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A Backlinking Opportunity for Hubbers (experimental)

  1. quotations profile image90
    quotationsposted 5 years ago

    Hello Fellow Hubbers -

    A few weeks ago I posted a question to the forums asking whether any hubbers had used Reddit.com to create backlinks. Most people reported negative experiences, saying that the reddit community had reacted badly to their attempts at self promotion.

    It occurs to me that the problem is trying to post links in the wrong reddit categories or subreddits.

    So I have come up with (maybe) a solution. In my capacity as a reddit moderator (okay, anyone can do it) I have created a subreddit dedicated to promoting hubs. The idea is that hubbers can post links and descriptions of their hubs. Hopefully the reddit pages will be crawled and create backlinks to our hubs.

    The subreddit is in need of contributors and links so I invite all my fellow hubbers to post links to their hubs and a short description of the hub.

    The address is: http://www.reddit.com/r/thehubhub/

    Don't be shy, someone has to be first to post a link.

    1. melbel profile image92
      melbelposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Alright! I'll check it out! Thank you! smile

  2. paradigmsearch profile image86
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    I am reddit illiterate.

    Have they been hacked?

    I did a goggle search for reddit and got this:

    "FFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUU- - Reddit"

    Multiple entries at top of page. And it's the reddit homepage entry. I did not click it.

    1. quotations profile image90
      quotationsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      This link works for me:

      http://www.reddit.com/r/thehubhub/

      Please let me know if there is a problem. I may not have worked out all the kinks yet.

  3. paradigmsearch profile image86
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    Something is going on.

    Google page has already changed, but there is still one of the "ffffuuuu"

    Your 4 years here assures me this has nothing to do with your link. This is something else entirely.

  4. paradigmsearch profile image86
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    Unless someone knows for sure otherwise, my guess is someone is messing with reddit. I will defer for now, but will definitely revisit after they get the situation cleaned up.

  5. paradigmsearch profile image86
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    And if this "ffffffffuuuuuuuuuu" stuff is normal for them, I guarantee you that I'm not the first person that's been scared off by it. Hacker paranoia is rampant. And I would consider it an extremely poor Sales & Marketing gimmick. And it's tacky.

  6. paradigmsearch profile image86
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    Plus, the last time I checked them out (many months ago), that stuff wasn't there.

  7. AEvans profile image69
    AEvansposted 5 years ago

    paradigm, I didn't have any problems when I placed my links there. I just registered and wah la I added two links. smile I believe it is fine he trying to assist us. smile Robert is reputable he really is. smile

    1. paradigmsearch profile image86
      paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Are those google homepage entries normal for reddit?

      1. AEvans profile image69
        AEvansposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Yes. Robert is an attorney in real life. He is as normal as you and me. He isn't trying to pull the wool over our eyes. He could be disbarred and I believe he will not ever let that happen. smile There page looks odd and unusual but they have been around for awhile. smile

        1. quotations profile image90
          quotationsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks AEvans. And congratulations on being the first hubber to post a link to their hubs. I hope that this exercise in self-promotion works as planned.

        2. paradigmsearch profile image86
          paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I'm not saying Robert isn't normal!!!

          I'm concerned about the current entries on the Google homepage.

          Are the "ffffffffffffuuuuuuuuuuuu"'s that are posted there reddit's doing or a hacker's doing?

          And are you viewing this thread in chronological mode? (just checking) smile

          1. quotations profile image90
            quotationsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Now I see it. What you are seeing is actually a link to one of the more popular sections on reddit which is entitled "fffffffuuuuuuuuuuuu"  The moderator says that it is a subreddit dedicated to "creating and sharing rage comics." It has 279,178 followers. Rage comics are not very funny in my opinion, but they are a sort of internet meme these days. You can google "rage comics" to find out more.

            There is nothing wrong. This is the actual title of one of reddit's sections. Our section dedicated to hubbers so far has no where near as many readers, but who knows if enough hubbers sign up we might make it to the top of the google search results.

            1. AEvans profile image69
              AEvansposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              I believe you will. smile

            2. paradigmsearch profile image86
              paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              OK.

              If I ran across that in a subpage, it wouldn't scare me, I'd be fine with it, I'd even visit it. big_smile

              But a first time visitor seeing that on the goggle frontpage sitemap of a reputable name like reddit, I can't believe I'd be the only one scared off because of wondering if hackers were messing with reddit.

              I will send reddit's Sales & Marketing my bill for these consultation services. big_smile

          2. AEvans profile image69
            AEvansposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Hey Fung Gu, I'm Sandra Dee! lololo! big_smile What would we do without you? smile

    2. paradigmsearch profile image86
      paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I don't dispute that. smile

      1. AEvans profile image69
        AEvansposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Here is there actual link  http://www.reddit.com/  with any place there are pros and cons. I added two of my hubs to his comments box. What the heck maybe it will bring in more traffic. smile

    3. paradigmsearch profile image86
      paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I went there. I didn't see your links. Just the original 2 starting the thread.

      1. AEvans profile image69
        AEvansposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I am working on them. smile

      2. paradigmsearch profile image86
        paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Found Them!

        "[–]JuliannaEvans 1 point 39 minutes ago"
        "I will be the first to get my feet wet. I am not worried and what the heck we will see what happens..."

        1. AEvans profile image69
          AEvansposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Lololo! big_smile Yes my feet are wet and now I have to write summaries and add more hubs. I even earned a pacifier for being a newbie! I do have to say that is funny! lololo! big_smile

          1. paradigmsearch profile image86
            paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Just an fyi. Your second hub didn't completely hyperlink. I thought you would want to know. smile

            1. AEvans profile image69
              AEvansposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              I will go and fix. Thank you smile

          2. paradigmsearch profile image86
            paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            We get pacifiers!?! Maybe I will sign up now instead of later. I'll go see how much of a project that is... big_smile

  8. quotations profile image90
    quotationsposted 5 years ago

    @paradigmsearch - not sure why you are getting these strange results when you google reddit.com. I am not getting anything unusual and their site is functioning fine for me. You can visit their main page at reddit.com

    1. paradigmsearch profile image86
      paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Here's what I'm seeing. DON'T CLICK THE COPY/PASTED LINKS

      reddit: the front page of the internet
      www.reddit.com/
      User-generated news links. Votes promote stories to the front page.
      8,098 people +1'd this
      fffffffuuuuuuuuuuuu
      www.reddit.com/.../fffffffuuuuuuuu...
      reddit:{name}: find things ...
      Pics
      www.reddit.com/r/pics/
      A place to share genuinely ...
      Programming
      www.reddit.com/.../programming/
      reddit:{name}: find things ...
         
      Gonewild
      www.reddit.com/r/gonewild
      Verification is here! Read all ...
      Gaming
      www.reddit.com/r/gaming/
      A subreddit for anything ...
      Funny
      www.reddit.com/r/funny/
      DON'T PUT THE FREAKING ...

      1. AEvans profile image69
        AEvansposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I am not getting that either and I use Chrome. That is strange. Yes I am viewing it chronologically, but I am not getting what you are getting when you Google search them. I would recommend that you log out of your computer and go back in. I don't know who your provider is but I am not having any problems here. smile

      2. I am DB Cooper profile image68
        I am DB Cooperposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Reddit veteran here (5+ years). You're seeing Google's listing for Reddit, which as a popular community site gets both a mainpage listing along with sublistings for multiple popular pages within the site. The links you are posting are called subreddits, and any Redditor can make one, just as quoatations noted in the post that started this thread.

        Here's a quick rundown of the subreddits you listed, which are obviously among the most popular (tens of thousands of subscribers):
        fffffffuuuuuuuuuuuu - Rage comics. Very popular on Reddit. There are many memes (if you don't know what that is, look it up) that are also connected to rage comics.
        pics - Pictures, obviously. This a very broad subreddit for user-submitted pictures. At the moment, it's mostly pictures of Halloween costumes. That will obviously change tomorrow.
        Programming - Many Redditors, especially those who have been around for a long time, work in IT and have an interest in programming languages.
        Gonewild - This is pictures of people (mostly women) flashing their bare chests, for the most part. It's obviously NSFW (not safe for work).
        Gaming - For video game topics.
        Funny - Mostly funny pictures or videos. Also obscene joke threads from time to time.

        I'm really not sure how much a link on a random subreddit with few followers is worth. Reddit front page links get linked to by blogs and various copycat sites around the web, but the front page of a subreddit is not the same thing as the front page of Reddit, especially when that subreddit isn't popular.

        As I've said before, the Reddit community is very hostile toward suspected spammers and basically any new members who are posting links. While there's little they can do to stop a subreddit that they don't moderate, they can see that subreddit and track who posts there. They won't worry much about one subreddit, since very few people will see it anyway, but I would strongly advise against submitting links on other parts of the site unless you're absolutely sure your link adds something of value and interest that the average internet addict hasn't seen before.

        1. quotations profile image90
          quotationsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks for your insight. As I said this is an experiment. I don't think that it will generate click thru traffic, but it may add some PR value by way of backlinking. This way at least we won't get attacked by the larger Reddit community for posting links to hubs.

          If you are concerned about the rest of the reddit community noting what you post, feel free to post your hub links using a throw away account. Reddit does not prevent you from having several aliases, just like Hubpages.

          1. I am DB Cooper profile image68
            I am DB Cooperposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            I think the PR boost is going to be limited by the links being nofollow, but I suppose it won't hurt anything.

            Reddit actually has an active SEO subreddit, with plenty of excellent information about getting your website seen by more people. Unlike most other sites offering SEO advice, the Reddit community weeds out most of the hustlers and salesmen and downvotes their comments and submissions into oblivion, so only the valuable and interesting stuff survives.

  9. paradigmsearch profile image86
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    Meanwhile, I shall now click you hubhub link (famous last words). big_smile

    1. quotations profile image90
      quotationsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Trust me ....

      1. paradigmsearch profile image86
        paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I do. smile

    2. AEvans profile image69
      AEvansposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      You are a complete nut! lolololo! big_smile

      1. paradigmsearch profile image86
        paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        You go girl! lol

  10. paradigmsearch profile image86
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    Haven't found my pacifier yet...

    1. AEvans profile image69
      AEvansposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      You are going to get one. It is coming. smile

      1. paradigmsearch profile image86
        paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I discovered the pacifier. And the games. That place could turn into Time Kill Central real fast... I'm gonna have to watch that.

        1. AEvans profile image69
          AEvansposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Me too. I noticed the same thing. sad

        2. quotations profile image90
          quotationsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Reddit is a real time killer and seems to have an endless number of communities (subreddits). No one seems to know how many there are. Just hit the "random" button on the very top left hand corner of the screen and start exploring all that there is to reddit.

  11. JEDIJESSICUH profile image85
    JEDIJESSICUHposted 5 years ago

    I have never really had problems with posting links on Reddit. In fact, a huge part of my traffic came from that site in the beginning. The problem with posting hubs to a hub dub-Reddit is that only HubPage readers will see and care. If you take the time to find the right sub-Reddit, you'll get more exposure.

  12. paradigmsearch profile image86
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    Submitted my first link. It's not showing everywhere yet. Needs to be moderated? If so, I'm fine with that.smile Also, my last comment there came back with a 504 error. Also no problem. It's all still in beta testing after all. Bye for now. smile

    1. quotations profile image90
      quotationsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      You may not be seeing the links because I need to review and approve them, since I am the moderator of that forum. Sorry for the time lag, but it's early morning where I am. Keep on posting. I promise that I will review and approve them all.

      1. WriteAngled profile image93
        WriteAngledposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Much appreciated. Thank you for making the effort to turn round what was a very negative experience for many. I've put in a couple of links.

      2. paradigmsearch profile image86
        paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Good morning all.

        And an uh-oh. As previously stated, I posted a link. However, I unfortunately did not post it via the comments section as I now see we were supposed to do.

        I posted my link via the big, blue, rectangular button located at the right of the screen that said "post link" or whatever. The good news is that I did also fill in the box specifying to post the link in thehubhub.

  13. CMHypno profile image88
    CMHypnoposted 5 years ago

    Hey quotations I'm in and have posted a link!  Thanks for setting it up smile

    1. quotations profile image90
      quotationsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Welcome aboard!

    2. quotations profile image90
      quotationsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Your're welcome!

  14. Howard S. profile image84
    Howard S.posted 5 years ago

    I think I submitted a couple of links, but I have no confidence that I knew what I was doing. roll

  15. homesteadbound profile image89
    homesteadboundposted 5 years ago

    I posted a couple links. I guess I did it right, because I saw CMHypno there, unless we both wound up in the wrong place! smile

    1. CMHypno profile image88
      CMHypnoposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I saw you there too Homesteadbound - so it must have been the right place?????? smile

      1. homesteadbound profile image89
        homesteadboundposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        no place like that place. smile

  16. profile image61
    LYSposted 5 years ago

    Let's see how this expirement works out long term. As a little known sub reddit it really is upto us to develop the popularity........

    1. quotations profile image90
      quotationsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Given the number of hubbers, this could be a very large community. Let's try to get more people to sign up.

      Also, if you have outside sites or articles on squidoo etc, feel free to promote those as well. The only criteria is that you have to also be a hubber.

      1. profile image61
        LYSposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I'm a hubber and proud,
        a recent addition maybe but thanks quotations

      2. homesteadbound profile image89
        homesteadboundposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I will be putting this thread in my weekly Hub Luv Series on Sunday.

        1. quotations profile image90
          quotationsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Great idea. I hope we get more people joining our project!

          1. homesteadbound profile image89
            homesteadboundposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            I posted it in the hub I published on Sunday, and have mentioned it in a couple of forums where appropriate. I am seeing some traffic from it. Should we eventually enter all our hubs?

            1. quotations profile image90
              quotationsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              I am glad that you are seeing some traffic from our little experiment.

              I think that it might be better not to enter all of our hubs there, or at least spread out the posts over a long period. If Google sees that this page points to all hubs on a certain subdomain it might see these links as spam. I think it would actually help if hubbers could also post links to other projects of theirs such as articles they have written on squidoo. This way the page would seem more "organic" and not so obviously just meant to promote hubs (which of course it is).

              1. CMHypno profile image88
                CMHypnoposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                I have posted hubs from other hubbers that I follow and a blog post or two - agree that it is best to spread it around and be diverse.  Thanks again for setting this up

  17. mel22 profile image61
    mel22posted 5 years ago

    If you don't mind being called a TROLL continually by liberals. On only my third post there i wrote the comment 'mind-boggling' about a tech article and got a negative response ever since.. i quit because it wasn't worth my time arguing with people who EXcessively use the word TROLL at the drop of a hat, but maybe i'll rejoin since there's an individual 'hubredditt' group.

    1. homesteadbound profile image89
      homesteadboundposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I have not had any negative from my interactions. And I have gotten some traffic. I have not used any other sub-reddit

  18. Azure11 profile image89
    Azure11posted 5 years ago

    Thanks for setting this up quotations, I joined a while ago but haven't really used it much so I will for sure post my hubs in this section now :-)

    1. dungeonraider profile image84
      dungeonraiderposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I'd recommend submitting an article or two to the hubhub subreddit.  I've done so, already.  If you are going to do so, while you're there, look at the marketing strategies used by others on other subreddits.  You'd be surprised what gets voted up in computers.  You'll delight that others like what you like in the Nostalgia subreddit!  There are so many subs that every article really has a home there, it's just marketing it properly in a non-spammy way.

      It took me about a month to get comfortable with Reddit.  Just go slowly, don't post a bunch of stuff all at once.  I post less than an article per day (mine or someone else's).  I do not use it as a site to draw views from the site itself.  I use it to reach DDO players, and other gamers, so I can provide them with relevant, and entertaining, material - and thereby draw quality views.  I've grown a fairly steady viewership at one of my blogs.  My Gygax article gets views from there (Nostalgia).  rpg subreddit is another I use frequently.

 
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