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On the bottom of this Hub another Hubber shares their story of how they were losing traffic because people were being redirected to other Hubs with no relevance.
Everyone, we all need to check our links occasionally and we all need to report to the search engines when we are not taken to the proper Hub, blog or website. I suggest you check all of your URLs from other Domains.
Another update for all of you......................
OK, since mid June I have received a handful of nasty and angry either email, comments or fan mail sharing with me how they feel about this Hub. Oh well folks, you don't have to agree. You can simply disagree and move on.
There have been a few comments sent to me which I will not approve. I have every right not to approve a comment. I have contacted Hubpages about this and they simply feel people are entitled to voice their opinions. I happen to agree.
I also would like to inform any of you who would like to read an update from another Hubber. She too has contact Hubpages and she received the same answer. We all have the right to voice our opinions and if you don't agree, tough. We can agree to disagree. Way to go Hubpages. Thank you. Click Here to view the update. Until next time folks, enjoy the rest of the summer. Keep writing, keep growing and stay happy all.
I thought I would share with you that I wrote a new Hub about external links taking traffic away from you. It's a short and to the point Hub. I explain to you how many Hubbers have been linking their unsername comments to take a person outside of Hubpages and I explain how it helps people who practice using this method of Internet Marketing helps them receive a higher ranking within the Search Engines.
It took a few days for the search engines to disconnect or take down URLs which were using my URL to redirect traffic to them. Reporting search abuse works.
I want all of you to know my revenue has increased already.
I created a test blog last week. I wrote great content, connected many of my links to it, linked my feed and used the best fitting keywords. I was indexed on page one of Google and Yahoo within days. Already someone was redirecting traffic from my blog URL to their blog or website. I have already reporting them and most have been taken down.
I will keep you updated. I'm doing extensive research and I've learned a whole lot. I'll be back to share with you what I have learned and how you can report anyone stealing traffic from you. Have a good day.
I Always Knew This Day Would Come
I learned a hard lesson. I always knew someday I would have to face the truth.
Firstly, I want to thank NoRR4Me for opening my eyes and motivating me to take the steps needed to learn how to report link redirecting. At first I thought she was nuts but when I spared the time to search for my own URLs I could not believe how many Hubbers and Webmasters were redirecting my traffic to their URLs.
Let me explain to you the best I can how I check to see if my URLs are being redirected to another Hub, blog or website.
My Hub profile URL is http://hubpages.com/profile/mailxpress. I did a search at Google and Yahoo. My profile URL was in dozens of search results which were all on page one. So I clicked on the link within the search result and what you know, I was brought to another Hub, blog or website AND most Hubs, blogs and websites had nothing to do with the topic of my Hub's profile. I was pissed and I did the research to learn how to report the Report Search Abuse and I'm going to give you instructions to follow so you can report the Search Abuse if it happens to you.
Whenever someone tweaks their HTML code to redirect traffic (which simply means stealing traffic from you) to their Hub, blog or website that is against the rules and it's unfair. I work very hard to promote all of my Hubs, blogs and websites so why should I give it up. The cheaters saw me as an easy target for a whole lot of years but those days are over. The Search Engines are going to be hearing from me regularly. I and so many others have every reason to complain and report the cheaters. Isn't of cheating they should do the work themselves.
I've read many Hubs, articles, blog and websites which give you tidbits of advice on how to Internet market but then they claim they can't share the secret with you. The reason being is because the more you promote the more traffic they receive. Do you see the light now?
I spent one whole hour reporting abuse to Yahoo today. This is how it went down. I searched for my Hub's URL which is http://hubpages.com/profile/mailxpress and I noticed my Hub's URL was within dozens of search results. Why? I would then click the link within the search result and I was brought to another Hub, blog or website.
Instructions To Follow To Report Search Abuse At Yahoo:
Do a search to your URL. If you see your URL within a search result click it to see if your redirected to another Hub, blog or website. If so, scroll to the bottom of the Yahoo result webpage, right click on HELP to open in a new tab. Go to Related Links and click on Report Search Abuse. Supply your name, email, Search Term (my search term was hubpages.com/profile/mailxpress), submit abusive URL (the URL you were redirected to), then submit the Yahoo search page URL. I tell you to right click on HELP so you keep the Yahoo search webpage open so you can copy and paste the URL within your address bar. Choose what kind of abuse your reporting and in the additional information section either write something or just thank you. They already know your reporting link redirection which is traffic stealing.
I have checked out my blogs and website URLs and they are fine but I will continue to check them in the future and continue to report abuse if traffic is stolen from me. I feel this is just a part of growing an Internet business. I also feel the honest and good do win in the end.
I suggest you visit NoRR4Me to learn how to report link redirection abuse to Google. I also suggest not limiting yourself to only Google and Yahoo. I am and will always check all the other Search Engines I use to promote to make sure the cheaters are not stealing from me.
Any suggestions you want to share please feel free to leave a comment. I am more than happy to learn additional was to prevent people from stealing traffic.
I'll be back to update you. I will share with you if I see an increase of traffic to my Hubs, blogs and websites. I have a feeling I will see a huge increase. Best of luck and protect yourself.