How to set up a referral tracker in which they would be shown the page to sign up. I tried many times setting up referral tracker and then signed out from my account, typed my username after clicking the hubbers button, clicked on the 'Sign Up Here' written on profile and another page appeared saying - 'Sorry, that user does not exist.'
Hi beth, it sounds like you are trying to use your username as your referral tracker?
To find or create a new referral tracker click on 'my account' then 'URL Trackers' from there you can create your tracker and enter it as demonstrated with the 'xyz' by Website Examiner below - let me know if you get stuck
Here you are:
Simply replace "xyz" with your own referral tracker.
Thank you sooooo much, Website Examiner. It now works!
My link works now. Thank you for pointing that out W.E, and for your assistance in correcting it I agree with Shazwellyn, You are amazing!
Darkside wrote a great hub on it.
I've been using trackers to the /user/new page, but I think that's a bit daunting if I am trying to coax people in - and often want to just link to the home page at http://www.hubpages.com
I've seen one person use their tracker from this, to (say) http://www.hubpages.com/_theirtracker
But does that work?
Can you actually use a tracker url/link to the home page like that? Or does it have to be a page?
Has anybody done any split testing on sending traffic to the /user/new -v- the homepage?
I just think that having signed up from the new, being taken straight into writing a hub is .. confusing and scarey. People should sign up ... see a bit of a page/interface ... then have a big button to write one now.
But has the research been done on these stats?
The tracker is supposed to set a cookie on the computer of those who click on it. As long as that cookie has not expired, the referral would presumably be credited.
Someone asked me this question about how to set up a referral link to sign-ups:
The editor would not allow me to paste in the URL needed to illustrate that, and therefore I am posting the full instructions here instead. To answer the question, I will link to this post.
There are a few steps involved.
1. Go to "my account" while logged in, then click on "URL Trackers"
2. You will be needing the tracker ("tracking token")
3. Create the referral URL as follows:
Simply replace "xyz" with your own tracking token
Now copy that to your computer's clipboard
4. Go to the page where you want the tracker to appear, presumably "my profile." Click "edit profile"
5. Type in the text as you would like it to appear (for example: "To join HubPages, click here" then highlight the text that you want hyperlinked (for example: "click here"
6. Click on the linking icon, on the editor toolbar
7. In the box that appears, enter your referral URL by pasting from the clipboard, see step 3. Click save.
Thanks mate! So do I actually create a new tracker using steps one through 3, meaning I'll have two tracker IDs?
hm,,... I still don understand about this... Could you explain more?
Those are the most detailed instructions you will ever find. What would you like to know? Which part don't you understand?
I would be very angry if I was you. I think she is from asia and her English might be very poor like me. She may understand if I describe in poor English.
u can say what ever u want and like, but it is the real that my English is poor, moreover i just stay use this website only 2 or 3days that why i am look like a baby who don know how to walk or say..... Oh! moreover, i am just a student who study banking and finance, but not a student who study about computer and programmer like all of you te. Specially, i am a girl that has a little experience about how to use website.....
Thanks for your reply and hope all of you can help me to develop my own website by all of your teaching me.... Or u can send or chat with me by yahoo or facebook. <snipped email>
Hope i can be your friend who u can teach....
hello Rithya, don't be upset. I am also poor in English like you. Don't worry my friend. And let me tell you I also don't have much knowledge on any kind of technology. You wont believe I touched a computer first time ever in my life just 1.5 or 2 years ago and I am here for only few months but I understand things much better now.Language will no longer be a big barrier for you if you don't loose heart and keep learning. Best of luck. If you have any problem understanding anything feel free to post. This community is really helpful.
Really? but i think i don know how to play this website, but i am good to play facebook and yahoo... U have it? if have, it is easy to chat or teach me.....
I think i am not a person who disturb u te na friend............
People write here are mostly self taught and HP has is a great resource to learn things. I suggest you to vist the HP FAQ section and the learning center http://learningcenter.hubpages.com/ first. After that if you need more help the community will be happy to help you. And yes, I have faceboook. shifa saleheen shuvo
Welcome! You can use the default tracker or create a new one; up to you.
Rithya, it is fine that you ask. Spend some time here, read the Learning Center and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). Enjoy your stay, and welcome to HubPages!
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