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Hubpages Back Links How To Establish A Backlink Strategy to Increase Traffic

Updated on October 28, 2014

Link building, getting links or backlinks back to your hubpages hubs, is a very useful method to ensure that your hubs receive the best possible volume of traffic for the subject matter covered and keywords contained. I have been a member of the HubPages community for a little over three months at the time of writing. I have been trying to learn from other, more experienced Hubbers and to read articles and glean information from elsewhere on the web. After what felt an eternity of ‘dithering’ when I could not make up my mind what was the best way to do things, I have now developed a clear strategy for Keyword Research and for Back Links Building. I now feel a lot happier because I have a strategy that seems to work (for me at least) and I am seeing my traffic steadily increase, week on week.

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Building lots of links will help you to earn more from your Hubs

Get Organized And Get On With It!

The thing about link building is that it can be incredibly time consuming. I have had to refine my method as my number of hubs increases as I want to spend time researching and writing hubs, not doing boring bookmarking!

So here is what I do to promote and build links and backlinks to my hubs - I needed to get organized, stop 'faffing about', getting nothing done, get a system together to semi-automate my link building and GET ON WITH IT!

My Backlink Strategy

1. First of all, I have now decided that I will not publish a new hub immediately I finish it but will take time refining it, going back and editing it and getting it to be as good as I can get it before publication. The added benefit of this is that a Hub published immediately starts out with a score of 50, if I can keep going back and editing that Hub, I can get it’s starting hubscore up before it gets published, thus giving it a bit of a head-start.

2. Secondly, I use the share this button at the bottom of each hub, to promote the hub on twitter when I publish it. If it is a topical article, or becomes topical (like my hub on the link between gum disease and heart disease), I put out several tweets a day about that hub which has produced good results for me. I was bookmarking to Reddit and Stumbleupon and Digg too - now I just usually use stumbleupon and the Tweet and Like buttons at the top of the page under the title.

Save Time, Get Organized!

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USE A SPREADSHEET TO SEMI-AUTOMATE YOUR LINK BUILDING

I have now set up a spreadsheet to semi-automate my link building and speed up the process of submitting to other sites. I have set it up like this:-

a. Put the URL of each new HubPage in the first column, (the URL of each Hub is the http:// followed by hubpage.com/hub/your-new-new-hub-name and this appears in your browser window at the top of your screen when you are on the page of your hubpage hub. I use this URL when submitting to sites that will not accept a URL for a Hubpages page with the Referral code (your Hubpages URL tracker code) inserted.

b. Put the URL of each new Hubpage in the second column but this time including your tracker code as some bookmarking sites will accept it. I do this because, if a visitor comes to my hub from this bookmark including the URL tracker code, then goes off and joins hubpages or clicks on an ad in another hub they choose to visit, I will get the benefit of the new signup and a share of any adsense revenue for the first 120 minutes of the visit.

c. I then put the title of my hub in column three, a brief description in column four and the tags (keywords to help visitors find my hubs) in column five. I do try to vary the title and the description in my manually submitted bookmarks, but having a template like this, saves having to start from scratch every time. Make sure not to copy something directly out of your hub to use as your description, try to have something unique.

d. Then, I put the name of the Bookmarking sites I want to submit to as the column headings and use the ‘Lock titles function’ to keep these column headings and my first five columns with all the information in, visible all the time. This is easy to do in excel and if you are not sure just type lock titles into the help section and it will show you exactly how to do it.

e. Then, each time I add a bookmark, I just mark it off as done on my spreadsheet – which is very satisfying and you can just copy and paste from your spreadsheet into the bookmarking sites which speeds up the process. NOTE be careful about the keywords though, some sites only take space separated keywords, some comma separated.

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Updated Bookmarking and Backlinking Strategy

Update May 2013

Since I originally published this hub, I have changed my strategy a bit and made some refinements.

What I am trying to do now is to bookmark ALL my hubs, but put the most effort into the ones that appear in the top twenty of Google after a few days.

PInterest

The very first thing I do now is to pin to PInterest. This is the best way for me, of getting traffic to a page that is not ranked in Google yet! If you don't have a PInterest account and would like to get started, contact me via the fanmail section of my profile and you will see there is an option to send me an email. Give me your preferred email address and I will send you an invite to join!

Next, I put bookmarks a few of my favorite sites - these include Delicious and Stumbleupon:(If you want to read a hub that has an exhaustive list of social bookmarking sites, go to The Top Bookmarking Sites That Can Drive High Traffic)

Now, for the Hubs that are doing well in the rankings to start with.

For Hubs that show promise (in other words, I have got my keyword research right!), I write a completely new article based on my Hubpages Article. I post this to Ezine with links back to my hub - if I have written more than one article on a similar theme, I use the Ezine articles resource box that allows you to have two links to place one link for one hub and one for another.

IMPORTANT UPDATE ABOUT BUKISA December 2010

Bukisa has now changed from paying by page impressions (which in my case resulted in only a £2 or so over several months) to an adsense revenue sharing scheme like HubPages. I added my adsense details a couple of weeks ago and have already earned more than in the whole of my time under the previous scheme so Bukisa could well turn out to be a nice little earner too!

What I Don't Do Now!

I no longer use any form of article spinning or article submission service for the purpose of getting backlinks.

I use the Rank Tracker section of Market Samurai - mentioned below, to see how my hubs are doing in the rankings for the keyword phrases I am targeting.

IMAutomator

I am still also using IMAutomator for bookmarking but have the 'lite' version at $2.99 per month which is no longer available. The great thing about IMAutomator is that it trickles the links out at a rate you choose, one a day or one every few days, you don’t get all your links going out at once and this is a much more natural link building profile from the search engine point of view. This is important for small sites just starting out but for hubpages articles I usually choose the links over 10 days option.

Do Follow and No Follow Backlinks

Obviously, the most valuable backlinks are Do Follow as they link back to your site (although I have read that some No Follow Backlinks in the mix make the links you have created look more natural). However, when it comes to commenting on Blogs, or Forums or Social Bookmarking sites in an effort to increase the rankings of your hub or other webpage, there is not much point spending too much time and effort creating links that turn out to be nofollow! I recently downloaded Mozilla Firefox as an alternative browser to Internet Explorer and have found that there are quite a few addons. One useful one is a little extension that you can install and turn on or off in the toolbar as you wish. What it does is highlight links on a page and if they are pink, they are no follow, if they are blue, they are do follow - so for example if you go to a forum and want to know if the links in posts are do follow or no follow, turn the tool on and they will be coloured. If all the links in replies are no follow, you would probably be better spending your time leaving a post on a forum that has do follow links. The tool is called NoDoFollow and you can download it to your Firefox browser from the link provided.

GET FREE BACKLINKS, PROMOTE YOUR HUBS WITH ARTICLE MARKETING

See the 17th November 2010 update above on Article Marketing.

Article marketing to promote your Hubs involves writing short articles about the topic of your hub and submitting it to an article directory with your keywords (tags) as backlinks. Make sure you write UNIQUE content, do not, whatever you do, copy a portion of your hub as a short article. It MUST be original content. If you can then submit to Ezine, Squidoo, Info Barrel or similar, you will be getting what is basically a free advertisement for your hub. Leave the reader wanting more information so that they feel they want to find out more – although the article must be complete in itself.

Ezine articles is an example of a directory that does not allow you to put your links in the body of the article. Instead, you must create your links in the resource box and to do this, you must create an anchor text html hyperlink - which is a lot easier to do than it sounds - if you click the link you will be taken to my hub which has step by step instructions on how to create one and use it to promote your hubs!

June 2012 Update

Since the recent Google Algorithm changes, laughably called friendly-sounding names, 'Panda' and 'Penguin', many site owners who used Article Marketing and Spinning have seen their rankings tumble. This is largely due to the fact that many of the sites on which their articles were placed have been demoted in rank -or even de-indexed completely, thus lowering, or completely obliterating the value of those links.

People who used link building services such as Build My Rank found that the system came crashing down around their ears when Google de-indexed the sites hosting all their links. Other sites and services have been heavily impacted too.

For this reason, I NO LONGER USE any form of AUTOMATED or SPUN article submission and have spent a lot of time trying to clean up and remove links from dubious sources to my sites!

I now favour guest-posting on reputable blogs and web sites as a method for building my sites' credibility. You could investigate myblogguest.com and a service called bloggerlinkup if you also want to check out the possibilities of guest posting.

The online world is changing very fast, some things that used to work, no longer do - and in fact, could get you penalized so be very careful what you do, what 'guru' you follow and my advice would be not to be tempted into any form of paid service that uses any automated method for building links.


COMMENT ON OTHER HUBS

 

Leaving comments on hubs you have enjoyed reading is another great way to promote your own hubs. How?  Your user name is a clickable link back to your profile page.  Other people reading the comments and the author of the hub may very possibly click on the link to your profile and have a look at your hubs.  They may decide to link one of their related hubs to one of yours which is great.

PARTICIPATE IN THE FORUMS

Leaving a comment in the forums on HubPages has the same effect as commenting on other hubs.

Leaving a comment in forums on other sites may also provide you with the opportunity to link back to your hubs.  I have only done this once, so far with hub on car boot sales  where I put a single comment on a forum on a site called Car Boot Junction.  This site has sent 70 visitors to that Hub alone since I did so and the visitors have looked at my profile and some other hubs too.

You can also comment on blogs on relevant topics.  This is not a strategy I have exploited yet as I just have not had time to do so.  However, provided that you are polite, leave a relevant comment that adds something to the article itself, your comment may well be approved and give you the opportunity to gain a link back to your Hub(s).

CREATE LINKS TO OTHER RELEVANT HIGH QUALITY HUBS

If you do this, you not only increase the likelihood of other hubbers linking to your hubs, but you also get the opportunity of inserting your URL tracker in the link which enables you to benefit from a share of any adsense revenue generated by the visitor who clicks that link during the next 120 minutes.

I am sure that there are lots of other things I could be doing as well as those outlined in this Hub. I am also certain that there are things I am doing wrong. But the important thing from my point of view is that I am doing something. It is so easy to get so 'bogged down' with all the information that there is available. Much of it is conflicting and I was feeling that my head was going to explode with trying to assimilate it all.

So, I decided that I would just have to make up my mind, decide what to do, devise my own strategy and stick to it. Of course, I am learning how to work smarter, not harder, not to spend time on things that do not get me anywhere. I have a few Hubbers whose work has inspired and informed me - I have my heroes but won't embarrass them by mentioning their names here!

I am not just burying my head in the sand now that I have a strategy though. I am open to new ideas and am trying to spend some time each day reading some information, or watching a video that could help me to do better. I am hoping for some excellent critical comments on this hub from other Hubbers! I am serious about building an income online and am loving HubPages as a place to do just that!

On thing that is brilliant about hubpages is that if you work at the backlinking and your hub has good information and is viewed by Google as being somewhere that a reader is going to get great value and information, you will be rewarded with good page rank. This hub, for example is currently at pr 3 - what this enables you to do is to use the hub to provide a link to help other hubs or other sites you are building. I am currently trying to improve my ranking for the phrase pop up displays on my website about trade shows and trade show stands so a dofollow link from a pr3 page would have helped me out pre the latest Google Penguin algorithm change. Now, I would only use hubpages hubs on a relevant topic to the page I was linking to in order to create a backlink - anything else might very well prove counter-productive!

Not a member of HubPages yet?

 What are you waiting for?  Get on over to the Join HubPages page and find out how you can earn from your writing on HubPages and become part of the HubPages community!

Did You Find This Hub Helpful?

 If you found this information helpful, useful or both, would you please take a moment to help me publicise it by clicking the Tweet or Like (or both) buttons at the top of the hub just under the title.  All comments, especially the critical ones are welcome, I am here to learn too!

Do Not Let The Huge Amount Of Information Available Overwhelm You

It is easy when first starting out to get overwhelmed by all the information available - especially as quite a lot of it seems to be conflicting. Work out what you want to do and formulate your own backlink strategy do your keyword research and make the most of the wonderful free help and advice that is a tremendous resource in the forums here on hubpages from people who have probably forgotten more than I will ever know and are 'walking the walk', not just 'talking the talk'! I have been really grateful for all the help I have received.

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    vance neary 6 months ago from England

    A very nice and well written article, I will definitely start building back links to my hubs

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    Alison Graham 4 years ago from UK

    findwholeness, thank you for your comment and for alerting me to the fact that despite editing this hub recently, I had omitted to remove the section about social monkee - which I no longer use for the reason you highlighted. Alison

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    Kristine McAdams 4 years ago from Midwest

    On that social monkee tool, are the backlinks they make on sites that are relevant to your content? I'd be wary of being penalized by Google with that.

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    Astlyr 4 years ago

    Being new on the site, is interesting to see who things have evolved, what used to work before doesn't work now.

    Reading about how you adapted to all those changes, is of great value to new users, you smoothed out the terrain for us.

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    Educateurself 4 years ago

    Full of information I really enjoyed to read this hub and get more information compare to other hubs. Thank you so much for sharing.

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    Megan Sisko 4 years ago from SW Florida

    Holy cow! This is a ton of information and exactly what I've been searching for.

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    Willette 5 years ago from Michigan

    My Lord! This is one very detailed, very informative and informational hub. You did a great job on this one. Keep on hubbing!

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    Dawn Gagnon 5 years ago from South Carolina

    Excellent information here thank you so much!

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    William Benner 5 years ago from Savannah GA.

    wow, so much information but so little time! This one hub that I MUST read over over again to grasp fully! Thanks, I will share it!

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    Hillary 5 years ago from Atlanta, GA

    Thanks so much! I've been searching for articles on back linking and nofollow links and this is one of the best for creating traffic. Bookmarked and rated up and useful!

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    Alison Graham 5 years ago from UK

    thanks @free-seotools, glad you found the information helpful. Alison

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    free-seotools 5 years ago from Portugal

    This is the most detailed hub I have found so far. You've given me some great ideas. Thanks

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    Willow81 5 years ago from United States

    This is very useful information. I am new at Hubpages and this information is going to help me out a lot. Thanks so much.

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    Jasmine 5 years ago

    There's a discussion going on about this latest change in one of admin's latest journals (currently, the link is at the bottom of the front page). Check out Seekyt's new look - the upgrades and new design brought the site to a higher level. It looks so professional, elegant and it's more user friendly!

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    Alison Graham 5 years ago from UK

    @vox vocis, thank you very much for the update regarding seekyt

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    Jasmine 5 years ago

    I've had this page in my bookmarks for quite some time now and never got the chance to read it in detail (which I finally did :)) I appreciate people who take the time and effort to write really useful content and help other writers in the community. I'll check out your article directory any time soon. I just wanted to add that Seekyt is no longer a bookmarking site; a few days ago the admin informed everybody that external links are turned into nofollow links because people continued using the site for easy backlinks (which produced a lot of low-quality content on the site and a regular flow of spammers). I'm OK with this decision because I think that Seekyt is worth the time and effort to write original content and make money while doing it!

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    SusieQ42 5 years ago

    Excellent source of info! I wondered about the tracking referral code. I'll bookmark this and come back later. Thanks.

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    jenubouka 5 years ago

    WOOOOWWW! Tons of information, so of course I bookmarked the hub and all of the incredible links and referrals to other hubs. Your are so efficient with your rhythm as far as linking, back linking and so on.

    I really can't thank you enough for all this great and forth right information.

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    kmuise 5 years ago from Laurel, MD and Bedford, MA

    geezum lice....Awesome Hub! Probably one of the best that I have read. I am such a lazy back linker that I'm starting to find that I should spend about 50% of my writing contebnt, 25% backlinking and the rest broken up between research and stuff.

    Thanks much for this!

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    Shasta Matova 5 years ago from USA

    Wow there is a lot of information here on marketing your hubs. I will definitely have to do these. Thanks!

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    Dr Rockpile 6 years ago from USA

    Wow, you do have quite the backlinking strategy! Thanks for sharing what you do so thoroughly.

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    Patti Riggs Hale 6 years ago from Burdette, Arkansas

    Thanks for this! I am just beginning the process of trying to set up a plan myself and this gives me quite a few pointers. Will be reading more of your hubs to get more info.

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    editor_zadmail 6 years ago

    What a wonderful hub!! Truly it is one of the most useful and complete hubs, i have come across... Loved it..

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    prabhujot 6 years ago from Bangalore

    I love this hub page though it is very lengthy yet very informative. I will start to follow the spreadsheet and I forsee that it will benefit me. Thanks for the nice post.

    https://hubpages.com/living/Hamilton-Beach-70610-r...

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    Alison Graham 6 years ago from UK

    Thanks Tarun, your site is lovely!

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    Tarun 6 years ago

    Thanks very much for providing useful information.

    I will use this techniques to optimize my site named

    http://www.taufkleid-taufanzug.de/taufkleider/somm...

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    Alison Graham 6 years ago from UK

    Thanks Joe, it is a bit of a 'work in progress' and I am making changes all the time - but it is great to have a plan to start with!

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    Zach 6 years ago from Colorado

    Hands down this is the best article that I have read on setting up a backlinking strategy. The information presented is very understandable, especially for beginners like myself. I can't wait to put your technique to use. I'll most definitely be bookmarking your hub.

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    Discover2020 6 years ago from Florida, USA

    Great information Alison. I could definitely use this as I just started out. Thanks!

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    Jennifer Hall 6 years ago from Florida

    Great advice for someone just starting out. Thanks so much for sharing!

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    Christopher J Wood 6 years ago from Florida, USA

    Very informative hub, well written. As a newbie to all of this, I will try some of your suggestions.

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    Alison Graham 6 years ago from UK

    Hi Romano, you are absolutely right! I have facebook and twitter incorporated into my posterous autoposting so my accounts there get updated with whatever I am promoting!

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    Romano Arnesto 6 years ago from Philippines

    How about Facebook and Twitter? I can't stop sharing it or tweeting it. It's the best back links, so far!

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    rihsam10 6 years ago

    well done.fantastic hub. i enjoyed reading this hub.

    https://hubpages.com/community/gethightraffic

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    Alison Graham 6 years ago from UK

    Thank you Greg, I really appreciate you leaving a comment here. Rhisam, thanks too for leaving a comment - I am sorry for the delay in replying.

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    Greg Sage 6 years ago from Orlando, Florida

    Voted up.

    Some of the most solid info I've found.

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    rihsam10 6 years ago

    great hub alison

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    Alison Graham 6 years ago from UK

    Good luck with your hubbing, glad to hear that you have drawn the same conclusions as myself with regard to backlinks building. With regard to choosing niches or micro niches, I have chosen to build websites rather than creating them here on hubpages. So far that strategy is turning out to be more profitable - but a lot of work!

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    dablufox 6 years ago from Australia

    Excellent hub, I have learned all of this through experimenting myself and stealing snippets from other experienced hubbers like yourself.

    It goes without saying you really have to productive and be prepared to do a lot of writing and reading. I love the spreadsheet idea and in fact I though about doing this for myself just to keep track and record my backlinks.

    I love seekyt, mainly because the content gets indexed within 24 hours and provides an unusually high serps

    ranking for new content.

    The only thing I would add is that you be selective with your chosen nich, or rather micro niche. Hubpages is a perfect platform for micro niche marketing where you target very narrow niche markets which don't have overwhelming competition, of course this means selecting the right keyword phrase.

    After reading your hub I feel I'm travelling in the right direction.

    All the Best!

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    Alison Graham 6 years ago from UK

    Hi Deidre, welcome to HubPages and I look forward to reading more of your hubs as you publish them.

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    Deirdre R 6 years ago

    Brilliant tips Alison - bookmarked!

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    Glen619 6 years ago from Camden, New Jersey

    good tips and points mentioned i found the firefox nodofollow plugin really helpful.

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    Alison Graham 6 years ago from UK

    Thanks for your comment on my backlink strategy hub Philuc

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    Philuc 6 years ago from Quito, Ecuador

    I have bookmarked your hub as it is full of information - I also like the fact that you add updates. Please continue to do so and thanks for sharing.

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    Alison Graham 6 years ago from UK

    Hi Patkay, I would be interested to hear what you think of Social Monkee and the results you get as I only know a few people using it so far. It seems good - although I only have the free membership at the moment.

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    Patrick Kamau 6 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

    Thanks alot Alison Graham. I have started experimenting on Social Monkee. Hope it works fine.

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    Alison Graham 6 years ago from UK

    Thanks Patkay, hope you find it useful.

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    Patrick Kamau 6 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

    That is great information you have offered. Thanks for sharing.

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    Pro Safety Supplies, LLC 6 years ago

    Saving this one. Valuable info. Thanks.

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    avantgaard 6 years ago

    Wow! You offer a wealth of information! Thank you for sharing. I have bookmarked this...looking forward to future blogs.

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    vashal 6 years ago

    Very comprehensive, informative article. Thanks!

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    Alison Graham 6 years ago from UK

    Thank you onenewbrazil, you have some really great hubs - I am looking forward to reading more.

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    onenewbrazil 6 years ago from Edmond, OK

    Nice content. I hope it help me grow my hub. Thanks.

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    Alison Graham 6 years ago from UK

    bgamall, thanks for your comment, pleased to hear about your success with twitter - I always publish comments! (unless they're spam!)

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    Gary Anderson 6 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

    FYI, and you don't have to publish this, spinning is just now frowned upon by Google, FYI. Also, I have a better success with twitter with hashtags and with posting on a high traffic site (I write for Business Insider) than I did with IM Automator. I think it helped some but I don't use it any more out of the fear factor. Nice reading your information, Alison. Take care.

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    Alison Graham 6 years ago from UK

    thank you saintodd for your comment. I am very behind with my hubpages writing and will be getting back to writing more very soon. I hope that the information here will be helpful to you as you grow your hubpages presence.

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    saintodd 6 years ago from Suffolk, VA

    Voted up and ranked. It took me twice as long to get to the bottom of the comment link then it did to read your article. What an amazing response. I enjoyed your post, I've book marked it and will continue to use it as I build my hubpages. I've been trying to come up with a system to stream line my backlinks etc. I've just recently joined HubPages and I've come to learn that it's the Hubbers who have a long term focus that are successful. Thanks for giving me a great tool, this hub, to work from. Keep writing. saintodd

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    vanidiana 6 years ago from Depok, Indonesia

    Excellent hub! I really thank you for sharing these important IM strategies. I must admit I'm kind of lazy to put important IM notes in a notepad, word, or spreadsheet. Thanks again, I think I really have to fix my IM strategies.

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    Alison Graham 6 years ago from UK

    Thanks Doc for your comment, as mentioned above, there is an update in the pipeline! Alison

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    Doc Wordinger 6 years ago from Manchester, UK

    This was the hub I kept returning too when trying to get my head around the basics of backlinking. I'm not there yet but at least I've made some progress. Thanks Alison.

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    Alison Graham 6 years ago from UK

    creating backlinks is something that I have been doing a lot of lately, there is a new hub in the pipeline! Thanks for your comment Donna.

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    Donna Wallace 6 years ago from North Carolina

    Thank you for the helpful link on creating backlinks. I also use a spreadsheet to organize my backlinks, and I am always looking for more ways to promote my articles. Thank you for your insightful hub.

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    scheng1 6 years ago

    I have not heard of Seekyt. I hope this site can last long, so that it becomes an authority site.

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    Forum Admin 6 years ago

    wow, great hub with lots of interaction. I have been trying to find places to post my links and decided to make a forum to post free links to all referral and affiliate sites. Thanks for all the Info.

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    Alison Graham 6 years ago from UK

    Treasuresofheaven, thanks os much for your kind comment - hope you get lots of increased traffic - don't forget to check your article stats to see where your traffic is coming from and use the information.

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    Sima Ballinger 6 years ago from Michigan

    Loads of good information here. Thanks, I will bookmark this. I am working on increasing traffic to my Hubs.

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    Alison Graham 6 years ago from UK

    bitzli, you are very welcome and, WELCOME to Hubpages too!

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    bitzli 6 years ago from Switzerland

    Thanks for the hint on the Firefox add on. Great tool. I heard about it but never got to try it.

    http://www.bitzli.com

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    Alison Graham 6 years ago from UK

    thanks creativelycc. With regard to the spreadsheet, I am now experimenting with using the spreadsheet in google docs - this way I can access the information from any computer. Another good thing about using a spreadsheet is that it is really satisfying ticking things off as you do them. It's a nice feeling!

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    Carrie L. Cronkite 6 years ago from Maine

    Excellent hub Alison, I learned much. Particularly liked the idea of using a spread sheet for organization. That is my number one problem, not having a good organization system with my hubs. I'll refer to this hub from time to time to get on gear with organization. Thank you very much!

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    Alison Graham 6 years ago from UK

    Thanks cillam, hope you find it helpful.

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    cillam 6 years ago

    This is really good info thanks.

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    Alison Graham 6 years ago from UK

    Thanks fresh2def05, that's very kind of you, thanks for the follow too!

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    fresh2def05 6 years ago from Louisville, Ky

    This is probably the best hub I've read on back linking. A wealth of information and very well put together. Voted up, bookmarked and I'm now following you! Thanks again.

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    Alison Graham 6 years ago from UK

    thanks Kirt, let me know how you get on with your backlinking strategy.

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    kprimeaux 6 years ago from Houston TX

    Sorry, realized I wasn't signed in....Still my hero. You have really great content and I am learning from each of your hubs. Thank you.

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    Kirt 6 years ago

    You're my hero.

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    Alison Graham 6 years ago from UK

    Hey thanks Ironracer - you are very welcome. Let me know how you get on! :0)

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    Ironracer 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

    What a wealth of great information! Thanks for putting all this together in such a clear and thorough manner. You rock :) Cheers.

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    Alison Graham 6 years ago from UK

    Thank you Roffi, let me know how you get on - it would be great to hear. Alison

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    Roffi Grandiosa 6 years ago from Bandung, Indonesia

    this is a very informative hub! I guess i should try steps above to increase traffic to my hubs. Thanks!

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    Alison Graham 6 years ago from UK

    Thanks Autumn Lynn, the thing is to just try and do a little bit at a time, I found that I got overwhelmed and ended up doing nothing but as soon as I started taking a little step forward, everything started falling into place. I cannot recommend Shane Melaugh's Backlink Battleplan too highly if you want sound advice (link on my profile page and this hub)

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    Autumn Lynn 6 years ago from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

    This hub has great information. A little overwhelming for me still but you are the first person to break it down so completely which is so helpful. Thank you. I am hoping as I start to develop a backlinking plan everything will start to sink in. Best of luck to you with all your projects.

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    Alison Graham 6 years ago from UK

    Thank you Tammy L, glad you found the information useful, I can definitely recommend Shane Melaugh's Backlink Battleplan Course if you want to learn more about building backlinks without having to spend more money on software as the course only uses free resources.

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    Tammy L 6 years ago from Jacksonville, Texas

    Very informative, Alison. Thank you. I knew backlinking was quite a bit of work but you make it not so overwhelming.

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    Alison Graham 6 years ago from UK

    Thanks Katie, will take a look at Free Traffic Systems - thanks for the tip.

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    Katie Blake 6 years ago

    Great information that you have shared with us all here, I will like to send you a special "thank you". The internet is a great tool and I appreciate all of us that are able to give eachother a helping hand, as well as some great tips. I use IMAutomator and love it. I also use Free Traffic Systems which is rather very similar to it. I am going to give a few of the other things a try here that you have suggested. Thanks again

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    Alison Graham 6 years ago from UK

    thanks aneesharyan, from looking at your profile and who you are following, it is certain that you have learned a lot here on hubpages already - but you do not have to be perfect before you write your first hub, you can always go back in and edit it when you learn something new that will improve it or a new tweak that might help it to do better in the search engines or with adsense. I am eager to read your first hub and I look forward to you publishing it!

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    aneesharyan 6 years ago

    Outstanding hub, this is indeed a Mecca of information for the newbies like me.

    Thanks a zillion

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    Alison Graham 6 years ago from UK

    swoopo, thanks for your comment, please see my reply chinemeremz above regarding twitter - I have not used voonee (yet!!!!)

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    Alison Graham 6 years ago from UK

    Chinemeremz, thank you so much for your lovely comment - a great suggestion to create an ebook, thank you.

    There is another update to this post, talking about using Amplify. I have created an Amplify account, set up other accounts within it, including Friendfeed and my Posterous account - I share the hub URL with Amplify and then it automatically shares with the other accounts, shares with Posterous and all the accounts I have got set up to autopost with posterous (including twitter) - this method has really given my traffic a big boost!

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    swoopo 6 years ago

    also register on twitter and voonee that way your twitter and voonee account will be indexed into search engine make sure you add your links in your profiles

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    chinemeremz 6 years ago

    Hi Allison, there seems to be nothing to say as regards how excellent this hub is, one of the best I've read in a long while.

    It'll take me a couple of months to assimilate everything.

    If I might add or is it suggest, don't you think you should compile this info in ebook format and place it on ebook directories where users can download it for free?

    This is so because this info can go more viral, and come to think of it useful information like this written in clear terms are hard to come by these days.

    One more thing, you did not add friendfeed.com's service, where you can parse multiple feeds from sites where you write on a single interface.

    Thanks Allison, you are one hell of a genius.

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    Alison Graham 6 years ago from UK

    Hi douglas, I use IMAutomator to automate the social bookmarking side of things - everything else is done manually by me. I prefer to remain in control of the process - the brilliant thing is that I have found is, that some of my hubs have been linked to by other sites and articles promoting my hubs have been republished, gaining me links I did not have to create myself!

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    douglas11 6 years ago from Decatur Il

    great article I to use the spread sheet. I find by using the spread sheet i can accurately keep track of what i am doing but i am not in to the automated process i still spend lots of time looking for good places to link from. thanks for the the info

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    Alison Graham 6 years ago from UK

    Hi Rebecca, you beat me to it, I have been planning an update to this Hub to include Bukisa as I am now posting to Bukisa and getting good rankings (and a few pennies!)

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    Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

    Alison-- I found that works well for bukisa and it is quick, and you do make money as a result ( per qualified page impressions...) great idea.

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    Alison Graham 6 years ago from UK

    Thanks Indika for your kind comment, glad you found the information on creating a backlink strategy to drive more traffic to hubpages articles helpful.

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    IndikaT 6 years ago from Kandy,Sri Lanka

    Very valuable information. Bookmarked for further reference. Thank you!

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     6 years ago

    Good hub.