it will help me tremendously to keep referring to it.


cmontijo profile image

cmontijo 5 years ago from Somewhere in the World

Great Job missolive, loved it :)!


cmontijo profile image

cmontijo 5 years ago from Somewhere in the World

From now on I'm using referral trackers all the time, I didn't understand how to use them until now. Cheers!!!


Sinea Pies profile image

Sinea Pies 5 years ago from Northeastern United States

OK Missolive, "I'm goin' in"! Tonight I will go to my blog, replace normal links to my hubs with referral links, and see what begins to happen. LOVE your OlivePedia site. Wow! Smart lady. This hub is voted WAY up, verrrrry useful and bookmarked. I will be visiting it often just to learn the ropes. WOW!

BTW, I especially love the great care you take to work within the rules and warn others of potential dangers. I love writing for HubPages too much to accidentally break a rule. THANK YOU!


molometer profile image

molometer 5 years ago

Thanks missolive for a really useful and interesting hub bookmarked for future reference and voted up.


Sinea Pies profile image

Sinea Pies 5 years ago from Northeastern United States

One down, a million to go! I think I'm really glad I only have 46 hubs written. Placing referral trackers in all of them is going to take a little while. My first one was to add a link to this hub and your profile, along with a great hub by Prairieprincess to my Readers--How to Keep Them on Your Page hub. People need to read this hub! Thanks again.


missolive profile image

missolive 5 years ago from Texas Author

Sinea - thank you for sharing this hub - I'm glad to share what I have learned. Well, just know that as you are doing your referral trackers I am following along to get my links to open in another window. Glad to be sharing with prairieprincess as well - she's awesome. Teamwork! :)


thougtforce profile image

thougtforce 5 years ago from Sweden

Thank for this very useful information! I realize that there is so much more to learn:) I didn't know how to use the referral tracker besides to have it my profile page. VotedUp, useful

Tina


prairieprincess profile image

prairieprincess 5 years ago from Canada

Missolive, this is fantastic! I have been wanting to do more with my blogs but unsure of a direction but I love your blog and I hope you don't mind that it is giving me ideas, and even the confidence to pursue the ideas I already have! You are such a dynamo on HP and I have already learned so much from you!

BTW, I did NOT know that the share buttons did not have the referral link? I thought I had read somewhere that they did and that's not good! I will definitely need to change how I am doing my referrals for Facebook, Twitter, etc! Thanks for pointing this out. I do use a referral link for other places but I always thought the share buttons had the referral button built in.


missolive profile image

missolive 5 years ago from Texas Author

prairieprinces!! I am SO glad you came by to read this. You will be amazed when you begin using referral trackers in your blogs and social networks. It will make a HUGE difference. I have basically trained myself to use a referral tracker EVERYTIME I share a link - even within my own hubs. The blog is quite a bit of work, but oh so worth it.

Thanks so much for the great complement and comment. MissOlive


givingfairy profile image

givingfairy 5 years ago from some place in the Big Apple

Hi Missolive

Thanks for another great hub. The referral tracker information and link to this page information and steps come in very handy. Thank you for sharing.


witchee1014 profile image

witchee1014 5 years ago from Joplin, MO

so wait...let me see if i get this right. with the referral trackers, i can name it like "i like this" or "you'll like this" or "i wrote this" and then when i hit the share link to this page and put it on facebook or twitter then it will let me know who's linking and liking and all that stuff. am i even in the same ballpark here?


missolive profile image

missolive 5 years ago from Texas Author

witchee - the referral tracker has a report under your EARNINGS tab in accounts. Let's say you assign a referral tracker for TWITTER. You feature the link in a tweet. People click it and go to your hub. The report will keep track as to how many times that link was used. So you know how many referrals you have from Twitter. I have trackers for the links I use on Twitter, Facebook and my blogs.

hope this helped clarify


witchee1014 profile image

witchee1014 5 years ago from Joplin, MO

yes yes yes ok cool thats what i was thinking awesome awesome awesome thank you thank you thank you


Millionaire Tips profile image

Millionaire Tips 5 years ago from USA

This is very helpful Miss Olive. I was about to create a page with all my links anyway, now I can save some time and add the referral link while I am at it. Thanks. First I have to go back and revise all my posts!


missolive profile image

missolive 5 years ago from Texas Author

witchee1014 - you are very welcome

Millionaire Tips - Glad to know you will be applying this step to your links - it can make a big difference in your traffic and revenue. Revising will take some time, but I'm sure you will begin to see the benefits. Continued best wishes.


bangingbeauty profile image

bangingbeauty 5 years ago

Hi missolive, this is a great article, perfect for writers like myself. I'm just learning about referral trackers and you have covered them nicely here. Cheers, BB


missolive profile image

missolive 5 years ago from Texas Author

bangingbeauty - glad to hear you learned about referral trackers and found my hub helpful. You will see a grand difference once you apply them to your links.


Cogerson profile image

Cogerson 5 years ago from Virginia

Awesome information in this hub that I have bookmarked for future reference. Very well done....and congrats on your Hub Page of the Day you had the other day.


missolive profile image

missolive 5 years ago from Texas Author

Cogerson - Thank you for bookmarking. Appreciate the comment and complements. I was very happy and surprised with the Hub of the Day - it really made my day - thank you for your acknowledgement :)


SimeyC profile image

SimeyC 5 years ago from NJ, USA

Good commensense advice on here - and great for the forgetful!


missolive profile image

missolive 5 years ago from Texas Author

Simey - thank you for following and commenting. It is easy to forget all the details. Glad to follow you as well


Cyndi10 profile image

Cyndi10 5 years ago from Georgia

I wish I had this when I first signed up with Hubpages. I've had a few to sign on, bit I won't get credit because I was not familiar with referral tracker. This was well done, very easy to understand. Thank you.


Sarah 5 years ago

This is a great article! I did happen to notice a couple errors. You have the word "hi-lite" but I believe the word should be "highlight." Also you wrote "(I am in education)" I think this should read "I work in the Education field" or "I work in the field of Education." I realize that hubs is a very supportive environment, there isn't much constructive criticism, but I just felt that these two things stood out in an otherwise very well written article. Keep up the great work!


learner365 profile image

learner365 5 years ago

This is very helpful and very kind of you to share your knowledge with your fellow Hubbers.I really appreciate your thoughtful efforts.Thanks for sharing the useful info.I must say my bookmarks list is increasing because of your cool Hubs...:) Voted up !!!


missolive profile image

missolive 5 years ago from Texas Author

Hi Sarah - Thank you for your constructive comment, but it leaves me confused. I had corrected the word highlight last week and it still reads as highlight today. Now I'm wondering if your comment somehow got lost in the system until today. Not sure. Regardless, it has been corrected. I have also rephrased the other sentence.

Thank you


missolive profile image

missolive 5 years ago from Texas Author

learner365 - I'm happy to share this info with you. I found it to be very useful in promoting traffic and securing revenue. I wanted to pass the info along to fellow hubbers. Glad to hear I am bookmarked - often! :)


RTalloni profile image

RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

Thanks, thanks for again offering helpful info in a clearly written format. Voted up.


missolive profile image

missolive 5 years ago from Texas Author

Hi RTalloni! You are quite welcome.

I am truly happy to see you have come by to read and comment. I enjoy reading your hubs and I have learned quite a bit from you.

Thanks for the vote up!


twodawgs 5 years ago

Well explained, missolive. I had referral trackers on my list of things to read up on, and you saved me some effort, since your hub just showed up in my feed. Thanks for taking the time to write this up.


FaithDream profile image

FaithDream 5 years ago from (Midwest) USA

Yet another awesome hub from missolive. You really have such great ideas with these easy-to-follow articles.

Thanks for sharing your knowledge.


family2010 profile image

family2010 5 years ago

Yeah, thanks for sharing , you are truly working hard on your hubs


PeanutButterWine profile image

PeanutButterWine 5 years ago from North Vancouver, B.C. Canada

oooh I am seriously annoyed I have been getting tons of traffic through my facebook etc using the 'share' button, not link to this page and TWO people I know signed up and I won't get credit for those either. Major Arrgh. I don't even know where to start now... Loved the hub, thank you for sharing your expertise!


missolive profile image

missolive 5 years ago from Texas Author

PeanutButterWine - I TOTALLY know the feeling. This is of course why I wrote the hub. It is a very important step and not widely advertised. Just edit one hub at a time. Don't forget the sign up link on your profile :)

Continued best wishes


Jennifer Essary profile image

Jennifer Essary 5 years ago from Idaho

Referral Trackers...noted : )


missolive profile image

missolive 5 years ago from Texas Author

Good job - start following your referral tracker reports in your account/earnings section. You will be AMAZED how many you were missing. I hope you begin to see some sign ups. :)


twodawgs 5 years ago

Something I noticed when I tried sharing another author's hub article on Twitter using my link tracker, was that Twitter automatically converted the URL to a "short URL" when I posted it. This removed the reference to my link tracker from the URL. :-/


missolive profile image

missolive 5 years ago from Texas Author

twodawgs - Not to worry - it does record it - I do it all the time - it is simply shortened

My referral tracker for twitter is recording my tweets


twodawgs 5 years ago

Ah, you're right - I just checked my referral report again, and 4 page views just showed up from that link! (Imagine the Charlie Brown theme playing and Snoopy doing the happy dance!) Thanks again for the tip.


missolive profile image

missolive 5 years ago from Texas Author

glad to hear it - way to go twodawgs :)

Snoopy! hehe


GirgisAgeeb 5 years ago

Great explanation and fantastic tools thanks for it


thewahm profile image

thewahm 5 years ago

Great hub! As a new Hube Pages user I've found this very helpful.


missolive profile image

missolive 5 years ago from Texas Author

Girgis and thewahm - thank you. Best wishes on your HP endeavors.


Hello, hello, profile image

Hello, hello, 5 years ago from London, UK

Wow, I just discovered your hub here and have go through it again. Therefore, I'll bookmark it. So far I have one problem with your saying cut and save. NOt being a great Computer wizard I don't know how to do this. Please be so kind and explain in very plain English which you always do. I am very grateful for all your help. You are great.


missolive profile image

missolive 5 years ago from Texas Author

Hello - Hello, hello (was that an echo? hehe)

Thank you for stopping by.

Ok, teaching someone how to cut and paste through words is not the easiest thing to do. Will try though. It also depends on your computer. I'm going to assume you have a regular Windows computer with a mouse.

Variation #1

Double click on the area you want to copy

Right click and choose "copy"

Click on the area you want to paste

Right click and choose "paste"

The copied link should appear

Variation #2

Click on the section you want to copy

Hold the click down and drag across the words you want to copy (this highlights the area)

Right click and choose "copy"

Go to the area you want to paste

Right click and choose "paste"

Regardless, if you just look at my last image in the hub and see where it says #4 Cut and paste URL. If you just double click inside that referral tracker box it should highlight the link. Just right click and choose "copy" and then paste it wherever you are linking.

Hope this is what you were needing???


DeborahNeyens profile image

DeborahNeyens 5 years ago from Iowa

Missolive, you have been so helpful to me. And here's another hub of yours that I'm bookmarking. Is there any benefit to using referral trackers other than the chance that someone will sign up for Hubpages themselves? I've used the one referral tracker that hubpages created for me a bit, when I email links and such, but it hasn't seemed to do a thing for me. Thanks for all the great info!


barbergirl28 profile image

barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

Great advice - I have been using the referral trackers for awhile, but occasionally I get lazy and I just use the buttons. I really should stop doing that. Who knows what I might get from using the trackers instead. Great hub! Great advice.


missolive profile image

missolive 5 years ago from Texas Author

I hear ya' bbg28, but it does make a difference. I still wonder how many I missed before I figured trackers out. oh well :)

Thank you for reading and commenting.


J.S.Matthew profile image

J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

missolive, you are on fire! I am so happy to watch your success on HubPages. As a HubGreeter, I see a lot of folks; some stick around, some disappear, and some get moving! You are a mover! It was nice to see you in the HubPages Video Chat the other day. Obviously, you were at work (those darn school bells!). Keep up the great work. Everyone can learn from anyone and I have learned things in this Hub that I wasn't really thinking about. Voted up, sharing and bookmarked!

JSMatthew~


AudreyHowitt profile image

AudreyHowitt 5 years ago from California

Great information! Thank you! I have bookmarked this page!


marriedwithdebt profile image

marriedwithdebt 5 years ago from Illinois

Thank you for taking the time to lay this out so clearly. I will be changing some of my sharing tactics now.


missolive profile image

missolive 5 years ago from Texas Author

J.S.Matthew - right back atcha! The chat was fun - glad to have seen you there as well. Thank you for your kind words and motivation. I truly appreciate it. Thanks for sharing the hub! :)

Audrey - Glad you have found this useful. It truly made a big difference to me when I added referral trackers and set up a blog.

marriedwithdebt - I am very glad to share this info. Don't forget any hub links on your social websites. Most of us have links to our profile and hubs and we forget to include the referral tracker. Thank you for reading and commenting :)


howtojunkies profile image

howtojunkies 4 years ago

hi thanks for sharing this very informative!


Brett.Tesol profile image

Brett.Tesol 4 years ago from Somewhere in Asia

Good suggestions, I honestly haven't used the tracker much, but I will now. I also like the fact that you can link to fellow hubbers hubs with your tracker, helping increase traffic for them and a possibility of earnings for you. If everyone linked like this, traffic would soar!

Voted up and useful.


suvitharoja profile image

suvitharoja 4 years ago from India

Hi,

This is great information. Incidentally, I happened to read another hub on referral tracking yesterday. I did not know about this referral tracker till then. I have written an article about hubpages and used this referral tracker there. So If someone signs up from there, I can earn more money.

BTW, this hub is very informative and I appreciate your efforts.


JimmieWriter profile image

JimmieWriter 4 years ago from Memphis, TN USA

This is really helpful because the whole referral tracker has always mystified me. You've clarified it considerably.


jean2011 profile image

jean2011 4 years ago from Canada

Thank you again missolive for this useful and informative hub. I have voted it interesting and useful


missolive profile image

missolive 4 years ago from Texas Author

You are welcome jean2011 - thank you for the votes :)

JimmieWriter - Glad to see you read this. Be sure to update all your links with your referral tracker. It does make a difference.

suvitharoja - Thank you for your comment. I appreciate your link! :)

Brett - I do agree with you! I do believe our traffic would soar! Links galore! :) Thank you for the vote!

howtojunkies - Thank you! I'm very glad to share.


Hello, hello, profile image

Hello, hello, 4 years ago from London, UK

Hello, MissOlive, At long last I get round to thank you for explaining the 'cut and paste'. It was well described and for the first time I understood. My Hello, hello, I would have used it only once but it was too short. So I am stuck with. You have a fantastic success on HP especially in such a short time and I am glad for you. You definitely deserve it. Thank you again for all your patience. I will pop over now to read you blog.


James A Watkins profile image

James A Watkins 4 years ago from Chicago

Congratulations on your brilliant start on HubPages! 446 Followers in three months might be a new record. You obviously know what you are doing.

I appreciate the sound advice you presented on this page. By the numbers of thankful comments, I would say you have performed a great and needful service to this community of writers. Thank you very much.


missolive profile image

missolive 4 years ago from Texas Author

Hello,hello - you are quite welcome. I have also sent you a response to your e-mail. Glad to help. I hope you liked my blog

James A Watkins - I appreciate your comment and complement. I've had a great response to this hub. Time and time again I see hub links on various sites without a tracker. It is literally lost income as well as potentially losing sign-ups. Thanks again for reading and for your support.


cclitgirl profile image

cclitgirl 4 years ago from Western NC

Thank you for this! I am heading over to my hubs to put referall trackers on them. :)


natures47friend profile image

natures47friend 4 years ago from Sunny Art Deco Napier, New Zealand.

I want to try this also.....to get more followers...might get a hub nugget...lol


missolive profile image

missolive 4 years ago from Texas Author

cclitgirl - You are very welcome! You will be glad you did - especially once you see the traffic on your referral tracker page. :)

nature47friend - good luck on the hubnugget! :) The referral tracker does not necessarily generate more followers, but the effective use of a blog will. I hope you get plenty of followers and sign ups with your tracker! Best wishes to you.


barryrutherford profile image

barryrutherford 4 years ago from Queensland Australia

Brilliant Silly me hasn't been using referral trackers for 4 years...


missolive profile image

missolive 4 years ago from Texas Author

Oh my goodness Barry - you're kidding?!?!


RealHousewife profile image

RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Hi MissOlive...Look at the time...I got dropped down the rabbit hole in your hubs and I have been around hub land a few times now:) I have done you the favor of voting you up and not leaving comments on everything! LOL

I have read several of the Learning Center hubs you linked - my eyes are burning! haha! Thank you SO much again. Referral trackers...and I started out with keywords and bling...


missolive profile image

missolive 4 years ago from Texas Author

RealHousewife - but I love your comments! :)

wow Kelly, you WERE up late! Thank you so much for reading, for your votes and your support. You are doing an awesome job with your hubs. Pace yourself :)

Proud to call you my friend here, FB, Twitter and on and on.....


Zainnisar profile image

Zainnisar 4 years ago from Little Island, Heart.

Hello Missolive, another enlightened Hub.

Love to be here at HubPages there is so much to learn and all is available at a single site. I will definitely go for referral trackers. But I have a question for you,

Is WordPress safe? I have heard that its really friendly to hackers.


missolive profile image

missolive 4 years ago from Texas Author

Zainnisar - Thank you for reading and your great compliment. I love HubPages too!

your Wordpress question - I have had a couple Wordpress blogs for a year now and have never had a problem. They also have a really nice filter for the comments box. (spammers) As for me, no hacking problems. The problem we do face is inexperienced bloggers and/or content thieves simply 'cut and paste' our entire hub and add it to their blog. We simply have to be vigilant and file a DMCA as needed.


Zainnisar profile image

Zainnisar 4 years ago from Little Island, Heart.

Thanks, That was a really quick response thanks a lot.


missolive profile image

missolive 4 years ago from Texas Author

You are very welcome Zainnisar - I had just happened to log in right when you posted :)

Thanks again and I look forward to seeing you around HubPages.


arusho profile image

arusho 4 years ago from University Place, Wa.

missolive - thanks for all your great advice! You're awesome!


Rusticliving profile image

Rusticliving 4 years ago from California

I knew I loved olives for a reason!

Voted way up and useful!!!!!!

Blessings,

~Lisa


L.L. Woodard profile image

L.L. Woodard 4 years ago from Oklahoma City

Another most useful and informative hub. I appreciate that you explain things in an easy-to-understand manner.


cebutouristspot profile image

cebutouristspot 4 years ago from Cebu

Great information that you have written here am glad that you took time to share it with us. Thanks


Writer Fox profile image

Writer Fox 4 years ago from the wadi near the little river

Great advice here! How did you get the "click to enlarge" feature on an image? I didn't know that HubPages had this option.


missolive profile image

missolive 4 years ago from Texas Author

Writer Fox - Thank you! If you go to your text capsule there is a box that you can click. It is just below the title line towards the middle. I'm sure you'll find it. :)

cebutouristpot - I am always glad to share what I have learned.

LL. Woodard - I was so excited about how referral trackers worked that I had to get the information out. Thrilled to know my hub was understandable.

rusticliving - Yay! I appreciate the votes and I'm always happy to see you. Thank you.

arusho - You are quite welcome! Glad to share. I think YOU are awesome! :)


mary615 profile image

mary615 4 years ago from Florida

Thanks for all this great info. I have not used trackers, but will from now on. I have a folder in my bookmarks named "Miss Olive" to bookmark your informative Hubs. This one will certainly be placed in that folder! Many thanks.


missolive profile image

missolive 4 years ago from Texas Author

mary615 - What a great compliment; a folder dedicated to me! Honored!

I'm happy to share. I appreciate you coming by to read and comment - thank you :)


Journey * profile image

Journey * 4 years ago from USA

I just started using referral trackers after all this time and I will be sure to use them more and more. This is a great artice with valuable advice. Thanks! Voted up.


missolive profile image

missolive 4 years ago from Texas Author

Journey* - Trackers will surely make a difference if you use them all the time. Just don't use them in the forums - it is considered rude by some :)

Also, as an added perk. I have only been on HP 4 months and I have already had 7 new hubbers sign up on HP. I earn 10% off of their hub impressions. Important - they do not lose any of that income. They get their impressions, I get 10% and HP gets the rest.

I appreciate the votes - glad you stopped by


maxravi profile image

maxravi 4 years ago from India

Very nice hub and thanks for tips.please continue posting hubs about your experience.


sholland10 profile image

sholland10 4 years ago from Southwest Missouri

MAN, I wish I were the powerhouse information guru that you are!! This is wonderful! I use my HubPage # tracker all the time, but I have gone to create Twitter, FB, Digg, etc. referrals. I have been back and forth to this hub so many times today. LOL I have wanted to set up a WordPress blog, but it is difficult to get around. I learn best when it is "hunt and peck" most times, but you write hubs that are step by step and make it so much easier. Thank you... AGAIN! You're the best!

Voted UP, useful, interesting, and awesome!!


auktionator profile image

auktionator 4 years ago from Zuerich

Well, honestly, my head is spinning a bit. Sooo much new things.... But thx, I shall re-read it for sure and make something out of it :-))


missolive profile image

missolive 4 years ago from Texas Author

auktionator - Once you get the hang of it it will be as easy as pie. Best wishes.

sholland10 - Susan, I am thrilled to know you found this hub helpful. I tried very hard to make it as easy as possible. I use Wordpress for my own blogs and have finally learned how to get around the dashboard. Takes some trial and error. Thank you for stopping by, reading, commenting and voting. :)

maxravi - I am very glad to share. I have a few more HP related hubs. I hope you find them useful. Thank you for reading and commenting.


livelovelaugh5 profile image

livelovelaugh5 4 years ago

Another great hub! This is really great information and very useful. Thanks!


missolive profile image

missolive 4 years ago from Texas Author

livelongerlaugh5 - you are quite welcome. Glad you found it useful.


Jewelz1313 profile image

Jewelz1313 4 years ago from Branson, Missouri

Bookmarked and will be using your info.


KRenninger profile image

KRenninger 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

Thank you so much for this info! I just began hubbing & was wondering if it'd really be worth the time as far as income. Adding referral trackers seems like it would make a real difference, so I think I'll keep going! Already have a blog on Wordpress, so really appreciated your thoughts on how to use that.

Very nicely written & illustrated hub, by the way!


Alpha-Authentic profile image

Alpha-Authentic 4 years ago

Very informative Hub! Thanks


PDXKaraokeGuy profile image

PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

great work. Up and shared. Marisa. I've been learning this stuff myself. There's so ,much to learn and so much earning potential. I've also been blogging on blogspot but don't like it much. have you used it and how does it compare with wordpress?


Emma Harvey profile image

Emma Harvey 4 years ago from Berkshire, UK

Thank you once again for a great hub which is helpful to all. I do use referral trackers but maybe not to their full potential. I shall be playing around with them today.

I also have a Wordpress blog and two Blogspots (although one is quite dormant at the moment). Wordpress is a lot easier to use and you can do more with it, but I like Blogger too for a 'simple' blog. I need to be more active with my blogs and generate traffic - Voting up as always!


Rusticliving profile image

Rusticliving 4 years ago from California

I think I need to create a Hub file just for your hubs! Definitely bookmarked this one. Great info!!!

Voted up...as usual my dear!

Lisa


missolive profile image

missolive 4 years ago from Texas Author

PDXKaraokeGuy - Hi Justin, I actually do have a blogger/blogspot. I enjoy my WP blog too. The beauty of the blogger is that it is easily accessible through the HP share (buttons above the comments section). I just highlight a tiny snippet of the opening paragraph, add my referral code and off it goes to my blog. I can then go back and edit it if I want too. I also like that blogger is linked to Google adsense and I can easily add Amazon. I'm starting to use it more, however, I also like WP. For some reason I 'click' with the WP dashboard. I don't have a hard time maneuvering around. I also like that I can very easily move from any of my WP blogs through an easy drop down menu (I have a classroom blog on there as well). I'll send you a message on FB with my info. Thanks for the great question, voting and sharing. :)


leann2800 4 years ago

thank you for sharing this valuable information


missolive profile image

missolive 4 years ago from Texas Author

Emma Harvey - I totally agree with you. Both blog sites have their advantages. Just this week I started to actively evaluate my blogger/blogspot and made a few changes. I also learned a few more things on their dashboard. That is usually how I learn - trial and error. :)

Be sure to add those referral trackers. They really do make a difference. Thanks for the vote and continued best wishes. :)


missolive profile image

missolive 4 years ago from Texas Author

Rusticliving - Thank you Lisa! You are so sweet! I appreciate the bookmark and votes. I'm glad to see you stopped by! :)


missolive profile image

missolive 4 years ago from Texas Author

leann2800 - you are quite welcome!


tillsontitan profile image

tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York

This is a lot of information to absorb. Lots of good stuff and things I really need to try. Thanks for writing this one. Voted up.


missolive profile image

missolive 4 years ago from Texas Author

tillsontitan - once you do it the referral trackers will come easy to you. Glad you found the hub and I appreciate the vote.


Simplicity4All profile image

Simplicity4All 4 years ago from Rhode Island, USA

excellent hub, thank you for the great information! :D


missolive profile image

missolive 4 years ago from Texas Author

Simplicity4All - You are quite welcome. Thank you for reading and commenting - I'm thrilled you have found it to be excellent and informative. :)


prism3x profile image

prism3x 4 years ago

Thanks for sharing the wonderful information!


Mona Germain profile image

Mona Germain 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Wow! Newbie here, so this was great info. I feel I am getting the steps. I just completed a tracker link to this page yesterday {at least ihope I did)and here you are with how to do it! Thanks!


missolive profile image

missolive 4 years ago from Texas Author

Mona Germain - these tutorial hubs can be hit or miss sometimes. It never fails, I'll find a hub after I gave up looking for it. lol

I usually go the trial and error route. I'm sure your referral trackers are going to work just fine. Best wishes on all your HP endeavors.

Peace, Marisa (MissOlive)


Peggy W profile image

Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

I knew something about the use of trackers but not nearly enough. Thanks for all of the additional information. Will have to study this and start implementing it. Bookmarked!


missolive profile image

missolive 4 years ago from Texas Author

Peggy W - Thank you for the bookmark! I make it a point to use referral trackers every time I provide a link. It truly does make a difference. Once you figure out the basics you will find it to be rather easy. Thanks again Peggy! :)


molometer profile image

molometer 4 years ago

Hello missolive, this was a great read and very useful. Voted up again and SHARING.


missolive profile image

missolive 4 years ago from Texas Author

Thank you molometer! I appreciate you stopping by to read and for sharing. It is always nice to see you.


Rain Defence profile image

Rain Defence 4 years ago from UK

i haven't been using referral trackers at all apart from my profile page, so will get on it now!

Thanks.


My Minds Eye53 profile image

My Minds Eye53 4 years ago from Tennessee

Ok, I shared this Hub on FB and Twitter so far. I did steps one and two above and added my tracker, then I shared. Did I do it right?

btw - voted up and saving


missolive profile image

missolive 4 years ago from Texas Author

My Minds Eye53 - If you followed the steps I am sure you did it correctly. Thank you so much for all the sharing! I really appreciate it. Go to your earnings page and check your referral trackers. You will begin to see the traffic from those trackers. :)

Best wishes on your endeavors.


My Minds Eye53 profile image

My Minds Eye53 4 years ago from Tennessee

I like to share, if I like it I know other people will too.


Cliff Mendrez profile image

Cliff Mendrez 4 years ago from Philippines

Very useful hub. Thanks for sharing, missolive!


missolive profile image

missolive 4 years ago from Texas Author

Thank you Cliff! :)


ExoticHippieQueen 4 years ago

I have only been sharing on Facebook and Twitter without using the referral tracker. I will bookmark this hub and try linking up on my next hub. Thanks so much, MissOlive.


missolive profile image

missolive 4 years ago from Texas Author

ExoticHippieQueen - Please give it a try. Think of it this way - I someone on twitter or Facebook shares your links it will include the tracker. Otherwise you might be losing potential sign ups.


Danareva profile image

Danareva 4 years ago from Miami

This hub is both daunting and inspiring! There is so much to learn about hubpages and at times I feel overwhelmed by it all--but I'm going to keep at it! Great writing, missolive.


missolive profile image

missolive 4 years ago from Texas Author

Danareva - I can certainly empathize with your feelings. There is so much to learn. The best advice I can give you is to focus on quality hubs and pace yourself on the rest. Thanks for reading and commenting.


EyesStraightAhead profile image

EyesStraightAhead 4 years ago from Connecticut, USA

Excellent information. Thank you for sharing this hub, which is well written and provides great illustrations for those of us who learn by seeing! I appreciate the time you took to create this.


missolive profile image

missolive 4 years ago from Texas Author

EyesStraightAhead - you are quite welcome. It thrills me to know my hub is easy to understand. I try very hard to make it as clear as possible. Thank you for stopping by, reading and making my day :)


CookiesNoCrumbs profile image

CookiesNoCrumbs 4 years ago from New Jersey

Missolive very informative, insightful and invaluable article. As a newbie you have provided a nice resource. Once again thank you


Eiddwen profile image

Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

A great hub which will benefit all here on HP. Thanks for sharing and I have to award that up up and away !!!

Take care and enjoy your day.

Eddy.


Brett.Tesol profile image

Brett.Tesol 4 years ago from Somewhere in Asia

Good and helpful advice for those new here and even some of the old pros. Shared socially and voted, this is a very informative hub.


missolive profile image

missolive 4 years ago from Texas Author

CookiesNoCrumbs - you are quite welcome and I am especially happy that you found this information early on. Thank you for reading and commenting. Best wishes on your HP endeavors. :)

Eiddwen - Hi Eddy! I'm glad to see you here! Thank you for your votes and for stopping by to read. Have an awesome day! :)

Brett.Tesol - I appreciate all the sharing, your votes and comment. I'm thrilled you have found this helpful. Continued best wishes! :)


Debby Bruck profile image

Debby Bruck 4 years ago

Dear Miss Olive ~ I see that this hub has been up for quite a few months and you have been very generous with your helpful instructions. I would only like to make one point. Some time in the future, and it may be soon, Hubpages may not allow tracker links to other Hubpages members within our blogs. Therefore, I have gone through my own blogs and un-tracked any linked pages to other members in the network and only use the tracker on other occasions and other venues. Blessings to all, Debby


missolive profile image

missolive 4 years ago from Texas Author

Hi Debby - thank you for your response, but I'm a bit confused by your comment. You used the word blogs, did you mean hubs? I hope you are not removing trackers from your blogs or social networks.

Here is a link to referral trackers from the HP Learning Center - https://hubpageshelp.com/money/Learning-Center-ref...

at the bottom of that page it states, "As you share links with Referral Trackers, keep in mind that these are designed for bringing people to the site, not redirecting people who are already on the site. For this reason, you cannot share links with trackers in the Forums or in the Answers section of the site, and in the future, we may not honor trackers embedded in Hubs and Profiles either. Surely you already knew that sharing HubPages with your friends and family would be fun, but now you know it can be lucrative too!"

with that said...

Although many do place trackers within their hubs and profiles the main idea of a referral tracker is to target/promote incoming traffic and generate a sign up under your account. It is also to generate traffic to hubs and gain a passive income. I use trackers on almost all of my incoming links.


Victoria Lynn profile image

Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

MissOlive, I was just asking about referral trackers on another hub. I think I've looked at this hub before, but it's just so complicated to me for some reason. Am I making it too hard? Maybe I've had an epiphany, though. I did as you showed and copy and pasted the url (after clicking on link to this page) on my Facebook wall. Is it that easy? so, now, instead of just hitting the share on FB button, I paste the url like I did so that my referral traffic gets credit.... Did I do it right? I feel so dumb. This has always been confusing to me. And what do you mean that you use trackers on your "incoming links"? Thanks for all the great info. Going to bookmark this one and continue to try to learn about this stuff.


missolive profile image

missolive 4 years ago from Texas Author

Victoria Lynn -

Hi Vicki! Sorry for the late response. I'm answering you in between classes. :)

My 'play it safe' suggestion would be.... Go to the hub you want to link. Scroll down to the VERY bottom of the page...click the link at the footer bar that says, 'link to this page' choose the referral tracker and cut and paste the url into twitter, facebook, digg or into any of your other networks. If you use the 'link to this page' option it will always have your referral link. Otherwise, you need to manually cut and paste the referral tracker after the .com/.

Examples (I used my tracker as an example _MissOlive) -

with tracker - http://victorialynn.hubpages.com/ will look like this

without tracker - http://hubpages.com/@victorialynn will look like this

I hope this helps :)

Feel free to contact me if you need some help :)

Thank you for stopping by.


Just Ask Susan profile image

Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

I read this hub several times. Today I'm coming back to tell you and all your reader that it does really work. Thank you so much for writing this!!!


missolive profile image

missolive 4 years ago from Texas Author

Just Ask Susan - Thank you Susan, what a wonderful testimonial! I appreciate it and I'm sure the readers will too. You have done an amazing job here at HP and it helps to know from others that this truly does work. I know it has for me. Thanks again.


Lizam1 profile image

Lizam1 4 years ago from Victoria BC

Very helpful - a little overwhelming for my non techy brain but I am going to re-read and follow the steps. I do have a couple of blogs and I love being part of this writing community. The information and sharing is wonderful. Thanks for creating this hub.


missolive profile image

missolive 4 years ago from Texas Author

Hello Lizam, I think it is wonderful that you have a couple of blogs. They are certainly fun and you can use them to help generate traffic to hubs on HubPages. Whenever you hyperlink a hub within your blog, simply go to the very bottom (footer) of the page of the hub you want to feature. Click on 'link to this page' and copy the url. This option will automatically contain your tracker. It's easy! :)

I want to thank you for reading and commenting. I look forward to reading your hubs and perhaps even find one of your blogs. Thanks again, MissOlive


dmop profile image

dmop 4 years ago from Cambridge City, IN

Thank you so much for writing this, I have been trying to figure out the referral trackers for a few days now. Your Hub has given me the answers I have been seeking. Voted up and useful.


greatstuff profile image

greatstuff 4 years ago from Malaysia

Again, another of your hubs that has been bookmarked. Thanks a million for sharing. Voted up.


PDXKaraokeGuy profile image

PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

i've been using trackers more, Missolive. Very helpful and informative!


missolive profile image

missolive 4 years ago from Texas Author

dmop - you are quite welcome. Referral trackers are important and I am glad you are going to use them. I appreciate the votes - thank you.

greatstuff - Thank you for the bookmark. I am very happy to share.

PDXKaraokeGuy - I'm glad to hear it. Referral trackers do make a difference. Aside from the additional 10% for the hubs you promote with an RT (fellow hubbers) the signups will begin to trickle in. The last time I checked I was up to 18 signups under my rt/account. Glad you came by - thanks :)


Pamela99 profile image

Pamela99 4 years ago from United States

I just read this hub twice and bookmarked it. As the multitude of people who have already made comments, I agree and this hub is extremely helpful. Thank you.


biancaalice profile image

biancaalice 4 years ago from Southern California

This was a really helpful hub and gave me lots of great information on what I should be doing right now. Thank so much for sharing this with readers!

Voted up & shared!


mary615 profile image

mary615 4 years ago from Florida

Oh dear, I've tried and tried and I can't get referral tracker on my profile for invitation to join HubPages. I go step by step per your instructions, but I can't find "sign up link". Can you help me, please. Thanks.


PDXKaraokeGuy profile image

PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

18 signups? That's pretty good!


mary615 profile image

mary615 4 years ago from Florida

Many thanks for the sign-up link info. I'll give it a try. This Hub will go into your folder to save. Hope you have a great day.


missolive profile image

missolive 4 years ago from Texas Author

Thank you Mary! Let me know if you need additional help. Have a great day! :)


The Marker profile image

The Marker 4 years ago

Thanks missolive, I am actually applying this guide. Your hubs really helped me get started.


missolive profile image

missolive 4 years ago from Texas Author

The Marker - I'm glad to see you have come by to read. Referral trackers are an important aspect of your online writing and marketing plan. Best wishes to you and I look forward to reading your forthcoming hubs and comments - Welcome to HubPages!


Rusticliving profile image

Rusticliving 4 years ago from California

*Singing* A tracking we will go a tracking we will go! High Ho the Merry-O a Tracking we will go!!!

You are da bomb my little Olive! :)


Deepak Chaturvedi profile image

Deepak Chaturvedi 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

great and knowlegeable hub thanks for sharing.


PegCole17 profile image

PegCole17 4 years ago from Dallas, Texas

This is a great explanation of the usefullness of referral trackers and how to find and place them. I hope you don't mind if I link to my hub on the same topic. Sometimes a couple of different explanations on ways to do things can help.


bborrello profile image

bborrello 4 years ago from Oregon, USA

THANK YOU!


missolive profile image

missolive 4 years ago from Texas Author

rusticliving - Lisa! Now I will be singing that in my head all day! LOL You are so much fun. Glad you came eby :)

Deepak Chaturvedi - glad to share. Thanks for reading and commenting

PegCole17 - Thank you so much! I'm glad you have included this link. I hear ya'! Sometimes it helps to see the same subject explained in different ways, I'll be sure to add your link as well. :)

bborrello - You are quite welcome - thank you! :)


Kalux profile image

Kalux 4 years ago from Canada

Very informative and helpful. Thank you :)


Happyboomernurse profile image

Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina

Another very useful and informative article with step by step instructions and real examples. Voted up across the board except for funny.


missolive profile image

missolive 4 years ago from Texas Author

Kalux - Thank you very much, I appreciate your comment.

Happyboomernurse - Thrilled to know this has been useful for you. Referral trackers and blogs have made a big difference for me. I appreciate your comment and votes. :)


luckykarma profile image

luckykarma 4 years ago from Queensland Australia

So much Information it's great! very grateful and hope you are blessed back!


SMD2012 profile image

SMD2012 4 years ago

This is so awesome! I'm glad I stopped by. I know that I have been totally overlooking the power of the referrel tracker, so THANK YOU for this fabulous step-by-step hub! Have a lovely weekend! - Sarah


missolive profile image

missolive 4 years ago from Texas Author

luckykarma - thank you very much! May you be blessed as well. Happy Hubbing! :)

SMD2012 - You are so sweet! I'm glad you stopped by too. Referral trackers are an added benefit that HP has given us. Every little bit helps and it is nice to be rewarded for those we bring to the site. Have a wonderful weekend. :)


Robert Erich profile image

Robert Erich 4 years ago from California

These are incredible tips! Thanks for sharing. I had no idea that you could earn more in affiliate earnings by linking directly to the hubpages home page. Great tips!


missolive profile image

missolive 4 years ago from Texas Author

Robert Erich - Hi there! I'm glad you like these tips. I'm not sure if I understood your comment, but if you direct readers to sign up with one of your referral trackers you will earn a passive income from their hub impressions. Sweet deal. :)


loued51 profile image

loued51 4 years ago

Is there more monetary reward for sending a new signup to the Homepage instead of the profile page? 30% vs 10%?


courtlneygdtm profile image

courtlneygdtm 4 years ago from United States

Thanks for your informative hub. I will be updating my hubs to show my referral trackers. I did not know credit can be received for using other people's hubs. I may hold off on doing that since it seems as if you have to request permission to do so instead of using them freely? But I will definitely be adding my referral tracker to my profile and my hubs. Voted up and useful!

--courtlneygdtm


missolive profile image

missolive 4 years ago from Texas Author

loued51, I believe the reward is the same. All new hubbers sign up at the same location.

courtineygdtm, yes, you can gain personal credit for referring to other's hubs. Although permission is not necessary it is considered a courtesy to let them know you have referred to them. Thank you for your votes


Neil Sperling profile image

Neil Sperling 4 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

Wow -- Thank you for such a detailed post. Very helpful information.


missolive profile image

missolive 4 years ago from Texas Author

Neil Sperling, thank you! I'm thrilled this has been useful. I look forward to seeing you around the HubPages.


bizwin profile image

bizwin 4 years ago from England, UK

This is a very helpful reminder for me to use referral tracker and earn, i have not really given it a thought. Great hub. Voted across and shared.


missolive profile image

missolive 4 years ago from Texas Author

bizwin, once you start to make it a habit I'm sure you'll begin to see the benefits. It's nice to see new hubbers that have signed up with one's tracker. Best wishes to you and thanks for the votes and sharing. :)


bankscottage profile image

bankscottage 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

Another very helpful Hub missolive. I have to spend a little time studying this. I need to get better using referrals and links. I may have to even start a blog. Thanks again for all of your help.

Voted up, useful and shared.


tipstoretireearly profile image

tipstoretireearly 4 years ago from New York

Thanks for the excellent explanations! Very useful.


Angelo52 profile image

Angelo52 4 years ago from Central Florida

I've used the referral trackers at times but must admit to not doing this consistently. Your article really explains the advantages of doing so. Thanks for sharing this great information. I'll pass it along to my followers too.


Natashalh profile image

Natashalh 4 years ago from Hawaii

I don't know why I didn't notice this sooner. I wish I had! Thanks so much for the step by step information. I have bookmarked it so I can follow the steps when I find something I want to share!

Thanks again! Voted up, useful, and awesome.


missolive profile image

missolive 4 years ago from Texas Author

bankscottage, I'm glad you have found this helpful. Getting into the habit of using referral trackers is a great habit ti have. You will begin to see the difference. I appreciate the votes and shares.

tipstoretireearly, thank you so much.

Angelo52, Yes, consistent use of trackers has its benefits. Thank you for sharing this hub with others - it is greatly appreciated.

Natashalh, I appreciate the votes and the sharing. I'm glad you stopped by to read. Give trackers a try and I'm sure you will begin to see the rewards.


GlendaGoodWitch profile image

GlendaGoodWitch 4 years ago from California

How do you put screen shots on your hub? I am new. I have tried just placing them in the text boxes, but when I hit save, it does not save it.

Thank you


missolive profile image

missolive 4 years ago from Texas Author

GlendaGoodWitch, in answer to your question. You need to use a photo capsule and upload the photo you want to use. I do hope this answered your question. :)


blessed365 profile image

blessed365 4 years ago from New England

Great hub. I did have a question about the trackers. When you use the share button and use Digg, should you still do it with your referral tracker?


missolive profile image

missolive 4 years ago from Texas Author

blessed365, Great question. Although HubPages has provided us with easy to use social network buttons they do not automatically pick up our trackers. My suggestion is to scroll to the very bottom of the hub you want to promote. Click, 'link to this page' and select the tracker you'd like to use from the drop down list. Simply cut and paste the url as needed. I hope this helps. :)


web promotion 4 years ago

missolive.hubpages.com is a one of the more impressive blogs I've seen. Thanks so much for keeping the internet classy for a change. You've got style, class, bravado. I mean it. Please keep it up because without the internet is definitely lacking in intelligence.


samsons1 profile image

samsons1 4 years ago from Tennessee

thank you so much for your detailed explanation. I have finally gained insight on this much needed information and will go immediately and try to regain lost ground...


missolive profile image

missolive 4 years ago from Texas Author

web promotion, thank you so much. I'm glad you like my blog. (I assume you meant olivepedia? The blog I listed in the hub?) You have left me a wonderful compliment. Here is wishing you all the best. Thanks again.

samsons1, best wishes to you with using referral trackers. They do make a nice difference and they also help build a passive income. I'm the type that believes even a single drop can eventually fill up a bucket - I'm in it for the long haul. Thanks for stopping by to read and comment. :)


vocalcoach profile image

vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

missolive - Question? Isn't my tracker code automatically included in the "link to this page" when I use it?


missolive profile image

missolive 4 years ago from Texas Author

vocalcoach, Hi Audrey, if you are scrolling to the bottom of a hub and using, 'link to this page' it will give you the default referral tracker from your account. If you have more than one referral tracker it will offer you a drop down list for you to choose from. I hope this helps. :)


TToombs08 profile image

TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

I need a "Bookmark Miss Olive" button! Great hub! Loving it. VUMS (Voted Up, More, and Shared) :)


maitecadorniga 4 years ago

Hi Ms. Olive! Very informative articles. Hope I can have lots of followers just like you since I'm just starting out. Super LIKE!!! :)


vocalcoach profile image

vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

Got'cha - thanks so much missolive!


missolive profile image

missolive 4 years ago from Texas Author

TToombs08, VUMS! I love it! Thank you so much! :)

maitecadorniga, Welcome! May you be blessed with many wonderful followers and views. Thank you for reading and commenting.

vocalcoach, yay! Anything, anytime! Love ya!


ashish04joshi profile image

ashish04joshi 4 years ago from India

Super useful...Thanks for this great hub.

way 'up' and 'useful'


Academicviews profile image

Academicviews 4 years ago from Scotland

thank you thank you thank you this is just what I was looking for.


Dr Pooja profile image

Dr Pooja 4 years ago

Learnt an important lesson today .Will incorporate it to generate traffic and income.Thanx dear..


missolive profile image

missolive 4 years ago from Texas Author

ashish04joshi, thank you! I'm glad this has been useful for you.

Academicviews, your are quite welcome!

Dr Pooja, I'm thrilled to hear it. Best wishes to you!


T4an profile image

T4an 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

Thank you so much for this! I am so glad I found it. There is so much useful information. Voted up!


CarlySullens profile image

CarlySullens 4 years ago from St. Louis, Missouri

This is great! I understand it now so much better. Thank you!


missolive profile image

missolive 4 years ago from Texas Author

T4an, you are quite welcome. I'm glad you found this hub too. Thank you so much for your comment and votes. Good luck to you, I'm sure you will do fine.

CarlySullen, that makes me feel great. Thank you so much for sharing. Best wishes on your endeavors.


ShaamCA profile image

ShaamCA 4 years ago from India

Great information about referral tracker , this would be really helpful in promoting good traffic, This hub is really very useful i am happy that i notices this useful information


missolive profile image

missolive 4 years ago from Texas Author

ShaamCA, thank you so much for reading and commenting. Referral trackers, blogs and social networking are great for increasing traffic and income. I'm glad you found this hub too. Thanks again.


Ruby H Rose profile image

Ruby H Rose 4 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island

I absolutely LOVE how you explain things! I so need some more fuel! I am using referral trackers, slowly but surely.

Now, thanks for that get my blog going, now! Shared, and thanks again for all your great insights.


missolive profile image

missolive 4 years ago from Texas Author

Ruby H Rose, How sweet of you! Thanks! Every action we take to support our online writing matters. Blogs and referral trackers can definitely boost your traffic and earnings. Thank you so much for your wonderful comment.


Mark McClean profile image

Mark McClean 4 years ago from South Bend, Indiana USA

Holy referral tracker heaven Batman! Yikes, I'm glad I finally read this Hubpage. I still have to digest the content in my pre-owned brain but yowdie I think referral trackers can be a boon to business over the long haul. I like your olivepedia blog. Great idea!

Thanks again another informative Hubpage.


missolive profile image

missolive 4 years ago from Texas Author

Mark McClean, haha Batman! Yes! I'm glad you visited my blog and liked it. Referral trackers are one of those nice little perks HubPages provides us. They are a great asset and can help make a difference in tracking traffic and in earning additional income. Thanks again for your great comment.


AudreyHowitt profile image

AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

Wow--how long have I been here and only am now starting to figure this out! Great information and I think I have figured it out


mary615 profile image

mary615 4 years ago from Florida

Hi Miss Olive. I had read this Hub a long time ago, but now I have a question: With this new profile, is it true we can no longer refer writers to HubPages?? Did I dream that or did I read it somewhere? At any rate, I have not been able to put that referral link on my profile any longer. I do use the referral link to FaceBook and other social networks.


missolive profile image

missolive 4 years ago from Texas Author

Audrey Howitt, I'll run into things on the feed and wonder, how the heck did I miss that? haha Thanks for reading, you know where to find me if you need assistance with this.

mary615, the new profile does not allow for adding sign up links. You can still refer with a referral link though from elsewhere on the web. Those were most likely primarily made for links from the 'outside' in. Consider adding sign up referral trackers from your respective sites, email, blogs, tweets and what not. I'll add an occasional 'sign-up' plug from my blog posts and on my 'about page' on my personal site. I hope that makes sense and that you find creative ways of adding them.


Robert Erich profile image

Robert Erich 4 years ago from California

Thank you so much! I was looking all over for the new referral button. Your article here was a huge help. Much appreciated.


missolive profile image

missolive 4 years ago from Texas Author

Robert Erich, glad to know I was able to help. You made my day! Thanks.


petertebin profile image

petertebin 4 years ago from Maryland

Another great hub! I have to look in to adding a referral link to all the bottoms of my old hubs as well as any of the new ones I write! Plus add it to all my blogs. I have learned a lot from reading the hubs you have written. I will check back and read more! Voted UP!


missolive profile image

missolive 4 years ago from Texas Author

peterbin, internal linking between relevant hubs is a great way to build traffic and back-links. Thank you for stopping by to read and comment. I appreciate the votes too.


lbjnflower profile image

lbjnflower 3 years ago from TENN

Wow Thanks .Im new and have a lot to learn. Ill have to book mark this hub so I can come back to it


missolive profile image

missolive 3 years ago from Texas Author

/lbjnflower, so glad you stopped by to read and comment, best wishes to you. I hope you've been able to apply trackers to the hubs you are promoting off site, it does open up doors to new earning possibilities.


dialybloggingtips profile image

dialybloggingtips 3 years ago from Cambodia

Thanks for sharing..! That is great tips and useful for newbie such as me..!


missolive profile image

missolive 3 years ago from Texas Author

dialybloggingtips, you are quite welcome, thank you for reading and commenting. Welcome to HubPages and best wishes on all your endeavors.


Nadine May profile image

Nadine May 2 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

I learn more and more on how to make money with writing. for years Ive done it...for FREE! Yes I do have a blog, and now I know how to link my hubs in a way that at least I can earn money from them in the long run. Probably a few years? I love writing and my aim was more to do with marketing my own novels, but now I can still do that and get paid for doing it in the long run. What a win win situation!


missolive profile image

missolive 2 years ago from Texas Author

Nadine May, isn't the online world a wonderful opportunity for writers? I am so glad you shared your experience with us. May you continue to do well and I hope you enjoy writing for many years to come.


RonElFran profile image

RonElFran 2 years ago from Mechanicsburg, PA

I've been on HubPages for over 2 years now, and until reading this I knew absolutely nothing about referral trackers. If I ever read or heard the term it didn't register. So, now I've got to figure out how to use the great info you give. Thanks!


missolive profile image

missolive 2 years ago from Texas Author

RonElFran, thank you! Be sure to check out the video on this hub for a quick and easy tutorial for using referral trackers on HubPages. Best wishes to you and Happy Hubbing!


C L Mitchell profile image

C L Mitchell 21 months ago

Thank you so much for another great informative hub. I had no idea that I needed to set up my referral trackers, so I've just done that now thanks to your helpful video.


missolive profile image

missolive 21 months ago from Texas Author

Hi C.L. Mitchell, I'm thrilled to hear you have found this to be informative. I'm a fan of referral trackers, I hope you find them to be as beneficial as I have.

Thank you for reading and commenting...glad you liked the video.


Kristen Howe profile image

Kristen Howe 19 months ago from Northeast Ohio

This is super useful. I would love to figure out how to earn more money with the referral tracker. I would start referring hubs other than my own this coming May for more money. Voted up!


Naveed Ahmed 624 profile image

Naveed Ahmed 624 17 months ago from Pakistan

Wonderful information for me that we can get a share in the impressions revenue while implementing referral trackers and sharing other peoples hubs too. But this also creates a doubt in my mind. Do we still earn impressions revenue when we've disabled the HP Ad Program? I've disabled it because it makes our AdSense earnings too low.


Carol Morris profile image

Carol Morris 5 months ago

Thanks! I'm trying this. Do you know how to do this for Pinterest?


missolive profile image

missolive 5 months ago from Texas Author

Hi Carol Morris, at the time of this response Pinterest has a + sign on the top right hand side of the toolbar - click the + and the paste the link. I hope this helps. Thanks for reading and commenting.


Carol Morris profile image

Carol Morris 5 months ago

Thanks, I'll try that. I read somewhere else that you can't do this on Pinterest, so I will give it a try and see. I have another question (thought)...I see that some people have multiple Hubpage accounts, which means that they could use their own referral to open a new account thus making money on this account both as the account owner and as the referrer, so in fact earning twice on one account, right?


missolive profile image

missolive 5 months ago from Texas Author

You can't make money on yourself. You can't fool HubPages or Google - it is against policy to click on one's own ads. Doing so puts you at risk of losing your Google Adsense account.


Carol Morris profile image

Carol Morris 5 months ago

Yes, I actually knew that about the ads, so I guess it's just logical that you can't use your own referral to open a new account. Now it makes more sense to me, thanks.


elnavann profile image

elnavann 4 months ago from South Africa

Thanks - I have never tried it before because it was not explained on the Hubpage for Earnings itself

    Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account.

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No HTML is allowed in comments, but URLs will be hyperlinked. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites.


    Click to Rate This Article
    working