Back Linking Your Online Contents Is A Great Way To Increase Hub Traffic

Getting traffic to your hubs seems to be the only way to make any sensible type of revenue here on hub pages. As we all know, you do have to have some quality content hubs. Not just hubs that are based on non-essential subjects, but hubs on subjects and issues that are very well sought after.

I haven't quite grasp the concept of back-linking as I would love to, but there are some practices that I've engaged in when it comes to linking to my hubs that have produced some positive fruits.

I must mentioned though, that a lot of these have been adopted from reading some hubs here on hub pages. That goes to tell some how much you can learn from other hubbers, if we will just take the time to read other hubs. And to think that most are just simple steps you can take to help drive some traffic to your hubs. Here are a few of them:

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Sharing Web Contents Via Email

Recently, I started sharing my hubs links with friends through my personal email. I however, only share links that are of interest to selected group of friends as I am very aware of the issue of spamming through email.

I usually bring up a topic that I've written about, and if any of my friends shows an interest in the subject I send him or her a link. And boy, those links do travel, sometimes across continents, trust me! This has helped to generate hundreds of hits to specific hubs, thereby increasing traffic and revenue. Try it, and you'll definitely see a hike in your hubs traffic, and you know what that adds up to.

Submitting Web Contents Links To Content Sharing Sites

There are so many of these content sharing and bookmarking sites out there. You're probably already using some of them, sites such as,

  • Reddit
  • Digg it
  • Technorati
  • Pinterest

Some content sharing sites have a free basic membership that allows you to submit your bookmarks for free. Most now require that you pay a monthly or yearly fee for this service. Though the fees usually charged by these sites are quite minimal, somewhere between $2.99 to $5 a month, it still comes down to, "How much are you willing to pay to generate revenue that results from increase traffic to your hub?

Bookmarking Web Contents For A Small Fee

The following bookmarking sites will let you post your hub links for a fee:

Shetoldme - Shetoldme currently charges $5 a month or $12 a year fee for membership. The free basic membership does not give you the option to post links.

IMAutomator - When I first joined IMAutomator about a year ago they had a free service that allows you to post 10 links a day for free. This service has since been discontinued due to abuse (so they say). The company now offers now offers what they call, a Light version that provides the same level of service (up to 10 posted links a day) for $2.99 a month.

These are just a few of the sites that offer a fee for bookmarking services.

Free Boomarking Sites

Here are a few bookmarking sites that are still free:

SocialMonkee - This is one of the free bookmarking site that I'm a member of, unfortunately I have not fully taken advantage of the free membership. With SocialMonkee free membership, you get 25 unique backlinks to your site. You can choose to upgrade to the premium package for a one time fee of $47. This gives you 100 back-links to your pages, 3 times a day. That's a one-time fee, and a lot of backlinks.

Reddit - We all use Reddit. It's free, but not so user-friendly, and I believe the one problem that many face in trying to use this free service if the problem of navigating to specific sub-reddits. Another problem is that you can easily be banned from those sub-reddits for too much postings.

BookMark4You - This is another free bookmarking site that I've used a lot in recent times. Here you can post as many links a day (don't exactly know the maximum). It's pretty easy to use once you're registered. Just post your hub Url, type in your tags and click. You'll be asked to make any corrections before finally posting.

Dropjack - Here you can post of submit a story. Layout is very similar to that of BookMark4You, and it's very easy to navigate too.

Manta - Manta.com is one of those site that is geared more toward businesses. It a free way to get your business noticed, but can also be used to promote individual hub pages and blogs. Joining is as easy as using your facebook, twitter, LinkedIn, and Google login. You will also be required to create your company's page or profile. This will serve you better if you have an etsy shop or an online store through which you can promote your hubs.

Hub-to-hub link

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Hub-To-Hub Link. It Helps!

Linking one hub to another is another great way of back linking. I often do this with hubs that have related content. Just create a hyperlink in one hub, and point it to the other hub with related content.

Sometimes you can do this with hubs that addresses a specific subject, but are not directly related in content. Say, I'm writing a hub on a specific Wedding Theme color, I can point it to another hub that's on home decorating theme, if it deals with the same color theme as that of the wedding.

I have notice a significant increase in the traffic to my hubs that were linked together this way partly due to the fact that readers sometimes click on the links to either view or read the linked hub.

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Social Network Sites That Works Great With Web Contents

The following social network sites are those that I'm actually a member of. I have not only shared contents that have generated traffic and revenue to my hubs, I have also met, and still meeting great people. It's why they are called, networking sites.

This next - I love this site! Here you can share your links, products you like and so on. It's a great way to drive traffic to your hubs that talks about rare, original stuffs, definitely!

Pinterest - This is a social network site where you can share your contents. Members are allowed to "pin" their or others images, videos and other objects to their pin board. You can pin images and contents from your hubs to your pin board. This draws attention to your hubs. Your hub audience grows and so does your hub's earnings.

And even more, Pinterest is now introducing Viraliti, the adwords for Pinterest. Viraliti is a social media advertisement network that allows Pinterest users to earn some advertising income as they share their contents on Pinterest.

Zurker - This is an amazing site that offers you all the perks of a social networking site, plus lots of added bonus. When you become a member of the Social Network Site, you also get the opportunity to own part of it. Meaning, you can invest as little as $1.00 (one dollar) to one a share of this site, plus these other benefits; you gain friends, get traffic to your web content through link sharing.

This site is still in it's beta stage, so the time to join in now! Remember, you get a piece of the pie. How cool is that! You win both ways.

Also, don't forget to take advantage of sharing your hubs on your Facebook pages, and if you have a Google account, share your hubs on Google. It never hurts.

Manual Backlinks - It works, If You've Got The Time

Although manually back-linking your hubs and blogs takes a lot of time and work, it is more cost-effective for me. On the long-run, I believe it has proven to be an effective way of building back-links to my hubs.

I'm still learning, and have also taken the steps to use some of the back-links-for-a-fee sites. The result so far, not so much difference, but I'm willing to give it time.

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Do you love to write? Do you have a passion for sharing with others what you know? You can do that by signing up right here on hubpages. And guess what? You'll make some money doing it too. Writing, that is.

Author:Comfort Babatola - © 2013

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kelleyward 4 years ago

I agree backlinking is a great way to get more traffic to your hubs! I do this often. Thanks for sharing your insight! Voted up and useful!


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poet83 4 years ago from Windsor, Va.

Thanks for the info! I will certainly check those sites out! Voted up and useful!


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ComfortB 4 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA Author

@kelleyward - Thanks for the vote and comment. Much appreciated.


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ComfortB 4 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA Author

@poet83 - Please do. Just got over 50 hits (and counting) from Pintrest for a link posted minutes ago.

Glad to help. Thanks for your votes and comment.


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LoveToLearn 4 years ago

You gave me a few I hadn't heard of Comfort. Great hub... voted up!


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LTaylor99 4 years ago from USA

Thank you sooo much Comfort! I am working on a project in addition to hubpages and this has been very helpful!


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ComfortB 4 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA Author

@LoveToLearn & LTaylor99 - You're welcome. Glad to help. Thanks for stopping and commenting!


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rumbling 4 years ago from Sri Lanka

They are quite a few I haven't tried before but will definitely give them a try. These kinds of links are relatively easy to get and provided good support for quality links that you acquire. Also helps in link diversity.


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York

Good information in a nicely written format. I have a feeling you may have helped a lot of people with the information you've provided.


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ComfortB 4 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA Author

I'm sure I may have helped somebody , even if it's only one. It'll all be worth the sharing.

Thanks tillsontitan. I appreciate your comments.


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twoseven 4 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

Thank you for the helpful suggestions! I have to admit this topic has always scared me, and I really appreciate you breaking it down in a very understandable way.


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ComfortB 4 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA Author

@twoseven - You are very welcome. I'm gald I was able to help.


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vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

I plan to look into RSS feeds. There's so much to learn about writing on the internet and driving traffic. Thanks so much for sharing all the points you've picked up!


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chef-de-jour 4 years ago from Wakefield, West Yorkshire,UK

Hey thanks for this hub and direct approach to sharing your knowledge! I shall try BookMark4YOu and Dropjack in the next few days. Keep on with the writing.


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ComfortB 4 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA Author

@vespawoolf - RSS gives Google Crawler the appearance of fresh content. Be sure to set is to show latest contents so it gets updated frequently. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

@chef-de-jour - I hope those works for you. Thanks for the read.


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yougotme 4 years ago from Manila

An interesting hub you got here ComfortB! I'm still in the stage of assessing if it will be good for me to attach links of my hubs in my mails.

I don't want my friends to think that I'm spamming and using them up just to generate views. So, right now, I'm studying the craft of making sharing appear more natural.


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ComfortB 4 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA Author

@yougotme - Sharing with your friends using your email is something that should be done sparingly. I have a select group of friends that are into fashion and always looking for new ways to decorate their homes, so I usually share my hubs on those subjects with them. They are usually very grateful that I did.

Sometimes you do it in a subtle manner like using a two to three word link that links to your hubpage as your email signature, like "Spring Fashion Guru", . Sooner or later, someone will be curious enough to click on that link. And voila! You may even get them to read more than one of your hubs. It has happened to me, why not try it.

Thanks for stopping by and commenting.


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Shadolyst 4 years ago from Burlington, Vermont

Thanks for the info! Will definitely be needing it as I continue to add hubs in the future ;)


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ComfortB 4 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA Author

@Shadolyst - You're welcome.


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warchild75 4 years ago from Worthing, west sussex, england

Great info, Your not an expert but you have shown with your hub that you do not need to be, just simple to follow steps to help get your hubs noticed, Liked and marked up!!! OH and Pinned


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UMHiram 4 years ago from Midwest

Thanks for this great info ComfortB. I am a newbie to HubPages so I will definitely be reading about ways to gather more readership as well as have the enjoyment of reading some of the great hubs on here. Take care and I hope that you will follow me as well.


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ComfortB 4 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA Author

@warchild75 - Thank you for the read, vote Up and Pin. Wow! Thanks you again, I'm glad you like my hub.


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Tricia1000 4 years ago from South Africa

Great articles thanks. If I add an RSS feed I get a warning that my hub seems to be commercial. Any advice on how to avoid this warning?


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ComfortB 4 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA Author

Thanks Tricia1000 - About the message you're getting. You may be getting that message if your rss feed link is pointing to an external website (outside of hubpages) , and it's commercial in nature.


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Ninasvoice 4 years ago from England

Very Interesting Hub. Thanks for sharing your knowledge. I had no idea what an RSS feed meant, but i have come across it loads on here before and wondered what it was. Thanks to your hub I now know what it means and how to use it.


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ComfortB 4 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA Author

@Ninasvoice - I'm happy to share, and thanks for taking the time to read and comment. But unfortunately, RSS capsules are no longer supported here on hubpages. So I'm afraid you won't be able to use them on your hubs.

Your comment did serve as a reminder that I needed to update this hub with the latest news on the subject. Thanks again. You are appreciated.


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cuttler 3 years ago from HubPages

Well written and informative...its amazing hw often I refer to this hub for a little more info. Joined Pinterest through this hub and am looking for something new...think al try Digitt or reditt. Thanks for sharing


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ComfortB 3 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA Author

You are so welcome cuttler. I'm glad this has been of help to you. Thanks for your kind comments. :)


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TToombs08 3 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

Excellent information on backlinking. I like sharing stuff on Chime. It tends to bring in a decent amount of traffic.


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ComfortB 3 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA Author

@TToombs08 - Thanks! You just shared a bit of info. about Chime, something I didn't know about before. I'm going to look into it and maybe include that in this hub too. :)


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faythef 3 years ago from USA

great article and lots of helpful tips...I did that pinterst thing hope it helps you and me...LOL voted up...Add Your Comment...


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loseraspie 3 years ago from USA

Are there any free back linking sights? I'm working on tweaking my Hubs, but it will take a while to finish.


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ComfortB 3 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA Author

@loseraspie - Yes, there are. Those are the ones in the 'Free Bookmarking Site' section of this hub. BookMark4You and Reddit are good ones.


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mary615 2 years ago from Florida

I had never heard of some of these before. I use Google+ and Pinterest. I also share on Facebook. Oh, and I use Tweeter.

Good info here. Voted UP and will share.


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ologsinquito 2 years ago from USA

I've never heard of This Next, but I'll have to check it out.


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Esenbee 2 years ago from Jacksonville, Florida

Thanks for the info in your hub! Very informative!


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ComfortB 2 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA Author

@mary615 - I've tried them all. Though I mainly just stick with Google, Tweeter and Pinterest. The others are great for when you want a quick spurt to your hub traffic.

Thanks for the share, and taking the time to read and comment!


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ComfortB 2 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA Author

@ologsinquito - I've used ThisNext for years, even before I joined hubpages, to promote the products on my website. It's great for pinning images, products on your hub pages. You get click, you get views!

Thanks for commenting.


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ComfortB 2 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA Author

@Esenbee - You are so very welcome. Thank you for reading and commenting!


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ComfortB 2 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA Author

@UMHiram - I don't know how I missed your comment, but I'm glad I saw it this time. Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting.


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VictoriaSheffield 2 years ago from Georgia

I must read this! Thanks!


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VictoriaSheffield 2 years ago from Georgia

Linking Hub to Hub has become a powerful way to increase traffic to my Hubs.


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ComfortB 2 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA Author

Thanks Victoria, I find the hub-to-hub a very helpful way to increase my hub traffic too.


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moonlake 2 years ago from America

I think you have to be very careful about backlinking, there are lots of things Google does not like and one is, Google does not like paid links. I don't know the answers and I know many people use facebook, I don't. I don't want my hubs on my personal facebook. I would like to link to facebook groups but those also go on my timeline on facebook and don't like that and don't know how to stop it maybe there is a way, but I haven't figured it out. I use Twitter, Google +, Pinterest, Tumbler, Stumble-Upon, and Scoop-it. I'm not even sure if some of those are good to use.

Enjoyed reading your hub.


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ComfortB 2 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA Author

Hello moonlake, I understand your concern about Google frowning at paid links. I stay clear of those also. But there are those who use it to promote their business, and their SEO experts know their way around it.

About using Facebook to promote your hubs, I don't do it on my personal page. I do have another page set up specifically for my hubpages articles. You have separate followers for that page. Some may even be your friends, families, or not. Each time you share to that page, you're pointing to a hub from that page, not using the Facebook button on your hub page.

You're already using most of the Social Network sites, just be sure they are not paid links, and you'll be fine.

Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Very well appreciated.

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