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Referral Trackers?

  1. Rafini profile image87
    Rafiniposted 8 months ago

    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  I watched the video from the FAQ page but it is severely outdated as it still shows the old HubPages color scheme - the one I'm more familiar with.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? 

    Thanks,

    Rafini

    1. Christy Kirwan profile image
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      Christy Kirwanposted 8 months agoin reply to this

      Hi Rafini,

      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:

      http://hubpages.com/_1dukongemb7x8/user/new/

      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.

      1. Rafini profile image87
        Rafiniposted 8 months agoin reply to this

        Thanks, Christy.

        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?

        1. Christy Kirwan profile image
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          Christy Kirwanposted 8 months agoin reply to this

          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.

          1. Rafini profile image87
            Rafiniposted 8 months agoin reply to this

            Okay, thank you.  The network sites link is the problem, then.  Good to know.

  2. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 8 months ago

    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.

 
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