Trackers?

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  1. AshlyChristen profile image82
    AshlyChristenposted 8 weeks ago

    I have been using trackers when sharing my articles.  When I look at reports they all say 0.
    How is this possible when I can see where my traffic is coming from And it's exactly from sharing those links....??
    What am I missing here?

    1. quotations profile image94
      quotationsposted 8 weeks agoin reply to this

      Do you mean the trackers provided by hubpages?

      1. AshlyChristen profile image82
        AshlyChristenposted 8 weeks agoin reply to this

        Yes the referral trackers.  I put then in my links. But the reports all say zero traffic which is impossible

        1. quotations profile image94
          quotationsposted 8 weeks agoin reply to this

          I may be wrong about this, but I think the stats only show traffic where someone has signed up for a hubpages account after following one of your link trackers. In my case, when I look at the referral tracker tab in my control panel, it shows how many people signed up and the traffic generated by them. It allows me to click on their user name and see how much traffic each of these users generated. But I don't see anywhere that would show me the traffic simply from someone following the link if they just visited the site and did not sign up. So if I am right and the stats only show traffic from signups it may be that no one has signed up after following one of your referral links.

          As an aside, I recommend you change your referral trackers to a user friendly word (such as visit or read - though of course those are taken) rather than a random string of letters and numbers like they one they provide by default. I found the response much greater.

          1. AshlyChristen profile image82
            AshlyChristenposted 8 weeks agoin reply to this

            Ok thank you so much!

    2. paradigmsearch profile image88
      paradigmsearchposted 8 weeks agoin reply to this

      I do believe HP says it's a no-no to put trackers in the URLs of your own hubs when sharing. They've also discontinued financial remuneration for putting your trackers on other's hubs you are sharing. That particular party ended awhile ago.

      1. AshlyChristen profile image82
        AshlyChristenposted 8 weeks agoin reply to this

        Ok thank you I guess that would explain

    3. Susana S profile image95
      Susana Sposted 8 weeks agoin reply to this

      Are your articles on the network sites? Trackers definitely don't work on them.

      I'm actually not sure they work at all anymore. I wrote something this year which was published on the Hubpages site aimed at getting new sign ups. I promoted it using a new referral tracker but the stats showed zero traffic and no sign ups.

      I think it's unlikely that it received zero traffic.

      1. AshlyChristen profile image82
        AshlyChristenposted 7 weeks agoin reply to this

        exactly! & yes some of them are on the network sites. I know for a fact I directed the traffic directly. Oh well....Thank you for the feedback!

  2. psycheskinner profile image84
    psycheskinnerposted 8 weeks ago

    I guess that depends on what tracker you are using and how it functions.

  3. psycheskinner profile image84
    psycheskinnerposted 8 weeks ago

    Yes, those trackers are an obsolete program

    1. AshlyChristen profile image82
      AshlyChristenposted 8 weeks agoin reply to this

      Ok. I suppose they should just be removed then

 
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