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  1. Cardisa profile image91
    Cardisaposted 5 years ago

    besthubpages.com

    The above url was discovered by a fellow hubber. Upon following the link we discovered that our hubs were posted there. All links are HP hub links.

    We would like to know if HubPages owns 'The Best Hubpages' website.

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
      Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      This has been discussed on the forum several times...nothing to worry about

      1. galleryofgrace profile image82
        galleryofgraceposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I am worrying about it because I don't want my hubs on a "call girl/ ladies of the night " web site ! Click on popular listings at the top and you'll see what I mean.

    2. SunSeven profile image63
      SunSevenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I think they will be very thankful to you for giving a working backlink. smile
      BTW, are you promoting them?

      1. Cardisa profile image91
        Cardisaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I am not promoting them, I was kinda surprised and posted the link wihtout thinking.

        I removed the link.

        Thanks for pointing it out.

        1. Eaglekiwi profile image75
          Eaglekiwiposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Ive accidently typed in that website ,there are others with the word 'Hub'in them, interesting ,but I doubt if any are linked.


          Which reminds me ,I wouldnt mind a change of name for this site....used to work in a cafe called 'The Hub' shopped in a mall called 'The Hub'..

          Im so over the word Hub lol

  2. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    Whois says they have been around over 3 years. Other info is hidden, which I don't think HP would do. smile

    Here's an interesting forum link: http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/6811

    1. Cardisa profile image91
      Cardisaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you Paradgmsearch.

      Now I know that HP has nothing to do with this site.

      The questions are:

      Does having our links there hurt us?

      Should we be concerned since the links are actually legit?

  3. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    Looks to me like this site actually may help us in our rankings. More power to them! smile

  4. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago

    It is a link. You can't stop any website from adding a link to your article.

    1. galleryofgrace profile image82
      galleryofgraceposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Oh, yes I can- the article is mine and if I don't want it advertised with smut -it won't be !

      1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
        Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        But there is nothing you can do but ask for them to remove it, but they don't have to and you can't force them to.

  5. Jonathan Janco profile image80
    Jonathan Jancoposted 5 years ago

    Well, I found one of my hubs on there. I was wondering why it had such a high score with much fewer views than the other high scoring ones.

  6. Mezo profile image78
    Mezoposted 5 years ago

    Can't hubpages sue them?

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
      Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Hubpages has been aware of the site since 2008, if they haven't seen a reason to sue yet they are not going to now.

      Really, there is no point in panicking.

  7. profile image0
    kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago

    I'll take any coverage I can get lol

  8. basaltbezel profile image73
    basaltbezelposted 5 years ago

    Seems no one here understands how the internet works.

    BACKLINKS are any links pointing to your article/site/page. There is nothing illegal about linking to a site - if there was I'm sure a lot of you wouldn't be linking to sites in your own hubs without permission - or did you conveniently forget that you often use links to other sites?

    Links to your work that YOU don't create yourself are called ORGANIC BACKLINKS. Most small sites dream of getting dozens of organic backlinks without having to work for them - the more you have the more traffic you get, both directly and from search engines.

    There is no such thing as a bad backlink (anyone who says so is incorrect - otherwise SEO experts would simply spam their competitors with 'bad backlinks' to get them taken out of search engines). The only thing possible is a low quality backlink - one that isn't worth much/anything to the search engines or brings you little traffic.

    The MORE backlinks you have, the higher you can rank in search engines. Simple as that.

    For more info on backlinks and why they are good for you check out What is a backlink?

    1. Cardisa profile image91
      Cardisaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I don't mind backlinks, but the initial reaction was....Whoa, Someone has a website totally dedicated to Hubpages best articles!

      At first seeing you best articles there is kind of a shock but it wares off.

      After talking to a few people in the forums, I realize its not anything to worry about. It actually may help bring in organic traffic. The person who build that site really loves Hubpages.

      I kinda feel good about having another link out there now, so I am all for it. It's not like they are copying my content or anything.

  9. galleryofgrace profile image82
    galleryofgraceposted 5 years ago

    I politely disagree with most of you. To me - for that website to be advertising my hubs is equal to a prostitute parading up and down the street with a sign advertising my articles!
    I don't like it.
    Back links are great but I think you should check to see if you're really getting all the hits you should be getting from that site.

    1. basaltbezel profile image73
      basaltbezelposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      And how many hits "should" you be getting from the site?

      It's like someone putting up a free advertisement for your shop but you telling them "please take it down because it's only sending me one customer a month instead of 10."

    2. Marisa Wright profile image93
      Marisa Wrightposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      In that case, I suggest you write to the site and ask them to remove your Hubs.

      As for the number of actual hits - that's irrelevant.

      Links are good for two reasons.  One is that real people follow them, but that's actually less important. The main reason is that when Google assesses the value of your Hub, it looks at how many other people have linked TO it (backlinks). Google sees backlinks as votes of confidence.  The more backlinks you have, the higher Google will rank your Hub.

      So others are right to say the link on that website is valuable to you.  But you have every right not to accept it, if you don't want it.

  10. brakel2 profile image88
    brakel2posted 5 years ago

    I had a visit on my stats from besthubpages.com and I thought it was a hubber and clicked. I thought it was a hubber named best. lol So I guess I need to read through this thread.

    1. Cardisa profile image91
      Cardisaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I visited the site and all it had there were HubPages links and ads. I really believe that a member of this site has created that site. I also think it has a good Google ranking. I don't mind my hubs there so long as they have not plagiarized my content. It's a link that may be helping us.

      1. galleryofgrace profile image82
        galleryofgraceposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        It looks like no one is understanding what I'm trying to say. I simply don't like any of our hubs being used as a coverup  or lure to get people to look at their   porn!

        1. MelissaBarrett profile image61
          MelissaBarrettposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I understand what you are saying, I just don't care.  I went to the site, saw not one stitch of porn and am glad for the backlink(s).  Stop saying "our hubs" because the links to MY hubs are just fine.  This crusade is all yours... Good luck with that.

        2. QuestionMaster profile image90
          QuestionMasterposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I certainly hope you never have any of your hubs go viral. You might be shocked where they turn up. tongue

        3. wilderness profile image95
          wildernessposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          What porn?  Did you actually find some or are just imagining that anything on the web must be a coverup for a porn site?

          1. MelissaBarrett profile image61
            MelissaBarrettposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            I actually just combed the site and saw ads for insurance companies and that such, which would make sense since I was looking up insurance quotes earlier.  Other than that, most of the stuff seemed pretty tame.  There was one of those trick picture things that said "is it a lamp or a women" that was the only thing even slightly racy... and it was a perception thing so if she saw porn then that says something about her doesn't it tongue

            1. wilderness profile image95
              wildernessposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Could be.  We all know that everything about a woman is pornographic, after all! smile

              1. QuestionMaster profile image90
                QuestionMasterposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Don't some adverts change based on what you've been looking at previously?

              2. MelissaBarrett profile image61
                MelissaBarrettposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                I know right... The other day I showed my ankles.  My husband became so randy that we scooted the twin beds together (after he was done beating me for being a temptress)

  11. melbel profile image91
    melbelposted 5 years ago

    It doesn't have the whole article on the site, just a tiny selection from the article. It's great for backlinks. This site is actually a good thing... free backlink and it doesn't hurt us since it's just a teeny, tiny selection from each hub. tongue

    Yay free backlinks!

    1. Ms Dee profile image85
      Ms Deeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I'm glad to see your confirmation on this, melbel. I thought it was simply a good backlink, but am not as expert as you wink

 
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