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Any value in linking to your own hubs?

  1. BennyTheWriter profile image91
    BennyTheWriterposted 6 years ago

    Is there any value in linking to your own hubs within OTHER hubs and your profile page, in terms of search engine page ranking?  Any advantage at all?  I've seen a lot of people do this.

    If this is a silly question, please forgive me; I'm still relatively new here.  Thanks.

    1. David 470 profile image85
      David 470posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yes there is its possible for people to visit other hubs and google will relate your topic with other relevant hubs that you have listed. Just make sure your linking hubs in the same genre.

      For example you have 10 hubs on fitness then interlink all of them that are similar.

  2. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    Yes, there is an advantage. Common-sense would dictate that relative hubs should be linked, so as to enable your reader to continue on your hubs and you get more impressions, and possibly more clicks.

    Does it have anything to do with PageRank, I would say yes, but I am not well versed in SEO techniques, as many others are. I know HubPages overall benefits from the internal linking of hubs, either you linking to your own or linking to others.

    Again, I am not sure how it works though. smile

    1. BennyTheWriter profile image91
      BennyTheWriterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks a lot, I appreciate the input  smile  I suppose I'll start doing that more.

    2. Neil Ashworth profile image60
      Neil Ashworthposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yes there is a benefit in terms of seo if you establish the correct architecture when constructing your internal linking structure.

      This is a simple example for you;

      Write 10 hubs on the same topic.
      Place article one with your main keyword at the top of your triangle of articles.
      Place 3 articles beneath it with similar keywords but longer tail and link from your main article using anchor text to each of those 3 articles - so 3 links to 3 articles from article 1.
      Next place 2 articles beneath each of the three - so 6 articles in total - link from the 3 articles using anchor text - so 2 links from each article to the articles related to it.
      Finally, link with 1 anchor text from each of those articles back to article 1 (by-passing the second tier of articles).
      This creates a strong internal linking structure and helps to retain link juice.

      Hope this helps.

      1. Aficionada profile image91
        Aficionadaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Can/would you share a bit more about what you mean by "anchor text"?

        1. thisisoli profile image63
          thisisoliposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Anchor text is generally used to describe words which are hyperlinked.

      2. BennyTheWriter profile image91
        BennyTheWriterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Awesome suggestion Neal!  I'll have to try that!  Has that worked for you?

        1. Neil Ashworth profile image60
          Neil Ashworthposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Yes it works. It's tried and tested. If it wasn't I wouldn't suggest it...

          I rank at No 1 in Google using this technique for highly competitive terms - I backlink also but this has certainly helped and the seo guys out there (who know their stuff!) will know that it's a tried and tested technique.

          Glad to be of help..

          1. Suni Travel profile image61
            Suni Travelposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Thanks, I just downloaded your response.  Very Helpful

      3. rebekahELLE profile image92
        rebekahELLEposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        thank you for such a visual description of linking hubs.
        I'm going to make a sketch of that for my own files.

        I link mine that relate, but I really like this system. smile

      4. ross670daw profile image77
        ross670dawposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Hi Neil
        is this similar to what is referred to as a 'Silo'?

      5. fdoleac profile image61
        fdoleacposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        thanks for posting this process. It makes sense and I look forward to testing the results.

      6. Garrett Mickley profile image81
        Garrett Mickleyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        This is great, I'm going to try this as soon as I finish the rest of my WoW related hubs.  I'll have about 20 so I can set up two trees like this.

  3. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago
    1. BennyTheWriter profile image91
      BennyTheWriterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks Cagsil, just seeing this now but will check them out!

  4. reagu profile image76
    reaguposted 6 years ago

    Yes there is.  I'm not an SEO expert, but I have a few websites and interlinking within the pages of each domain (not necessarily with each other) has been highly suggested to me by more experienced webmasters.  I assume that it is no different within Hubpages.com itself.

    Additionally, it seems that the more activity you perform, the better for SEO.  Thus, more forums, comments, and hubbing.  Not only are people seeing the link to your profile are likely to click on it, but the probability of search engine bots crawling your profile page increases.  Your profile page changes as you do more things in Hubpages.  And search engines like dynamic content.

  5. thisisoli profile image63
    thisisoliposted 6 years ago

    Definitely interlink your own articles, not only does it pass link juice, it also helps by sending your visitors to where they are most likely to buy a product, or click an advert.

  6. BennyTheWriter profile image91
    BennyTheWriterposted 6 years ago

    Thanks a lot Oli, Neal and reagu!

    1. sofs profile image88
      sofsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I keep doing this all the time interlinking all my articles as most of them are about the mind .  So far I have benefited from this.

      I have one question here- is there such a thing as too much linking?

  7. brettb profile image71
    brettbposted 6 years ago

    Yes! Do it! Link all your Hubs together!

    You should also link all your other sites to your Hubs (and the other way round!)

    If you write 40 interlinked Hubs in the same niche then you can completely dominate that niche.

    1. sofs profile image88
      sofsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Wow brettb I didn't know that... thanks for that information.

    2. thisisoli profile image63
      thisisoliposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      one way links are generally regarded as having more value than reciprocal links, so sometimes it is best to plan a link structure rather than link everything to everything!

      1. sofs profile image88
        sofsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        oli can you shed more light on this. I take it like this one link from each hub to the other no crisscrossing ... is that what you are saying.

        1. thisisoli profile image63
          thisisoliposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          An example would be if site a links to site b, and site b links to site a the links will have a lower 'value' in terms of SEO.

          1. sofs profile image88
            sofsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Thanx, i wish you had said more on that!!

  8. ns1209 profile image33
    ns1209posted 6 years ago

    I always try to interlink my hubs and it is well worth it! It is also useful to the reader if they are on the same subject.

  9. Hubman007 profile image60
    Hubman007posted 6 years ago

    This is some great information. I have been linking my hubs out of habit anyway, but I am going to try that method Neil mentioned above and see the results.

  10. MyMastiffPuppies profile image72
    MyMastiffPuppiesposted 6 years ago

    First of all, there are no silly questions. Secondly it is very important to interlink your hubs together. Besides it helping with page-rank and giving your hub value, it will get you additional traffic. I have found it is good to have at least 5 hubs grouped on a common topic.

    Besides in-text links, an RSS feed of your hubs is also good.

    1. AF CHIEF profile image78
      AF CHIEFposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Wow great stuff in these answers for a newbie like me for sure.  I thought I read that there was limit to the number of anchor text you could have in hub.  I'm thinking it was 2.  Is this correct?  If so that would seem to severely limit the linking capability.  Am I wrong on this?

      1. lrohner profile image85
        lrohnerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        There is no limit on internal links in a hub. You can also have as many outbound links as you want on a hub, but no more than two to the same domain.

        1. Peggy W profile image90
          Peggy Wposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I thought that ALL links by their very nature are outbound.  Can you please explain internal links verses outbound links?  Thanks!

    2. ImChemist profile image60
      ImChemistposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      How i take the RSS feed of my hubs?

      1. Mike's Corner profile image86
        Mike's Cornerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Hi Chemist -- Go to your profile page and click on the RSS Icon underneath your picture, then copy and paste that URL into the RSS capsule in your hub.

  11. Mousumi Paul profile image60
    Mousumi Paulposted 5 years ago

    Definitely it has advantages..Your hubs will looks beautiful as well as it will get traffic also....There is a good chance to people will c your links...

 
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