I was using Twitter to build backlinks to my articles but I just noticed that HubPages use the short URL. Since it is the long URL that has the article title (and will therefore rank higher) HubPages should generate a long URL when you do twitter. After all, I am unlikely to promote the short URL anywhere.
I use the short URL since the long URLs are generally too long. You should use hashtags to get your keywords out there.
Hash tags are the way to promote. For instance typing "I like #red #cars" will put your message in the channel for the word "red" and the word "cars".
Since twitter is nofollow anyway, it's not a good place for building backlinks. However when people click the link and visit your page, it will change into the full link, which hopefully they will pass on and build you real backlinks.
Then I guess my point is moot. For eome reason I thought they were dofollow. I'll stop tweeting!
And why do they persist in using escape characters that Twitter will not show correctly and that aren't needed anyway?
by quicksand4 years ago
I am referring to the 12 character short URL associated with every hub. Have you ever used it? Do you use it often to promote your HubPages articles although it has no SEO value?
by Jane@CM7 years ago
I've read and reead the hubs on URLs, RSS & Backlinks. I thought I was fairly literate in computers, trust me, I'm stumped.Adding RSS - okay so I want to add an RSS capsule to my hub. I read that you can...
by Catherine Giordano2 years ago
I've been using the short url from the hub metrics page to link to my hubs on my blogs. Yesterday, I discovered that they did not work. I thought they worked like bit.ly and tiny.url. I just did a HP...
by SivadiK7 years ago
When I first made my hub public I saw a page where hubpages gave me the short url version for my hub. However I didn't copy it and I'm not seeing that page again. I was wondering where can I get it again?
by fcmosher3 years ago
Really cool to see that my hub, <link snipped>, was just picked as Editor's Choice. Can anyone tell me what it means, and maybe how to capitalize on or leverage this bump?Thanks!
by Joween Flores2 years ago
I was just wondering is there are ways to view my hubs shortlinks after I published a hub? I know it is shown every time you publish a hub, but what if you accidentally closed it just like I did, how to view the...
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