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Backlinking Confusion

  1. andyoz profile image84
    andyozposted 5 years ago

    When I first joined up here I was unaware of what exactly backlinking was.  So I did a little research and also heard about sites that do backlinking for you. 

    I joined up to IMAutomator which apparently gives you 15 backlinks that google follows.  So for every hub I publish I post it on IMA and that posts it on 15 sites for me, job done, or so I thought.

    So today I signed up for Market Samurai, very cool tool from what I can see.  Have spent hours watching vids and learning. Anywho, there is a tool on there that tells you all about your page details.  So I stuck a few of mine in to see some details, on the backlinks section I was rather shocked to see that the vast majority of my hubs have no backlinks!  A few have a couple, but they are links from other sites, nothing to do with what I supposedly got on IMA.

    So am I reading the stats wrong on Markey Sam or do the backlinks on IMA basically not work?


    1. kevinwang128 profile image60
      kevinwang128posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      is that 15 links you get one time service or monthly subscribed service? how long ago?

      what kind of links are those?

      not all links will be indexed by google, needs time for google to find them

  2. thisisoli profile image73
    thisisoliposted 5 years ago

    As far as I was aware IMAutomator submits to Social Bookmarking services.  Most of these are no follow, and nearly all of them have relatively low trust values.

    I have tested several automation methods for backlinks and I nearly always find they are a waste of time.

    1. andyoz profile image84
      andyozposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Hmmmm, thanks for that, I may have to rethink my strategy.  I suppose if you try and cut corners your never going to get great results.

  3. Pcunix profile image90
    Pcunixposted 5 years ago

    Neither HubPages nor Google approve of that sort of backlinking..

    1. andyoz profile image84
      andyozposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I learnt about it here on Hubpages.  If they don't approve of it surely it shouldn't be on here.

      So I feel like I'm back at square one with the whole backlinking thing.  How do I create valuable backlinks that are actually going to help push me up the google rankings?  Any one know any good hubs I can read, care to point me in the right direction.

      1. Pcunix profile image90
        Pcunixposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        You learned about it in the forums or at some hub, you mean.

        1. andyoz profile image84
          andyozposted 5 years ago in reply to this


  4. visitmaniac profile image61
    visitmaniacposted 5 years ago

    Ah good old backlinking lol

    SEO (search engine optimization) one key factor is backlinking I am going to keep this short though.

    1. When creating backlinks you need to make sure it has a dofollow tag. Some areas where there is a no follow tag assigned to links are... Commenting on others blogs, flickr sites like that where its easy to spam out your links.

    No follow tags means it will not be used to rank your site while a do follow tag means Google will recognize it as a backlink.

    2. Make sure to use your keywords in the links linking back to your hub. You will need to do keyword research and target your keyword in... Your hubs title, within the hubs content and links linking to your hub. This gives "spiders" those little bots that search pages for content to know what keywords to index your hub for.

    3. PR rankings - Google uses PR (Page Rank) to determine the value of a site. If you have a backlink on a high pr site it holds a higher point value then one with a lower PR rank.

    Theres a ton more depending on how far you want to get into it but for this form post thats all I can give you lol hit me up if you wanna chat

    1. andyoz profile image84
      andyozposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Cheers for the reply, to be honest I already new all that.  It's more a case of how to I get out there and create backlinks that arn't going to be me just posting spam on websites? 

      Will go and a look if I can find any decent hubs on the subject.

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    multimasteryposted 5 years ago

    Yeah backlinking can be a very tedious and frustrating process.  If you have long hubs, you might want to chop them in half, rework them a bit, and submit them to article directories with a link back to your hub.  People usually will stop to read an article if nothing else.  And if they like it well enough and it leaves them on the edge of their seats - they should be compelled to click your resource box to gain more info on the subject. Plus most article directories are dofollow! This is just one strategy you might want to try.

    Backlinking is an ongoing process; you must be on the lookout for backlinking opportunities constantly - which why you need to develop backlink x-ray vision: <link snipped>