Linking Hubs to Other Websites


Hubber Dave Mathews asked if it is possible to link one's hub writing to an outside site not affiliated with HubPages. The answer to this is yes. Whether you are linking your hubs or hubs by others to your own blog, website or other online writing website, you can promote your hubs (or others) in this manner. You can also post links to these hubs on social networking sites such as Facebook or Twitter. This process is called backlinking. You are creating a link back to your hubs through these outside websites.

I took it for granted that all hubbers knew about backlinking, however more people are joining HubPages and do not know much, if anything, about backlinking. There are a few experienced hubbers who do not realize they are actually encouraged to backlink.

Please note: the links I provide in this hub are not meant to be promotional but for demonstrative purposes only.

Squidoo.com

I am referred to as a lensmaster at squidoo.com which is another online writing community much like HubPages. I have created a backlink to one of my hubs in one of my lenses. Squidoo refers to their articles as lenses. Squidoo has templates which they refer to as modules for creating a lens. One of these modules is a link module. It works very much the same way a link capsule works at HubPages. When you add this link module to your lens, you can add any link to any other outside source you wish. The easiest way to add the hub link to your lens link module is to use to copy and paste method. Have your lens link module open in a browser tab and your hub open in another browser tab. Most browsers have an address bar at the top of the browser. Highlight the hub's web address from the address bar at the top of your browser and right click it. Select "copy" from the drop down menu that appears. Move to your lens browser tab and click the space for your external link. This space includes the http portion of the link by default. You will need to delete this from the space because you already have it as part of your copied web address. Right click the space and "paste" your hub's web address. You can add more links and repeat the process if you so desire. When you are finished, save the module. It will appear on your lens in the location you specified.

The HubPages Widget

Every hubber's profile has a link to add that hubber's widget to a website. I have added my own widget to my website. Click the link to add the widget to a website. A window will pop up with the html code to do this. Copy and paste the html code to your website.

There are some free web hosting sites out there. I use yola.com for my free website. Yola has a template for adding html code to your website for those of us who are not as versed in html coding. There are several html tutorial websites if you want to add links to individual hubs. For example, you can create the html code for a hub link to use as your email signature. The link to the html tutorial site is very useful for the novice as well as the advanced user.

© Tammy L 2011

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travel_man1971 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

Thanks for the info, Tammy. Google Inc. has its Blogger.com, too and you can use it for your backlinks. You can edit its templates to make your links on Facebook and Twitter, and of course Hubpages to surface, aside from promoting your hubs by making blogs about it.


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Tammy L 5 years ago from Jacksonville, Texas Author

travel_man: I didn't mention Google's blogger.com because I need to overhaul my blog there first. Thank you for mentioning that to other readers though.

Have a nice day.

Tammy


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tthudium 5 years ago

Great information that I could definitely used about 3 months ago :)


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Tammy L 5 years ago from Jacksonville, Texas Author

tthudium, I'm glad this helped. This is just what little I've learned since joining HubPages.

Have a nice day.

Tammy


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writing4action 4 years ago

Squidoo is awful!

I have several GREAT lenses, none get above 200K...

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