I signed up for a second account at HubPages in order to write short How to Hubs. I know it is not allowed to sign up under my first account affiliate.
So I signed out of my first account and then registered as a new user. I filled in the required forms and started with my new account publishing 2 hubs.
When I went back into my first account I noticed on my Url Trackers that my new account has been added on to my sign ups within the default affiliate link.
I do not want the second account to be banned or indeed the first one. Who do I contact to let them know of this mistake and how do I rectify it without deleting my 2nd account.
I would appreciate any suggestions please or an email address to contact hubpages admin. I cannot find a 'contact us' button on Hubpages
Here is the contact form, good luck!
What do you mean by self referrals? I thought it was ok to have a second account... do you mean using the adsense id or referring from a link from the first account?
As I understand "self referrals," this means using your own URL tracker to link to your other accounts or hubs. These trackers are available at: http://hubpages.com/my/trackers
Second accounts are allowed, and using the same Adsense ID is not a problem.
Shazwellyn, you are welcome. Actually, using affiliate trackers requires a specific action, so I would be surprised if these were placed on a second account automatically. I too have a second account and have not experienced this problem.
Ah but it could be put on the primary account tracker couldnt it?
I cannot imagine how this would occur unless you yourself used the URL tracker to build the sign-up link. Maybe the OP will come back and explain further.
Yes this is what has happened to me. I knew it was not allowed to use my own affiliate link so didn't. What I did was sign out of my account, Then click on the new user sign up. I signed up and posted 3 hubs. When I went back into my original account i checked my url trackers to see if I had got any sign ups and was shocked to see This account was there,
I am afraid to post any new hubs on this new account in case i have to delete the account. I have sent a request form to admin but no reply as yet.
Wondering how many people this may have happened to; hopefully, this is an isolated incident and it will soon be sorted out.
Errrrr..... I have a second account signed up through this one
It only has a few hubs, but I had better give them a little heads! Never saw that one before...
If a person uses referral trackers to link one hub to another there's a chance they're going to end up clicking it sooner or later. I know I did to double check all my capstone hubs to make sure they were working.
Then the trackers cookie is placed for 30 days.
If a person signs up a new account it will automatically be credited.
It's not as if they're deliberately trying to game the system.
I have just received an answer about my query from the HubPages admin. They have disconnected the 2nd account from the affiliate of my 1st account so I am alright now. The reply is copied here. Thanks everyone for your help and comments
Sorry for the delayed response. I've unassociated the two accounts now. Thanks for letting us know!
by Baileybear 9 years ago
I have opened a second account to write about topics that I don't want people that know me don't know about.Can I link this account to my one Google Adsense account? How do I do this? (I've already forgotten how I set the first account up).I see that I can only set my first account up...
by Victoria Van Ness 18 months ago
I'm kinda pissed and extremely dismayed. I've been with Hubpages and Amazon Associates for 5 years now and haven't made a dime with Amazon the entire time. I've reached out for help numerous times and not a single person told me that I have to get my Amazon links from the Amazon Associates website...
by LivingWriter 9 years ago
http://hubpages.com/_signups/hub/LivingWriter ?Is this right URL Tracker i Maked?When i try to " Creat an new Tracker,this text came up "Please make sure that your token contains only letters and numbers (no spaces). " Please help. And where do i find the " Share"...
by kerryg 11 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 sheerah 8 years ago
I'm having the hardest time trying to figure out Google Adsense. I applied for it, I was accepted, and it said ads will begin to appear in one of my hubs. In my account the earnings program is active and so is Google Adsense. The question is, do I have to do anything to add Google Adsense to my...
by John Reid-Roberts 6 years ago
I think being able to send private messages to other users would be a great feature. I have followers who joined HubPages just to follow my content, and I would like to be able to contact them directly, but since they don't have hubs posted this is difficult.
Copyright © 2020 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
HubPages Inc, a part of Maven Inc.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|