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How do I post a link in my hub to get new hubbers signed up

  1. Laura Rash profile image81
    Laura Rashposted 5 years ago

    I understand that if someone visits one of my hubs and I have a link to where they can sign up and start writing that I'll get paid for it too.

    My question is how do I create this link?  I've read the FAQ and I'm still soooo confused it isn't even funny.

  2. Laura Rash profile image81
    Laura Rashposted 5 years ago

    OK-I think I've got it figured out... I did http:// hubpages.com/ MY REFERRAL NUMBER/ tour/ hubpages/

    How can I see if i did this right??

    1. Jason Menayan profile image60
      Jason Menayanposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Not quite. You should have an underscore right before your referral code. You can click the green help button on this page:
      https://hubpages.com/my/earnings/trackers

      To test, try the link yourself. If you hit an error page, your link has a mistake in it. If it very quickly redirects to the same page without your referral tracker in it, then you've done it right. smile

      1. njames306 profile image60
        njames306posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Is this something you participate in yourself Jason. And do you have many people sign up via your link?

        1. WryLilt profile image87
          WryLiltposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Jason is a staff member. However he does have a tracker on one of his profiles.

          If you're looking for extra cash, referrals aren't the way to go. I have hundreds and probably less than 10% have ever published a hub, let alone more than 10. I only have one referral I'd count as "highly successful".

      2. John Redd profile image60
        John Reddposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Hi Jason,

        Thanks for the tip. This is a very useful forum. I am configuring my tracker just today.

  3. Laura Rash profile image81
    Laura Rashposted 5 years ago

    OK-Thanks Jason...

    I added in the underscore before my referral code and then tried the link and it took me right to the tour page... I just hope I'll capture any people who sign up.  lol

    Appreciate it MUCH!!

    1. WryLilt profile image87
      WryLiltposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      You can also check that your tracker is activating correctly by going to https://hubpages.com/tracker

      1. njames306 profile image60
        njames306posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I take it that once you set up a sign up link, then it will show up in the tracker page, is that correct? Or do you have to go in and set it up?

        1. WryLilt profile image87
          WryLiltposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          On that page you'll see if the cookie is active in your system. Even if you click my cookie or someone elses. If you click YOUR link and then it says no tracker (or someone else's) is active, it means that you didn't set it up right.

  4. ElizaDoole profile image88
    ElizaDooleposted 5 years ago

    My tracker is active, but I can't post that bit of code as a hyperlink into my profile page. I'd like to know how to do this too!

    1. profile image0
      Website Examinerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Edit the profile, and remember to save the edits before exiting the screen.

      1. Copy the sign-up URL that includes the tracker code
      2. Type the text as you want it to appear (e.g. "Join HubPages here"). Highlight that.
      3. Click on the chain-link icon
      4. Paste in the sign-up URL in the box that appears
      5. Click save.

      1. njames306 profile image60
        njames306posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks for the explanation web examiner, that helps.

  5. ElizaDoole profile image88
    ElizaDooleposted 5 years ago

    My problem is with step 1. I can't find "the signup URL that includes the tracker code" to copy. Just the tracker code? Is there a format? Because inserting the tracker code into user/new isn't working.

    1. profile image0
      Website Examinerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Check this out:

      http://hubpages.com/forum/post/1200945

      The tracker link will not direct you to the sign-up page when you are logged into HubPages. Existing members who are logged in cannot sign up for a new account.

  6. ElizaDoole profile image88
    ElizaDooleposted 5 years ago

    Got it working. I got an error message initially because there was a wayward space in the URL where I had cut and pasted in the referral link. (Insert expletive). Now it works THANKS web examiner.

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      Website Examinerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      You are welcome, Eliza Doole. Looks good to me.

 
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