How to Create the Referral Tracker Link to Track Hubpages Sign-Ups
How to Create a Referral Tracker to Make More Money on HubPages
Many people ask how to create the HubPages Referral Tracker in the proper format for HubPages.
That's the referral code that can help you make more affiliate money on HubPages.
Below I will show you how, as simply as possible.
First Sign Up for Google Adsense
Before you try using the HubPages Referral Tracker make sure you have signed up for and been approved by Google (Adsense).
*Those are the Google advertisements that you see on many pages here and elsewhere. You can make money from the sharing of advertisements on HubPages.
1. Click on My Account
Click on My Account, which is located in the upper right corner of the HubPages window.
2. Select Earnings
Select Earnings, which is located on the left side of the screen.
3. Select Referral Trackers
On the left side you should see 2 options. Select Referral Trackers. It should now be green in color.
4. Create a New Tracker
At the bottom you should see Create a New Tracker.
Type in the Tracking Token using whatever words and numbers you want for your HubPages Tracker.
Give it a simple description.
In the example I typed in "signup", which is probably not available for anyone else to use.
Create your own variation.
5. Create Any of the Following HubPages Tracking Code Formats
It should look like the code below.
In other words, you need an underscore (Like this: _ ) and then the referral tracker code.
So it would look like _YOURTRACKERCODE
Below you will see 3 of the most commonly used code formats
Regular: Underscore and Then Your Tracker URL
Profile Page: A Tracker Code to YOUR Profile Page
Signup Page: Referral Tracker Code to the HubPages Signup Page for Brand New Hub Users
6. Using the HubPages Referral Tracker Code
Now that I've created a Referral Tracker what should I do?
Well, by using the Referral Tracker Code in the various formats listed above, you can then do any or all of the following:
- Add a link in your Profile.
- Add links to your Hubs.
- Add links in forum signatures.
- Write articles about how you can make money, why you love HubPages, or where you like to write, etc.
- Email your friends and mention HubPages, using one of your Referral code formats.
- Share it on Twitter, Facebook, or other social networks in which you have a bunch of followers.
- Add it to your own blog(s).
- Add it to your own website.
Examples Using Real Referral Tracker Code in the Various Formats
*You can click on these to see where they would go.
The real examples are using my referral tracker code, which is http://hubpages.com/_SIGNUPTRITRAIN for anyone that would be signing up in general, using my signup code.
Again, the tracking code is mine. You would create your own for people to be referred to you.
If you want them to go to your profile page, then I use http://hubpages.com/_SIGNUPTRITRAIN/profile/tritrain
If I want them to go to the official HubPages Sign Up page, then I would use http://hubpages.com/_SIGNUPTRITRAIN/user/new
*Important!* After creating this link, first make sure you are signed out from HubPages when you try to see if this works.
Example HubPages Referral Trackers Page
Referral Tracker Performance
The Referral Tracker will show you the performance of each of your HubPages tracking code.
*You only need one code
- tracking token - The tracking code that you created
- traffic views - How many people have visited your code
- signups - How many people have signed up via your tracking code
- hubs- How many Hubs were created by people that signed up under your tracking code
- traffic to hubs - How much web traffic to all these Hubs have received
Example of the HubPages Referral Section
Is There Any Reward for Referring Someone via the Referral Tracker?
When someone is referred by your referral tracker code HubPages splits the impressions with you and you get an additional 3% of the total Google Adsense impressions.
In other words, if you send traffic to any Hub, you’re entitled to either 9% or 12% of total impressions. You’ll receive 9% if the Hub you’ve referred people to already has impressions allocated to an Affiliate. If there are no Affiliates, you’ll receive 12% of the total impressions.
On all other non-Hub pages, such as a referral to a Tag page or the HubPages home page, you’ll receive 30% on a traffic referral, with HubPages getting the rest of the impressions.
How Long do You Get Credit for a Traffic Referral?
According to HubPages, the Traffic Referrals are yours for 120 minutes.
So, "if someone clicks on your" referral code "link to a specific Hub, you are entitled to the traffic referral impressions for 120 minutes. We set this limit because there may be multiple Hubbers referring people to a particular Hub. No other tracker can replace yours during that 120 minute period. This is called the ‘first dibs’ rule."
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