Let's Get the Traffic Going Again

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  1. Barbara Kay profile image90
    Barbara Kayposted 3 years ago

    My suggestion is to use referral links to the pages of other writers and share this with friends on social media that would like them or share with Yahoo groups that like the subject. This will help Hubpages, the other writer and yourself. Don't forget that you get 10% of the income earned. With the holidays coming up, some of your friends might like some spooky Halloween stories, recipes for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas, craft ideas for gifts and Christmas stories in December.

    If you are new here or came over from Squidoo, you just get the link with your referral code by going to the bottom of the page and clicking on "link to this page." A box will come up where you can just copy and paste the link.

    Some sites like Pinterest won't allow the referral links, but I've used them at Facebook and Yahoo groups. Give it a try. It will help your earnings if they are low right now.

    1. Swisstoons profile image71
      Swisstoonsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for pointing out that link at the bottom of the page!  I'd been using the buttons.

      1. Ashley Ryan P profile image78
        Ashley Ryan Pposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Ohh. So don't use these little social media buttons then? That's what I've been doing this whole time!
        http://s2.hubimg.com/u/11911197.jpg

        1. Barbara Kay profile image90
          Barbara Kayposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          Those are good, but you won't earn anything using them. If you share on Bubblews with those, they are good though, since Bubblews won't let you use a referral link.

          1. Ashley Ryan P profile image78
            Ashley Ryan Pposted 3 years agoin reply to this

            Gotcha. Thank you so much! Very good information to know smile

    2. NateB11 profile image93
      NateB11posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Good idea. I do share others' Hubs with the referral link periodically, but I think I'll make a point of it now.

      1. Barbara Kay profile image90
        Barbara Kayposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        I don't think it will make much difference, but every little bit helps.

    3. Marie Gail profile image73
      Marie Gailposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Great idea, Barbara. Actually, I published a Hub yesterday that specifically dealt with copyright law and issues that a close friend of mine had experienced online recently. I pasted a link into both Facebook and LinkedIn, and my friend also put a link on her blog. Stat reporting was lagging yesterday, but by this morning, I had better results than usual for the first 24-hour period on a Hub. Additionally, the traffic sources for most of those hits are undefined, which means they are coming from bloggers or other referrals not tracked by HubPages. I'll be interested to learn tomorrow whether this is translating to any additional income or not.

      All my best,
      Marie Gail

      1. Barbara Kay profile image90
        Barbara Kayposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Marie, That sounds good. I hope it keeps working.

    4. makingamark profile image66
      makingamarkposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      That's not the way I read the note associated with that link. This hub explains the link http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/referral-program

      This is what it says re. referral pages if you click the link (Except I can't now get this explanation to pop up.)

      Referrals earn rewards.
      Part 1 of 4
      There is another way to generate revenue through HubPages.
      get other people to sign up
      It's our HubPages Referral Program, and we will walk you through the process of setting it up.

      The Referral Program allows you generate ongoing revenue when you refer new writers to HubPages. By referring new users, you will be invested in their long-term success.

      How does it work? You'll earn 10% of the ad impressions of the Hubs published by people you've referred to HubPages using your unique referral tracker (and that 10% comes out of our share, not theirs).

      The more, high-quality writers you refer in, the greater your earning potential.

      It's a revenue stream that can keep on growing. And here's how to make it start.

  2. easylearningweb profile image91
    easylearningwebposted 3 years ago

    Good suggestions, Barbara. Also, Linkedin has a lot of groups people can join, and forums too where hubpage links with "related" info can be shared.

    1. Barbara Kay profile image90
      Barbara Kayposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I joined Linked In and then didn't do anything with it. I'll have to look it over. Thanks.

      1. ologsinquito profile image88
        ologsinquitoposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Barbara, how does this work? I didn't know we could earn if we shared the work of other writers.

        1. Barbara Kay profile image90
          Barbara Kayposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          Just use the link at the very bottom of the hubpage you are reading.(I think it says "link to this page) Once you click on it a popup will come up. Copy the url in the popup. It already has your personal tracker in it. Paste it wherever you want to share it. You will receive 10% of the earnings that the traffic you send receives.

          You will be able to view the traffic, but the earnings are just thrown in with your other earnings. To see the traffic, go to the earnings page and on the second line at the top it says Referral Trackers. Click on that and it will tell you. There are pages here that tell you how to use referral links, if I didn't explain it good enough.

          1. Tashaonthetown profile image88
            Tashaonthetownposted 3 years agoin reply to this

            This is a good idea! We should all help each other here because afterall, we are all wanting the same thing.

  3. KnowWhatImean profile image75
    KnowWhatImeanposted 3 years ago

    Thanks for this! I had no clue.  In anycase I posted your brownie recipe to FB and Twitter.. hope it helps  smile

  4. ologsinquito profile image88
    ologsinquitoposted 3 years ago

    Linda, that sounds like a plan. I didn't know about this.

  5. ologsinquito profile image88
    ologsinquitoposted 3 years ago

    Thanks Barbara, I figured it out and posted your plantain article on Pinterest and I'll do it again on Google+. We'll see what happens. smile

    1. Barbara Kay profile image90
      Barbara Kayposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks.I'll look yours over and see if I can find something some of my friends would be interested in.

    2. Barbara Kay profile image90
      Barbara Kayposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I just posted the one on How to Tell if Someone is Lying.

      1. ologsinquito profile image88
        ologsinquitoposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks so much!

  6. Cheeky Kid profile image98
    Cheeky Kidposted 3 years ago

    I used my referral links on pinterest and they work just fine.

    1. Barbara Kay profile image90
      Barbara Kayposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I'm going to try again. In the beginning they wouldn't let you use those.

    2. Barbara Kay profile image90
      Barbara Kayposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      You are right. It works now. Well, I'll be busy for awhile sharing some other hubbers work there.

  7. MelRootsNWrites profile image91
    MelRootsNWritesposted 3 years ago

    I didn't know that link was there.  Thanks for the information!

    1. Barbara Kay profile image90
      Barbara Kayposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      You are welcome.

  8. Lionrhod profile image78
    Lionrhodposted 3 years ago

    A question, when we pin an article that uses a photo from flickr, etc, do we need to include the original photo owner's link in the pin description? Or is the link in the hub itself enough?

    I think it's probably the first, but I wanted to double check.

    1. Barbara Kay profile image90
      Barbara Kayposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      If it is licensed to use freely, I pin it with the Hubpages url. This is a good question though and I wonder what others think about it.

 
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