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Maximizing the Potential for Hubs to Benefit from Back links

Updated on November 2, 2014

The right back links are responsible for tons of traffic and revenue if done correctly

More traffic means more money in most cases. Bringing the right experience to your readers ensures a repeat customer or returning reader.
More traffic means more money in most cases. Bringing the right experience to your readers ensures a repeat customer or returning reader. | Source
Search engines love it when relevant subject matter comes together with linking.
Search engines love it when relevant subject matter comes together with linking.
Readers enjoy the experience more when they have an added benefit of the right material joined to your Hub.
Readers enjoy the experience more when they have an added benefit of the right material joined to your Hub.

Get the most juice out of your hubs back links

According to millions of various articles and blog posts getting back links is supposed to be a simple process. However, getting the right backlinks to make your content grow in a positive direction from linking to other relevant content is a process. As a writer always search for ways to maximize the results of any material connected with your work through a link. The right ways will increase your content's search engine rankings, your hub score and bring in more readers or traffic.

This particular hub is very beneficial for a new writer in this community. Though even some veteran writers with the site will gain some useful information for strategizing the best way to use back links to your content.

Follow these methods to find ways to optimize joining other articles and Hubs to your wonderful content to make them better.

What keywords to link inside of your Hub

When you use the “suggest links” tool you should link only to nouns. No adjectives or adverbs. Although the link tool is capable of reading up to six words of content for linking purposes, the best results are found when inserting a link to a noun or a two word phrase. Locate the keyword nouns in your Hub and create back links.

Keywords and keyword phrases are ideal. Sidestep too many links. For approximately every three hundred words add one link.

The highest Hub score is not always the best choice

Don’t always make it a habit to use the linked content with the highest Hub score or the first article coming up in the search results. Tons of Hubbers only using these particular articles actually hurt their Hub and scoring on the Hubpages site. A reader is searching for relative material which adds to their experience. Find material which gives something more to your article in a positive manner. One closely related to the keyword or phrase chosen is the best choice.

The first result is not always the best selection. The chosen URL offering a reader more quality material associated with your Hub delivers more to their encounter. This is how using keywords improves back links.

Your personal Hubs are not always the best selection

It is very tempting to even connect your personal Hubs with keywords and phrases. Lots of writers organize their content in niches. This works because experience and skills are typically in related content. Although it is tempting to always choose your own work to promote other Hubs, it is not always the best pick.

There are circumstances when it is okay to put the two articles together. Yet, be certain they are indeed enhancing each other before making the choice. More link juice comes with using other writers material versus your own.

Search engines reward related content

Search engines recognize if one piece of content correlates to another. When you take the time to make certain it does, search engine ranking improves. gives the reader more to maximize your back links.

For instance, you are writing a Hub about beautiful skin techniques . You select the noun "skin" for back linking. The highest result provided through the back linking tool results in a URL which is about skin rashes for dogs . This is not content related to your Hub, even though the writer has a Hub score of 93. Making a back link to this content will not add to the reader's experience.

The closest Hub relating to your content is taking care of your skin in summer months with a Hub score of 76. This is the link to select to maximize your content with search engines as well as with Hubpages.

Things not to do

Don’t-over saturate any article with back links. The site and search engines sees this as spamming and will lower your Hub score. Spamming is a no-no and could possibly result in a ban from the site

Don’t-link to words related to subjects which are way to general. An example would be using the keyword sky, website, etc. Produce back links more specific to your particular content. Try using predawn sky or home improvement website.

Don’t-use links only to your own hubs. If you have related hubs, be sure use them. However, again you are building credibility and search engine rankings so linking to other great content is good for increasing Hub scores as well

Dont-dont buy back links. This is a definite no-no and frowned upon by Google and other search engines. Create your own. Any writer buying backlinks will find some juice in the short run, but in the long run it is not worth it. Get back link the healthy way by creating them yourself.

Things to do to make a terrific piece of content for linking

Do-write a great summary that includes some of your keywords or keyword phrases

Do-make certain you using the correct category for your material. When searching for other content categories are recognized with the Hub tool

Do-link to your personal website or blog if there is related content. Hub pages are a great content authority and will increase your traffic as well as search engine juice for your site or blog. Hubpages has a great page rank and making a back link to your site or blog potentially increases the page rank of that content

Do- If you receive notifications of broken links review the hub and add a new link as soon as possible.

Do-remember there are two ways to add back links. You can use the linking tool or manually link when you edit your written content with the back link icon found at the top of the edit page. If you have one of your own hubs you know is relevant manually linking your hub works better than searching through quite a few other articles to find the best choice.

You can link to your own content. One way to maximize this technique is shown in the hub for referral links and maximizing these An-Easy-Explanation-of-How-to-Create-a-Referral-Tracker

In conclusion

These are simple, quick and easy methods to create your hub back links which maximize other content joined to your material. As your writing experience grows and you find better methods to create those back links, please share with the rest of us Hubbers.

Remember your Hub will be here for weeks, months and years to come. Therefore, make the most of all of those backlinks.

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    • DeborahNeyens profile image

      Deborah Neyens 

      6 years ago from Iowa

      Very useful information. Thanks.

    • Injured lamb profile image

      Injured lamb 

      6 years ago

      Thanks so much for this helpful hub of yours smcopywrite...Well, I have taken note for the do's and dont's...hope I can be on the track soon...

    • eye say profile image

      eye say 

      6 years ago from Canada

      excellent, I think I get it now, off I go...


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