Reasons to Link to Other Hubs on HubPages
I decided to write about this topic after reading and responding to a question posted on HubPages by LaThing. The original question was, "When linking to other Hubbers' hubs, do you need to get permission from them?" While the answer to this question is a "no" and several remarks from hubbers with explanations, the question got me thinking about a related concept. Why would a hubber (aka hub writer) want to link from his or her own hub to another hub on HubPages?
Well, aside from using the word "hub" a LOT in one sentence as I just did, there are very useful reasons for the cross-linking that extend beyond the actually hubs themselves.
Build HubPages Connections
When you link to another hub on HubPages, you do so because you think that the content of the article is well-written, provides a good point or connects well to your own subject matter. Sometimes the connected hub is all three of these concepts!
When you post the link, you can embed it within your hub or copy it into the link section of your hub. After your hub is published, pop around to the profile of the hubber to whom you have linked and let him or her know you have done so. Chances are good that the writer will be pleased that you value his or her content!
He or she will likely stop by your profile and perhaps even follow you. You have likely just made another HubPages connection!
Once connected, you now receive notifications whenever this writer publishes a new hub. Perhaps the future works willl provide you inspiration for your own hubs or content that you can link to again. Remember that quality links help make your own hubs look better too!
When you write your hub, you have the opportunity to click the "suggest links" button to increase your HubKarma score. According to the Help section of HubPages, HubKarma is "a score that reflects the degree to which you link to others' Hubs and to Topic pages in your own hubs".
The score is one of the factors that affect your Hubber's Score. Remember that a high Hubber Score is a good thing as other writers will view you as producing quality work, you receive confirmation that you are fitting well into the HubPages community and you earn more page views! HubKarma is a score between 0-100.
Given the importance of HubKarma, you have yet another reason to link to other quality hubs!
Another great reason to link to other hubs on HubPages is for community relations. HubPages really is a community, with many supportive people who try to help one another to grow as writers and keep publishing hubs. Other hubbers are great motivators and supporters, at least from my own experience! Part of helping each other is sharing hubs electronically on the HubPages feed and around social media circles, as well as linking to each other's articles.
When you help someone else by linking to his or her work, you may make someone's afternoon, day or even week. You are doing good for someone else by helping showcase his or her work if people click on the link you provide to that hub. You are helping to increase that person's score on HubPages and number of page views too. When you do something nice for someone else I really do believe that you are also helping yourself as being kind makes you feel good too!
As well as keeping community relations, another reason to link to other hubs is to develop reciprocal relations with other hubbers. When you provide a link to another person's work, he or she is likely more inclined to link to your hubs too.
Let's see, if that hubber were to have to choose between linking to your hub and another person's hub, whose work has never been personally read before, which link would be chosen? Likely the hubber would lean toward the recognized name, which is yours! While it is not a guarantee, there is a good opportunity here to build a relationship of mutually helping one another with links.
There are many reasons to link to the hubs of other writers within the HubPages community. Build connections, feel good helping someone else and earn both yourself and those other hubbers more page reads. Now go write another hub after you leave this page!
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More About Links On HubPages
- How To Insert Links In Your HubPages Hubs
How to insert links in hubpages to other hubs, to an external webpage using either the links capsule or anchor text and how to use the "suggest links" option to find other hubs to link to.
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