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How to Use the Referral Tracker on HubPages

Updated on July 25, 2016
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How to Create Referral Trackers on HubPages Video

Referral Trackers are your fuel!

I really wish I had understood the concept and importance of referral trackers from the beginning. This step is VITAL if you care about hub impressions (clicks) and traffic. If you want hub money - trust me, just DO IT! and create your respective referral trackers. Example; if someone went to your page on a whim and signed up for HubPages you do NOT get sign up credit without a referral tracker. However, if they got to HubPages through one of YOUR trackers and signup for HubPages then you get credit and residuals from that new hubber's account.

Earning Additional Income - You can earn by adding a referral tracker to hubs other than your own. Let me REPEAT that. You CAN EARN by adding a referral tracker to hubs you did NOT write. The original author is NOT losing anything by you doing this. In fact you are simply generating traffic to that hub. Traffic that would not have been generated without your promotion. NOTE - you do NOT copy the hub! You copy the title and add a referral tracker link. It's a win win - you are creating a SEO friendly back-link to your fellow hubber. They get better SEO, plus traffic. You earn a portion of the impression for promoting your fellow hubber's hubs. Here are the specifics - straight from HubPages.

  • you earn between 9 - 12% of the impressions when the link includes your referral tracker to a fellow hubber's hub
  • you earn 30% of the impressions when you refer to HubPages home page
  • you earn 10% of the impressions when a new hubber signs up under your referral tracker

Source: Referral Trackers & The HubPages Affiliate Program

How to create a referral tracker

  1. Go to your account page
  2. From your account page click the EARNINGS link
  3. From your earnings' page click REFERRAL TRACKERS
  4. Scroll to Create New Tracker. Incidentally, HubPages has already created a referral tracker for you. You can use that one or create specific trackers. For example, I have a separate tracker for Twitter, Facebook and for each of my blog pages. I also have specific trackers for my main topics such as, education, nutrition and technology.
  5. IMPORTANT - YOU must enter the referral tracker within your links otherwise they are useless and you don't gain additional monetary credit! There is a couple of ways to do this.

Be sure to watch the video above for easy step by step instructions.

Finding the "Referral Tracker"

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"Link to this page" The Easy Way to Use a Referral Tracker on HubPages

Let's say you want to share a particular Hub in your e-mail, blog or social network -

  1. Scroll to the VERY bottom of the Hub.
  2. Go to the footer bar.
  3. Click "Link to this page".
  4. Use the drop down list to select your referral tracker.
  5. Cut and paste the url into your e-mail, blog, website, or social network. This way YOU get the credit for the referral on those clicks. Get it? You get credit AND the author gets credit.

Finding the "link to this page"

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A word about courtesy and copyright

  1. Never EVER cut and paste ANY hub text into your blogs or websites. ONLY cut and paste the title of the hub. You can also add the pre-written short summary for the hub. It is best practice to try to rewrite their summary or tweak it a bit when posting it elsewhere. However, keep any summaries and prologues relevant to their respective work.
  2. Make every attempt possible to notify your fellow hubber or blogger that you are promoting their respective work on your blogs or websites. You can use the "contact" icon under their profile or tweet them a personal message if you follow them on twitter. Most hubbers are pleased to have their work featured and promoted. After all, it generates traffic.
  3. Extend an invitation to fellow hubbers to guest post on your blog. This builds camaraderie, referrals and interest in your topic areas. Include your referral tracker on any outgoing links to hubs.

© 2011 Marisa Hammond Olivares

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      elnavann 16 months ago from South Africa

      Thanks - I have never tried it before because it was not explained on the Hubpage for Earnings itself

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      Carol Morris 17 months ago

      Yes, I actually knew that about the ads, so I guess it's just logical that you can't use your own referral to open a new account. Now it makes more sense to me, thanks.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 17 months ago from Texas

      You can't make money on yourself. You can't fool HubPages or Google - it is against policy to click on one's own ads. Doing so puts you at risk of losing your Google Adsense account.

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      Carol Morris 17 months ago

      Thanks, I'll try that. I read somewhere else that you can't do this on Pinterest, so I will give it a try and see. I have another question (thought)...I see that some people have multiple Hubpage accounts, which means that they could use their own referral to open a new account thus making money on this account both as the account owner and as the referrer, so in fact earning twice on one account, right?

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 17 months ago from Texas

      Hi Carol Morris, at the time of this response Pinterest has a + sign on the top right hand side of the toolbar - click the + and the paste the link. I hope this helps. Thanks for reading and commenting.

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      Carol Morris 17 months ago

      Thanks! I'm trying this. Do you know how to do this for Pinterest?

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      Naveed Ahmed 2 years ago from Bahrain

      Wonderful information for me that we can get a share in the impressions revenue while implementing referral trackers and sharing other peoples hubs too. But this also creates a doubt in my mind. Do we still earn impressions revenue when we've disabled the HP Ad Program? I've disabled it because it makes our AdSense earnings too low.

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      Kristen Howe 2 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      This is super useful. I would love to figure out how to earn more money with the referral tracker. I would start referring hubs other than my own this coming May for more money. Voted up!

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 2 years ago from Texas

      Hi C.L. Mitchell, I'm thrilled to hear you have found this to be informative. I'm a fan of referral trackers, I hope you find them to be as beneficial as I have.

      Thank you for reading and commenting...glad you liked the video.

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      C L Mitchell 2 years ago

      Thank you so much for another great informative hub. I had no idea that I needed to set up my referral trackers, so I've just done that now thanks to your helpful video.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 3 years ago from Texas

      RonElFran, thank you! Be sure to check out the video on this hub for a quick and easy tutorial for using referral trackers on HubPages. Best wishes to you and Happy Hubbing!

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      Ronald E Franklin 3 years ago from Mechanicsburg, PA

      I've been on HubPages for over 2 years now, and until reading this I knew absolutely nothing about referral trackers. If I ever read or heard the term it didn't register. So, now I've got to figure out how to use the great info you give. Thanks!

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 3 years ago from Texas

      Nadine May, isn't the online world a wonderful opportunity for writers? I am so glad you shared your experience with us. May you continue to do well and I hope you enjoy writing for many years to come.

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      Nadine May 3 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      I learn more and more on how to make money with writing. for years Ive done it...for FREE! Yes I do have a blog, and now I know how to link my hubs in a way that at least I can earn money from them in the long run. Probably a few years? I love writing and my aim was more to do with marketing my own novels, but now I can still do that and get paid for doing it in the long run. What a win win situation!

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 4 years ago from Texas

      dialybloggingtips, you are quite welcome, thank you for reading and commenting. Welcome to HubPages and best wishes on all your endeavors.

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      Kimsea Sok 4 years ago from Cambodia

      Thanks for sharing..! That is great tips and useful for newbie such as me..!

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 4 years ago from Texas

      /lbjnflower, so glad you stopped by to read and comment, best wishes to you. I hope you've been able to apply trackers to the hubs you are promoting off site, it does open up doors to new earning possibilities.

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      Belinda Ferrell 4 years ago from TENN

      Wow Thanks .Im new and have a lot to learn. Ill have to book mark this hub so I can come back to it

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      peterbin, internal linking between relevant hubs is a great way to build traffic and back-links. Thank you for stopping by to read and comment. I appreciate the votes too.

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      petertebin 5 years ago from Maryland

      Another great hub! I have to look in to adding a referral link to all the bottoms of my old hubs as well as any of the new ones I write! Plus add it to all my blogs. I have learned a lot from reading the hubs you have written. I will check back and read more! Voted UP!

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      Robert Erich, glad to know I was able to help. You made my day! Thanks.

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      Robert Erich 5 years ago from California

      Thank you so much! I was looking all over for the new referral button. Your article here was a huge help. Much appreciated.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      Audrey Howitt, I'll run into things on the feed and wonder, how the heck did I miss that? haha Thanks for reading, you know where to find me if you need assistance with this.

      mary615, the new profile does not allow for adding sign up links. You can still refer with a referral link though from elsewhere on the web. Those were most likely primarily made for links from the 'outside' in. Consider adding sign up referral trackers from your respective sites, email, blogs, tweets and what not. I'll add an occasional 'sign-up' plug from my blog posts and on my 'about page' on my personal site. I hope that makes sense and that you find creative ways of adding them.

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      Hi Miss Olive. I had read this Hub a long time ago, but now I have a question: With this new profile, is it true we can no longer refer writers to HubPages?? Did I dream that or did I read it somewhere? At any rate, I have not been able to put that referral link on my profile any longer. I do use the referral link to FaceBook and other social networks.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Wow--how long have I been here and only am now starting to figure this out! Great information and I think I have figured it out

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      Mark McClean, haha Batman! Yes! I'm glad you visited my blog and liked it. Referral trackers are one of those nice little perks HubPages provides us. They are a great asset and can help make a difference in tracking traffic and in earning additional income. Thanks again for your great comment.

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      Mark McClean 5 years ago from South Bend, Indiana USA

      Holy referral tracker heaven Batman! Yikes, I'm glad I finally read this Hubpage. I still have to digest the content in my pre-owned brain but yowdie I think referral trackers can be a boon to business over the long haul. I like your olivepedia blog. Great idea!

      Thanks again another informative Hubpage.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      Ruby H Rose, How sweet of you! Thanks! Every action we take to support our online writing matters. Blogs and referral trackers can definitely boost your traffic and earnings. Thank you so much for your wonderful comment.

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      Maree Michael Martin 5 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island

      I absolutely LOVE how you explain things! I so need some more fuel! I am using referral trackers, slowly but surely.

      Now, thanks for that get my blog going, now! Shared, and thanks again for all your great insights.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      ShaamCA, thank you so much for reading and commenting. Referral trackers, blogs and social networking are great for increasing traffic and income. I'm glad you found this hub too. Thanks again.

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      ShaamCA 5 years ago from India

      Great information about referral tracker , this would be really helpful in promoting good traffic, This hub is really very useful i am happy that i notices this useful information

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      T4an, you are quite welcome. I'm glad you found this hub too. Thank you so much for your comment and votes. Good luck to you, I'm sure you will do fine.

      CarlySullen, that makes me feel great. Thank you so much for sharing. Best wishes on your endeavors.

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      CarlySullens 5 years ago from St. Louis, Missouri

      This is great! I understand it now so much better. Thank you!

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      T4an 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Thank you so much for this! I am so glad I found it. There is so much useful information. Voted up!

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      ashish04joshi, thank you! I'm glad this has been useful for you.

      Academicviews, your are quite welcome!

      Dr Pooja, I'm thrilled to hear it. Best wishes to you!

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      Dr Pooja 5 years ago

      Learnt an important lesson today .Will incorporate it to generate traffic and income.Thanx dear..

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      Academicviews 5 years ago from Scotland

      thank you thank you thank you this is just what I was looking for.

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      Ashish Joshi 5 years ago from India

      Super useful...Thanks for this great hub.

      way 'up' and 'useful'

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      TToombs08, VUMS! I love it! Thank you so much! :)

      maitecadorniga, Welcome! May you be blessed with many wonderful followers and views. Thank you for reading and commenting.

      vocalcoach, yay! Anything, anytime! Love ya!

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      Audrey Hunt 5 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Got'cha - thanks so much missolive!

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      maitecadorniga 5 years ago

      Hi Ms. Olive! Very informative articles. Hope I can have lots of followers just like you since I'm just starting out. Super LIKE!!! :)

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      Terrye Toombs 5 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      I need a "Bookmark Miss Olive" button! Great hub! Loving it. VUMS (Voted Up, More, and Shared) :)

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      vocalcoach, Hi Audrey, if you are scrolling to the bottom of a hub and using, 'link to this page' it will give you the default referral tracker from your account. If you have more than one referral tracker it will offer you a drop down list for you to choose from. I hope this helps. :)

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      Audrey Hunt 5 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      missolive - Question? Isn't my tracker code automatically included in the "link to this page" when I use it?

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      web promotion, thank you so much. I'm glad you like my blog. (I assume you meant olivepedia? The blog I listed in the hub?) You have left me a wonderful compliment. Here is wishing you all the best. Thanks again.

      samsons1, best wishes to you with using referral trackers. They do make a nice difference and they also help build a passive income. I'm the type that believes even a single drop can eventually fill up a bucket - I'm in it for the long haul. Thanks for stopping by to read and comment. :)

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      Sam 5 years ago from Tennessee

      thank you so much for your detailed explanation. I have finally gained insight on this much needed information and will go immediately and try to regain lost ground...

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      web promotion 5 years ago

      missolive.hubpages.com is a one of the more impressive blogs I've seen. Thanks so much for keeping the internet classy for a change. You've got style, class, bravado. I mean it. Please keep it up because without the internet is definitely lacking in intelligence.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      blessed365, Great question. Although HubPages has provided us with easy to use social network buttons they do not automatically pick up our trackers. My suggestion is to scroll to the very bottom of the hub you want to promote. Click, 'link to this page' and select the tracker you'd like to use from the drop down list. Simply cut and paste the url as needed. I hope this helps. :)

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      Vicky C. 5 years ago from New England

      Great hub. I did have a question about the trackers. When you use the share button and use Digg, should you still do it with your referral tracker?

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      GlendaGoodWitch, in answer to your question. You need to use a photo capsule and upload the photo you want to use. I do hope this answered your question. :)

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      GlendaGoodWitch 5 years ago from California

      How do you put screen shots on your hub? I am new. I have tried just placing them in the text boxes, but when I hit save, it does not save it.

      Thank you

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      bankscottage, I'm glad you have found this helpful. Getting into the habit of using referral trackers is a great habit ti have. You will begin to see the difference. I appreciate the votes and shares.

      tipstoretireearly, thank you so much.

      Angelo52, Yes, consistent use of trackers has its benefits. Thank you for sharing this hub with others - it is greatly appreciated.

      Natashalh, I appreciate the votes and the sharing. I'm glad you stopped by to read. Give trackers a try and I'm sure you will begin to see the rewards.

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      Natasha 5 years ago from Hawaii

      I don't know why I didn't notice this sooner. I wish I had! Thanks so much for the step by step information. I have bookmarked it so I can follow the steps when I find something I want to share!

      Thanks again! Voted up, useful, and awesome.

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      Angelo52 5 years ago from Central Florida

      I've used the referral trackers at times but must admit to not doing this consistently. Your article really explains the advantages of doing so. Thanks for sharing this great information. I'll pass it along to my followers too.

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      tipstoretireearly 5 years ago from New York

      Thanks for the excellent explanations! Very useful.

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      bankscottage 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Another very helpful Hub missolive. I have to spend a little time studying this. I need to get better using referrals and links. I may have to even start a blog. Thanks again for all of your help.

      Voted up, useful and shared.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      bizwin, once you start to make it a habit I'm sure you'll begin to see the benefits. It's nice to see new hubbers that have signed up with one's tracker. Best wishes to you and thanks for the votes and sharing. :)

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      Christabel Evans 5 years ago from England, UK

      This is a very helpful reminder for me to use referral tracker and earn, i have not really given it a thought. Great hub. Voted across and shared.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      Neil Sperling, thank you! I'm thrilled this has been useful. I look forward to seeing you around the HubPages.

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      Neil Sperling 5 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      Wow -- Thank you for such a detailed post. Very helpful information.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      loued51, I believe the reward is the same. All new hubbers sign up at the same location.

      courtineygdtm, yes, you can gain personal credit for referring to other's hubs. Although permission is not necessary it is considered a courtesy to let them know you have referred to them. Thank you for your votes

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      courtlneygdtm 5 years ago from United States

      Thanks for your informative hub. I will be updating my hubs to show my referral trackers. I did not know credit can be received for using other people's hubs. I may hold off on doing that since it seems as if you have to request permission to do so instead of using them freely? But I will definitely be adding my referral tracker to my profile and my hubs. Voted up and useful!

      --courtlneygdtm

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      loued51 5 years ago

      Is there more monetary reward for sending a new signup to the Homepage instead of the profile page? 30% vs 10%?

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      Robert Erich - Hi there! I'm glad you like these tips. I'm not sure if I understood your comment, but if you direct readers to sign up with one of your referral trackers you will earn a passive income from their hub impressions. Sweet deal. :)

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      Robert Erich 5 years ago from California

      These are incredible tips! Thanks for sharing. I had no idea that you could earn more in affiliate earnings by linking directly to the hubpages home page. Great tips!

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      luckykarma - thank you very much! May you be blessed as well. Happy Hubbing! :)

      SMD2012 - You are so sweet! I'm glad you stopped by too. Referral trackers are an added benefit that HP has given us. Every little bit helps and it is nice to be rewarded for those we bring to the site. Have a wonderful weekend. :)

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      Sally Hayes 5 years ago

      This is so awesome! I'm glad I stopped by. I know that I have been totally overlooking the power of the referrel tracker, so THANK YOU for this fabulous step-by-step hub! Have a lovely weekend! - Sarah

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      luckykarma 5 years ago from Queensland Australia

      So much Information it's great! very grateful and hope you are blessed back!

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      Kalux - Thank you very much, I appreciate your comment.

      Happyboomernurse - Thrilled to know this has been useful for you. Referral trackers and blogs have made a big difference for me. I appreciate your comment and votes. :)

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      Gail Sobotkin 5 years ago from South Carolina

      Another very useful and informative article with step by step instructions and real examples. Voted up across the board except for funny.

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      Kalux 5 years ago from Canada

      Very informative and helpful. Thank you :)

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      rusticliving - Lisa! Now I will be singing that in my head all day! LOL You are so much fun. Glad you came eby :)

      Deepak Chaturvedi - glad to share. Thanks for reading and commenting

      PegCole17 - Thank you so much! I'm glad you have included this link. I hear ya'! Sometimes it helps to see the same subject explained in different ways, I'll be sure to add your link as well. :)

      bborrello - You are quite welcome - thank you! :)

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      bborrello 5 years ago from Oregon, USA

      THANK YOU!

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      Peg Cole 5 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      This is a great explanation of the usefullness of referral trackers and how to find and place them. I hope you don't mind if I link to my hub on the same topic. Sometimes a couple of different explanations on ways to do things can help.

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      Deepak Chaturvedi 5 years ago from New Delhi, India

      great and knowlegeable hub thanks for sharing.

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      Elizabeth Rayen 5 years ago from California

      *Singing* A tracking we will go a tracking we will go! High Ho the Merry-O a Tracking we will go!!!

      You are da bomb my little Olive! :)

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      The Marker - I'm glad to see you have come by to read. Referral trackers are an important aspect of your online writing and marketing plan. Best wishes to you and I look forward to reading your forthcoming hubs and comments - Welcome to HubPages!

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      The Marker 5 years ago

      Thanks missolive, I am actually applying this guide. Your hubs really helped me get started.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Mary! Let me know if you need additional help. Have a great day! :)

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      Many thanks for the sign-up link info. I'll give it a try. This Hub will go into your folder to save. Hope you have a great day.

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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      18 signups? That's pretty good!

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      Oh dear, I've tried and tried and I can't get referral tracker on my profile for invitation to join HubPages. I go step by step per your instructions, but I can't find "sign up link". Can you help me, please. Thanks.

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      biancaalice 5 years ago from Southern California

      This was a really helpful hub and gave me lots of great information on what I should be doing right now. Thank so much for sharing this with readers!

      Voted up & shared!

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      Pamela Oglesby 5 years ago from United States

      I just read this hub twice and bookmarked it. As the multitude of people who have already made comments, I agree and this hub is extremely helpful. Thank you.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      dmop - you are quite welcome. Referral trackers are important and I am glad you are going to use them. I appreciate the votes - thank you.

      greatstuff - Thank you for the bookmark. I am very happy to share.

      PDXKaraokeGuy - I'm glad to hear it. Referral trackers do make a difference. Aside from the additional 10% for the hubs you promote with an RT (fellow hubbers) the signups will begin to trickle in. The last time I checked I was up to 18 signups under my rt/account. Glad you came by - thanks :)

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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      i've been using trackers more, Missolive. Very helpful and informative!

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      Mazlan 5 years ago from Malaysia

      Again, another of your hubs that has been bookmarked. Thanks a million for sharing. Voted up.

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      dmop 5 years ago from Cambridge City, IN

      Thank you so much for writing this, I have been trying to figure out the referral trackers for a few days now. Your Hub has given me the answers I have been seeking. Voted up and useful.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      Hello Lizam, I think it is wonderful that you have a couple of blogs. They are certainly fun and you can use them to help generate traffic to hubs on HubPages. Whenever you hyperlink a hub within your blog, simply go to the very bottom (footer) of the page of the hub you want to feature. Click on 'link to this page' and copy the url. This option will automatically contain your tracker. It's easy! :)

      I want to thank you for reading and commenting. I look forward to reading your hubs and perhaps even find one of your blogs. Thanks again, MissOlive

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      Lizam1 5 years ago from Victoria BC

      Very helpful - a little overwhelming for my non techy brain but I am going to re-read and follow the steps. I do have a couple of blogs and I love being part of this writing community. The information and sharing is wonderful. Thanks for creating this hub.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      Just Ask Susan - Thank you Susan, what a wonderful testimonial! I appreciate it and I'm sure the readers will too. You have done an amazing job here at HP and it helps to know from others that this truly does work. I know it has for me. Thanks again.

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I read this hub several times. Today I'm coming back to tell you and all your reader that it does really work. Thank you so much for writing this!!!

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      Victoria Lynn -

      Hi Vicki! Sorry for the late response. I'm answering you in between classes. :)

      My 'play it safe' suggestion would be.... Go to the hub you want to link. Scroll down to the VERY bottom of the page...click the link at the footer bar that says, 'link to this page' choose the referral tracker and cut and paste the url into twitter, facebook, digg or into any of your other networks. If you use the 'link to this page' option it will always have your referral link. Otherwise, you need to manually cut and paste the referral tracker after the .com/.

      Examples (I used my tracker as an example _MissOlive) -

      with tracker - http://victorialynn.hubpages.com/ will look like this

      without tracker - http://hubpages.com/@victorialynn will look like this

      I hope this helps :)

      Feel free to contact me if you need some help :)

      Thank you for stopping by.

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      MissOlive, I was just asking about referral trackers on another hub. I think I've looked at this hub before, but it's just so complicated to me for some reason. Am I making it too hard? Maybe I've had an epiphany, though. I did as you showed and copy and pasted the url (after clicking on link to this page) on my Facebook wall. Is it that easy? so, now, instead of just hitting the share on FB button, I paste the url like I did so that my referral traffic gets credit.... Did I do it right? I feel so dumb. This has always been confusing to me. And what do you mean that you use trackers on your "incoming links"? Thanks for all the great info. Going to bookmark this one and continue to try to learn about this stuff.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      Hi Debby - thank you for your response, but I'm a bit confused by your comment. You used the word blogs, did you mean hubs? I hope you are not removing trackers from your blogs or social networks.

      Here is a link to referral trackers from the HP Learning Center - https://hubpageshelp.com/money/Learning-Center-ref...

      at the bottom of that page it states, "As you share links with Referral Trackers, keep in mind that these are designed for bringing people to the site, not redirecting people who are already on the site. For this reason, you cannot share links with trackers in the Forums or in the Answers section of the site, and in the future, we may not honor trackers embedded in Hubs and Profiles either. Surely you already knew that sharing HubPages with your friends and family would be fun, but now you know it can be lucrative too!"

      with that said...

      Although many do place trackers within their hubs and profiles the main idea of a referral tracker is to target/promote incoming traffic and generate a sign up under your account. It is also to generate traffic to hubs and gain a passive income. I use trackers on almost all of my incoming links.

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      Debby Bruck 5 years ago

      Dear Miss Olive ~ I see that this hub has been up for quite a few months and you have been very generous with your helpful instructions. I would only like to make one point. Some time in the future, and it may be soon, Hubpages may not allow tracker links to other Hubpages members within our blogs. Therefore, I have gone through my own blogs and un-tracked any linked pages to other members in the network and only use the tracker on other occasions and other venues. Blessings to all, Debby

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      CookiesNoCrumbs - you are quite welcome and I am especially happy that you found this information early on. Thank you for reading and commenting. Best wishes on your HP endeavors. :)

      Eiddwen - Hi Eddy! I'm glad to see you here! Thank you for your votes and for stopping by to read. Have an awesome day! :)

      Brett.Tesol - I appreciate all the sharing, your votes and comment. I'm thrilled you have found this helpful. Continued best wishes! :)

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      Brett Caulton 5 years ago from Thailand

      Good and helpful advice for those new here and even some of the old pros. Shared socially and voted, this is a very informative hub.

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      A great hub which will benefit all here on HP. Thanks for sharing and I have to award that up up and away !!!

      Take care and enjoy your day.

      Eddy.

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      CookiesNoCrumbs 5 years ago from New Jersey

      Missolive very informative, insightful and invaluable article. As a newbie you have provided a nice resource. Once again thank you