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How to Create Backlinks to Help Search Engines Find Your HubPages

Updated on April 17, 2012

How to Create Backlinks

Create backlinks that will attract targeted visitors to your hubpages.
Create backlinks that will attract targeted visitors to your hubpages.

Your Hubs Won't Make Money if Search Engines Can't Find Them

Backlinks are very important when it comes to making money on HubPages. Why? Backlinks are road maps that lead search engines to your HubPages. By building links back to your HubPages you are giving search engines instructions on how to get there. If your content is optimized with keywords, you may end up at the top of a search engines results. How do you accomplish linkbuilding that produces top placement results? There are many different sites that can be used for linkbuilding. I'm going to start off with the easiest forms.

  1. RSS Directories RSS feeds are used by many to keep up with certain topics. Many bloggers and journalists subscribe to certain keywords to receive fresh content throughout the day. Submit your hubpages rss feed to as many rss directories as possible. Most of the top rss directories have a high page rank. The best part is you only need to submit your rss feed once. However, be sure to ping your hubpages feed after publishing a new hub. The rss directories will pick them up soon after your ping.
  2. Social Bookmarking Sites Social bookmarking sites are a great way to share content with people that share similar interests. You also benefit from site's page rank. They also help your new hubs be indexed very quickly. Unfortunately, you have to submit them regularly. However, you can automate your social bookmarking which is a huge time saver!
  3. Forums There are hundreds of forums on the internet. Find a few forums that pertain to your hub's topic and link to one from your signature. Make sure you use the keyword as your anchor text. (This is why I always recommend you link your similar hubs to each other. That way, you only need to link to one of your hubs. The reader will easily follow your inbound linking to find the rest).
  4. Social Media Sites These are the easiest ways to share your hubs and get a link. Sites like Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and FriendFeed will help your hubs get indexed almost immediately. I have all my social media accounts linked to each other, so that I post on all my accounts from one place. (I will be writing a hub about that time saving site. Look for it soon!)
  5. Article Directories These sites have high page rank, but most importantly Google LOVES them. Their favorite articles directories are, goarticles and articlesbase. The beauty of these sites is that other people can copy and paste your article on their site, creating another backlink. You can get hundreds of backlinks from one article! (The down side is that you have to write more original content.)

Creating backlinks to your hubs is not difficult. It is a process that will become easier with time. Don't forget, creating links is the same as creating a map that leads search engines to your hubs.  Take action and make your hubs more profitable today!

I hope you found this information useful.  Please, consider rating this hub and sharing it on your favorite social bookmarking sites.  Thanks in advance!

Example of Search Engine Results for SuperMom in NY

This image shows the search engine results for my username.  Notice how the social media and social bookmarking sites outrank my websites.
This image shows the search engine results for my username. Notice how the social media and social bookmarking sites outrank my websites.

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      supermom_in_ny 4 years ago from NY

      @Alise- Evon There definitely is a lot to learn. Google algorithms change all the time, so what worked one month may not work six months later. The best thing to do is to diversify backlinks. Do not jump on the latest fad when creating links. Try to get links from a variety of sources and your properties should survive algorithm changes. I find that getting a nice amount of backlinks from forums, social network sites, web 2.0 properties and blogs works well. I still get traffic to lenses, hubs and blog posts I wrote several years ago!

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      Alise- Evon 4 years ago

      Oh, there is so much to learn! Thank you for taking time to help us out.

      Voted useful.

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @mecheshier You're welcome. Hope it brings you lots of traffic... and money! ;)

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      mecheshier 5 years ago

      Some great info here. Thank you

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @free-seotools Thanks for stopping by. I'm glad that you found the information useful.

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      free-seotools 5 years ago from Portugal

      I've noticed a lot of older hubs that seem ignored by google. These hubs are PR n/a which must be quite difficult to achieve on Hubpages. My hubs all update to PR0 (and higher after Google updates) within days of publication. This hub points out some things that help to get indexed and there accrue PR. Nice work.

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      @rajan jolly Thank you! ;)

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Supermom excellent tips again. Voted up, awesome and useful. Shared. Thanks for such a wonderful hub.

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      mike6181 7 years ago

      Thanks for some great info. I intend to implement the suggestions.

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      MA Real estate attorney 7 years ago

      I'm an attorney in MA and I'm learning just how important backlinking is in my profession. Thanks.

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      DallasNicole 7 years ago

      Thanks! Always learn a lot from you!

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      financial domination 7 years ago

      Backlinking is still important in Google's eyes however Google Caffeine started this year hinting that fresh content will be holding more weight than previous years. Backlinking will always be prominent in SEO regardless. Howelse will Google know you're an authority for your keyword/topic..

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      chinemeremz 7 years ago

      back linking happens to be the sermon on every online writer's lips.

      Back linking can only be effective depending on the quality of the site you are adding the back link to and page rank and other page and site analytics like Alexa and quantcast rank can also come into play.

      Spreading links sporadically on every site could be considered as spam going by Google's new algorithm of rating sites based on PR and of course back links.

      Thanks for your hub, this is a good hub I recommend for voting up!

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      Aubrey Harris 7 years ago

      I am just getting my head around whether is it useful and worthwhile trying to ping my comments, articles etc. I think I would allow Google and other search engines take its course. I am sorry for the tiny URL. I am protecting my website. I really like your hubpage because it is clean, clear and easy to look at. have a great day.

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      Tanzz Mohd 7 years ago

      Useful information. Backlinks is indispensable in our SEO efforts. Cheers

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      facesweet 7 years ago

      thx for the information

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      pt21 7 years ago from Birmingham

      Great hub and very useful info, thanks!

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      L M Reid 7 years ago from Ireland

      Yes I find it is better for more people to read the hubs when i use defferent tags when posting these links for backlinks. It all helps to get traffic and get higher up the search engines

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      adorababy 7 years ago from Syracuse, NY

      You are definitely spot on. Backlinks are like votes to your site. The more backlinks, the better ranking.

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      hoov45 7 years ago from Denham Springs, Louisiana

      I agree Supermom...It's all about the links after good content of course. Thanks for the great hub.

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      FindYourSearch 7 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Good tips. One thing to note: Many forums (most, in fact) have "no-follow" tags on their users' signature blocks, which means that links from there don't actually help with the search engines directly. Even so, this tactic is still useful as it encourages human visits (which you talked about), boosting your traffic and increasing the likelihood that one of those visitors will link to your site - hopefully with a followed link this time! :)

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      reddog1027 7 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      Thanks for the info. Now that I am better acquainted with Hubpages its time to focus on the money end of things. I have bookmarked this hub.

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      Rob 7 years ago

      Thanks for all the tips on how to create backlinks! This hub has been very helpful in helping me get started.

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      fucsia 7 years ago

      very useful info. Thank's

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      supermom_in_ny 7 years ago from NY


      The more backlinks you get, the better. Just try to use different titles and tags for each article directory. I made that mistake and it negated the submissions. The gurus never tell you that! Come to think of it, the gurus just want to sell you software without explaining how to use it...

      Good luck!

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      jesse 7 years ago

      Great info! Do you feel like its enough to just submit original content to the top 4 or 5 directories or does it make a real difference to submit to 100 lesser directories with article submission software?

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      supermom_in_ny 7 years ago from NY


      I wrote a separate hubpage explaining do follow blog commenting:

      Enjoy :)

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      scheng1 7 years ago

      You miss out blog commenting. It is an easier method than article submission to directories.

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      supermom_in_ny 7 years ago from NY

      @seryhu It depends on how competitive the keyword is. Most of my keywords are very compettive, so I spend a lot of time link building. They are also very profitable. Why write about topics that require more links? I do it because that's what I know. If I could write about less competitive keywords, I would...

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      supermom_in_ny 7 years ago from NY

      @scheng You're right, article submission can be time consuming. Fortunately, I use two sites that semi automate the process. As far as forums go, I only use the most popular forums. They get traffic everyday and are visited by Google bots regularly. Will be sharing these resources in future hubpages. Stay tuned!

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      Internetwriter62 7 years ago from Marco Island, Florida

      Very informative. I am still trying to get the hang of back linking. With Hubs like yours I'm sure I will be successful.

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      seryhu 7 years ago from Canada

      Very good information. How much backlinking is necessary though

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      scheng1 7 years ago

      Personally I prefer blog commenting and forum discussion. I find article submission too time consuming.

      In term of participating in forums, I find that certain forums are not effective, since the visitors do not click on the links, and threads are not active.

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      supermom_in_ny 7 years ago from NY





      You are all very welcome!

      For another place to get free backlinks add your hubpages to this site:

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      L M Reid 7 years ago from Ireland

      This is so helpful. Thank you for sharing this info with us. I will be trying out your suggestions asap. Thks

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      Patrick Collins 8 years ago

      good advice thanks!

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      Bode'wadmi 8 years ago

      Ni Je Na? (How are you?)

      Megwetch (Thank you) nin will try.



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      supermom_in_ny 8 years ago from NY

      You are very welcome. Don't forget to come back here and share youir results.


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      Glenn Stok 8 years ago from Long Island, NY

      I started checking on a couple of article directories you mentioned. Thanks for all the info you put in here. It's all very helpful.