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WHY aren't my links working to get traffic for me?!

  1. Protasker profile image81
    Protaskerposted 3 months ago

    I've been trying for months to get my Pnterest traffic back to my hub pages. I just found out that my Pinterest pages go to a hubpage on Pinterest that is totally unorganized, they would never find my stuff! WHY aren't my links coming back here to my Hubpages? Am I missing some thing? I don't want my Pinterest links to link to hubpages there! I want them to come to my hubpages!

    1. andrewdavidlowen profile image86
      andrewdavidlowenposted 3 months ago in reply to this

      Maybe i'm misunderstanding the question. Are your hubs featured? As I understand it, only featured hubs have follow links.

      1. wilderness profile image95
        wildernessposted 3 months ago in reply to this

        If I understand correctly, the links on Pinterest pointing towards HP aren't producing any traffic.  Whether a hub is featured or not has no bearing on whether links on another site will still work.

        1. RonElFran profile image95
          RonElFranposted 3 months ago in reply to this

          I'm still getting high (for me) daily traffic from Pinterest on some of my hubs. So, it doesn't seem that those links are blocked or broken. However, it does seem that Pinterest blocks some of the niche sites. When I recently tried to link to one of them, Pinterest blocked it as possibly a spam site.

        2. andrewdavidlowen profile image86
          andrewdavidlowenposted 3 months ago in reply to this

          I'm curious whether the fact that they are "nofollow" links has any bearing. Only featured hubs are released to Google's site index. You can check the link under the page's source code. It would say <a rel="nofollow"  href= ...

          Again, i don't know any other reason why it would redirect to a different navigation interface, unless the link is wrong.

          1. wilderness profile image95
            wildernessposted 3 months ago in reply to this

            But that merely means that google's 'bots won't follow it to the next site.  Not that if you click it you won't go anywhere or to somewhere you don't expect.

      2. Protasker profile image81
        Protaskerposted 3 months ago in reply to this

        @andrewdavidlowen Yes, the pages are featured,

  2. Protasker profile image81
    Protaskerposted 3 months ago

    I'm sorry! I should've been more clear. When I am on Pinterest, there is a place to put a link on my board, where you want the link to go. I always sent the Pinterest traffic back to my hub pages. When I was at Pinterest, I clicked a link, that should've taken me to "my" hubpage. But instead I got redirected to the "hubpage" page on Pinterest. The hubpage on Pinterest is a terrible place to find any thing, it's very unorganized. I couldn't find my own recipe there, so I don't know how anybody else can either.So say I'm on Pinterest and I want people to visit my "food" hubpage, it doesn't come back here. I don't use the short links either because they DO redirect to Pinterests Hubpage. Why don't my hubpages link bring traffic back to my hubpage?

    1. andrewdavidlowen profile image86
      andrewdavidlowenposted 3 months ago in reply to this

      I understand now. What is the link to your pinterest? or your username... I'll take a look at the link itself and see where it takes me.

      1. Protasker profile image81
        Protaskerposted 3 months ago in reply to this

        Thanks for your time in doing this for me andrewdavidlowen! I've read the comments and did some research, I have no idea why I can't get my li9nks back here to hubpages??
        Pinterest link is  https://www.pinterest.com/protasker/

        1. andrewdavidlowen profile image86
          andrewdavidlowenposted 3 months ago in reply to this

          It seems to be working for me. Did you change something recently?

          1. Protasker profile image81
            Protaskerposted 3 months ago in reply to this

            I haven't changed any thing here or on Pinterest Andrew. OOHHH!!!!! I just went there and finally figured this out! If I hit the "link" it takes me to Hubpages on Pinterest. If I hit the "visit" button I get back here! Thank you so much for taking the time to help me with this Andrew. Mystery finally solved! Again, Thanks everyone!

    2. theraggededge profile image93
      theraggededgeposted 3 months ago in reply to this

      I don't link to my pages from Pinterest - I do it the other way round. I have a button on my browser (Firefox) so when I open one of my hubs, blog posts or articles, I click the button and it brings up a grid of images. I pick the one I want, then choose the board and it's done. Takes about 3 seconds. The link always works.

  3. Protasker profile image81
    Protaskerposted 3 months ago

    Well! Thank You for that theraggededge, I ams going to have some work to do now.

  4. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image94
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 3 months ago

    Yes - do not go to pinterest and from there link to hubpages. After you publish an article here, you can click onto any of your images used and submit that image to Pinterest, and it will automatically link back to the hubpages article the image is on.

    1. Protasker profile image81
      Protaskerposted 3 months ago in reply to this

      That's what I've been doing, after editing pages, I just pin it. But they are not coming back here? At one time they worked and I can't even figure out why they won't work now?

  5. ProBeatStudio profile image75
    ProBeatStudioposted 3 months ago

    Focus on the quality of the page, instead of the link, the rest will follow naturally

  6. Sam Montana profile image85
    Sam Montanaposted 3 months ago

    I also just checked your Pinterest page and clicked on the photo and then clicked on the Read It button and they all took me to your Hubpages article. I checked three of them.

 
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