I have managed to get a few decent backlinks to my articles by pure luck and they certainly help me get views so I was just wanted to know if anybody knows any ways of consistently getting good backlinks when you write on a variety of subjects?
Write things that amazes or wows the reader, so they feel compelled to share it.
I know that sounds like a smart-alecky response, but I do think that is what it takes.
Backlinking is much bigger job on HubPages thanon your own blog, that's one of the downsides of writing here.
When you create backlinks to your blog or website (which is all about ONE subject, naturally), the reader arrives at your blog then (if you've done a good job) will stay and browse around the rest of the content. So every backlink you get, can result in many pages being visited. If the reader likes your blog, they may bookmark it or sign up for your feed.
When you create backlinks to a Hub, the reader may not be interested in your other Hubs. Even if he is, he's more likely to be tempted away by the array of other Hubbers' articles displayed on the page (because only two of your Hubs appear on each Hub, along with a much longer list of others). HubPages readers typically don't notice who wrote a Hub, and even if they did, there's no mechanism to sign up for your feed. So each backlink will bring visitors to one Hub, not to your whole account. That means you need an awful lot more backlinks to drive traffic.
On the plus side, the interlinking also works in your favour because you get traffic by appearing on other people's Hubs.
I agree with MT. Many of my hubs have numerous backlinks which I know nothing about. I just let readers decide whether or not they should link back to me. That way it's natural and gives me good traffic boost.
Maybe the pinterest and twitter links you get when people share your writings help. And when other hubbers link to your related article in their link module that might help too.
I think you are right, but a large part of my problem is that I find most of the stuff that goes viral to be puerile or provacative for no reason and it isn't what I want to write. O
Then you need to find another thing that makes people link to you, like having info noone else does, or being funny.
psycheskinner - sage advice. I think I have nailed informative but, alas, in areas which are special interest. I get surges at University assignment time but then it slows right down again.
Why are you interested in getting backlinks? Is it because you want your hub to go viral, or because you want Google to rank you higher? You may be interested in reading the Learning Center (or blog) that talked about the characteristics of a hub that goes viral.
http://blog.hubpages.com/2013/12/viral- … u-to-know/
As for Google, I skimmed your hub about English world cup. I noticed that even though this hub is about a football team, the title, headers and intro, don't really say that. I used to do that too - I had book reviews that didn't mention the word book or review anywhere in it. Yours does say football eventually, in several different occasions, but it would be good to make that clear from the beginning. That would not only help people like me, but also Google, since people will probably type "football" something in search engines. Think about what words people would use to find your article and make sure it is in there. Right now, I am focusing on making sure Google can find my hubs, so they will at least be given some consideration. I know eventually I need to figure out how to get ranked higher.
That's really helpful! Thanks for that link - I actually hadn't heard of that Hub or that story before
That kelly's hub is mind blowing. Thanks for the share. Will try to incorporate the tips in ensuring that one's hub is successful
Millionaire Tips - it is more about google ranking for me.
Thanks for your thoughts on the world cup hub. The title actually works for most english football fans who would not include football in a search term - they would search for Brazil 2014 and know what they meant, but I think you are right that to get a broader audience I will need a more specific keyword rich title. Something to think about.
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