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How to Earn More Money Using HubPages URL Trackers

Updated on October 30, 2011

Use your URL tracker to increase your earnings at hub pages.

Referrals are great for increasing your money at hubpages.
Referrals are great for increasing your money at hubpages. | Source

The basic idea behind HubPages URL trackers is a vehicle to monetarily reward Hubbers that bring new Hubbers to the site. When you become a member of HubPages you are assigned a unique URL tracker. The tracker is created so any referrals that become members of the Hub are associated with your account for sharing revenues.

Referrals are great for HubPages because not only do you earn, but your referral earns and nothing is taken away from either of you. With HubPages you are earning from several affiliates which include Amazon, Kontera, Google, EBay and your referrals.

When you refer anyone that decides to join HubPages you receive 10% of their revenue for their impressions. The referral will get their 60% of earnings from HubPages. The 10% you receive is not deducted from the new HubPages member. HubPages will pay you the 10% of the hubbers revenue or impressions.

How do I get referrals?

Get referrals from your profile page

You can get referrals by adding a link to your profile page or adding great hubs to your profile page that include referral URLs. Great links to your quality content for your profile page will not only show off your writing skills, but also get referrals if traffic links to your content and decides to join HubPages.

If you have profile pages with other websites, blogs or article content sites include your HubPages URL referral. Include your URL referral with author bio information if you get the opportunity.

Get referrals from other content on the web

If you have content other places on the internet other than the HubPages site and someone clicks on your backlink and decides to join HubPages and the backlink didn’t include a URL tracker, you won’t earn any referral monies from their membership with HubPages. However, if that same backlink to your Hub included an URL tracker and the reader decided to join HubPages you will be rewarded with 10% of their earnings with Google, Amazon, EBay and Kontera.Therefore, when posting links to your Hub content it’s extremely important, as well as profitable to use your URL tracker.

You can set up a referral tracker for your Facebook page or even create a YouTube video post on HubPages and include your URL tracker information to gain referrals.

Get referrals from email

Some hubbers will send a link for a referral when they send emails. Many email providers will permit you to make a custom signature. When you make your custom signature add a referral link to HubPages along with your name and other information on your customized signature.

What many hubbers don’t realize is you can link your referral link to any content on HubPages for a referral, not just your own. Therefore, you may want to consider building hubs with referral trackers into content on your capsule for links to other hubs.

Should I have more than one tracker?

When you sign up with HubPages a default tracker is created for you. However, if you would like to track what trackers are bringing in the most referrals you may want to create unique trackers. For instance, if you have a tracker assigned to your blog and would like to know how many referrals you received from your blog posts you may want to create a special tracker for blog posts.

Analyzing your hubs will make you create better hubs. Knowing where your referral traffic is coming from can help you devote resources where they profit the most. If you are getting a lot of referrals from your YouTube video post then you may want to create another one. If you aren’t getting a lot of referrals from your blog post you may want to tweak it.

URL trackers are highly profitable for hubbers and easy to use and monetize. If you use URL trackers to their full potential, you could increase your earnings here at the hub considerably.


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    • wetnosedogs profile image

      wetnosedogs 6 years ago from Alabama

      Wow, Learn something new every day! Great Hub.

    • icciev profile image

      icciev 6 years ago from Kuwait

      thanks for this nice and simple instructions, voted up

    • billabongbob profile image

      billabongbob 6 years ago from South Wales, UK

      Great Hub. It should be required reading for newbies ;) lol.