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Do you link to your personal blog from your hubs?

  1. dwelburn profile image97
    dwelburnposted 24 months ago

    When I had a health and nutrition blog and I linked to articles on it from my hubs it seemed that my Google rankings actually went down. So I'm a bit dubious about doing it now with my new strength training blog, but I do have relevant content that I would like to link to. What do you do? Do you link your hubpages to your blog and does it affect rankings one way or another?

    1. Uzochukwu Mike profile image61
      Uzochukwu Mikeposted 24 months ago in reply to this

      There was a time I linked to my personal site but at a time stoped. According to Google, an out going link from a particular site affects the site ranking.

    2. Christy Kirwan profile image
      Christy Kirwanposted 24 months ago in reply to this

      Hi dwelburn,

      As others have mentioned, in the past this was a pretty common strategy, but these days it's important that you are linking exclusively for your reader's benefit, not your own. We recommend only including links that supplement the content in your Hubs (not that simply restate the same information), and are directly related to the subject of the Hub.

    3. peachpurple profile image78
      peachpurpleposted 23 months ago in reply to this

      yes, is usually write a short essay format in my blog and attach the hub link. I get external readers this way

  2. relache profile image87
    relacheposted 24 months ago

    If it's not tightly relevant, it shouldn't be linked, or it will hurt your traffic.

  3. Paul Maplesden profile image89
    Paul Maplesdenposted 24 months ago

    As Relache said, it's all about relevance. Linking to other, relevant, high-quality sites can actually *improve* your performance in search. Linking to unrelated or other, low-quality sites could hurt it.

  4. dwelburn profile image97
    dwelburnposted 24 months ago

    Ok; thanks everyone. I guess that's about what I thought. I have a hub on 'best muscle building supplements' which I was going to link to an article on whey protein on my blog. As this is highly relevant additional information that should presumably not hurt right?

  5. dwelburn profile image97
    dwelburnposted 24 months ago

    Thanks Christy; yes that's what I would be doing.

  6. makingamark profile image73
    makingamarkposted 24 months ago

    I used to link to my extremely relevant blog posts from my hub and I always wrote for the benefit of my readers - I've got quite a few...

    However HubPages doesn't want more than two links to one domain. Apparently no more than two links can be relevant. (?)

    So no matter that I've been writing on a topic for years and have a number of highly relevant blog posts which are just a small percentage of the links contained in my very specialised hubs which act as wiki type compendiums on an art topic - I can only include two of them on a hub.

    So I either get to choose which two links I keep despite the fact that all are relevant (and/or two links from other very relevant sources of information - the same problem occurs re other sites) and create a lightweight site in terms of information.

    Or I can move ALL of the content of my very specialised hubs about art topics to my new website - and both my readers and I are very happy again.

    (Actually, there's more than one site. This time I'm building a number of mega niche websites inside responsive templates)

  7. Uzochukwu Mike profile image61
    Uzochukwu Mikeposted 24 months ago

    Christy has answer it all.

  8. Uzochukwu Mike profile image61
    Uzochukwu Mikeposted 24 months ago

    Christy answered the question well.

  9. Total Hair Care profile image61
    Total Hair Careposted 23 months ago

    Currently, how many back-links do you have in total?

  10. Deepika tripathi profile image60
    Deepika tripathiposted 23 months ago

    Yes,sometimes when it is necessary than i share it.