Just curious, how many sign ups from referral trackers do you have? Have they published any hubs and do you visit their hubs?
I have nearly 500 referral sign-ups. Of those, less than a dozen have written enough good quality Hubs to earn a decent income.
When I started, I used to try working with my referrals. If they signed up and did nothing, I'd send them an encouraging email and offer my help. I would leave comments on their first few Hubs. I'd keep an eye out for them in the forums and answer their questions.
Eventually I learned that if someone is going to do well on HubPages, they'll do it on their own - and if they're not going to do well, my input won't make any difference. So I pay very little attention to it now.
Like Marisa, I've found referrals to not be worth putting any attention or time into.
I had one that earned really well in the pre-Panda days, to the tune of close to $100 per month, but post-Panda that person had their entire account banned.
by Pandoras Box6 years ago
Trying to see if I understand this correctly. The trackers only work from outside of HP, correct? So if I have a new affiliate tracker on my profile page or in a hub, it's worthless to me, right? And if I link from one...
by beta10709 years ago
Like referrals.1. Why insert an _referralcode into the URL. Couldn't you come up with a dynamic insertion solution? If an insertion was required, what's wrong with appending it at the end of the URL as in ?referrer=xyz?...
by Jo_Goldsmith113 years ago
I have at least 5 referral trackers for those who wish to sign up.I have a total of 25 sign ups. This is good. However, those who have signed up are not blogging, or there is no traffic. Are these people ghosts?What is...
by Mark Knowles7 years ago
Hey all - I just noticed my referral traffic has topped a million views:I can't tell you exactly how much money that means because it gets rolled in with everything else, but I encourage you to use the referral trackers...
by Ellen_C4 years ago
Has anyone had great success with the URL Tracker and referrals? I just read what it was about and seems like a great way to provide incentive for other hubbers to promote other user's content. Does anyone use this...
by Person of Interest4 years ago
That hasn't happened in a loooooooong time...Just thought I'd start a thread about referrals. See if anyone is interested in the subject.
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