I have been wondering for quite some time what happens if say someone is searching on google and finds one of my pages because my link on google doesn't have my referral ID.
So, if someone signs up directly after visiting one of my hubs, would I get them as a referral? I hope so! If not, I think it should.
Anyways, I would love to know the correct answer to this!
I am working on back links, but if you put your referral ID in the link, it won't count because it is a different address.
I remember Paul saying that they use 301 redirect on tracker links, so you should be ok
And no, to the best o my knowledge links without trackers do not produce referrals...
Ok, so it should be ok to put referral codes when building back links?
Sigh....I don't want to create lots of traffic and miss out on any potential sign-ups!
There are some social bookmarking sites that don't like referral trackers.
If you're using them in your own sites and such it shouldn't be a problem though.
Well, don't take my word on this, I almost never use referrals. Find darkside's hub on trackers, he should cover all questions...
But, will using the ID when building backlinks help PR?
The URL's would be different with the referral ID.
Thanks to Misha and johnr54 for the information and the link.
by Dorsi Diaz 10 years ago
I've had a few people sign up under my trackers when I send out emails of my hubs, but I was wondering what some of the rest of you have done as far as setting up a more unique way to have friends and family sign up here at hubpages? For some strange reason I don't think my profile link for sign...
by Ellen_C 6 years ago
Has anyone had great success with the URL Tracker and referrals? I just read what it was about and seems like a great way to provide incentive for other hubbers to promote other user's content. Does anyone use this strategy to make a lot of money?
by beta1070 11 years ago
Like referrals.1. Why insert an _referralcode into the URL. Couldn't you come up with a dynamic insertion solution? If an insertion was required, what's wrong with appending it at the end of the URL as in ?referrer=xyz? or would that make it too easy for hubbers?2. Why do pages like the Referrals...
by Pandoras Box 8 years ago
Trying to see if I understand this correctly. The trackers only work from outside of HP, correct? So if I have a new affiliate tracker on my profile page or in a hub, it's worthless to me, right? And if I link from one of my hubs to someone else's via a traffic tracker, again, it does me no good,...
by Life at DrTom's 9 years ago
I haven't seen any discussion of how much the referral program can help your earnings here. Say, if you had 20 authors who you brought into HubPages, and they were moderately prolific, would that help your earnings much?
by Sally Gulbrandsen 6 years ago
Do you use Referral Trackers & The HubPages Referral Program to increase earnings?How successful have they been?
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