I just passed boot camp with 5 featured hubs, but my links are still set at "no follow." My score is currently 83, so I am wondering if my hubs from now on, might have "do follow" links? I was wondering if when it said that hubs will be made available to search engines after you pass boot camp, it meant the links would be "do follow"?
Do you know what "no follow" means? It just means that if you've created hyperlinks in your Hub, Google will be told not to follow those links. It makes no difference to real readers.
When your hubber score is 85 or above, your links will no longer be nofollow.
Do you really want 'dofollow' links. Are the ones you want going to other information that you own, and that additional information adds to that which you have posted in your article? If not, then 'dofollow' links are of no use to you whatsoever.
Links should be used for two reasons:
1. To cause a flow of visitors from one place to another (preferably TO your articles / content).
2. To allow a visitor to read further on a particular issue that you do not want to reiterate within your content.
All that 'dofollow' links do is tell the search engines that there is another place that they can crawl. They will crawl in their own good time, once they get to the URL in their to-index list.
Links from one hub of yours to another hub of yours WILL BE 'dofollow', unless you go back into the link feature and reset it. In most cases your own hubs should be all that you should want 'dofollow' links to.
Whether or not a link is 'dofollow' or 'nofollow' the link will do what you actually need it to do, unless of course you are trying to play the system and gain backlink juice from it - but then Google and the like is capable, pretty much, of knowing if it is a genuine backlinking link, or one that is produced to play the system.
My advice: forget all about whether a link is 'dofollow' or 'nofollow' - it is a waste of your time, effort, and thought process.
I just started my hub and was wondering what do the number in the corner of your profile picture indicate?
It's your "Hubber Score:
http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/hubs … bber-score
If you want follow links, 85. Otherwise, it doesn't matter much.
Thanks all. Do you know, do you have to maintain this for the status to remain?
I don't have anything useful to ad to the stellar advice offered by the others, but I just wanted to say: Welcome to HubPages, amiebutchko!
by bruzzbuzz 7 years ago
I fell below a 75 author hubscore and read that my links became nofollow. I just rose back up over 75 and am wondering how long before the links become dofollow.
by Chuck Bluestein 5 years ago
Earlier I posted that people should go and make links going to other sites that do not belong to you nofollow. Then someone mentioned that if your hubber score is less than 85 then "every link" will be nofollow. But this is not what HubPages says. HubPages says:"If your HubberScore...
by Kmadhav 5 years ago
In my Hubs all links are Do-follow but when I started this community all links are no-follow.Can anyone tells me how Hub pages decides Do-follow and no-follow links in hubs ?
by Les Trois Chenes 5 years ago
Are links to HubPages 'No Follow'?And what does 'No Follow' mean exactly? Are they totally worthless? How do you get 'Do follow' links - without much effort!!
by SpaceShanty 5 years ago
Another Hubber mentioned this in a forum reply, can someone please give me more info. Does a Low Hubber Score Directly Affect Your Links making them 'NoFollow'?
by Paul Maplesden 4 years ago
One of the advantages of having an overall hubber score of 75 or above is that we get 'Dofollow' links on our hubs, which are considered more valuable by Google when deciding search results.My question is, if my hubber score temporarily falls below 75, do we lose those dofollow links? (In other...
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