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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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