How to Create a Hub Referral Tracker 101

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    TiffanyDowposted 15 years ago

    Since I saw so many people having trouble with this, I thought I'd share a link to a free blog post my business partner made on the topic which explains it very well: … erral-link

    He's good at explaining things.
    tiff wink

    1. funsoaregbesola profile image67
      funsoaregbesolaposted 15 years agoin reply to this

      Sorry about this but i was wondering if this is allowed... i mean can you post links to other hubs...?
      it nice though

      1. Mark Knowles profile image58
        Mark Knowlesposted 15 years agoin reply to this

        No, you are not supposed to start forum threads just to post a link to something.

        1. Maddie Ruud profile image72
          Maddie Ruudposted 15 years agoin reply to this

          This thread is borderline.  While the resource may be helpful to hubbers, Tiffany definitely has a vested interest in the site in question.  As it stands, I'm letting this thread sit, because it has provided an opportunity for resource-sharing on the topic of referral trackers.

          However, I would suggest to everyone (you, too, Tiffany!), that you do not provide unsolicited links to outside websites, as they tend to alienate many members, and may be removed, depending on context.

        2. The How To Hub profile image67
          The How To Hubposted 15 years agoin reply to this

          Opps, I guess that means I should have put my thread about the 2.0 into the 'hubbers unite...' thread? Wish this discussion was here last night : )

          Thanks SirDent - I don't post at the forum too much as I find whenever I need info on hubpages a simple search shows me it's all been discussed before.


          1. Maddie Ruud profile image72
            Maddie Ruudposted 15 years agoin reply to this


            I'm deleting that thread and emailing you the text you posted there in case you'd like to put it on the thread in question.

            In general, starting a thread for the purpose of linking (either to a hub or another site) is not permitted.

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            SirDentposted 15 years agoin reply to this

            To tell you the truth I have no idea what this is about. But you're welcome.  wink

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      terrygposted 15 years agoin reply to this

      Hello Tiff, just a little off topic but I received a very good email from Bob Jenkins today about you.

      Nice to see you hang in the best of neighbourhoods. He is one I have a lot of respect for.

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        TiffanyDowposted 15 years agoin reply to this

        Oh cool, Terry! I have no idea what he said, but that's great news smile Thanks for letting me know...

  2. The How To Hub profile image67
    The How To Hubposted 15 years ago

    Thanks Tiffany that's a great link to share in the forum.


  3. Shirley Anderson profile image73
    Shirley Andersonposted 15 years ago

    Hi Tiffany:

    Thx for posting the link.

    I see posts from you in the Warrior Forum sometimes.  You certainly know your stuff.

  4. SunSeven profile image63
    SunSevenposted 15 years ago

    darkside has a few hubs on this matter, which I rate really very high! smile

    1. Misha profile image63
      Mishaposted 15 years agoin reply to this

      me, too smile

      1. Whitney05 profile image84
        Whitney05posted 15 years agoin reply to this

        Definitely check out darkside's hubs about trackers and hubpages How To's. They're the best!

  5. Mark Knowles profile image58
    Mark Knowlesposted 15 years ago

    Here is a link to it just in case any new members are having trouble working this tracker business out.

    He has a couple more on other hard-to-work-out aspects of hubpages also.

    Worth a look for all the newbies.


  6. Rik Ravado profile image87
    Rik Ravadoposted 15 years ago

    This is interesting.  I think this raises the ongoing debate of are we first, members of a community here or are we here to use HubPages for our own (financial) strategies outside of hubPages?

    We have a great pool of expertise re HubPages use within our community.  Tiff is a valued member of this community (with significant web 2.0 experience) so it seems logical to me that she shares that knowledge within this forum rather using the forum to direct traffic away to her own site.  Anyway, in this case the question is already adequately answered both within the forum and via existing hubs.

    The concept of HubPagesPro is an interesting.  It suggests there are two types of hubbers.  Firstly, those who come here to belong, write, share and secondly, the Pros; those who see it as an opportunity to write hubs for others or direct traffic to marketing sites, promotional Lenses etc.

    I'm making no judgements, just an observation, and I'm glad that serious marketeers (like Tiff) are here at HubPages (I just don't see the need for Hubpagespro!).

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      TiffanyDowposted 15 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Rik!

      I emailed you my response. Thanks smile

    2. Inspirepub profile image74
      Inspirepubposted 15 years agoin reply to this

      I sat here wondering whether I had missed a deleted post or something, and finally I went to look at Tiffany's blog, and I realised that she has registered the domain name "".

      I realise it's free world, and the internet is still a bit like the Wild West, and I should not be disturbed about this, but something about it doesn't sit right with me.

      I guess in the lowest sense of the word, in the sense of being able to get money from people to do things for them on HubPages, Tiffany is already a HubPages professional, so it is totally appropriate in a way.

      It's the classic marketing-meets-Web-2.0 feeling that I dissected on my Web 2.0 Hub.

      A HubPages professional should be a part of the HubPages community. A vital, integral, and respected part.

      I don't think that is incompatible with being a professional marketer as well, and making lots of money, even if you are making lots of money as a teacher, service provider and coach on using the HubPages platform.

      At the moment there is a big gap between that ideal and what I can see happening.

      I would dearly love to see you bridge that gap, Tiff. Really I would.

      You're not ... really ... doing it ... at the moment.

      I am happy to discuss offline if you are interested in shifting the dynamic.

      I know what it is like, because I have semi-presences in other 2.0 sites. HubPages is the only one where I have invested the effort to be present as "a real person". I really do understand what it takes, and that you can only do it in a limited number of places.

      I would like to see you do it here.


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        TiffanyDowposted 15 years agoin reply to this

        Bridge the gap in being a member of the community? Forgive me if I've misinterpreted what you're talking about - it's a pre-coffee morning for me smile

        If that IS what you're asking about, then let me respond:

        I assume all you're going on is the very few arguments that went on in the forum previously about my eBook. You don't really know about all of the personalized contact I have with Hub Pages members - so yes, I feel I AM a vital, integral and respected by some (can't please everyone all of the time) member of the community.

        I literally correspond with other Hubbers daily - sharing our expertise, helping each other out. I visit Hubs and rate them and leave comments. I'm sorry if it's not evident in this forum, but there are about hmmm...5 primary forum members who certainly will never accept me as a part of the HP community regardless of what I do, so any efforts of extending an olive branch (which I tried with them) would fall by the wayside.

        I won't make any apologies Jenny for what I'm doing - I've been answering people's forums questions here, not just on my free blog. I've also been answering questions directly via email, so am I helping others (free?) - yes. I'd say that was pretty valuable myself smile

        But thanks for offering to help bridge the gap! I'm satisfied with where I'm at now and realize on the Internet, you're always going to have some discord in a large community.

        Have a great day!
        Tiff smile

  7. zylla3philippines profile image61
    zylla3philippinesposted 15 years ago

    Hi Tiff...I've checked out the link and it's a neat site. I may never completely understand the workings of the affiliates (Yeah...I've checked out the suggested readings.) since there's always that missing step after the final step that makes me wonder--just me. It's good to have a lot of simpler explanations that one day might be simple enough for me.


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