If I refer someone to an article using one of my referral codes to a hub on TatRing, for example, do the same percentages and such apply currently and/or will they in the future? I don't see a "Link to this Page" link on the bottom on that site.
We don't support that feature on niche sites, and we recommend using the "Sign Up for HubPages" link and adding your tracker if you want to invite someone to create an account.
What would encourage Hubbers to help promote any of the niche sites, unless they are an author on that Niche site?
We aren't asking Hubbers to promote the new sites for us. All signups and content creation will still happen on HubPages.com, which is why referring new users should happen here, even if they intend to write content for the new sites.
Thanks. This response clears up a lot for me.
Actually it took me awhile, but I figured out the problem. HubPages doesn't want to be accused of doing paid links, thus referrals were eliminated.
Update: I was unaware of Christy's latest post when I was making this post.
I don't think that's the reason. HubPages has been backpedalling on referral links for years.
A few years ago, when you created an internal link it gave you the option to make it a referral link (in fact I may be wrong, but I think it may even have been automatic). Then they stopped that and you had to work it out for yourself.
The trouble with referral links was that once created, they had to keep on paying Hubbers a small extra commission indefinitely, but they weren't getting any real benefit for the site.
I was referring to the 10% hub cut for 2 hours one gets, not the sign up part.
Referral traffic has been discontinued altogether. The Author Referral Program is the only one still active.
by 02SmithA 10 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 Scott S Bateman 4 months ago
I have been pleased with the audience and revenue for my articles on HubPages since joining the site some years ago.I commend the company for creating the successful niche sites at a time when similar sites were folding. My existing articles that moved to those sites have done even better than...
by Levictus Marcus Saarith 18 months ago
Hopefully someone from Hubpages HQ can look into this.I believe that those of us that are using a hosted account with Adsense are not getting any ad revenue on impressions from the niche sites.I base this on the fact that my daily impressions on Hubpages vs Adsense differ by a factor of about 100....
by Marina 3 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 Caren White 12 months ago
I was under the impression that we could only submit one hub every two weeks for niche sites. I submitted a hub and an editor replied with changes that I needed to make before it could be moved. As I'm making those changes, I have received two emails that another two of my hubs are...
by McKenna Meyers 23 months ago
I just read on another thread that we must add the niche sites to our AdSense account. I don't know anything about this and don't know how to do it. Could someone please give step-by-step directions on how to get this accomplished? I don't remember hearing about this when the niche sites started....
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