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 8 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 Clayton 10 years ago
How do I create the sign up referral tracker on my profile?I've been reading around in vain, Hubs & the forums, I've pretty much learned how to add the referrals on hubs and backlinking. Though I cant figure out how to get the referral working for my profile page to get a new user to sign...
by kerryg 14 years ago
I've read the FAQ, darkside's hubs, and several forum threads and didn't see an answer to this.If somebody lands on one of my hubs via a Google search, for example, and thinks "WTF is this cr*p? I could do better!" or (hopefully!) "Wow, this is so awesome - I want to join this site...
by jfay2011 11 years ago
I can't figure out how to get the referral tracker in there. I tried it on the link capsule and it didn't work. Maybe I typed it in wrong. Here's how I have been typing it.http://Jfay2011.hubpages.com/_trackername/hub/Orhttp://hubpages.com/_trackername/user/new/Should the letters...
by N. Ramius 12 years ago
I spent some time searching and couldn't find the answer so...Does including a referral tracker destroy the value of the backlink? If so, is using a referral tracker for the interlinking between your hubs greater than the value the backlink will provide?
by Jason Matthews 9 years ago
How can I refer people to HubPages? Is it possible to get credit for a referral?
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