I sent 200 visitors to "hubpages signup form" directly in last 10 days.... via referral tracker links.... But not even a single person signed up (As per the Statistics in MY Account)...
Is it working anymore....???
My Referral link is : <link snipped>
Just because you send people to a sign-up page doesn't mean they're going to sign up. And if they do sign-up it doesn't mean they are going to write any Hubs. And if they make Hubs, there's no guarantee that those are going to be quality, high-traffic Hubs.
If you're seeing traffic coming through the referral links, it means the trackers are working, however, getting conversions to quality sign-ups involves much more than just a traffic flow.
May be but two of my referrals shown in my account tab did not published a single hub in their life.... then, Why hubpages is showing them in my referrals list?
I think they did some quality work of not publishing anything
I searched HP but could not find an answer to the question, "where do you add your tracker code in the new profile URL?" I know it used to go after hubpages.com and before /profile. The old profile URL still works with my code but it's long and clunky. Does anyone know where to place it within the new profile URL?
Yes I need this info too to make sure on mine, I have 4 signed up some writing, but none since the subdomain change.
Multiman - I know we both have been seeking the answer to this question for some time now. If no one from the HubTeam posts a reply I guess we can assume that our trackers won't work with the new profile url. In the meantime, I'm using the old url to set my tracker. I sure would like to sign up some new Hubbers.
I've pretty much packed it in as far as referrals go. But that's just me. Though every once in awhile I give it another shot just to torture myself.
I would like to know the answer to this question, too.
I wonder if someone from Hubpages could answer us. Otherwise, we're just guessing.
I think I've got an answer. I'm just not sure about the question. I got my first sign-up three days ago. That confirms that something's working. Since I have more than one tracker, I can tell that he signed up after being referred to another hub (almost certainly someone else's, because he picked up my tracker in an orphan hub).
I always place the tracker as .com/_TRACKER/xyz. For xyz, I have never used profile. (Someone please tell me why I should; I'm missing something.) Rather I send people to hub, topic, user/new, mainly.
I use my profile link as part of my email signature. As far as I know, you can't link words to a site within a signature, otherwise I'd link the words "read my articles on Hubpages" to my profile's long url. (You can still use it with your tracker inserted). Email can be a powerful way to introduce people to Hubpages and of course, your hubs.
The trackers have always worked for hubs. As you demonstrated the tracker is placed right before the /xyz or /user/new or /hub.
Before the url change profile also occupied that position followed by your user name. Now, with our short url, the word profile does not exist.
I'm wondering if I can shorten my long profile url with tinyurl?
I use Vista's "Mail" for email and I am able to hyperlink to text. What mail program are you using, Green Lotus? I can append my tracker to my new domain, which then takes a reader to my profile page. I don't have any proof that the tracker does anything positive in that case, but I'm not sure it would be needed, since I am both the referrer and the referee. As for shortening the url, I see that you have already created a 3-character tracker.
E-mail signatures--I've done it 2-3 times but should more often. And that reminds me that many folks refer readers to their profile page in a copyright line.
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