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Referrals and Hubpages Ads

  1. Azure11 profile image87
    Azure11posted 5 years ago

    So I had a thought - what happens if you refer someone, whether that be to a hub or who signs up and writes, but they have HP Ads activated but you don't? Does that mean you are pretty much giving up on the referral income because you can't take the HP Ads income? Or what would happen if you had filled out all the forms etc for HP Ads but you just hadn't activated them on your hubs, would you then get the revenue from referrals?

  2. WryLilt profile image87
    WryLiltposted 5 years ago

    Since you need to submit tax information for HP Ads, you wouldn't be able to earn from your referrals unless you'd also activated the HP Ads, I believe.

    1. Azure11 profile image87
      Azure11posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks WryLit, I have submitted all the information but I just don't want to activate the ads right now....it's not like I am going to earn a lot from referrals but it's definitely something to think about if I am going to lose out anyway!

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    Website Examinerposted 5 years ago

    The way it works with referrals is that your affiliate ID will be running inside the ads on a certain percentage of page impressions on another Hubber's hubs. For that to occur, your affiliate account has to be active.

  4. SunSeven profile image64
    SunSevenposted 5 years ago

    What I have noticed is that, once your HP ad program is activated, it will continue to run on your referral's pages (with your own aff id on your share of impressions) even if you turn off HP Ads on your account.

    Best Regards

    1. Jason Menayan profile image59
      Jason Menayanposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, on HubPages' share.

      On yours, no, it won't.

      1. SunSeven profile image64
        SunSevenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Then, I owe you 12 cents Jason, because my reports says it did.

        Another bug?

        Best Regards

        1. Jason Menayan profile image59
          Jason Menayanposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          12 cents? Was this on a day that you absolutely did not have the Program on whatsoever?

          If so, please contact payments@ and Marina can investigate.

          1. SunSeven profile image64
            SunSevenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Sent mail to payments@ with details.

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    Website Examinerposted 5 years ago

    I just don't see how the affiliate ID for a non-active account could run on another Hubber's page impressions.

    1. ngureco profile image86
      ngurecoposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      If not then, who benefits from your 10% share of impressions?

      Your referral is entitled to 40%, HP is entitled to 30% and you are entitled to 10% of the pages’ impressions. Does it mean that in 10% of your referral pages’ views there will be no display of HP program ads, but instead will display your adsense ads?

      1. Azure11 profile image87
        Azure11posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Good point ngureco!

      2. SunSeven profile image64
        SunSevenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I wonder from where you got this info. As per this (your post) the remaining 20% is unaccountable?

        Best Regards

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        Website Examinerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Referrer getting a share:
        - Hubber being referred: 60%
        - HubPages: 30%
        - Referrer: 10%

        Referrer not getting a share:
        - Hubber being referred: 60%
        - HubPages: 40%

        1. SunSeven profile image64
          SunSevenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          And then, there is the 12% thing somewhere. smile

          Best Regards

 
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