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Higher Hub score vs Driving Traffic To Your site

  1. my-success-guru profile image60
    my-success-guruposted 7 years ago

    I believe I remember reading that the more commercial your Hub is meaning more outbound links to your website ect. the lower your Hub score will be. This also means less vistors to your Hubs which means less clicks and less money will be made with Google Adsense. But aren't you much more likely to actually make more money by having a little bit lower score like maybe 90 instead od 95-100 and directing people to your website by having a link to your website at the end of each article where you could sell a product for $20 or more vs earning a few cents per click on Hubpages?

    Are there people that have a link to their website at the end of each Hub that actually consistantly have a Hub score of 95-100?

    Roughly speaking would you get about twice the traffic with a 100 score vs 90?

    1. Julie-Ann Amos profile image51
      Julie-Ann Amosposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      3 different things.




      ALL my hubs have a link to my site at the bottom.  I'm a writer.  So I advertise I'm for hire.  Simple. 

      That doesn't make the hubs commercial or mean I'm selling something.  You seem to think they go hand in hand - They don't - mine is on EVERY hub very blatantly advertising what I do and it's just a backlink to my site - you couldn't buy anything on there if you tried except my latest ghostwriting book, which is fairly well hidden.



      I believe so.  I'm hovering at around 93-94 as a score (92 on weekends not sure why but maybe with time to spare to ponder such trivia will enlighten me I'm sure) and if that link stops my getting to 95-100 so be it.


      I don't believe so but I may be wrong.  How would people coming in from outside hubpages know my hubscore anyway?  And that's the traffic I want - google/yahoo etc.  Do they care? I figure that if someone comes into hubpages looking for something or other, then gets to one of my hubs via an internal link thats a bit tenuous and random - therefore unrelaiable.  Better to aim to pull in the traffic from outside MYSELF with keywording, backlinking etc.  And that traffic coming in direct to me from the outside world doesn't care about my hubscore.  They're looking for my content.

      1. Misha profile image74
        Mishaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Julie, I think you have a misconception here. Your hubs ARE overly promotional because of consistent linking to the same domain. As soon as it gets attention of HP management, you'll get hit. Also, they ARE commercial because they link to your site. smile

        1. Julie-Ann Amos profile image51
          Julie-Ann Amosposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I'll remove it if need be - I did ask Ryan about this at the beginning and he said it was ok.  I asked if there wasn't a "signature box" or something we could set up - there wasn't but they've never said I can't backlink one per article. It's the only self link there is on there.

  2. darkside profile image80
    darksideposted 7 years ago

    Overly promotional does result in a flag. But a commercial hub doesn't mean a lower hubscore.

    1. Julie-Ann Amos profile image51
      Julie-Ann Amosposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hey darkside you've got a hubscore of 97 - do you get twice as much traffic as me because of it do you reckon?  Those eyes probably draw in twice as many ladies...

      1. darkside profile image80
        darksideposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        You probably get twice as much traffic as I do. I think the general consensus was that avatars of beautiful women attract more click thru attention.

        I do know that if I had an avatar of George Clooney that people, both male and female, feel far more at ease. And if it were one of Simon Cowell (American Idol judge) it would result in people becoming automatically defensive whenever I offer an opinion or suggestion.

        1. Julie-Ann Amos profile image51
          Julie-Ann Amosposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Oh I won't win any traffic wars that's for sure - either with the hubs stats or the avatar!  Simon Cowell is tempting.  He's just begging me to set up a fake HP account and give music reviews, isn't he?

          And intentional or not, that made my day!

  3. profile image59
    badcompany99posted 7 years ago

    And guys smile

  4. thranax profile image49
    thranaxposted 7 years ago

    I noticed that traffic increase from outside sources = raise in Hubscore, it isn't conformable, but it seems likely as Hubpages does track where your visitors are coming from, so why can't that script into the score.

    ~thranax~

    1. darkside profile image80
      darksideposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I think that's where our OP is amiss.

      He's got it the other way around.

      More traffic = higher hubscore.

      The way he's looking at it it appears he thinks higher hubscore = more traffic.

      1. relache profile image87
        relacheposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Yet again, a guru without a clue....

        1. Misha profile image74
          Mishaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          LOL He is success guru, this does not require web knowledge smile

          1. anjalichugh profile image88
            anjalichughposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Misha wrote:

            relache wrote:

            darkside wrote:



            Thank God! Someone is talking sense here. That was for you Misha. smile

  5. anjalichugh profile image88
    anjalichughposted 7 years ago
  6. Misha profile image74
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    Sorry Julie, you might have been granted an exception, but in general this is how it is:
    http://hubpages.com/hub/Overly-Promotional
    http://hubpages.com/faq/#overly_promotional

    Hope this helps tongue

  7. Julie-Ann Amos profile image51
    Julie-Ann Amosposted 7 years ago

    I don't think there was any exception granted at all - so I think it just slipped under the radar - Hup was new so maybe he didn't know at the time - and I'll probably get asked to change them soon!

  8. nobama is better profile image60
    nobama is betterposted 7 years ago

    traffic is never driven; traffic is attracted

 
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