I want to know that is it possible to put links in my hubs as related links, to my own hubs or other hubbers' hubs using my traffic reffaral link(s)? Is it legit or not?
Thanks in advance.
This does perturb HP somewhat, but last I heard it was still legal. Maybe HP will make a comment here.
It doesn't perturb HP. Where did you get that idea?
@dumindu- http://missolive.hubpages.com/_missoliv … -and-Blogs
The link above is about referral trackers.
Alas! I categorically remember an HP staffer stating that they were less than thrilled with this practice and might even discontinue it someday. Good luck finding it, however. If you want to pay me something, I'll try to find it; otherwise, not.
They were not thrilled that people would link to irrelevant content. That's all.
No, the staffer said they didn't like hubbers putting referral trackers from their hubs to their other hubs. In fact, the staffer said they didn't even like hubbers putting trackers in their hubs to other hubber's hubs. And the staffer was referring to the tracker issue, not the relevancy issue in this case.
I remember the staffer. And I think I remember a key phrase. But you will have to pay me to find that post.
I guess putting referral trackers from their hubs to their other hubs will be banned soon, because this method cut a huge share from hubpages revenue.
Yes, I remember that too.
It was when Hub Karma was launched. Someone asked if our tracker could be automatically inserted into the Hub URL in the suggestion tool. HP said no, they didn't approve of people using their referral trackers within HubPages.
But it's not illegal, if the Hubs are related.
@Cagsil It seems interlinking my own related hubs using referral trackers is legit. Missolive using traffic referral trackers to her own hubs in the end of her hubs.
The details are covered pretty well here:
http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/url- … te-program
Using referral trackers in Hubs is not against the rules, but as they are intended to reward people that bring visitors (and especially authors) in from outside of HubPages, we do not provide an easy way to include them in any of the linking tools in Hubs. However, if you want to construct them manually, you can, and they will work.
We have no immediate plan to change that, but it's possible that at some point in the future we may not honor tracker links in Hubs. If that happens, your Hubs would not become in violation and no changes would be required on your part, the links would simply no longer set the tracking cookie.
From hub page faq All links and products listed in a Hub must be related to the content of the Hub. This means that you can not include links to your latest or best Hubs unless they are directly related to the subject of the current Hub. You can find instructions for creating an RSS feed of your Hubs by tag or category in the Learning Center
HP has flagged one of my hubs as being overpromotional. I had links to my other hubs as well as an rss feed ;-)
I still have them "grouped" at the bottom where you can hit an arrow and go to the next hub. They are all related so don't really know what the problem is.
What's the hub. I'll look it up in cache.
I see that the hub is still published.
And I see the plethora of links.
If you are an affiliate of more than 2 of them, then that's the problem.
Or if those same affiliate links are scattered on other hubs, that likewise can do you in.
They just published it after I posted this answer but it still is marked with a skull and cross bones and I can't make any changes to it without them reviewing .
I am not an affiliate of any of websites I like to. The whole purpose of the hub is a list of helpful link and I only link to a site once.
Do you mean it's marked with a skull and crossbones on your Statistics page?
Try running the violations check again, and see if it goes away.
I got the most productive sign-ups through referral trackers when they were put on websites that were not HubPages.
And I know where the quote is that paradigmsearch is alluding to... (of course!) however, I'm turning in for the night so someone else will have to go find it if you want to read it.
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