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Did referral trackers working anymore???

  1. itech profile image56
    itechposted 5 years ago

    I sent 200 visitors to "hubpages signup form" directly in last 10 days.... via referral tracker links.... But not even a single person signed up (As per the Statistics in MY Account)...

    Is it working anymore....??? hmm hmm

    My Referral link is : <link snipped>

    1. 2besure profile image82
      2besureposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I have had a problem with this in the past.  Make sure you link is still leading back to you.

  2. relache profile image88
    relacheposted 5 years ago

    Just because you send people to a sign-up page doesn't mean they're going to sign up.  And if they do sign-up it doesn't mean they are going to write any Hubs.  And if they make Hubs, there's no guarantee that those are going to be quality, high-traffic Hubs.

    If you're seeing traffic coming through the referral links, it means the trackers are working, however, getting conversions to quality sign-ups involves much more than just a traffic flow.

  3. itech profile image56
    itechposted 5 years ago

    May be but two of my referrals shown in my account tab did not published a single hub in their life....  then, Why hubpages is showing them in my referrals list?

    I think they did some quality work of not publishing anything big_smile

    1. QuestionMaster profile image89
      QuestionMasterposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Any account signup that comes through your trackers, whether they ever write or not, will be shown on your referral list.

  4. Green Lotus profile image59
    Green Lotusposted 5 years ago

    I searched HP but could not find an answer to the question, "where do you add your tracker code in the new profile URL?" I know it used to go after hubpages.com and before /profile. The old profile URL still works with my code but it's long and clunky. Does anyone know where to place it within the new profile URL?

    Thanks! smile

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      Multimanposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Yes I need this info too to make sure on mine, I have 4 signed up some writing, but none since the subdomain change.

      1. Green Lotus profile image59
        Green Lotusposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Multiman - I know we both have been seeking the answer to this question for some time now. If no one from the HubTeam posts a reply I guess we can assume that our trackers won't work with the new profile url. In the meantime, I'm using the old url to set my tracker. I sure would like to sign up some new Hubbers.

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          Multimanposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Guess they do not want anyone to get sign ups that way using your profile page to send them to the sign up page.  Oh Well.

  5. paradigmsearch profile image91
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    I've pretty much packed it in as far as referrals go. But that's just me. Though every once in awhile I give it another shot just to torture myself.  smile

  6. prairieprincess profile image94
    prairieprincessposted 5 years ago

    I would like to know the answer to this question, too.

    I wonder if someone from Hubpages could answer us. Otherwise, we're just guessing.


  7. Howard S. profile image86
    Howard S.posted 5 years ago

    I think I've got an answer. I'm just not sure about the question. I got my first sign-up three days ago. That confirms that something's working. Since I have more than one tracker, I can tell that he signed up after being referred to another hub (almost certainly someone else's, because he picked up my tracker in an orphan hub).

    I always place the tracker as .com/_TRACKER/xyz. For xyz, I have never used profile. (Someone please tell me why I should; I'm missing something.) Rather I send people to hub, topic, user/new, mainly.

    1. Green Lotus profile image59
      Green Lotusposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I use my profile link as part of my email signature. As far as I know, you can't link words to a site within a signature, otherwise I'd link the words "read my articles on Hubpages" to my profile's long url. (You can still use it with your tracker inserted).  Email can be a powerful way to introduce people to Hubpages and of course, your hubs.

      The trackers have always worked for hubs. As you demonstrated the tracker is placed right before the /xyz or /user/new or /hub.

      Before the url change profile also occupied that position followed by your user name. Now, with our short url, the word profile does not exist. 

      I'm wondering if I can shorten my long profile url with tinyurl?

      1. Howard S. profile image86
        Howard S.posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I use Vista's "Mail" for email and I am able to hyperlink to text. What mail program are you using, Green Lotus? I can append my tracker to my new domain, which then takes a reader to my profile page. I don't have any proof that the tracker does anything positive in that case, but I'm not sure it would be needed, since I am both the referrer and the referee. As for shortening the url, I see that you have already created a 3-character tracker.

        E-mail signatures--I've done it 2-3 times but should more often. And that reminds me that many folks refer readers to their profile page in a copyright line.

        1. Green Lotus profile image59
          Green Lotusposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I am able to add a link to my gmail signature, but apple mail does not have that feature sad......at least I haven't been able to work around it as there is no wysiwyg edit box.