Do you still put a tracker link in your hubs?
In all of my hubs I have a link in a blue box with a referral tracker with a heading offering to sign up with Hubpages to write articles. Is this still a good idea for new hubs since all the changes?
I use referral tracker links on my blog on Blogger when I link to HubPages, but I have not been using referral tracker links on my Hubs. Have you had people sign up for HubPages through the referral program from your links? It sounds like a good idea to me, but I remember reading on a FAQ that referral links were intended to be used on sites outside HubPages. I would worry about adding referral links to all my Hubs and then being required to remove them at some point if a new policy comes out...
I had one person who did sign up through one of my hubs but they never did publish any content! On the new templates being offered when creating new hubs I am not seeing any suggestion to add a referral tracker for visitors to sign up for Hubpages.
I have a referral link on all of my Hubs. However, the new HP 'Style Guide' says to remove them. I can't imagine why HP doesn't want Hubbers to encourage people to sign up nor has any staff member given an explanation. I would really like someone to ask them why on the forum. (I haven't seen this mentioned on FAQ, but maybe I just don't know where to find it there.)
So far, I'm leaving mine. There is a new feature that was never announced, but it allows you to select "NoFollow" for links. I am now putting this on my referral links. You make the selection when you create a link in a text capsule.
FYI, here is a link to the HP FAQ on referral trackers:
The blue box near the bottom has a note on "Appropriate Use of Referral Trackers".
Thanks for the link. That's very confusing, isn't it? It says "not recommended" and "could result in your Hub being moderated." Not exactly a "No." Should I remove them?
Thanks for the helpful link and responses. I have not added the referral tracker on any recent new hubs and at this point probably will not. I used to hope some powerhouse writers would sign up under me but that didnt happen LOL.
All the time at the end. It's painless, so why not. I also use tracker links when I post to Twitter and other social media. Those use custom tracker IDs so I can see specifically where my traffic is coming from. Here's a hub on alternate tracker uses (unfeatured): http://casimiro.hubpages.com/hub/How-to … l-Trackers
I never have used them. I just didn't like the 'flavor'--a tad too reminiscent of multi-level marketing schemes for my taste. But that's a question of preference--or so I would have thought, anyway.
I never have used them and never will. Especially now since the changes.
In trying to publish a hub today I keep getting the warning message to remove the sign up for HubPages link that appears in the hub. I also received the message that it will be not be published with the link. This really makes no sense to me at all, why is HubPages discouraging bringing new writers into the community?
I never used them and Especially now since the changes.
by Tanya Jones 4 years ago
I have tried to condition myself to use the referral tracker links whenever promoting my hubs. Sometimes I forget. Does anyone see any value in using them? Just wondering.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ For fellow hubbers who don't know where to get the referral tracker links, at the bottom of each hub, the...
by Dolores Monet 6 years ago
Okay, I've been here for quite some time and done quite well but still don't understand a lot. I want to put in a referral thingy on my profile - one of those 'sign up for Hubpages here' referral trackers. I see where some people are signing up for shetoldme through me and would like to do it here,...
by Joseph Davis 5 years ago
How often do you have peole sign up for hubpages through your link (tracker/referral)?Haven't had anyone use my link to sign up yet, but still cultivating traffic. Any tips?
by Baylainmom 8 years ago
I just don't get it. I have looked at the video so many times I am blue in the face. Where do you put the code exactly?? Help please!
by Brittanie Pervier 5 years ago
How do you add a link to your profile page? Like a link to sign up for hubpages kind of thing?I want to add a link to my profile pages so my friends can sign up for hubpages from my page how do I do this?
by Donna Janelle 8 years ago
I read a hub on this subject and tried to figure it out myself, but I am honestly still very confused on how I would go about doing this. If anyone has any tips, suggestions, or step by step instructions that would be wonderful!
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