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    • Amazon NOT the Source of the Traffic Problem
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      Amazon NOT the Source of the Traffic Problem

      6 years ago

      After reading every post, every article, etc... on the subject matter I thought I'd start a post with arguments against Amazon being the source of the free fall in traffic that many of us experienced last week as I don't believe it is the problem. (I can't say 100% for sure).1.) Many hubbers which...

    • Amazon Words don't wrap correctly
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      Amazon Words don't wrap correctly

      7 years ago

      This has probably been brought up before but when you put Amazon capsules in the right side of the page not only do the titles wrap into the right side of the page, but also the comments so that people can't read everything that you've written.My concern is more with the portion that I've written...

    • Writing about Random Subjects? You are doing it Wrong!
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      Writing about Random Subjects? You are doing it Wrong!

      7 years ago

      Assuming you care to be visible to big G.1. Start with a niche topic that can get a lot of search results. Use the adword keyword tool to find it. If you don't know what that is google "adword keyword tool". 2. Make a hub based on that topic that is somewhat broad concerning that...

    • Getting Backlinks to your Hubs... The Google Way
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      Getting Backlinks to your Hubs... The Google Way

      7 years ago

      There is a stigma associated with backlinks on HP that can sometimes leave those less experienced a little bit confused about what is allowed and disallowed by Google.  While I won't go into that topic of conversation I wanted to go in to what types of links Google says are ok for you to setup...

    • Wordpress Robot.txt question
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      Wordpress Robot.txt question

      7 years ago

      I have a wordpress site and I want to make it so that google will not index my "pages" which will include products and lots of affiliate links in my niche category which I fear kill any chance I have at ranking with my keywords.  These pages get displayed as tabs at the top (as you...

    • New Update Removes Products and Words from Hubs
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      New Update Removes Products and Words from Hubs

      7 years ago

      I like the new update and I understand the reasoning behind it; however, in the past we were allowed to place up to 10 items in an Amazon capsule and then write about the products within those capsules.  Those who had 10 products in their capsule will now find only 8 and any wording within the...

    • Outbound Links TO Authority Sites
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      Outbound Links TO Authority Sites

      7 years ago

      In the past, I've avoided placing outbound links from other sites or even hubs that are not my own.  My reasons for doing so are both obvious and selfish in nature.     Since the recent algorithm change I've begun to provide my users with additional "sources".  In...

    • Your RSS Feed on your Hubs overly promotional?
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      Your RSS Feed on your Hubs overly promotional?

      7 years ago

      I've noticed that Squidoo doesn't allow you to place your RSS feed within your own lens.  I've been studying Squidoo a lot lately as it seems they took less of a hit overall then HP with the recent Google algorithm change.  Do you think that placing your own RSS feed within a hub can now...

    • Walmart’s Pitch for Amazon Affiliates (WSJ Blog)
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      Walmart’s Pitch for Amazon Affiliates (WSJ Blog)

      7 years ago

      blogs.wsj.com/digits/2011/03/02/walmarts-pitch-for-amazon-affiliates/Interesting, I wonder if this will open any doors for Hubbers in years to come with Wal-mart.

    • Great Idea for a Hub that I'm Not Going to Write
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      Great Idea for a Hub that I'm Not Going to Write

      7 years ago

      Google Hurts Moms*You could write about how the recent algorithm change has made it more difficult for stay-at-home Moms to rank in the SEP and therefore make money from Google.That might stir the pot a little...Anyone daring enough to take it on?

    • Just Spam When Hub Hopping - Skip the Rest
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      Just Spam When Hub Hopping - Skip the Rest

      7 years ago

      When I'm hub hopping I generally don't read most of the hubs I come across because I have one purpose in mind; find low quality or spam hubs.It seems to me like reading through each hub is somewhat of a waste of time, so I skim through each hub to make sure that I can weed out as many...

    • Tips for Staying Focused on your Writing
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      Tips for Staying Focused on your Writing

      7 years ago

      I am a compulsive mind-wanderer. I'm sure there's a better word or description for that, but that's the one I like.I've noticed that I'm much less likely to start a hub when I don't have something to write about.  I know what you're thinking, "duh". Am I right?  However; if you...

    • Anyone know how to mark Amazon/Javascript nofollow?
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      Anyone know how to mark Amazon/Javascript nofollow?

      7 years ago

      I do some blogging outside of HP for fun but upon adding the "my favorites" Amazon widget to my website I realized I have a ton of outbound links and am just not getting the rank on SEP that I want.For Example:  Amazon.com WidgetsDoes anyone know how to mark this nofollow? Can I use...

    • Is linking to your Short URL the same as linking to the full url?
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      Is linking to your Short URL the same as linking to the full url?

      7 years ago

      I've noticed that a few of my hubs have extremely long URLs.  Lately, I've been working on making these shorter.  I know that each hub comes with a short URL as well as a long one.  As far as backlinks are concerned, does it matter which one you link to?Cheers.

    • The
      23

      The "right" way to make a comment on a hub

      7 years ago

      Although I don't believe anyone is obligated to comment in a certain way on someone's hub, in general, I try to make a comment that mentions some of their keywords.  For example, if their hub was entitled "Fishing in Alaska" and I knew that this was their keyword, then I might say:I...

    • Easy Navigation Capsule for Hubs
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      Easy Navigation Capsule for Hubs

      7 years ago

      Many times I hesitate to write an article over 1200 words because of how long it takes for readers to get down the page.You've all seen the easy navigation line to different topics and parts of articles that they put at the top of EVERY SINGLE article at Squidoo.  While I do like that idea,...

    • Turn Google Adsense Off?
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      Turn Google Adsense Off?

      7 years ago

      I know it sounds crazy to you but I am considering turning my adsense off.  Although I joined in November Christmas was an Amazonian surprise!Total items shipped 988TOTAL EARNINGS *$1,467.05My adsense earnings during that time were about $180. - That might seem like a lot, but sometimes I feel...

    • Using your Adsense ID on sites like SheToldMe, Best-Reviewer, RedGage
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      Using your Adsense ID on sites like SheToldMe, Best-Reviewer, RedGage

      7 years ago

      and Snipsly.  This is a Four fold question.1.) Should you really do it?  I've heard that it might not be a good idea to add your ID to these pages as your link could be worth a lot less in Google's eyes if they see you've linked from one page to the other and both have the same adsense...

    • Does HubPages use the
      4

      Does HubPages use the "replace an affiliate" ID

      7 years ago

      I've noticed while using widgets on WordPress that there is an option to override any other affiliate ID when someone clicks on my amazon item in an article.  Is that done here at HubPages?  Just Curious.

    • Separate affiliate ID for writing on my personal blog?
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      Separate affiliate ID for writing on my personal blog?

      7 years ago

      I've noticed that my affiliate ID for amazon has hubpages in it.  Now that I am making some pretty consistent revenue from amazon I want to use my blog to promote my HP articles, at the same time I also want to advertise amazon products on my blog.  Does it matter if I use the same...

    • Why is Hubpages a spelling error on Hubpages?
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      Why is Hubpages a spelling error on Hubpages?

      7 years ago

      Right now I see two spelling errors in my title and both are associated with hubpages. (three now) I know when I'm typing in word I can "add a word" to the list of dictionary words that won't count as misspelled.  Anyway to do this with hubpages?(four)It's right time it be added to...

    • First 22 Days $110  A Thanks to Everyone
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      First 22 Days $110 A Thanks to Everyone

      7 years ago

      I just wanted to pop in and say a big thank you to everyone on hubpages.  The community, the staffers, and everyone else! (Of course I guess it's just those two that read the forums but you know what I mean.)I started from scratch and read everything I could on the most successful...

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