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!
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