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How to use Earn money from your backlinks

Updated on January 3, 2012

Internet Search Engine Optimization: Backlinks

As you develop online content, you will quickly learn that your content is worthless without readers. In order to develop visitors and readers to your pages, regardless of whether income is your motivation, you simply must learn some basic search engine optimization techniques.

Your very basic first lessons in search engine optimization should revolve around finding and using appropriate keywords, by using keywords that have established search traffic but lack sturdy competition you can guarantee yourself a piece of the search pie.

But in order to maintain that position you must steadily develop back links to your content, backlinks can be seen as recommendations, in the eyes of a search engine your content is more authoritative based on how many and particularly who, recommends your content.

Search Engine Optimization: SheToldMe backlinks

what is shetoldme
what is shetoldme

Ideally, other people will be naturally giving you backlinks in credit of your information, but as your in a competitive field, every bit counts!

This isnt an article about search engine optimization, it merely focuses on one service that will facilitate your early backlink efforts. If your visiting from outside of Hubpages, go away!

I jest, but you should join up if you are a writer or web developer as this platform can work as a powerful backlink source and also has amazing insite optimization that gives you quite a strong early lead against other in your chosen keyword competition.

What is SheToldMe: make Money from Pay Per Click Advertising

SheToldMe functions in much the same way as Digg or StumbleUpon and other Social Bookmarking sites you should be some what familiar with.

With two distinct differences:

  1. You are encouraged to submit your own content
  2. You can generate revenue through a Pay Per Click Advertising partnership

SheToldMe allows you to profit via:

Go ahead and sign up for both those programs, they are both pay per click advertising tools that allow you to earn from associated ads.Chitika has the unique ability of existing within Google Adsense TOS, as it is "search based advertising" it is allowed on the same page as Adsense! Because the ads are targetted not from your content, but rather from what the searcher entered into their search box, the ads are usually very relevant and my clickthrough is steadily in the 4-5% region

Submitting a Scoop

If you have both your advertiser accounts, now go ahead:

Sign Up for SheToldMe

Now that you have a shetoldme account and partnerships with the associated advertisers, be sure to enter your codes into the "My Adsense ID" field, both the Chitika box and Adsense are located adsense your id will be ca-pub-XXXXXXXXXXXXXX , and in chitika it will be your user name.

SheToldMe requires a 200 character minimum description and a title and category.

Heres the trick that makes this not just a backlink, but a real earner!

Head over to the Adwords Keyword Tool:

Now select the Website content option, and insert your URL that you plan to "scoop"

Adwords will deliver a list of Keywords that it registers from your content, using the highest earners describe your content with THE KEYWORD PHRASES . make it readable, but your purpose is either to generate revenue or traffic to your article, neither which will be accomplished by leaving your visitor on your "scoop" em away! if they pick google or chitika over your content, than if you selected your terms should be seeing over $1 per exit!

Thats it, get a permanent backlink and get great revenue for minimal effort. You can also time your "scoop" to coincide with trends in the search world, Google treats the newly indexed submissions as "news" and ranks them very highly for a short time.

So dont be surprised if your "scoop" outranks your Hub or article for a short time, it wont stay that way...I wish it was that easy!

You will notice an amazing increase in how fast your original articles are indexed! You can also use this tool to test out variations in keyword phrasings, by also using tracking in adsense to see how many impressions you get for slight variations. You could actually backlink an article as many times as you had trackers installed here at hubpages! This isnt for better earnings, but can be used for testing

Familiar with the backlink system now?

Spend a half hour or so and backlink ALL your old hubs and in the future add this quick submission to your final tasks when you publish a hub or article.

After that you should learn about other similar opportunities to get paid to backlink your own content

You should take the time to track your individual traffic sources, if not at the URL level, than at least at the site level, add to oyur channels in the adsense console

JoshuaSunforged ©2009

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    • sunforged profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from

      I didnt check, but if the site now charges, it will no longer be worth most of your time. I do suggest that you find a resource to attempt the method explained above. Some possibilities MIGHT be the hubber owned sites like, or . Although, all three have much stricter editorial standards then Shetoldme.

      In fact, in order to join Xobba you would need an invite code from me or an existing writer. But, the site will give you 90% adsense share and has geo-localizing amazon which is unheard of anywhere else!

    • Pamela N Red profile image

      Pamela N Red 

      7 years ago from Oklahoma

      MikeNV, I noticed that too. I signed up a couple of months a go and finally got an approval a couple weeks a go and SheToldMe now charges.

    • MikeNV profile image


      7 years ago from Henderson, NV

      I just read your article. Unfortunately now you have to pay to sign up in order to post your reviews. The site only pulls about 5K visitors per day so it's likely a poor investment for most part time marketers or writers.

    • MarieOaks profile image


      8 years ago from Mexico

      Thanks so much for the information. I just joined shetoldme, will give it a try!

    • sabrebIade profile image


      8 years ago from Pennsylvania

      For some strange reason my SheToldMe links have suddenly taken off leaving Xomba and Snipsly in the dust.

      So I have to thank you for this Hub!

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      Brian P 

      8 years ago

      Shetoldme is awesome. Do it for backlinks and also long tail keywords. I do not make much from them but I really only have like 15 articles. A couple bucks a month for nothing plus the backlinks.

      You should also look for article directories that you can do this on too.

    • SmartAndFun profile image


      8 years ago from Texas

      Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us newbies! I am bookmarking this and will come back when I'm ready. First I need to figure out what what all the lingo means. Great hub, thanks again.

    • MayG profile image

      May Galnou 

      8 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      HI Sunforged, Thanks for this very useful hub. This whole internet business of back linking and SEOs is like another language to me. I am going to try this tomorrow, but I am not sure what URL I put in and how, so no doubt I will be back with questions that will prove my ignorance! This hub was recommended by someone in the forum.

    • David 470 profile image

      David 470 

      8 years ago from Pennsylvania, United States

      thanks for this hub I have signed up for shetoldme today

    • SteveoMc profile image


      8 years ago from Pacific NorthWest

      I have been using She Told Me for a few weeks now. Thanks for the tips in using it. I get confused easily and need to have some good solid advice on each step I take.

    • adorababy profile image


      8 years ago from Syracuse, NY

      I agree, backlinks are like votes / recommendations to your site. The more backlinks you have, the more votes you have back to your site which actually the back bone of any SEO effort.

    • suny51 profile image


      8 years ago

      lemme give it a try.

    • Boomer60 profile image


      8 years ago

      Just wanted to let you know I just got excepted at shetoldme. Now I am really excited. Now to figure out how to proceed!

    • Boomer60 profile image


      8 years ago

      Just signed up with shetoldme waiting to see if I get approved.

    • Dolores Monet profile image

      Dolores Monet 

      8 years ago from East Coast, United States

      sunforged - sitting here with my notebook, jotting down info. Now that I've started to make money on HP, am ready to make more! Thanks!

    • Lamme profile image


      8 years ago

      Thank you so much for all the great information. I followed your advice and submitted my first scoop. I'm waiting for Chitika acceptance and will then incorporate that as well.

    • sunforged profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from

      yeah, johnny, check this hub out from above:

    • johnyater profile image


      8 years ago from Hamilton, Ohio

      Thanks for the info. This should help out alot with backlinking. I notice that you also use Xomba. Are there any more money earning backlink sites out there that you use?

    • sunforged profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from

      This is the easy backlink method!,lol...hopefully other people will enjoy your writing enough over the years and do backlinking naturally for happens.

      This is the updated backlink method:

    • kea profile image


      8 years ago

      Great info! All the reading I've been doing on backlinks recently has given me a headache! It seems like a lot of work :(

    • ThoughtfulSpot profile image


      8 years ago from PA

      Thanks sunforged! I just signed up for SheToldMe today, and a guide on what I'm doing there is very helpful.

    • She-rah profile image


      9 years ago from Petersburg, IL

      Great info. I'm fairly new and working on backlinking my existing hubs. Thanks!

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      9 years ago

      Holy krikies! Good advice about SheToldMe and the adwords tool. Doing it now. Thanks... bookmarked.

    • prettydarkhorse profile image


      9 years ago from US

      very informative again Sir, thank you, Maita

    • Green Lotus profile image


      9 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      Thumbs up and a bookmark Sunforged. Thanks!

    • GeneralHowitzer profile image

      Gener Geminiano 

      9 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

      Thanks a lot, just bookmarked it!!!

    • happyflower profile image


      9 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks for this info. I have just started to create backlinks to some of my hubs.

      Have now got SheToldMe and Xomba accounts and will continue to add.

      I love these quick and easy methods.

    • Appletreedeals profile image


      9 years ago from Salisbury, Maryland USA

      As usual another great hub, I hope your links have your referral code, as I intend to register using your links.

    • Michael Willis profile image

      Michael Willis 

      9 years ago from Arkansas

      Thanks for another great hub Sunforged. I also use shetoldmeso and like the site. After reading this information, I will remember to use more of the Adsense keyword tool.

    • CMHypno profile image


      9 years ago from Other Side of the Sun

      Very useful information, Sunforged. I do post my Hubs at shetoldme but not sure that I am getting as much out of it as I could.

    • Jenna May Swan profile image

      Jenna May Swan 

      9 years ago

      Cool, it's really simple and they approved me quickly - I thought it would take ages when I read all their blurb.

      Only 200 characters needed though so even better, not 200 words!

    • Jenna May Swan profile image

      Jenna May Swan 

      9 years ago

      Ooh looks interesting, thanks.

    • ThoughtfulSpot profile image


      9 years ago from PA

      Wow! Thanks for the great hub. I'm very new to this... came here to re-capture some enjoyment writing, not to earn, but now I'm fascinated with the whole process and really enjoying the challenge of learning something new. (So new that this is the first time I finally got what SEO was... I keep reading it, but no one has actually written it out in any article I've read yet! lol!) Great article, and understandable to even someone as new as me.

    • Lily Rose profile image

      Lily Rose 

      9 years ago from A Coast

      Another great hub, Sunforged! I joined shetoldme a couple of months ago and submitted several of my hubs but then it kind fell by the wayside. It took a couple of weeks but I finally got all my hubs submitted at Xomba....shetoldme will take a lot longer with the 200 word minimum, but worth it. Thanks for the keyword tool tip, I didn't know you could do that.

    • maryspeller profile image


      9 years ago

      Thank you so much. This will keep me occupied for a day. Will buy you a coffee with the results:)

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      9 years ago


    • Madison22 profile image


      9 years ago from NYC

      Thanks sunforged, I've been curious lately. Very informative!

    • suziecat7 profile image


      9 years ago from Asheville, NC

      Excellent advice. I'm going to try it. Thanks

    • frogdropping profile image


      9 years ago

      Excellent Sunforged. I should make more use of such opportunites. Something I'll focus on in the New Year. I have some genuine one way links, done for me (which is great!) but I could do with implementing more links pointing back at my stuff.

      Cheers - and I hope the missus is in good health :)

    • sunforged profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from

    • jobister profile image


      9 years ago from Anaheim, California

      I use as well but I don't get as many visitors compared to, do you use as well?

    • Hello, hello, profile image

      Hello, hello, 

      9 years ago from London, UK

      Thank you very much for all your help you gave me in this hub.


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