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How HubPage Tracking Works

Updated on January 24, 2011

How HubPage Tracking Works

If you haven't read it already I suggest you check out the light introduction to HubPage Referrals.

It's a quick read and outlines the basics.

How referrals (aka tracking) works...

Referrals work in two ways...

1) If someone signs up for a HubPages account via your referral link, you get 10% of their pageviews for the life of their hubs. That doesn't take away from their own pageviews, HubPages Inc graciously give up 10% of their share to you for spreading the word and getting others to join up.

2) You can refer other peoples Hubs and get a cut of the pageviews. 9% or 12% depending on whether there's an signup referrer already involved and getting their 10% cut of the pageviews. This is taken again, from HubPages Inc's share of the pageviews. So it's a win/win situation when you promote or link to a fellow Hub Authors page. Their article gets exposure and you get a reward for sending them traffic.

These splits apply only to HubPages and User Profile pages. On all other pages, such as a referral to a Tag page or the HubPages home page, you’ll receive 30% on a traffic referral, with HubPages getting the rest.

What HubPages says about their tracking system...

How does the Traffic Referral program work?

You can drive traffic to the Hubs of other Hubbers and receive a percentage of the overall impressions. The traffic referral program works the following way:

1. We start with Unique Trackers

Every HubPages account has its own default referral tracker – referred to as a Unique Tracker. You can create additional referral trackers as you organize your link campaigns.

2. Use the Unique Tracker to link to someone’s Hub.

Before you can link, you must be signed in to HubPages. Then, when you’re at the Hub you want to link to, look at the bottom of the page (or click the green share it button). There will be two boxes marked “link to this page” and “email this page”. You can click on these links and choose the Unique Tracker you want to insert in the email, URL or HTML code we will generate for you. From that point, you can either send the mail, or cut and paste the URL link or HTML code and place it wherever you’d like.

3. The Traffic Referrals is guaranteed to be yours for 120 minutes.

If someone clicks on your link to a specific Hub, you are entitled to the traffic referral impressions for 120 minutes. We set this limit because there may be multiple Hubbers referring people to a particular Hub. No other tracker can replace yours during that 120 minute period. This is called the ‘first dibs’ rule.

Source

Setting up a Tracker

They'll give you a default tracker which will look something like this: 1pk0ue4rz5p3q

Now if I wanted to send someone to my hub on How HubPAges Works I'd give them this URL: http://hubpages.com/_1pk0ue4rz5p3q/hub/howhubworks

On every hub, yours and others, there is a bit down near the bottom that says "Share It". If you click on that and then click on "Link To Page" you get given a nifty little feature that makes it easy for anyone to get the code you need to refer others.

There is a better option, and that is creating your own unique referral ID. You can create up to twenty independent trackers, each with a unique name and descriptions, to help you see which linking strategies are working best for you.

Get clever with the way you use them. Don't make it look like it's you that's referring the page. On one hand I think that the default tracker looks far too random. I prefer to use a generic term for the tracker ID.

eg:

join

recommended

read

main

click

about

_recommended if you're referring someone elses hubpages: http://hubpages.com/_recommended/hub/Parents-Guide

_main if you're sending them to the homepage: http://hubpages.com/_main

_about if you want people to read the FAQ: http://hubpages.com/_about/faq

_join would be excellent for encouraging someone to sign up: http://hubpages.com/_join/user/new/

Some people can be a bit wary of signing up to sites through affiliate links. So disguising them as something subtle and inoffensive can improve your sign up ratio. Personally I have no qualms with signing up for a legitimate offer through someone elses referral link. They were after all the person who brought it to my attention and they deserve a reward.

This is where you set up your URL Trackers.

Please note: A referral tracker is unique. Once claimed it is yours and yours alone. No one else can set up a tracker with the same name. And you won't be able to set up a tracker that is already taken. The system will immediately notify you if the one you're trying to claim is already taken.

30 day trackers and 2 hour trackers

If you're the first one to introduce someone to HubPages the information is stored for 30 days. So anytime within the next 30 days if they go from being just a visitor to becoming an Author, you get credited with the referral. And of course all the benefits that come with it.

Now if someone else has already claimed that "prize" and the visitor comes back via your URL tracker they're all yours for 2 hours. So 9% to 12% of page impressions will carry your ads.

It also means that within that 2 hour time frame if a person signs up to HubPages then you land the 10% of page impressions for the life of that new Authors soon to be published Hubs.

Other stuff to know...

Signup and hub statistics for URL Trackers are processed every 20 minutes or so. They are not be updated immediately when the account is created.

Also, if the user has clicked on another link with a tracker in the previous 2 hours, the tracker in your link will be ignored.

The page you link to within hubpages.com makes no difference as far as the tracking goes. You can link to almost anywhere on HubPages, you don't have to limit yourself to your own Hubs.

When a visitor clicks on a link with a tracker in and they don't have a tracker already it is set so it will last for up to 30 days.

The tracker stats on your user profile page are updated every 20 minutes. They won't show new sign ups or published hubs immediately.

If you have multiple HubPages accounts, don't try and refer your new account from your old account. HubPages has the ability and will exercise their right to remove self-referrals.

It should immediately resolve to the page you had inserted your tracker into, with the tracker disappearing. That computer, if it hadn't been cookied in the last 2 hours by another referral tracker, will be cookied with your referral tracker for 30 days (although it could get overwritten by another after 2 additional hours).

When should you refer?

When should you refer?

Whenever you link to another hub. Whether it is yours or someone elses. Linking from one hub to another, use a tracker. The sooner you can get in and claim that cookie the better.

I'm not registered at HubPages? Where do I sign up?

Hungry for more information about how Tracking works?

Read more about it in the hub I've called Trackers - Episode III

Did this Hub help you understand Tracking better? Got a question? Post it here...

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      Vince 2 years ago from New Jersey

      Very interesting information, I learned about using others hubs for impressions. I will start using this. Thank you.

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      Glen 3 years ago from Australia

      Not sure what you mean by that?

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      Sam Deal 3 years ago from Earth

      Good to know. Thanks!

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      C. A. Chancellor 4 years ago from US/TN

      Thank you!!! Someone else I follow had mentioned that this was an extra way to earn, but I didn't understand how to actually do it. I really appreciate the advice. :-)

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      Solaras 4 years ago

      When I mouse over the FB generated link it does not do anything.

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      Glen 4 years ago from Australia

      After you've posted it and when you mouseover the link does it show your tracker URL?

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      Solaras 4 years ago

      When I enter the tracker code in Facebook, it generates another link to the page with the main photo. The Facebook generated link does not appear to have the tracker code in it. Am I missing something? Should I leave my original link in the post?

      Thanks for all of the great advice here!

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      AngPow 4 years ago from North Cali

      Useful and voted up. I had no idea about the 2 hour time limit until I read this article. Good thing I aced my Marketing class. Hub Pages seems to require as much 'marketing' work as 'writing' work.

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      Ceres Schwarz 4 years ago

      Great hub with a lot of useful information on trackers and referrals, which can be very confusing subjects. It takes a while to really get all this because some of the information is rather complicated. But you managed to explain things well. This will definitely help those who are confused about these topics especially the new hubbers who are still looking into this.

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      literatelibran 5 years ago from Williamsburg, Virginia

      Complicated stuff! Thanks for the explanation!

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      C E Clark 5 years ago from North Texas

      Your 3 hubs on referral trackers have been soooo useful! Thank you for your help!

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      Nancy McClintock 5 years ago from Southeast USA

      Great information and lots of links. Discussion questions are really helpful. You have shared a great deal of good info and answered difficult questions well. Thanks.

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      Peter V 5 years ago from At the Beach in Florida

      great! thanks for clearing things up for me!

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      Glen 5 years ago from Australia

      The tracker expires after 30 days. If they haven't signed up in that time I don't see the point of sending them the link again, it might come across as a bit pushy and rude.

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      Runner Footprints 5 years ago from Kuala Lumpur

      Assuming that the tracker expired and I resend another tracker to the same reader, would the tracker will be renewed?

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      Glen 5 years ago from Australia

      @Runner:

      a) You are not notified, however the new hubber's name will appear in your referral stats regardless of whether or not they have published a hub.

      Keep in mind that most people who sign up do not end up publishing hubs.

      b) Resend another tracker to who?

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      Runner Footprints 5 years ago from Kuala Lumpur

      Thanks for the reply. I have two more questions:

      a) If someone signup using my tracker, would I be notified after they signup or need to wait until the new Hubber publish their first hub?

      b) Can I resend another tracker after 30 days to renew the old tracker?

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      Glen 5 years ago from Australia

      a) It doesn't matter how many people sign up under the one tracker, you'll see who they are.

      b) You won't see the amount of pageviews for each individual hubber but you will see the combined pageviews (traffic to hubs) for all the hubbers under that specific tracker (though if only one person signs up under that tracker it goes without saying that the pageviews would be from that one hubber).

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      Runner Footprints 5 years ago from Kuala Lumpur

      Hi Darkside, I have two questions:

      a) If more than one people signed up using one tracker, can I know who are the Hubber signing up?

      b) Does Hubpages itemize the pageview for each Hubber under

      the referral program?

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      tapasrecipe 5 years ago from Spanish tapas land

      Hi darkside

      Thank you so much for making this easy to understand for non techy people.

      have to share this as i think a lot of people are possibly unaware.

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      Krancenblum 5 years ago from Between Montréal and the Laurentians. Québec, Canada.

      wow beautiful hub I will refer it to new hubbers

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      Monday's Child 5 years ago from Arizona

      Thank you so much for all of this information. I think that now I can finally understand how this works.

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      nick071438 6 years ago from City of Catbalogan, W, Samar, Philippines

      I gladly recommend this interesting and helpful hub on tracking and its ramifications to newbies and to all who have already forgotten the tracking technology in the quagmire of forgetfulness. Laurels to darkside for a job well done.

      Is it possible to extract the HTML code of a certain banner so it could be placed in a hub or blog? How is it done? Thanking you in advance.

      nickmms192093@yahoo.com

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      Laura Deibel 6 years ago from Aurora

      I am really POed that Hubpages suddenly cut out ClickBank Sales.

      There may be a lot of BS there, but not the one I was proporting.

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      Dinesh Mohan Raturi 6 years ago from Dehradun

      Coming back to Hubpages after a long break. Had forgotten how to use the Trackers. Thanx a lot for helping me out!

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      jerrysaliu 6 years ago from Warri, Nigeria

      I finally grasped this whole tracking thing in just 5 lines. thanks mate, very useful information here!

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      Lou1842 6 years ago

      This is very clear and useful. Thanks again for sharing.

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      smcopywrite 6 years ago from all over the web

      this is wonderful useful information. thanks for sharing.

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      Jared Zane Kessie 6 years ago from Richland, Washington

      Saving this article. Finally something I understand about the whole tracking thing. Thanks!

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      itsmonkeyboy 6 years ago from London, UK

      This could prove very useful. Thanks for the explanation.

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      alphagirl 6 years ago from USA

      Wow! thx for making things so visibly clear for the average person. Great hub.

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      nickupton 6 years ago from Bangkok

      Finally, I have got it! Thanks.

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      CWanamaker 6 years ago from Arizona

      Great information. I use my tracker when promoting other peoples content that I like. This helps us both out and everyone wins.

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      Tariq Sattar 6 years ago from Karachi

      thank you so much it would be a great help, specially the way you have showed to create one's own tracker id.thanks again

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      Ibrahim Kamrul Shafin 6 years ago from Dhaka, Bangladesh & Washington DC, USA

      You have many comments in your hubs. How do you receive so many? Can you please write a hub about the techniques you use to get more comments?

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      Glen 6 years ago from Australia

      Azure, it's all done on the same tracker. And it's a concept that not many can pick up on the first pass. You will need to read it a few times before it starts to dawn on you. Once you've got it though, you'll see just how powerful it is.

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      Audrey Hunt 6 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Thank you so very much for the clear-cut explanations. For the past 9 months I have been trying to figure this out. By, George...."I think she's got it!"

      A big thanks and thumbs up! :)vocalcoach

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      Marian L 6 years ago from UK

      OK, so I haven't really used the referrals trackers because I found them a bit confusing. I am still a bit confused! The main confusion is when the 120 minutes applies and when the 30 days applies - is this on the same tracker URL? So someone might click it and if they have already been to hubpages you get 2 hours but if they haven't and they sign up you get 30 days?

      I'm also a bit confuse3d about the 2 hours - is it 2 hours from when you create that link or when someone clicks on it??!

      Or is the 2 hours just for individual hubs and the 30 days for other pages? Maybe I am just being dense but it all seems a bit confusing still!

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      Glen 6 years ago from Australia

      Hi Mindy,

      Send HP HQ an email (http://hubpages.com/contact_us/) and let them know. You may also have to get your referrals to also contact them. I'm not sure. But discuss it with an HP staff member. And let us know of the outcome.

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      Mindy 6 years ago from Cottage Grove, Oregon

      Dark side, Can I put my tracker number as my unique web address when I am making my hub, or should I? I am so bummed out my mom and my best friends signed up and I am not getting any credit, plus my pages. Should I email hubpages or just tell them to delete accounts and start over?? they just started and only have one hub each so, it wouldn't be a problem. Please Help me with this issue :) Thanks

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      btom 6 years ago from Chicago

      Thank you, I just started out with HP, and it is sure an incentive, one more reason to like the site.

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      Sinea Pies 6 years ago from Northeastern United States

      This is 100% helpful. Thank you so much for doing such a great job explaining this. I will now refer and link!

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      Darlene Sabella 6 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

      HI adorable friend, I came back to say think you and I am off to part 3, I also wanted to rate you up again and let you know you are simply awesome...love & peace darski

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      Glen 6 years ago from Australia

      You're welcome darski. It's a pleasure to grab and grasp the HubPages concepts, rules and procedures and make them more understandable for... well me first of all. And then once I've understood it I feel confident enough to share it with everyone else.

      The tracking stuff is very difficult though. But once you get the hang of it it is very useful and a great way to make extra money.

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      Darlene Sabella 6 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

      This is sooooooooooooo awesome and excellent and THANK YOU...I am going to follow your hub here over and over again. However I first tried to learn from the tracker and this green share at the bottom of the page I can NEVER find. I don't know if I crazy or everyone else LOL rate this way up and love you darski

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      Glen 6 years ago from Australia

      Jhangora, if you want the benefits that only a referral tracker can bring, then yes, you need to add your tracker to those links.

      And I wouldn't go overboard with the suggest links feature. In fact, I never use it. If I'm referring to another hub it's because its mine or because I already knew of the hubs existence. Having read and enjoyed it or the reputation of the hubber impressing me... so if I knew that they covered that topic too and it was beneficial to my readers, I'd find the hub myself.

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      Dinesh Mohan Raturi 6 years ago from Dehradun

      I use the suggest links feature to link to other hubs, would I have to add my tracker to those links.

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      ZahraBrown 7 years ago from London, England

      Thank you. I read the tidbit on the Hubpages account section, but this explanation was much clearer.

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      Glen 7 years ago from Australia

      For the first 120 minutes your cookie can NOT be overwritten. That means if they click on someone elses tracker link straight after yours, then it (the other) won't work.

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      Amie Warren 7 years ago

      I don't understand the 120 minute rule. If you link, then someone links a minute after you, that means you don't get anything? Please make this make sense to me.

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      saama 7 years ago

      Thanks for the info. It would have taken me a long time to figure it out myself. Very useful to have it explained in one place.

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      Glen 7 years ago from Australia

      I'll be publishing a couple more hubs about referrals and tracking. It's not hard once you get your head around. Though it does take a little while to understand and grasp how it all works.

      Unfortunately I don't have the time to individually critique anyones hubs, but the forum does have an Extreme Hub Makeover sub-forum where you can ask for tips and advice from plenty of well mannered and capable fellow hubbers.

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      Granny's House 7 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

      I have bookmarked, so I can go over it again. I guess I am a Duh, don't get it. Could you have a look at my hubs and be honest and let me know what you think? It would mean a lot coming from you

      Tina

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      Granny's House 7 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

      dark,PLEASE HELP,

      I am trying to copy and paste my tracker,but it won't let me. It is a link and does not let me copy it. Where do I go to copy and paste my tracker link

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      Glen 7 years ago from Australia

      Daybreak, the Suggest Links tool is, as you probably already know, a recent addition.

      Personally I won't use it. At least not in the way that it's intended. If used regularly and without tracker referrals your HubKarma should increase. But there's no way I'm giving away my traffic for HubKarma.

      I see a lot of people misusing the Suggest Links suggestions, because not much thought on their part is going into choosing the exact right hub to complement their own hub. It's as if they're picking randomly from the suggestions given to them.

      So when I have links within my hubs they're either my own, or if it isn't I actually read the hub in full that I am linking to. Either way, it's got my referral tracker in it.

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      daybreak 7 years ago from Atlantic Coast of North America

      In my case, referring a new hubber might be unlikely, but I am receptive to adding links to other hubs if I will get a percentage of adsense. It just seems odd that hubpages would implement a system where we have to use the "suggest links" tool, then go back and add the tracking id by editing the source code in order to get credit for the referral.

      That seems like a slow and confusing process. Is that the correct and only way to refer traffic to another hub and still get the referral percentage?

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      Sabrina Yuquan Chen (陈玉泉) 7 years ago from Boston, MA, USA

      This is just so confusing, I'd better be off of it and eat an apple now, and let it be is the best choice, hehe

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      Why? 7 years ago

      when i add hubpager links through the link tool using the search feature... it doesn't appear that we get referral credit doing it that way... am i correct..? so we need to add our code, it doesn't happen automatically... right?

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      colonial82 7 years ago from Ohio

      Darkside, thank you so much for the great hub. This really helps me since I am new to Hubpages and I only started on here last week. This will help so much :)

      Have a great day :)

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      Neverletitgo 7 years ago from Minneapolis, MN

      Thank you so much darkside,this is very useful hub.

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      Sandy Jauregui 7 years ago from Sanger

      Thank you so much...I surely appreciate such helpful hubs, and this one is definitely useful, voted up, and bookmarked...I will let you know how it worked out...:)

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      Glen 7 years ago from Australia

      Sandy, if the link you gave her to your profile had a tracker in it, it should work. If you didn't, then its unlikely that it will credit you.

      It could take a few hours or even a day before it turns up. If it doesn't then I guess you could always contact HP HQ and let them know, with a link to her profile. Perhaps have her email HP HQ to let them know that she's your friend. Not sure if it'll work. Let me know if it does.

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      Sandy Jauregui 7 years ago from Sanger

      I feel bad asking yet another question...after answering them for 2 years...but...I had a friend sign up, I sent her the link to my profile, so she could see where I was writing...not knowing she'd be so excited that she signed up, THEN let me know...will that 'link' her to me? It hasn't shown up in the URL Tracker...after a couple of hours...?

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      Pro Design Source 7 years ago

      Was wondering if I should be including my own tracker when interlinking my hubs. Looks like I should be. Gonna take a bit more effort to do so, but I'm sure it will be worth it.

      Thanks for this clearly written piece of advice ~

      "When should you refer?

      Whenever you link to another hub. Whether it is yours or someone elses. Linking from one hub to another, use a tracker. The sooner you can get in and claim that cookie the better."

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      cashmere 7 years ago from India

      It is just too confusing to set it up and add to each hub. I'm just happy writing on hubpages

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      Glen 7 years ago from Australia

      Sarah, if you want to send a person just to hubpages.com it will be http://hubpages.com/

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      SarahSilver 7 years ago

      yes, but i'm still kind of confused

      I'll re read your hub. At least now I understand what trackers do. I'm trying to figure out a "referral to hub pages in general " tracker link

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      TopUniverse 7 years ago

      Now i got it, how tracking works; thanks lot.

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      chrysstil 7 years ago

      very useful hub.thank you.

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      RoseGardenAdvice 7 years ago from San Francisco

      Definitely better than all the other stuff I've read on this before. Thanks.

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      Susannah Birch 7 years ago from Toowoomba, Australia

      "...are processed every 20 minutes or so."

      Thanks, was wondering when it would show up.

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      Medkh9 7 years ago

      thanks , your hub is very informative really

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      Glen 7 years ago from Australia

      Hi Julie, as a blog post you use the following HTML: [a ahref="http://hubpages.com/profile/JulieBMack"...]Check out my HubPages Profile[/a]

      (Replace the [ with < and the ] with >, I couldn't post the correct code because the hub strips it out)

      Or use the URL of wherever you want to send a person, but always put the _TRACKERNAME after http://hubpages.com/ and before the /hub/HUBNAME

      Your profile would be: https://hubpages.com/@juliebmack...

      And the sign up pages would be:

      https://hubpages.com/user/new/

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      JulieBMack 7 years ago from Colorado

      I have another question: :) So I get how you use the tracker for hubs (with the Share), but how do you create it for your profile or the main page to join?

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      JulieBMack 7 years ago from Colorado

      This is a lot of information to take in, but very, very helpful. So to refer this is say a blog post I can do this by getting the HTML and post it in the blog??

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      Wendy Powell 7 years ago

      By George, I think I'm learning! Thanks!!

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      Teresa Schultz 7 years ago from East London, in South Africa

      Thanks :)

      It works fine on my own blog, but it wasn't happy when I tried to insert it into one of my hubs - perhaps the link was a bit long as the title of the hub I was linking to was quite long, oh, well, will figure it out sometime!

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      Glen 7 years ago from Australia

      Teresa, that's a nice tracker phrase!

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      Teresa Schultz 7 years ago from East London, in South Africa

      Goody! I got it! (with the help of your wonderful hub, and my going through anything else that I could, for about 40 minutes or so!) I've started with a general purpose unique referal, to get used to it, and can't believe "learnmoreabout" was not already taken. Thanks for all the helpful info in your hub.

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      Ezeh Izuchukwu 'Sirwar' Williams 7 years ago from Enugu, Nigeria

      Have I been 2 years on Hubpages and only now do I understand this? Thanks so much, Darkside.

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      Joyful Pamela 7 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      As a newbie to Hubpages, my brain is already swirling with new information. Thank you for writing a clear, easy to understand page. :-D

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      Baileybear 7 years ago

      thankyou for explaining in detail what to do. I have bookmarked to come back soon

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      Sara555 7 years ago

      Wow...that was very helpful!

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      Matthew Dawson 7 years ago from United States

      Great Hub Dark side. This hub has answered many questions I have had in regards to using the trackers.

      I can certaily see why you are an elite member!!

      I voted this up and certaily marked it has useful!!

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      abidareacode 7 years ago from Areacode , Kerala, India

      Darkside,Thanks a lot for this help

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      Glen 7 years ago from Australia

      This is the link that will send him straight to the sign up page and you get credited: hubpages.com/_2z389c6itmst8/user/new/

      Slap a http:// on the start of that and you'll be good to go.

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      abidareacode 7 years ago from Areacode , Kerala, India

      It is this - 2z389c6itmst8

      I invited my friend using this link.He signed in also.But sign ups under referal trackers is found to be still zero.So let me to know what I have to do.

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      Glen 7 years ago from Australia

      abidareacode, got to https://hubpages.com/my/trackers and tell me what your 'tracking token' is. It'll look something like this: 1pk0ue4rz5p3q

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      abidareacode 7 years ago from Areacode , Kerala, India

      I wish to send an invitation to some friends to join hub pages.Can you give a single line reply from where will I get my referal code?

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      Glen 7 years ago from Australia

      HubPages is one of the few sites worth sticking with.

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      Pamela Kinnaird W 7 years ago from Maui and Arizona

      Thank you, Darkside. I'm printing this out. It's very encouraging to see that you've stayed with this for three years and it works if one is persistent.

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      George Poe 7 years ago from United Kingdom

      Very good article. You write well and provide some valuable information..

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      ThoughtfulSpot 7 years ago from PA

      Wow darkside. There's a lot of info here. I'm more of a writer than I am a computer person. lol. So, a lot of the very good tips for increasing page views, revenue, etc. take me some time to absorb. I'll definitely have to do some playing around, and probably come back to re-read, but this has given me a great start. Thanks!

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      Bizz 7 years ago from East Coast

      Very helpful Hub. I hadn't realized the granular control I had available to me near the bottom of each Hub, especially with the Sharing feature.

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      Arthur Fontes 7 years ago from Fall River,MA

      Thanks for the hub it took me awhile but I am able to create my own trackers now.

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      mod2vint 7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      awesome info never knew it worked like this! Thanks for being a great teacher of new hubbers!

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      kevin1877uk 7 years ago

      cool, nice hub, thanks for sharing

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      KellyEngaldo 7 years ago

      Darkside,

      You are the encyclopedia of the information that I need.

      I have bookmarked and printed. 5 Stars!

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       8 years ago

      Awesome! thanks a lot, been meaning to do this for ages and never knew how. Would say you might want to stress that an _ (underscore) needs to be put infront of the tracker in the address for stupid people like me :-)

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      Jery 8 years ago from Kennewick WA USA

      I've had questions...but not anymore! Thanks Darkside!