I have a plan to improve traffic on Hubpages.

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  1. AMAZING THINKER profile image60
    AMAZING THINKERposted 7 years ago

    I was wondering if the traffic will increase if we link to other hubbers with hubs on related topics.
    Will google value the links from within HP ie .hubpages.com??
    Without links our hubs are never going to rank on search engine results, so why don't we try this.
    A lot of people write on similar niche, so everyone will get a lot of links.

    1. relache profile image77
      relacheposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      How would this be different from the internal linking strategy of HubPages which they stopped doing themselves because it was found to be hurting traffic?

      1. AMAZING THINKER profile image60
        AMAZING THINKERposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        For better rankings you need relevant backlinks. Links from a tech blog won't do much good for a cooking blog.
        When "deciding" to rank you in search results, Google first looks for relevant backlinks to your hubs. No links = No rank.
        We should link each others' hubs (related to the topic).
        Few links are better than no links!!
        Also, it's important to use different anchor texts. HP used the same text (Title) every time. That's unnatural links, so G penalized the  HP accounts.

        Featured hubs get more traffic cause they are linked to the main HP domain; It gets the link juice. Unfeatured hubs don't and that's why unfeatured hubs don't rank in search results.

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    epsonok0posted 7 years ago

    Im not exactly sure but I dont think that this will work. I think already HP links your Hub across to related content. And since this has occurred since the dawn of HP then I don't think that it affects traffic.

    If a person landing from Google finds your hub sufficient they wont follow links to other hubs to find another answer.

    I have often thought about a forum thread where we can all advertise our work to each other. But no idea where to start with that.

    That would drive traffic up, but only internally. Perhaps that would help Google. But not sure.

    1. AMAZING THINKER profile image60
      AMAZING THINKERposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I didn't mean driving traffic through links.
      Links have great value in terms of SEO--More the links (Relevant Links), higher the ranking in search results.

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    Beth37posted 7 years ago

    I wrote a hub that has a lot of links to Mark Ewbie... unfortunately he keeps unfeaturing his hubs and I keep getting "broken link" msg's. (By the way, quit it, Mark.)

    1. AMAZING THINKER profile image60
      AMAZING THINKERposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      He says HP unfeatures his hubs.
      BTW did you publish that Strength at the times of weakness hub again?

    2. Millionaire Tips profile image91
      Millionaire Tipsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Unfeatured hubs would not cause broken links, only deleted or unpublished ones would.

    3. mary615 profile image87
      mary615posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I'm getting a lot of broken links lately.  Does that mean more people are deleting their stuff??

      1. psycheskinner profile image83
        psycheskinnerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Or it is being selected for EC

        1. wilderness profile image96
          wildernessposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Being EC does not break any links.  Any links to an EC hub are still valid after it is given that status.

        2. relache profile image77
          relacheposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          HubPages puts redirects on those, so it's not that.

      2. moonlake profile image89
        moonlakeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        That has happened to me and the hubbers are just gone, left HP forever I guess.

      3. profile image0
        Beth37posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I think Mark was removing a few of his hubs in that particular case. smile

  4. LeanMan profile image86
    LeanManposted 7 years ago

    The internal linking structure of HP is a major factor as to why we already rank so well.. Many people myself included write in niches and interlink our hubs as much as possible to try to improve rankings and of course drive traffic - links should be where people want to click for more info not just for SEO purposes.
    I have tried linking to others in the past but I kept getting issues with links being broken as hubs became unavailable or other issues....

  5. loveofnight profile image80
    loveofnightposted 7 years ago

    I have links on almost all of my hubs connecting me to other hubbers but it has not worked for me.

  6. IzzyM profile image89
    IzzyMposted 7 years ago

    People are deleting or unpublishing their hubs. That is the only way you could have broken links.
    I strongly suggest that if you care about the future survival of HP,  you do NOT delete hubs unless they are unfeatured through 'quality' (the full new moon).

    1. PegCole17 profile image98
      PegCole17posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with Izzy. Recently I unpublished about half of my hubs. After a change of heart, I'm slowly going through them with a fine toothed comb and republishing them as I can get to them. They were not unfeatured so they're coming back quickly to featured status.


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