How Do I Know How Much I Am Getting From Referrals?

Jump to Last Post 1-3 of 3 discussions (7 posts)
  1. andyoz profile image90
    andyozposted 6 years ago

    Around about 3 months ago I introduced a friend to Hubpages and she signed up via my link.  The other day I was talking to her and asked how she was doing, she was excited to tell me that she was just starting to earn some money from the Ad program. 

    After she told me this I though, I wonder if I am earning my 10% from her impressions?  After checkking my earnings though I can't see anywhere that I have earned anything.

    One factor is that I have the Ad Program turned off, I use Adsense for my earnings.  My friend however gets her income from the Hub Ads.  So will I not be earning my 10%?  Of if I am, where are those earnings?  I can't find them anywhere?

  2. relache profile image85
    relacheposted 6 years ago

    You don't get 10% of her earnings.  You get 10% of the impression time on her Hubs, taken from HubPages share of impression time.  Unless she's got tens of thousands of page views per day, you will be making pennies or even fractions of pennies.

    If you have the Ad program turned off, obviously, you won't earn anything from that.  Referral earnings will be visible in AdSense when you look under the performance tab.

    1. andyoz profile image90
      andyozposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Ah yes, I have never spotted that data before.  I see the views from her account, no clicks as yet.  Thanks, very helpful.

  3. WryLilt profile image90
    WryLiltposted 6 years ago

    I have hundreds of referrals who've written hundreds of hubs between them. And I still rarely get more than a handful of impressions and very rarely an Adsense click.

    I assume the views of your referrals are added into your own HP ad views - however in your case you'd miss out on them.

    1. andyoz profile image90
      andyozposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      That seems a little unfair really.  Means I get penalized for not using Hub Ads.

      1. WryLilt profile image90
        WryLiltposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Yes it does. But you're already penalizing yourself by not using them, if that's how you're going to think of it.

        Since they need your tax information etc, they can't really accrue those earnings unless you are part of the program.

        1. andyoz profile image90
          andyozposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          I am already part of the program, I earn from eBay and they already have my tax information.  i just choose to turn off the Hub Ads as I think I earn more on Adsense.  I see no reason why I couldn't still be paid via Hubpages for the impressions from my signups.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)