setting up a referral tracker

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  1. beth811 profile image81
    beth811posted 8 years ago

    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.'

    1. climberjames profile image57
      climberjamesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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 smile

      1. beth811 profile image81
        beth811posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I used my tracking token only, climberjames without http://hubpages.com/user/new with it. lol

        I already solved it before I saw your reply and many thanks to Website Examiner. Thanks for the reply too, climberjames. smile

  2. profile image0
    Website Examinerposted 8 years ago

    Here you are:

    http://hubpages.com/_xyz/user/new

    Simply replace "xyz" with your own referral tracker.

    1. beth811 profile image81
      beth811posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you sooooo much, Website Examiner. It now works!  smile smile

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        Website Examinerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        You are very welcome, glad to hear it!

    2. profile image0
      Whikatposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      My link works now. Thank you for pointing that out W.E, and for your assistance in correcting it smile I agree with Shazwellyn, You are amazing! big_smile

  3. climberjames profile image57
    climberjamesposted 8 years ago

    lol oki big_smile

  4. WryLilt profile image91
    WryLiltposted 8 years ago

    http://hubpages.com/hub/tracking

    Darkside wrote a great hub on it.

  5. beth811 profile image81
    beth811posted 8 years ago

    Thanks, Wrylit.

  6. earner profile image87
    earnerposted 8 years ago

    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?

  7. profile image0
    Website Examinerposted 8 years ago

    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.

    1. earner profile image87
      earnerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Cheers.  So I take it I can link to the home page the same. Great.

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    Website Examinerposted 8 years ago

    Someone asked me this question about how to set up a referral link to sign-ups:

    http://hubpages.com/question/70197

    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:

    http://hubpages.com/_xyz/user/new

    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.

    1. HELLA profile image60
      HELLAposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks mate! So do I actually create a new tracker using steps one through 3, meaning I'll have two tracker IDs?

    2. Rithya profile image57
      Rithyaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      hm,,... I still don understand about this... Could you explain more?

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        Website Examinerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Those are the most detailed instructions you will ever find. What would you like to know? Which part don't you understand?

        1. saleheensblog profile image59
          saleheensblogposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          lol lol 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. lol

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            Website Examinerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            OK. I forgot to add that my instructions require access to a computer with an Internet connection.

            1. saleheensblog profile image59
              saleheensblogposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              lol lol lol

        2. Rithya profile image57
          Rithyaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          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....

          1. saleheensblog profile image59
            saleheensblogposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            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.

            1. Rithya profile image57
              Rithyaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              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............

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                Website Examinerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                How old are you, Rithya?

                1. saleheensblog profile image59
                  saleheensblogposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                  I think what you are guessing is true. <18

                  1. Rithya profile image57
                    Rithyaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                    heheh........... yesterday is the day that i become 21years hey.........

                    So from today i am 21years old,...... jos u?

              2. saleheensblog profile image59
                saleheensblogposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                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

                1. Rithya profile image57
                  Rithyaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                  Why have four names and four photo of u? don understand te.........

    3. profile image0
      Website Examinerposted 8 years ago

      Welcome! You can use the default tracker or create a new one; up to you.

      1. blbhhdcn profile image61
        blbhhdcnposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks a lot to you.

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          Website Examinerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          You are most welcome, and good luck with that!

          1. shazwellyn profile image66
            shazwellynposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Wow... you never cease to amaze me!  How kewl are you?!

    4. profile image0
      Website Examinerposted 7 years ago

      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!

      1. adamgt07 profile image60
        adamgt07posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you for the information. It was helpful

        -Adam

     
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