Here's my idea for a feature:
I have introduced some people. Some of those people have written a hub .... some have written quite a few. I know I am gaining Adsense income from some of these (GA Stats). But - I wish there was an easy to to lookup hubs of people I introduced so I can promote their hubs where I can.
There are many times/sites where I can't promote my own (don't want to be a spammer), but if I can promote the hubs of people I introduced it'd make them feel good, get them some income - and - every now and then I'd get a bit back. it'd improve the motivation and longevity of those I introduced.
At the moment I have to:
- go to the list of referral trackers
- see who wrote any hubs
- go to their page
- look through their hubs
It'd be good if a report could be written that displayed:
"Top hubs by people you introduced"
Probably showing their name, author score, their hub, hub score.
Then I'd know quickly which ones to target.
I doubt that this feature would be used very much. I have something like 500 referrals across all my accounts and a few hundred hubs - I've only earned pennies. Promoting a hub which will never get real traffic is a waste, and if it does get real traffic, well, that'll be something you see with time.
But, promoting them, if there's a slot that you can't use yourself, gives you a 10% chance of something. And you never know if one of those links will make theirs get popular.
Maybe I just happen to have 2-3 good hubbers in my list so am aware there might be others.
e.g. Pinterest. If I had, say, 100 referrals and 10 were writing good stuff, maybe 2-3 of them would have pinterest-worthy content 2-3x a month; it'd add up over time without any specific overhead in my time to achieve it.
I don't make much - more than pennies though ..... but it'd be nice to be able to assist more directly, more easily.
I like the idea, earner!
As WryLilt points out, few people would utilize this (as very few people actually utilize our referral program), but it would certainly be a nice feature for us to offer, and I have made a note of it. We'll discuss it in this week's community meeting, and even if we don't find this to be something we have the bandwidth to execute now, we can still discuss how the feature might work and keep it in mind for the future.
Thank you Simone.
Perhaps if people had more visibility of their referrals, they'd be tempted to do a bit more promoting - after all, if those authors see their hubs getting linked to they'll be more motivated to write more, write better and do their own promotions
I think it has the potential to cause more engagement.
So it looks like we won't be creating a feature to address this (given the things I mentioned above), but what you can do is follow those you have onboarded and just keep an eye out for their work in the Feed.
If you really want it to be easy to find their work and promoting affiliate signups' work is really important to you, only follow them (and nobody else).
Just an option that would be relatively easy to execute independently.
I'd be interested in this feature as I could go and see if I could help the hubber in question create decent content - improving their hubs and creating more traffic is in their best interest as well as mine. It would almost be like a mentor program!
I approached about ten of my 'active hubbers' when I first started recruiting and not a one every responded.
That's because they were new and probably scared. Also, 10's not a lot. Probably 1 in 100 joiners will actually write something.
Just tried to look at my stats, but it's too difficult to give stats across everything I've done .... it'd take me hours + Excel. But less than 1% of signups ever wrote a thing. Had a look at one tracker and only 0.5% of signups wrote more than 10 hubs.
I've always thought I should be encouraging them more, but with the current system that's almost a full-time job in itself. I'd therefore like to easily target the triers, the doers and the achievers.
When I sit at the keyboard I've got a chance to do many different things - and usually I end up just writing another hub, rather than promoting/encouraging others - and that makes me feel sad.
I don't recall whether my wife signed up through @WryLilt or not, and I abandoned my first account to re-sign under my wife's, but @WryLilt's personal emails were critical to our early successes. Thanks!
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 Sally Gulbrandsen4 years ago
How do you use them appropriately so as not to become a 'spammer' and what success rate have you had from them?
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 john.maco6 years ago
I joined Hubpages a few weeks back and I find it useful to share information with users from all over the world.But I do not understand why a user cannot promote his or her hub?What is the issue if I am bringing traffic...
by Susannah Birch17 months ago
I just logged into an old account which I started in 2010. The account has NO hubs so all the Hubpages ad program earnings are entirely from referrals. I just made payout. For an idea of what this means, here are the...
by WoodsmensPost6 years ago
I didn't think this was allowed and it is rather annoying spamming a link to one article every couple hours.
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