I have been sharing the links to other hubs using my referral tracker. For newbies, it can be found at the bottom of each hubpage. This is earning me a little extra money. I don't spam, but share the links that I know my friends would like.
Now that Google traffic is down, I figure this helps me, other hubbers and Hubpages. I think if the entire community would do a little bit of this, it would help all of us. There is always the buttons for Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter too. I don't think these buttons include your referral tracker though.
Yes, anyone can do it. Just use the feature at the bottom of the hubpage. It says link to this page. A box will popup and you just copy it and paste it where you want to use it. I think you get 1/10th of the income, but if you share popular hubs and hubs you know others will like, you can make some extra money.
Great, Barbara. You had written a Hub a couple months ago mentioning Yahoo groups as another way to gently promote in common interest groups. I like your ideas. Please remind me, which Hub is it that I'm thinking of now....
Wow, thanks, I'm new here. Some said they've been here three years and don't know about this feature--"internal links"--is that what's called. Its really a heads up. Could it also be used for external links? Thanks once again.
I don't know anything about anything, I appreciate helpful advice....I just started writing hubs and would love to make money doing it! Does anyone actually have a clue how much the most popular hubbers make?? I just signed up for adsense but nobody ever even clicks on the ads...
I have read through this before and it indeed is very encouraging! I am just wondering how it all works and how these people actually make money...a lot of people visit my hubs, just nobody clicks on the ads. But I have only been here for about a week...so I hope I can figure it out!! THANKS, Barbara!!
claudi1176, you might try the Hubpages Ad program if you aren't making much through Adsense. I don't make very much through adsense, but I make payout almost every month through the Hubpages Ad program. It's worth a try if you aren't getting great revenue through Adsense alone.
Welcome to the site (from one newbie to another!). Regardung the success stories - there are indeed wonderful opportunities to make money on this site. Many longtime Hubbers have mentioned their traffic and earnings have fluctuated, especially in recent months (Marye Audet posted a forum thread sharing some of her experiences). As Marye has said, though, these cycles will pass, and good writers can still succeed. HubPages is a great site - of the gazillion or more sites in the cyberworld, it is ranked in the top 100 (around 60, I think).
Thank you for the great advice! Will definitely look into it. I signed up for the amazon one too but don't really understand how it works ... I will just need to do some reading on it, I guess. I just love writing so much more than reading business stuff
The referral tracker is embedded into the URL when you use the Link to This Page feature. At the very bottom of each hub, you'll see those words (near where the blog link Ppears). When you click on them, it opens a window that has your default referral tracker (one the site assigned to you) embedded in the URL for that hub. Just highlight, copy and past it to wherever you want to drive traffic to that hub - Facebook, Pinterest, whatever.
You can also create custom trackers if you want to keep tabs on the traffic you get from various sites. If you go to your Accounts page, click on earnings, and then on Referral Trackers, there's a way to create a unique code for specific tracking.
Hope this makes sense - it's one of those things more easily explained visually rather than in words!
Last weekend I got inspired and sent about a 100 visitors to other hubbers hubs via my blog and using trackers.
I know this is true because:
A. My blog stats say so.
B. My HP referral stats say so.
Not only did I get zero ad clicks, I got a grand-slam total of only one view where my ads were displayed. I thought maybe I had messed up my adsense settings somehow, so I did a year-to-date. Sure enough there was an occasional hub view/click of an ad outside my subdomain, but within HP. So I know that adsense is working fine, too.
I'm still going to leave all the HP links on my website. What's good for HP is good for me.
If someone comes on here and tells me I screwed something up, and tells me what and how I did it; I will love you, not hate you.
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