Successful Referral Tracker Signup Ratios

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  1. stockfx profile image57
    stockfxposted 8 years ago

    Can anyone tell me what percentage of signups they receive based on the traffic views of their referral trackers?

    I've received over 355 traffic views from 6 different trackers, but not one signup. I usually use the following HubPages page to promote new signups:

    As a new HubPages user I have done extremly well with AdSense revenue, but I can't figure out why the signup campaigns aren't successful.

    Is a 1% success ratio for every 100 viewers asking too much? Thanks in advance.

    1. Brie Hoffman profile image63
      Brie Hoffmanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I have about 134 sign-ups and they have written 64 hubs.  On every single one of my hubs (at the bottom of the article) I have a link that tells people if they would like to earn money writing they can do so by clicking the link.  I think it's working quite well.

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        PJ_Deneenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Really?  I was considering this but then I found this in the learning center - … -program/:

        "As you share links with URL trackers, keep in mind that these are designed for bringing people to the site, not redirecting people who are already on the site. For this reason, you cannot share links with trackers in the forums or in the questions and answers section of the site, and in the future, we may not honor trackers embedded in hubs and profiles either."

        So, I was wondering if it's even worth putting a link in our articles, though I've used the trackers in linking to my own hubs before I read this and I don't plan on going through all my hubs and changing the links.

        1. Brie Hoffman profile image63
          Brie Hoffmanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Well, it says in the future.  I have a link on all my hubs and no one has ever said anything to me.

          1. Brie Hoffman profile image63
            Brie Hoffmanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Also, I don't know why hubpages would care...they benefit as well.

      2. stockfx profile image57
        stockfxposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you Brie for the great advice. I will see if adding the referral trackers to at least one linked article in every HubPages hub makes a difference.

        1. Brie Hoffman profile image63
          Brie Hoffmanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Let me know, I think it has made a huge difference for me.

  2. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 8 years ago

    My results have been equally pathetic. smile

    My guess is that the market is saturated. Anyone who wants to write already is.

  3. darkside profile image78
    darksideposted 8 years ago

    Results will vary. And once you get past that you might find that for every 100 sign ups you might only have 1 that actually publishes a hub.

    It's a numbers game.

    Which requires patience on your part.

    Just allow it to happen and don't be concerned with it. I stopped worrying about it (well I don't think I even started worrying) and I've slowly and steadily racked up a few thousand referrals.

    The 'secret' to my success? I use trackers to link between related hubs. Whether it be mine or someone elses. Don't play the HubKarma game. Don't give your traffic away for free.

    1. WryLilt profile image90
      WryLiltposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Summed it up perfectly.

    2. David 470 profile image84
      David 470posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Nicely said smile

    3. stockfx profile image57
      stockfxposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks darkside. The poor conversion ratios still bother me, but I'll try to mimic your success by placing links between hubs.

  4. 2besure profile image82
    2besureposted 8 years ago

    My problem is that 33 people have signed up under me but only one has written any articles.

    1. WryLilt profile image90
      WryLiltposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      That's about average. I think I have about 150 signups and only about fifteen have ever written an article, and of those only about 5 have written more than 20.

  5. thisisoli profile image68
    thisisoliposted 8 years ago

    I keep meaning to increase my referral links, but never get around to it.  I have had a couple of writers who have had success on Hubpages through my referral link, but I am much more successful with my own endeavours.

  6. Pearldiver profile image80
    Pearldiverposted 8 years ago

    Well............ Let's Be Honest huh?

    I find that it is highly insulting to have gone to all the trouble to have done the work to inspire the joiners.. to have a little 'secret' panel on the top right hand corner of your hub that says... Get Paid To Write! - and a link off to HP who feel absolutely No Obligation to disclose the sign up rate from our pages on a no share basis and absolutely no need to disclose the reasons Why that little 'secret' panel (which most would click out of curiosity) - why the panel in Invisible to Us via Our Browsers when we are logged in!! yikes

    I have No sign ups... after over 3600 'visits' in only 3 months. Before that I had not lodged trackers. So HP got 16 months of potential signups from my traffic!
    I think it is an Insult to my Intelligence to expect me to believe that I have not inspired a single person to join here! So let's hope I'm mistaken - but I don't think so sad
    At other sites (less frequented and populated) I have 'introduced' a large amount of new contributors.... hmm

    But Hey.... I might just be Thick!! hmm


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