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besthubpages.com ?

  1. moonbun profile image66
    moonbunposted 8 years ago

    Hey guys,

    Whilst searching on google for one of my hub titles, I came across a site : besthubpages.com - Does anyone know anything about it ?

    My hub had previously been top with this search, but now the link from this site to my hub rates higher than my actual hub does.

  2. Sally's Trove profile image99
    Sally's Troveposted 8 years ago

    This site is hysterical.  Somebody went through a lot of time and trouble to pull Hubs and their rankings (according to what standards?) into a site that purports to be some kind of analysis of HubPages.  Well done, I say to the developers, because the site looks credible, on the surface.  But what a joke!  The "About Us" page is a scream.  They can't spell, and they offer no information about "us".  Yup, Internet presence at its best.

    Moonbun, I didn't see your Hub's ranking, but I clicked the "Top Listings" tab, and all ten of the first page results are for sexy bollywood Hubs and things like them.

    Gee, I guess this site really supports HubPages's reputation.  (Tongue in cheek.)

    Can't wait to hear more from HubPages and Hubbers.  The owners of this site call themselves the "HubPages Team"...how interesting.

    1. Lissie profile image86
      Lissieposted 8 years ago in reply to this



      No they call themselves the "Best HubPages Team" which is a common thing to call yourself on a websites ie <insert website name> team.

      I like the site -its clean - the advertising is not to in your face and I actually agree that hubpage's search is less than stellar and that I like having hubs in categories  I can find too. 

      I think the OP who had the link on besthubpges rank higher than the actual hub - that the hub had just been picked up on bestHP - so it was "news".  They don't have very strong backlinks so they wont consistently outrank if hp.com unless they work on it - a lot.  Anyway it doesnt matter because any trafiic will click thru to your hub anyway

  3. SunSeven profile image64
    SunSevenposted 8 years ago

    That site is owned by someone hellbent on getting some referral traffic. The site has 1000s of links with referral trackers in them. I wonder what will the people who complained about guidebaba's linkbacks!

    More info on them here http://www.who.is/whois-com/ip-address/ … pages.com/

    1. Sally's Trove profile image99
      Sally's Troveposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Netfirms Inc. is an Internet host provider, and I find it hard to believe that they would subsume a HubPages identity as part of their business plan.  Oye, what's the world coming to?  Thanks for the whois info, SunSeven.  Maybe this picture is bigger than Netfirms Inc.

  4. Sally's Trove profile image99
    Sally's Troveposted 8 years ago

    Lissie, you are right about the Best HubPages Team signature.  If you take away the "Best", you are left with a proprietary use of the HubPages Team signature.

    Granted, the Internet is a free-for-all environment, in many ways.  But this site steps into the boundaries of an established company, HubPages.  Why would HubPages want itself to be represented by this site?  And representing HubPages is what this site appears to do (short of the HP logo).  It's a close call.

  5. SunSeven profile image64
    SunSevenposted 8 years ago

    Perhaps its a trademark issue. Remember the recent scrabble vs scrabulous?

  6. Misha profile image75
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    Links are links...

    1. darkside profile image79
      darksideposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Though it depends whether they are good for SE indexing or for traffic. Or in some cases both.

      Is a tracker URL good for SE indexing?

      Does the site get much traffic?

      It could be no on both counts. But no harm is done.

      1. Misha profile image75
        Mishaposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        I think I read somewhere from Paul or Jason that HP uses redirect 301 on trackers. It would be great if someone from the team would chime in and clarify. smile

        1. darkside profile image79
          darksideposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          That would be a good thread for you to start! smile

  7. Sally's Trove profile image99
    Sally's Troveposted 8 years ago

    SunSeven, exactly.

    Misha, links may be links, but there's corporate identity to protect and preserve.  In the days before Internet free-for-all, the lines were more clearly drawn.  Now, the difference between "Best HubPages Team" and "HubPages Team" is as a fine filament, not clearly drawn at all.

    1. Misha profile image75
      Mishaposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I'll let HP team worry about this, if needed. I do not belong to any corporation and do not protect or preserve any identity other than my own. smile

  8. Squimpleton profile image60
    Squimpletonposted 8 years ago

    I had seen the website before it came up on this thread and I didn't think there was anything wrong with the url or team's name. It's a directory where clicks are recorded in order to find the best hub. So "Best" Hubpages is a fine name. And of course the team of a site called Best Hubpages would be Best Hubpages Team. When I originally saw the site I didn't think it was impersonation - I figured it was a 3d party directory.

    Btw besthubpages is 3d on yahoo (uk) so it can't be that bad. Like Misha said, "Links are links."

    1. Sally's Trove profile image99
      Sally's Troveposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      It's interesting that the Hubs under the tab "Top Listings" on this site would approximate the HubPages categories of either Best or Hot.  In the "Top Listings" category on that site, all ten of the first page results are for sexy bollywood Hubs and things like them.  The Best Hubs and Hot Hubs categories on HubPages would not reflect the same Hubs.  Is this a misrepresentation of what HubPages is about?  Just an interesting thought.  And if this site records clicks to determine the "best" hub, then what is the HP rating system all about?  Is HP missing its audience's preferences?

  9. Sally's Trove profile image99
    Sally's Troveposted 8 years ago

    Misha, I agree.  Let HP worry about this, if there is any worry. 

    Darkside, whether links from this site are good for SE indexing and traffic is not the issue.  The issue is representation.  Does this site purport to represent HP?

    That's all.

    1. darkside profile image79
      darksideposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      No, that's your question.

      The original question was "Does anyone know anything about it?"

      And my discussion with Misha was to do whether the links are giving SE and/or traffic benefit.

  10. SunSeven profile image64
    SunSevenposted 8 years ago
    1. weblog profile image58
      weblogposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Your profile link is also showing in results big_smile

  11. dingdong profile image60
    dingdongposted 7 years ago

    After 12 months, again here:

    http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/18654

    1. Haunty profile image84
      Hauntyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      descovered every 12 months, must have a pretty good seo strategy

      1. dingdong profile image60
        dingdongposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        It can be discovered many times with a simple google search!

  12. sunforged profile image62
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago

    i always planned on building a site exactly like that!...its a good idea for referral earnings.

    Im sure they are using trackers, which in turn would mean hub admin would know exactly who is benefiting from the site and prob sees it as beneficial. I know i would

    I frequently use short snippets/summaries(way less than your dupe content flags, no worries) with ref links to the original hub article when im developing new sites.

    Im guessing its your site, OP? just trying to drum up some interest?

  13. expectus profile image88
    expectusposted 7 years ago

    It is a good idea, wonder how much traffic they get.

    That whois lookup doesn't reveal anything cause the person who bought the domain name seems to have bought whois privacy to hide there identity. Sneaky hubber

    1. Haunty profile image84
      Hauntyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I checked with my hosting service provider and I was given this name:

      http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/18654#post286044

  14. profile image0
    Ghost32posted 7 years ago

    Whenever I wonder about a site's "worthiness", I check to see what Quantcast knows about 'em.  (Never did like Alexa.)  And Quantcast says they (Quantcast) can't even find enough data to profile besthubpages.

    Which means they aren't much of a player, near as I can tell.  My own piddly little site only gets about 100 views a day total (all pages), and Quantcast comes up with a detailed profile for it, in a heartbeat.

 
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