Wow, a lot sure has changed over the years, even over the past few months - since I published my last hubs. I'm ready to jump back in, and want to share links to my articles using the referral trackers BUT seem to be doing something wrong. I watched the video from the FAQ page but it is severely outdated as it still shows the old HubPages color scheme - the one I'm more familiar with. The video also suggests using the Link to this Page link at the bottom of hubs, BUT that link is missing from my hubs - so...is the Referral Tracker program over and done with or am I missing something?
We no longer support earning from traffic referrals, but we do still support referring other authors to HubPages as writers. To find and use your Referral Tracker:
Visit My Account > Earnings > Referral Trackers. You will see your Referral Tracker code in the top left hand corner of the table.
Create a referral link by inserting the Referral Tracker in any HubPages URL. After hubpages.com, simply insert a slash, an underscore, and your unique Referral Tracker (leave the rest of the link untouched).
For example, say your default Referral Tracker is 1dukongemb7x8 and you want to give a friend a link to the HubPages signup page (http://hubpages.com/user/new/), then the specially-encoded link you'll want to send is:
You will get 10% of the earnings of each person who signs up and writes on HubPages through your link. The people who sign up will still get their 60% of impressions. The extra 10% comes out of HubPages' share.
So I'm apparently doing something wrong because I did it as you show but it didn't work. Guess I'll have to keep working on it until I get it figured out.
So, does this referral tracker work with any hub on HP or only a link to the signup page?
It works with any HubPages link but it will not work on content from our network sites.
Just to reiterate, your final link should end up looking something like this: https://hubpages.com/_referraltracker/l … icle-title with "referraltracker" replaced with your unique tracker ID and "article-title" as the rest of the specific URL of the page you're linking to.
Personally, and for multiple reasons, I wish HP would kill off the referral program altogether; including and especially retroactively. I realize I am probably a cult of one on that opinion. Oh, well.
by Cat 6 years ago
I have read everything I can, mostly through HP, about referral trackers and how to set them up but I still am struggling with this. Is there a "Referral Tracker for Dummies". I have no previous knowledge of this and I would love a step by step instruction guide. A lot of the instructions...
by Brian Leekley 5 years ago
It used to be, as I learned and understood it over a couple of years ago, that referral trackers had two uses. One was for when you convince someone to become a hubber. When you email them the link to use to sign up, you include your referral tracker at its correct place in the link, and if the...
by Daniel Mollat 16 months ago
I have not learned what referral trackers are for? Can someone please point me to a forum post that talks about this? Or if there is no historical post about this can someone tell me what this is and how does it benefit a hubber? I am asked to create one but I don't know how to do that and what to...
by Mike Russo 7 years ago
Have you ever earned any money from referral trackers?
by ramesh 12 years ago
paul,yesterday i tried to signup one more account as a referral under my current account by using my new url tracker as http://hubpages.com/_Babesbut after the signup it was n't credited as a referral under my account..even with default tracker http://hubpages.com/_2wyr2ec5d1m5h also things didn't...
by Nancy McLendon Scott 6 years ago
I have a friend who is interested in joining hubpages. I have read the "learning Center" direction---I'm embarrassed but I still don't understand the steps in the referral process--so that I receive credit. Please help.
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