Tuesday, 12 February 2008

How to Get Backlinks with HubPages

We keep being told that we need to get as many backlinks from as many sources as possible. The problem is that it's very easy to spread ourselves too thin and we miss quite a few important details.

A lot of people use HubPages as a variation on EzineArticles.com the problem is that it's NOT. You can't simply write an article, add a few links and expect that to be OK. HubPages is a social site but unlike Squidoo, if your profile score dips below a certain number, all outgoing links have the "no follow" tag attached to it.

Some people still think no follow can help with MSN and Yahoo but if you want to rank with Google it's advisable to get regular do follow links wherever possible.

So How Do You Get Do Follow Links With Hub Pages?

I'm by no means an expert but I have spent a little bit of time looking into it. Basically if you're profile is set to Average (of possibly worse) the no follow tag is attached. When you first sign up you're account will be given a setting of Prodigy but you'll quickly lose this if you're not careful.

Simple steps to follow are:-

Comment on other pages. Don't leave crappy "nice page" comments. Leave something like"I'm terrible at boiling an egg; they always crack. It's probably because I have the heat up too high like you said. I will try out your tips next time."

  • Join other user's fan clubs. Hopefully they will return the favor.
  • Get links pointing to your pages in hope that you get some traffic. If you have a strong StumbleUpon profile you should be able to get at least 50 hits with just the one stumble.
  • Update your pages with images, links, amazon and ebay modules, change the wording of text etc.
I think that's pretty much it. HubPages have implemented this rule to prevent spammers from setting up dozens of accounts. Remember the site is a social site so you need to take part. By doing this you'll increase your score and ensure that all outgoing links are do followed.

Feel free to leave some decent comments on my own pages and join my fanclub. I'll try to do the same for you. Click here to see my profile.


PS I'm also trying to get my Ellen Page blog indexed, please Google, visit this link.


lovely said...

i tell you, i sometime get my story from an old magazine or from a sunday newspaper.. it is really fun to make stories on hubpages.
I also made a blog containing my experience on hubbing and the ultimate traffic tools to generate huge amount of traffic. please do check my blog

I will also be thankful if you leave some comment on my blog or link. It will so great if we could share links.

Paul Edmondson said...

We understand the value of links and you have it pretty right. People that participate, write quality Hubs (that's plural) will get the nofollow removed from their work.

Thanks for helping educate people about HubPages.


Paul Edmondson