Specifically -- how do we invite prospective hubbers to sign up (to our credit, if possible). Is there some kind of clicker or button or other sign up tool that credits us as a referral? I thought there was...
You can set up a referral tracker. Go to "my account" and click on the "URL trackers" link. You'll find an explanation for using trackers there. Hope this helps.
You can create a whole lot of trackers to see which invites work and which dont - or easier got to your profile page right at the bottom u will find a 'link to this page" click this and you will get the url with _ksfjaklfjs in the middle - use that link in an email or webage or a hub and u will get credited with the signup
Use your referral trackers on forum signatures (where that is allowed), blog`s comment, build up a mailing list and send out e-mails to your friends, place banners on your blog/site, write a free e-book about your success on Hubpages and give it away for free, let people download it from your site.
Hope this helps.
Getting Hubbers to sign up is a relatively simple process. I went many months without even knowing this feature existed. That's my own fault for fumbling around with an article site and not learning the full features and format.
Here's the easy way that is very self explanatory for any new hubber.
Go to your "My Account" tab, ...click the "URL Trackers" under the menu you'll see under "Your Account" heading. Click the button "Create A New Tracker" and follow the easy and self explanatory instructions.
If you find that is still a bit confusing, here is my example. I didn't comprehend it completely myself at first and then got the hang of this fairly quickly.
URL link to an article of mine:
http://hubpages.com/hub/Are-You-Prepare … Employment
Say I want to link this somewhere, such as a forum post or in another article from the myriad of other article sites such as some of the top ones just to name a few... squido or ezine.
You throw your link in there with your tracker such as this...
http://hubpages.com/_PLMonline/hub/Are- … Employment
You'll notice the URL "/_PLMonline/" ...okay?
That is what you have typed in and added to the URL of your article if you notice the difference between the two.
The tracker is what I created and sets up a referral type "affiliate link" I am relating it to where you now get the "credit" for anyone that clicks the link from another source under your link with your tracker... comes to HubPages and reads your article.. surfs around, finds themselves interested in joining etc etc.
This provides backlinks and extra help with google rankings for your article marketing and improves traffic as well as providing you with potential sign ups that will give you credit for articles they themselves write as well and provide you with the adsense revenue that is earned from their articles.
One method I love to use is a simple method of Internet marketing where I simply do not link my articles at all but rather promote HubPages in a sense that I give the home URL with a different named tracker.
Here's an example:
"the added URL tracker "_GetAccountFree" is a URL tracker... and it's one I created.
It gives you the marketing leverage you can easily see which grabs a potential members attention to sign up easy ...and if you notice my link is simply the hubpages.com home page.
You use this method of the very basic URL to link in your opt in lists, articles, and forum posts using all the marketing methods and techniques to drive traffic to that link. This is easily learned with some practice and effort.
When someone clicks your URL links you added your trackers in and are directed to your article (which I will often do for backlinks and relevant content posting for my own articles) you are getting the credit under your account. The tracker sets a cookie which gives you the credit for the most updated cookie. This means if someone views your link with your tracker and leaves HubPages, then thinks to themselves the following week that it was a cool site, ...types in hubpages and joins up... you are still getting the credit as long as they did not find hubpages through another authors tracker links after clicking yours.
Then you sit back and allow the tracker to build up your views and watch the potential members sign up and the number of articles they write get credited to your account for earnings etc.
One method I should also mention is some simple article marketing on other sites and throwing in your URL links such as that to promote your use of hubpages, and talk about how you love it here etc comparing it to other article sites.
You wanted advice HOW to get hubbers to sign up and I felt the urge to share this with everyone. It's very rare that I will openly share a tid bit about my Internet marketing techniques and methods, but I hope you enjoy and find good use from these tips.
Feel free to contact me anytime if you need any help.
Dude...great help! You should do a full Hub on this...wow.
by Cat 5 years ago
I have read everything I can, mostly through HP, about referral trackers and how to set them up but I still am struggling with this. Is there a "Referral Tracker for Dummies". I have no previous knowledge of this and I would love a step by step instruction guide. A lot of the instructions...
by Dorsi Diaz 9 years ago
I've had a few people sign up under my trackers when I send out emails of my hubs, but I was wondering what some of the rest of you have done as far as setting up a more unique way to have friends and family sign up here at hubpages? For some strange reason I don't think my profile link for sign...
by beta1070 10 years ago
Like referrals.1. Why insert an _referralcode into the URL. Couldn't you come up with a dynamic insertion solution? If an insertion was required, what's wrong with appending it at the end of the URL as in ?referrer=xyz? or would that make it too easy for hubbers?2. Why do pages like the Referrals...
by Pandoras Box 7 years ago
Trying to see if I understand this correctly. The trackers only work from outside of HP, correct? So if I have a new affiliate tracker on my profile page or in a hub, it's worthless to me, right? And if I link from one of my hubs to someone else's via a traffic tracker, again, it does me no good,...
by kerryg 9 years ago
I've read the FAQ, darkside's hubs, and several forum threads and didn't see an answer to this.If somebody lands on one of my hubs via a Google search, for example, and thinks "WTF is this cr*p? I could do better!" or (hopefully!) "Wow, this is so awesome - I want to join this site...
by lady rain 6 years ago
I get plenty of traffic coming from my trackers outside hubpages but it has not brought in any new hubbers through my trackers. Has anybody had any luck in bringing new hubbers with their referral trackers?(I have posted this topic in Q&A yesterday but Hubpages said this should go in Forum...
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