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Getting a dofollow linkback on your profile

  1. Stun profile image81
    Stunposted 8 weeks ago

    I was reading through the FAQ and one thing that stuck out for me was the fact that after your Hubber Profile score reaches 75 or higher your website link on your profile is supposed to change from nofollow into dofollow. The links on my profile are all still nofollow links (I checked with inspect element) and so I was wondering if there is a specific way in order to have this updated. (Such as contacting support or something.)

    I run a web design service for my local community so having a nice dofollow link from hubpages would be really great to help me rank for local keywords.

    Hopefully someone can give me some insight, I don't remember exactly what page I read this info on but I know I did, and I can try to find the topic again if anyone would like to read it.

    Thanks!
    Jacob

    1. promisem profile image93
      promisemposted 8 weeks ago in reply to this

      I could be wrong, but I believe you can get dofollow links in your articles but not on your profile. That's been my experience.

    2. galleryofgrace profile image82
      galleryofgraceposted 8 weeks ago in reply to this

      No links in your profile and links in articles can not be self serving. You will never get published trying to promote yourself.

      1. WryLilt profile image88
        WryLiltposted 8 weeks ago in reply to this

        Your entire profile page is allowed to be self serving - you can add a button to your website, as well as buttons to all your Social Media profiles.

        1. Stun profile image81
          Stunposted 8 weeks ago in reply to this

          Thanks WryLilt, I was going to post a version of what you said but it came out sounding rude so I decided not to publish it. lol

      2. promisem profile image93
        promisemposted 8 weeks ago in reply to this

        I'm not aware of any rule against links in articles to outside sites owned by the writer, especially if the sites are relevant to content in the Hub and the number of links is limited to just one.

        If there is such a rule, quite a few writers are ignoring it as well as the editors who process Hubs for niche sites.

        1. Stun profile image81
          Stunposted 8 weeks ago in reply to this

          Yeah I don't think I'd end up inserting my website link in any articles I publish anyways, there's lots of dofollow links I can get using scrapebox and I wouldn't want to hurt my score on here, even if it was just by a little. I was just figuring if Hubpages offered a dofollow link in my profile I would take advantage of the offer! lol

          Thanks for the response! smile

          1. Marisa Wright profile image93
            Marisa Wrightposted 8 weeks ago in reply to this

            Your Hubber Score is totally irrelevant unless you want do-follow links in your Hubs.   Adding links in your Hubs will NOT harm your score anyway!   If you add links that are judged "illegal", the Hub will be unpublished, that's all.   You can certainly add links to your own website IF you follow the rules, without any penalty.

            I have a Hub which I recommend you read - it outlines the essential rules of HubPages.   You can find the same information in the Learning Centre but it's spread over multiple articles.  My Hub summarises the rules you really need to know.  You'll find it in the slider on my profile.

  2. YouGet1Shot profile image84
    YouGet1Shotposted 8 weeks ago

    Hi Jacob,

    I remember reading something like that a few years back, but I don't know if it's still current. Too bad you can't ask an innocent question about something in the HubPages FAQ without someone pointing fingers at you.

    Is there a way to check other hubbers' profiles to see if they have dofollow links? If nobody has them, even high-scoring hubbers, then that pretty much answers your question.

    I wouldn't be surprised if all profile links were nofollow, with all the drama HP has had to endure with Google updates.

    1. Stun profile image81
      Stunposted 8 weeks ago in reply to this

      Yeah, I know what you mean. I don't feel as getting a dofollow backlink in exchange for writing hundreds to thousands of hours of content (I have around 100 articles I pre-wrote for a site I was going to build but never ended up doing it, so I am publishing them on Hubpages instead) and building backlinks to my articles to drive more traffic to HubPages is asking too much, lol.

      I like this site and the community it offers, so if I was just looking for a way to spam my backlinks there's hundreds of other places on the internet I could do it with much much less effort involved using scrapebox for dofollow .edu and .gov domains. (And there's a lot of them out there.)

      I found lots of information regarding a dofollow link in your profile from old hubs on here and old posts on WF and DP, saying you need a score of 75. However, I did what you suggested and checked others profile pages and it seems they are all no follow. What a shame, I was hoping I would get a nice dofollow on my profile page for my small web design business, owell lol!

      Thanks very much for the long response!

      1. Marisa Wright profile image93
        Marisa Wrightposted 8 weeks ago in reply to this

        That may be from back in the days when you could create hyperlinks within the text on your profile page. We're now limited to the links in the icons, and they are no-follow as far as I'm aware. 

        I don't know why you'd think a backlink from your profile page was worth much anyway.

  3. WryLilt profile image88
    WryLiltposted 8 weeks ago

    Hello Stun and welcome to Hubpages!

    Unfortunately, as far as I'm aware, profile links are no follow. However you can add appropriate links to hubs and they'll be dofollow after your score reaches 85. Just make sure they're relevant to the hub (such as further reading on the topic of the hub) or they won't be allowed.

    Nothing wrong with getting backlinks as long as it's done legitimately! I'm far too lazy to get many so I'm thankful for organic ones.

    I hope you enjoy writing here - just remember that some members worry about spam due to the site having a tendency to be featured on 'get free backlink' spam SEO sites. wink

    1. Stun profile image81
      Stunposted 8 weeks ago in reply to this

      Yeah I understand, you are right also as far as I can tell all the profile links were swapped to nofollow. What a shame! lol

      Yeah I very much enjoy writing here, like I said above there's thousands of places that are much easier dofollow links I can easily find using scrapebox, so I wouldn't end up putting my link in any articles anyways. I was just hoping that I could get a free dofollow from my profile cause every link is a good link when it comes from a reputable site like hubpages. Thanks very much for the response, and keep up the good articles big_smile

 
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