Would someone please explain to me what Paul is talking about when he says the team is removing referral links inside of hubs and is asking that we not use more of them in new hubs? I'm a bit foggy as to what he means? Does he mean that when you place a link in a hub that readers can click on that takes them to another site you cannot do this anymore? I am totally confused here!
Tracker referral links
TT2 - Outbound links to other sites have nothing to do with this. Paul is referring to the use of your referral tracker ID in links that go from Hubs to other pages within HubPages. With the referral program you earn 10% of the impressions from users who signed up via your referral.
You are still allowed to use referral links from other sites pointing to HubPages. But the program was never meant to gain from people who already are within the site reading hubs. So links from hub to hub should not have referral trackers included in the URL and now they will be automatically removed where found.
Yes Glenn, I take it to mean exactly what you explained here.
I can always count on you to get clear, concise answers to issues that are confusing to an old lady like me!
Read the second link in the second line of the thread about this
Removing HubPages Referral Links From Hubs
You'll find that the this link (re. "HubPages referral links" http://hubpages.com/faq/#affiliate) provides an explicit statement about what they are i.e. something that does NOT affect most people
....and did you really need to use a pic like that (or any pic?)?
You want to give people a headache?
by Marina 5 years ago
As part of our ongoing efforts to improve site structure, we are removing HubPages referral links from published Hubs by deleting their tracker IDs. HubPages referral links were always intended for use outside of HubPages, and because they redirect, they may cause some page rank to be lost. ...
by 02SmithA 12 years ago
I just started hubbing and I was wondering if those who had been here a while could let me know what kind of results they have had with the referral program? Has anyone tried running advertisements with their hubpage url anywhere? What kind of results did that get? Thanks!
by Poon Poi Ming 7 years ago
Hi, I have 3 persons whom I invited to join HubPages. The 3 have joined but is not indicated in my account. Is the default tracker token (2w8181s6dzxdv) in my Referral Trackers page the correct one to use?
by Emma 13 years ago
Okay, I'm trying to figure this out. Is it advantageous to use a referral link in your own hubs when linking to other hubs of your own? I notice some people use them, but most don't. I mostly haven't, but I'm wondering if I should implement it since I'm planning on doing some more cross-linking...
by Maree Michael Martin 8 years ago
Where do our referral links go?when you link to a page, where do you put it?
by Janet21 11 years ago
Do you guys include your referral links in links to other hubs within your hub? I havent' been doing that, but wondering if I should start. If someone comes to my hub via a search engine, but then clicks on a link to another hub (w/ a referral) link while there, I could still get the...
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