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 Box5 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 beta10708 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 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.
by lady rain4 years ago
I get plenty of traffic coming from my trackers outside hubpages but it has not brought in any new hubbers through my trackers. Has anybody had any luck in bringing new hubbers with their referral trackers?(I have...
by Marina15 months ago
As part of our ongoing efforts to improve site structure, we are removing HubPages referral links from published Hubs by deleting their tracker IDs. HubPages referral links were always intended for use outside of...
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