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Question about SheToldMe scoops

  1. Lily Rose profile image83
    Lily Roseposted 7 years ago

    Has anyone noticed that even though it says that descriptions must be a minimum of 200 words for shetoldme scoops, it accepts scoops with less?

    Has it always been minimum 200 words?  If it accepts less, is there any reason NOT to submit a scoop with less?  It's difficult to come up with 200 words without just copying your hub's content, which I never do.

    Additionally, are links from shetoldme "dofollow" because they don't appear to me to be?

    1. sunforged profile image66
      sunforgedposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I dont think James set the 200 characters as an arbitrary number, its probably based on research into minimum content for good search placement and a desire to stick within adsense TOS, which has restrictions about what types of pages can have adsense on them.

      LOL, it is characters! between 200-5000

    2. dbonchabo profile image62
      dbonchaboposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      i think they are dofollow another site i found functioning the same is Mashbite. This site give you 80% revenue on ads placed on your content and gives you 15% for referrals

    3. dbonchabo profile image62
      dbonchaboposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      not exactly. If it was that less that 200 characters we could be getting a warning or something like on farkool

  2. jenblacksheep profile image85
    jenblacksheepposted 7 years ago

    It's 200 characters, not 200 words!

    1. Lily Rose profile image83
      Lily Roseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Ha!Ha!  My bad - I can't believe I missed that!  LOL!

      Sunforged - still there?  Do you know if shetoldme scoops are "dofollow" because they don't appear to be - when I check the page source on my scoops I find "nofollow" in there!

      1. sunforged profile image66
        sunforgedposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        there is a difference between "archived" and "upcoming".. ill take a peek

    2. fishtiger58 profile image81
      fishtiger58posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Ya that one got me when I first joined. Had to reread it then I got it duh.

  3. sunforged profile image66
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago

    i guess its "archived" and "queued" and I dont see that either the site url or scooped url is nofollow, just the similar stories links on the bottom

    1. Lily Rose profile image83
      Lily Roseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Ok, since I just learned about this, maybe I'm doing it wrong.  I right-clicked on the page that contains my scoop and clicked "page source."  Then I did ctrl F and typed in both 'dof' and 'nof' and only 'nof' returned "nofollow" - 'dof' returned no results.

      Is what I'm doing wrong?  Should I be right-clicking on the link itself?

  4. Lily Rose profile image83
    Lily Roseposted 7 years ago

    Mine all say either "archived" or "promoted", and "queued" for the ones I just submitted.  All of them are "nofollow."  Was this addressed in another thread?

    1. Jane@CM profile image62
      Jane@CMposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Lily, some of mine have been queued for up to two weeks!  That is why I'm not using it for back links.  I haven't received any traffic form there either and I've linked about 5 articles, but got dismayed when they sit in queue for so long.

      1. profile image0
        ryankettposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I get about 40 page views a day from SheToldMe, from 150+ scoops, but I do make about $5 per week in Adsense revenue. I dont scoop for either traffic or money though, I scoop for dofollow backlinks.

        1. Jane@CM profile image62
          Jane@CMposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          But they are not dofollow until they come out of the queue.  That is what frustrates me the most.

          1. profile image0
            ryankettposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Eventually they all come out of the queue, to the Archive, so all scoops will eventually become dofollow. Promoted scoops will get you some half decent frontpage traffic, but will inevitably end up in the Archive too. It only needs to score 4 to be promoted, you can vote your own scoop up (thats 2 points) and you can vote your own scoop up again from a second account (thats 4 points), problem solved wink

      2. profile image0
        cosetteposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        'k, this is weird. mine never get promoted, just queued, but i get tons of traffic from shetoldme. and none from snipsly. neutral

  5. sunforged profile image66
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago

    I dont see what you are seeing.

    Try:

    http://www.google.com/search?q=seo+for+ … =firefox-a

    either SEO for Firefox or SEO Quake


    the nofollow attribute is to the "stories similar to" links

    the "queued" doesnt mean it isnt published or even indexed, it just hasnt had an opportunity to be "front page"

    search the URL for your old "queued links" you will still find them in google

    If you want to search the page source using caret browsing (f3) , you can find the rel=nofollow attribute..you wont find "dofollow" as all links are dofollow by default, the attribute is not required to be added

    1. Lily Rose profile image83
      Lily Roseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Ok, I'm very confused.  For starters, I don't use Firefox, I use IE.  I'm not sure how to tell if the scoops are dofollow.  I guess I'm doing it wrong.  Perhaps I should just stop worrying about it.

      What does chitika entail?  Can you just sign up and then place your id# at shetoldme and do nothing else?

  6. sunforged profile image66
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago

    i may have missed something though as i am in a rush ...etsy sales are good! must get to PO, will check back and see if this is sorted out, or if i need to learn more about this shetoldme format.

    No one mentions chitika! great earner on shetoldme, better than adsense for me

  7. Lily Rose profile image83
    Lily Roseposted 7 years ago

    Per James at SheToldMe, all links there should be dofollow - I just got an email from him.

    I'm still uncertain how exactly to tell (in IE), but perhaps I'll stop worrying about it and take his word for it.

  8. Lily Rose profile image83
    Lily Roseposted 7 years ago

    That's weird, I KNOW this is not the topic under which I first posted this thread.  Something screwy happened to the forums earlier and I guess this thread was affected - it's location anyway.

    1. sunforged profile image66
      sunforgedposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      could have been flagged, I ALWAYS flag the threads that shouldnt be in the Need Help or Knowledge Exchange forums...they just get moved, not deleted.

      If this was in either, someone else may have flagged, as shetoldme, although we all use as a ancillary site, it is not hubpages and is not an officially supported site.

      WOW, you really really should not be using IE, your missing out on so much!

      ..between JAmes and our comments seems you have the dofollow/nofollow figured out..thats another credit to james, speedy CS once again!

      yes chitika, used in conjunction with shetoldme only needs to have your chitika user name added

  9. thisisoli profile image63
    thisisoliposted 7 years ago

    Don't search for Do Follow, there is no link attribute called do follow.  Do follow is only a name given to links which DO NOT have the no-follow attribute!

    I haven't tried shetoldme.com yet, might have to give it a shot though.

    1. Lily Rose profile image83
      Lily Roseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      OH!  I didn't realize that - thanks!  Unfortunately, I am finding the "nofollow" in the code, but I still don't know if I'm doing it right.

      1. sunforged profile image66
        sunforgedposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        your finding the nofollow attached to the "similar links to" area of the page

        1. Lily Rose profile image83
          Lily Roseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          AHA - I think I finally understand!  Thanks, Sunforged - I can always count on you!

          So what exactly am I missing out on by not having Firefox?

          Tell you what - I'm hating IE right now because it won't let me go "back" - I click the back arrow and nothing happens!  Thais is the second time this week that this has happened and I have to restart the computer to get it working right again - not good!

          1. sunforged profile image66
            sunforgedposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            ten minutes time will change your future browsing history

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dWg9fv7 … re=related

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-U-oP-k … re=related

            I made those videos, there is no advertising or offers on the page..they were used in conjunction with some old hubs

            SEO tools are not referenced..but they are my biggest tools nowadays..IE has no benefits, I bet Bill gates uses Firefox

            1. Lily Rose profile image83
              Lily Roseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Thanks, Sunforged - it'll have to wait until the morning because it's time to put the kids to bed (late tonight because i couldn't get off here!) then relax, but I will definitely check out your videos.

              BTW, did you see my post in the Xomba thread?  I emailed them and got this response:

              "All links on Xomba are made nofollow. The reason for this is so that we can ensure that no one posts links to malicious sites that would hurt the search engine rankings for everyone who uses Xomba. Thank you for your concern and if you have any more questions please let me know."

              Interesting, huh?

              1. sunforged profile image66
                sunforgedposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                no, not interesting! annoying, they are dofollow at first, at what point do they change them..why is their CS so bad? , I would actually care if it wasnt for the fact that Im making really good returns from my limited involvement there. But, i will have to add that info to my hub.

                1. Lily Rose profile image83
                  Lily Roseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  Agreed.  I responded to him asking why malicious links wouldn't also be bad for the site if it was dofollow - why does it make a difference?  I haven't received a response yet.  I'll post it here if I do.  Yeah, I'm getting good adsense from my blurbs there, too, so I don't think I'll be pulling out just yet.

  10. sunforged profile image66
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago
 
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