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(Purely speculative topic) - How to manipulate your hub

  1. anime_nanet profile image60
    anime_nanetposted 8 years ago

    So how can you sell a product and at the same time potencialy manipulate your viewers through your hub? (hypothetically speaking of course!)

    Let's look for instance the hubber Kelley Eidem..

    His profile has a photo of a bookcover aparently, where you see a gentlaman's face and in huge letters the notice: THE DOCTOR THAT CURES CANCER...

    He joined 7 months ago and has 5 hubs... they all go around health issues... (go figure) with sugesting titles like

    How I Cured Stage 4 Cancer in Two Weeks For Less Than The Cost Of A Night At The Movies

    He has a huge amount of comments on each of the hubs, mostly praising his breakthrough in curing cancer... What's more interesting is that almost none is from fellow hubbers... it's from anonymous people that only sign in on hubpages to comment on his hubs...

    Now, my guess is that this gentleman must be real famous or a SEO expert... I could advent the hyphotesis of course that someone created a bunch of false users only to promote his hub / book and lead desperate people that are dying from cancer to buy his miracle solution...

    But I won't do that, I mean come on(!), he knows how to cure Stage 4 cancer, he'll probably win this year Nobel Prize!

    So this could be a way of manipulating his hub, but this guy is serious ^.^'

    Do you know of other speculative examples of hub's manipulation?

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      terrygposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Remember, its all hypothetical and discussing "how to do it" potentially, not actually doing it.

      Hypothetical to me means speculative.  Besides, there are more effective tricks then to actually do this.

    2. Kelley Eidem profile image83
      Kelley Eidemposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Please accept my apologies...I'm 9 months late to this conversation.

      I get my traffic three major ways. There is a huge health site with a forum. I post my thoughts there...sometimes with a link to my hub page or to my blog. My blog will have a link to my hub page.

      Sometimes, those links will produce a thousand visitors in a single day, and it will continue for a couple of days. (2) Visitors will often go visit one of my other hubs after visiting the first one.

      Today, is a medium day with over 800 hits to my two busiest hubs.

      (3) I also have a mailing list of people who have bought my book or eBooks. So when there is something interesting in health to tell them, I'll often send them to by blog which will have a link to to my hubpage.

      I also use Twitter, which generates a little traffic, although not much.

      I reply to the many questions I get, too. That has helped to create a loyal following.

      Lastly, there are people who have gotten behind what I'm doing, so they have made efforts on their own to send traffic to my hub pages. For instance, from yahoo email accounts, my hubs have received 5,726 visits. Various websites have provided links as well.

      I don't write a lot of articles. Maybe I'll write more in the future...

      I didn't connect my hubpages to Adsense until about 3 months ago. I missed out on a lot of money by failing to do that. Those mythical people the originator imagined are actually quite real and are clicking on those ads...my last monthly check was for well over $500.00 

      The best to you.

      Kelley Eidem
      Together we can cure cancer - one person at a time!

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    terrygposted 8 years ago

    The technique of having multiple accounts has been used to artifically inflate visitor traffic to a chosen site for quite some time now.

    The way to do this is to have multiple social bookmarking accounts. Let's take the example of having thirty different accounts with each social bookmarking site.

    You submit your site and over a three day period social bookmark the site using three separate accounts. One week later you do the same thing using three other accounts. Wait two weeks and do it all again. Wait another two weeks and repeat etc..

    By the time you have used your thirty accounts your chosen page should well an truly be pumping.

    Its legal, there is nothing stopping you from doing this, there is no footprint, it works, a lot do it.

    Is it ethical? Who cares.. it's not hurting anyone and its just one more way to generate traffic.

    No one else is going to help so you have to do it for yourself. I believe Kelley is on the right track and if he makes a few dollars then its worth his/her effort. (All ethics aside)

    Its all about the money and most times there are no rules when it comes to the all mighty dollar and some will say its all fair in love and war.

  3. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    It does hurt people...as in getting a site banned because it is flooding the site with links. I believe that is what got HubPages banned on a couple of sites.

  4. Shadesbreath profile image89
    Shadesbreathposted 8 years ago

    Too much effort, I'd rather have 4 readers who actually read my stuff because they were interested in what I had to say than 90,000 hits that mean precisely di%k.

    1. B.T. Evilpants profile image59
      B.T. Evilpantsposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Yup. Agreed. Writing is fun, and all that other stuff just sounds like work.

    2. Jerrico Usher profile image61
      Jerrico Usherposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I'd rather have 90,000 hits and 4,000.00 smile in my pocket.. then again I'm not here to be social, I'm here for the money hehe the irony is I have people reading my stuff and no money flowing my adsense account .. well 140.00 over a years time (actually I'm now making about 40.00 a month which is a nice step up from 3.00 a month hehe)

      one adsense site will generate that in 3 months then sell for a grand smile 10 for 10 grand (I hope hehe)

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        terrygposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        I like the way you think. Spot on.

        There's more to Adsense then just Adsense. There's links, there's getting well indexed, there's building an authority site and there's building something tangible that can be bought and sold.

        You don't get that with four choice visitors.

  5. thranax profile image58
    thranaxposted 8 years ago

    Yeah, don't do that mate-if you know how the sites all work you would understand why it's such a bad thing.