I have been wondering for quite some time what happens if say someone is searching on google and finds one of my pages because my link on google doesn't have my referral ID.
So, if someone signs up directly after visiting one of my hubs, would I get them as a referral? I hope so! If not, I think it should.
Anyways, I would love to know the correct answer to this!
I am working on back links, but if you put your referral ID in the link, it won't count because it is a different address.
I remember Paul saying that they use 301 redirect on tracker links, so you should be ok
And no, to the best o my knowledge links without trackers do not produce referrals...
Ok, so it should be ok to put referral codes when building back links?
Sigh....I don't want to create lots of traffic and miss out on any potential sign-ups!
There are some social bookmarking sites that don't like referral trackers.
If you're using them in your own sites and such it shouldn't be a problem though.
Well, don't take my word on this, I almost never use referrals. Find darkside's hub on trackers, he should cover all questions...
But, will using the ID when building backlinks help PR?
The URL's would be different with the referral ID.
Thanks to Misha and johnr54 for the information and the link.
by Dorsi Diaz8 years ago
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by Ellen_C4 years ago
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by Pandoras Box6 years ago
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by beta10709 years ago
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by SunSeven8 years ago
I wonder how many referrals the Hubbers have managed so far. I have only around 250 so far with a 1000 hubs published by them. Just curious.
by kerryg8 years ago
I've read the FAQ, darkside's hubs, and several forum threads and didn't see an answer to this.If somebody lands on one of my hubs via a Google search, for example, and thinks "WTF is this cr*p? I could do...
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