I'm just starting to get my feet wet with all of this... I started trying to learn about referrals and trackers the other day. I'm getting the idea, but does it make sense to use a tracker when using a site like pingler or shetoldme for my own hubs?
I tried to search for an answer around the forums/hubs/FAQ, but haven't found anything.
If anyone has an answer, or an appropriate link to an answer, I'd appreciate it.
I'm not familiar with pingler, but if it is a site where you notify search engines that you've published, then my answer would be no.
She told me, yes.
It has been confirmed that using a tracker in a hub link can drop the benefits of a backlink, however it is supposedly not that much. The potential that you have to get profilic writers sign up under you will be more beneficial in the long run so you can increase your residual income from other's works.
I believe Mark Knowles posted a hub or a message within the last month talking about his success with referrals so you might want to look for it, or maybe someone can post the link.
Thanks gg. That post is actually what got me started w/ all of this. I've read (and posted) on that thread, and also been through a few hubs by darkside and others. I understand the "how's" of the trackers now, but am still having a little trouble with the "when's" and "why's."
I certainly understand putting one in on my profile w/ a "join here" type link. I also get using one if I recommend other hubber's hubs... but I'm wondering when it makes sense, if ever, to use them for my own hubs.
Every time you include your referral code in any hub link (yours OR someone else's hub link) and someone clicks on it and signs up, your affiliate codes (ebay, amazon, adsense, etc) will be displayed 10% of the time on the new sign-ups hubs. So, it could potentially earn you a lot in the long run.
My current belief is that URL trackers are a 301 redirect and therefore should have no loss of SEO value compared to a link w/o a tracker.
In most places you could submit both versions if you so desired as the systems never realize the link is a duplicate
That is a really good idea!! I might try that out. (tastefully, of course, so as to not raise any spam flags on my bookmarking sites)
Just use unique and useful summaries (I imagine many articles could have distinct aspects that can be focused on in the summary) and dont link the same hub back to back, i do all my bookmarking in sets of 20 mixing in all my other domains so it would never look like my own sites.
Thank you sunforged! More very useful info! (I'm going to have to start taking notes soon. )
Wondering about sites that list and link to bundles of hubs, all links including a tracker? Googled a couple of my titles, and came up with some different sites like this? Are those considered backlinks? Are such sites acceptable? Fairly new to Hubbing in general, so please pardon my ignorance.
I think I know which sites your talking about. It is a person linking to our hubs with his trackers attached hoping to make a bit of money from our hubs. As long as the site hasn't copied and pasted a significant portion of a hub's text it is cool. A small summary should be fine. If they are copying more than a little bit of text to use as a summary of what the hub is about, this will cause duplicate content issues.
Many others here have said those sites are fine as they are only driving free traffic our way. Yes they are considered backlinks.
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