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What is the best way to set up a sign up url for hubpages?

  1. Dorsi profile image90
    Dorsiposted 8 years ago

    I've had a few people sign up under my trackers when I send out emails of my hubs, but I was wondering what some of the rest of you have done as far as setting up a more unique way to have friends and family sign up here at hubpages? For some strange reason I don't think my profile link for sign ups is working, I could be wrong though. The tracker thingee is still a little confusing for me.smile

    1. ajcor profile image59
      ajcorposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I know that I have signed up three people personally and I cannot see how they are under my name...my sister, a friend and her daughter...so I must be doing the wrong thing somehow...cheers

      1. Marisa Wright profile image93
        Marisa Wrightposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        If you go to the "URL trackers" section of 'my account', you should be able to click on the tracker and see who has signed up under it.

        If they're not there, then you didn't get the benefit.  Perhaps they just typed in "hubpages.com" in their browser instead of clicking on your link. 

        Maybe you should check that you're adding the tracker properly?

        1. ajcor profile image59
          ajcorposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks for that Marissa - checked and i see my friend and her daughter signed under me but not my sister...the one that got away...thanks again

    2. profile image0
      newsworthyposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I'm somewhere right there with you Dorsi. I recruited a new hubber a few days ago but didn't get credit for it and its why I'm in this forum reading the input. 

      For some reason or another, I conjured up my own belief system that by simply linking a writer to my profile, that that was enough.  I thought that once a signup's first visit started with your page, that a tracker followed it from there.  Maybe that was meant for another website I mingle with. 

      I'm not sure where that came from but have since forwarded this forum to the new hubber, easing their workload.

      It is a lot to obtain and one must be organized to absorb it!

      Thanks for the topix, i mean topic

      1. Abhishek87 profile image78
        Abhishek87posted 8 years ago in reply to this

        I think you need to put the tracker in the link that takes the visitor to the Join Now/Signup page....

      2. profile image0
        multimasteryposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        You probably got that link to profile bit from Qassia.  That's how they do it there.

  2. relache profile image86
    relacheposted 8 years ago

    Getting people to click through a referral link and sign up is pretty easy. 

    Getting them to actually build Hubs, or build Hubs that draw genuine traffic so that the referral is worth something to you is actually a hell of a lot harder.

    1. Dorsi profile image90
      Dorsiposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I've been pretty fortunate, I've had at least 23 users sign up under me and several of them have become active hubbers. It's been awesome to see friends that have some great stuff to share come here and write.

    2. Rochelle Frank profile image87
      Rochelle Frankposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      If it is easy-- could you please tell us? I don't get this one either.

      1. relache profile image86
        relacheposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        As the daughter of a man who likes to go fishing, I found that getting people to sign up via a referral is just like that... you toss your baited hook where you know there are fish biting. 

        Where are you putting your links with referral trackers?  Or more importantly, why are you putting them in those places/emails/locations?  If your answer to that second question is "I don't know...," well, there's your problem right there.

        1. Rochelle Frank profile image87
          Rochelle Frankposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          Oh boy. I don't even know what a referral tracker is. There may be no hope.

          1. Marisa Wright profile image93
            Marisa Wrightposted 8 years ago in reply to this

            When you mention HubPages anywhere, or refer people to an article, you can insert a referral tracker in the middle of the URL.  Then if that person signs up for HubPages, you get ongoing commission based on the performance of their Hubs.

            Darkside has a Hub explaining how to do it.

  3. Dame Scribe profile image59
    Dame Scribeposted 8 years ago

    I have only one HP button out so far ... on a social site...I have traffic but nobody signing up either. I think they click more out of curiosity tongue lol

  4. Dame Scribe profile image59
    Dame Scribeposted 8 years ago

    and you recommend instead ....

  5. kashifmahmood profile image59
    kashifmahmoodposted 8 years ago

    There are a lot of way you can get people to sign up as your referrer .

    1) If you have a blog, write a review on HP. Make sure you highlight the positives and don't forget to put a sign-up link with your tracker within that post.

    2) On forums where people are looking for opportunities to make some extra bucks. Place a referral link in your signature with some supporting text (example Earn more revenue from your articles etc)

    3) HP has lots of quality hubs which are about 'Making Money with HP' . Send traffic to those hubs using your tracker and you will be more than surprised to see the results.

    I used a combination of 2nd and 3rd to get over 30 under my belt. Unfortunately only 4-5 are active.

    BTW if I am not wrong, tracker does the job and you do not need to set up a sign-up URL !!!

  6. Marisa Wright profile image93
    Marisa Wrightposted 8 years ago

    Dorsi, can you clarify what you're asking?

    I include my tracker any time I mention one of my HubPages (or someone else's) anywhere, and I'm sure you do the same. 

    So I assume you're asking what to do in a situation where you are referring to HubPages in general  ("I write on HubPages, come join me") and wondering which page to choose - do you send them to the sign-up page, or to your profile, or to one of your articles?

    I always used to send them to my profile (because I wasn't sure where to put my tracker in the sign-up or main page url, LOL). 

    I'm beginning to think I should choose one of the "how to" Hubs - because I think many people are daunted or confused by the setup process.  You notice there's always one or two people on the forums who have signed up but haven't managed to work out how to start a Hub, for instance!   

    Quite a few of my sign-ups came from Helium, where you sign up and just start writing.  By comparison, the setup for HubPages is more complicated, with the need to sign up for affiliates etc.  Some people don't have any patience with that, even though it may give them better earnings. 

    I also wonder how many of my referrals signed up, applied for Adsense straight away, got rejected and gave up.

  7. Rik Ravado profile image93
    Rik Ravadoposted 8 years ago

    I put a signup invitation box in each of my hubs which get the most traffic.  The box is not far from the beginning to catch readers before they leave and includes a suitable HubPages graphic.  I vary the text a bit and sometimes make it relevant to the Hub.

    I currently have 46 signups with 585 Hubs.  Like others have mentioned here, most of them have produced no Hubs.  One has produced well over 100 hubs, another around 80 and 2 others around 20 each. 

    They have together produced close to 1 million impressions - well over 20 times as many as me.  this means most of my clicks come from referrals.  My own earnings (from my hubs) (ECPM) tend to be higher so I typically contribute from 10% to 80% of my total earnings depending on the day. 

    The bottom line is referrals are worth cultivating and involve little extra effort, unlike planting backlinks on other sites.

    1. ngureco profile image88
      ngurecoposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Have my +1 point.

      Lets do some maths here.

      1. In the HubPages Affiliate Program, You can refer new writers to HubPages and if they become Hubbers within 30 days, you receive an additional 10% of their Hubs’ lifetime impressions (I believe this 10% is based on 40% that's belongs to Hubpages).

      2. From 1 million page views, hubpages got 400,000 views to them, and 10% of 400,000 equals 40,000 views or impressions to Rik Ravado.

      3. 40,000 impressions is sufficient to give you 1000 clicks.

      These are good results that are worth the effort.

      Please post a link here for one of your hubs so that we can have it, and we "copy" your success.
      .

      1. BristolBoy profile image83
        BristolBoyposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        It was my impression that the 10% was 10% of the total so that the page impressions would become 60% for the author, 30% for hubpages and 10% for Rik.  Therefore his share of 1 million impressions would be 100,000.

        1. darkside profile image80
          darksideposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          That's how I've worked it out.

  8. JYOTI KOTHARI profile image75
    JYOTI KOTHARIposted 8 years ago

    OH! nice tips but ... it is difficult. you have aprox 600 hubs and too much effort.... only 46 sign ups. strange!!
    Moreover, will they write? write good and readable? Attract traffic?

    It is better to concentrate on other things than to make referrals.

    Jyoti Kothari

    1. SiddSingh profile image60
      SiddSinghposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      If you read it closely, you will find that he means 46 signups who have written approx 600 hubs.

  9. Rik Ravado profile image93
    Rik Ravadoposted 8 years ago

    Sidd

    Correct - 46 signups produced 600 of their own Hubs. I only have 51 Hubs and have only added signup boxes to the 10 or so with the highest traffic.  This represents only a minute or so of effort for each of the 10 Hubs.  Small effort to at least double my total earnings.

    Just to clarify - I recommend people write for Hubpages and include the following link:

    http://hubpages.com/_rikguide/user/new/     This takes them straight to the signup page (rikguide is my tracker).  Giving them a tracker alone won't encourage them to sign up.

  10. Rik Ravado profile image93
    Rik Ravadoposted 8 years ago

    Link already posted in previous post.  I agree with your maths except the click rate on my affiliate hubs is low (less than 1%) and the cash value of many of the clicks is also low.  Quite a few Hubs are 'girly picture galleries'. 

    The problem is you can't control the quality of your affiliate hubs!

  11. Julie-Ann Amos profile image51
    Julie-Ann Amosposted 8 years ago

    I don't think signups are the key, it's productivity.

    What I personally do is email every single signup I get and offer polite assisstance to help them do their first hub.  Of course I don't have the time, but at least I offer and only one person took me up on the offer.

    I think at least this way they feel there's a helpline if they need one and they are far more likely to make pages

    1. viryabo profile image87
      viryaboposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I like this idea Julie-Ann. I can start off with friends and family. I can also prepare beforehand a step-by-step thing to have ready on the side, incase they need a little help(prodding!) along the way.
      Viryabo

    2. viryabo profile image87
      viryaboposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I like this idea Julie-Ann. I can start off with friends and family. I can also prepare beforehand a step-by-step thing to have ready on the side, incase they need a little help(prodding!) along the way.
      Viryabo

  12. Rik Ravado profile image93
    Rik Ravadoposted 8 years ago

    good idea Julie-Ann

  13. profile image0
    newsworthyposted 8 years ago

    Good idea, thanks.  There's just so much technobabblephilisophicalmumbojumbo seo things going on, I need to listen here.

    1. Abhishek87 profile image78
      Abhishek87posted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah, this tracker thing was like techno.......jumbo to me too smile Read a hub and it was much better... The basic idea is simple, whatever it is you want to link/track just put the name of the tracker (with an underscore before it) after hubpages.com and you are good to go.

  14. LondonGirl profile image91
    LondonGirlposted 8 years ago

    Sorry all, el thicko here again.

    What link do you put and where so that if people sign up through you, it "counts"?

    1. pauldeeds profile image
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      pauldeedsposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      1. Sign in to HubPages
      2. Go to the page you want to link to
      3. Click on "link to this page" in the footer
      4. Select the tracker you want to use
      5. Copy the link or HTML

    2. Abhishek87 profile image78
      Abhishek87posted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Look at the following link :

      http://hubpages.com/user/new

      This is your normal link to signup someone. Now if I want to get someone counted as signing up under me, I add a tracker :

      http://hubpages.com/_087/user/new

      here : 087 is the tracker. You insert it after the 'hubpages.com' and before 'user' with an underscore ( '_' ) before it and you are good to go. If you wan to link someone's hub, then you do the same with the link to their page. Insert your tracker with an underscore after 'hubpages.com' .  Like this :

      http://hubpages.com/_087/hub/-Beginners … -Computers

  15. Dame Scribe profile image59
    Dame Scribeposted 8 years ago

    Code can also go in them purdy HP buttons too. smile

  16. Research Analyst profile image78
    Research Analystposted 8 years ago

    Thanks this is useful information, I have been wondering how to get more signups as well. Thanks for the advice.

 
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