Question about Links on Blogger

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    LisaKeatingposted 4 years ago

    I have a blog, and some of my hubs are related to that niche. Is it okay to put a list of related Hub links on my blog? If so, is there a way for them to show up with the picture and summary?

    1. Dale Hyde profile image84
      Dale Hydeposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      What I do on my Blogger blog is to write content that relates to some of my hubs here and link to them and vice versa. Seems to work well from the source traffic I see.  An example is that say I write an article about a Pagan ritual and in that article I allude to a full moon or new moon, then I would link to my full moon or new moon article here or again, vice versa.

    2. SpaceShanty profile image95
      SpaceShantyposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Yes of course!  You want each visitor to view as much of your content as you can without spamming them.  As long as the links you provide are within the same niche or related and will actually be useful to the visitor.

      Contextual links work well, ie you link a word in a sentence.

      This site has a good explanation http://www.google-wizard.co.uk/2012/02/ … erseyside/

      1. Marisa Wright profile image97
        Marisa Wrightposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        That advice is outdated (it's from 2012).   The advice used to be, don't use "click here" as anchor text, always use your keywords.  Now, Google has finally tumbled to that trick.   

        Google wants to rank websites based on readers genuinely sharing stuff they like.  They want to be able to exclude every self-promoting link created by the website owner.  Some time last year, they realised that when someone genuinely shares a link, they rarely bother to think up a fancy anchor text - they just post the URL, or if they want to tidy it up, they may use the name of the site, or something generic like "this article". 

        So now, Google looks at the "link profile" of a site, and if it the links are mainly anchor text using your main keywords, the site will be penalised for it because it's assumed they're all self-promotional links.

        http://www.gotchseo.com/anchor-text/
        http://blog.act-on.com/2013/07/5-reason … at-is-bad/

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          LisaKeatingposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          Marisa. What is the bottom line? I'm not technical. Can you suggest how and what  I should link?

          1. Marisa Wright profile image97
            Marisa Wrightposted 4 years agoin reply to this

            Lisa, that post was in reply to SpaceShanty.   Did you understand my earlier post?

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              LisaKeatingposted 4 years agoin reply to this

              Yes. I didn't understand your other comment to SpaceShanty, but I did get the first one. Thanks so much for taking the rime to reply.

              1. Marisa Wright profile image97
                Marisa Wrightposted 4 years agoin reply to this

                In my reply to SpaceShanty, I was pointing out that the article he linked was out of date and it's not a good idea to follow the advice in it.  In a nutshell, the right advice is this:

                When you're writing about something and you create a link within the text, you wouldn't just paste in the full URL  because it looks ugly.  So you'll probably make it look prettier by using something else.   For instance, say I was referring someone to HubPages, instead of writing

                "I like writing at http://hubpages.com"

                I would write

                "I like writing at HubPages (using the chain icon to create a hyperlink)

                We refer to the words used to create the hyperlink as "anchor text".  So in the example above, "HubPages" is the anchor text.

                In the past, writers have been advised to use their main keyword is anchor text.  These days, that's not a good idea - it's best to link naturally with whatever's appropriate for that particular piece of writing. 

                If you want to know more, you'll find a Hub about Backlinks in the slider on my profile

        2. SpaceShanty profile image95
          SpaceShantyposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          I guess I need to do a little more up to date reading!

          I read the two links and see it is better to use 'here' or 'click here' or the url as it looks more natural.

          1. Marisa Wright profile image97
            Marisa Wrightposted 4 years agoin reply to this

            That's the trouble with the internet, you can never stop learning, the goalposts just won't stay still!

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              LisaKeatingposted 4 years agoin reply to this

              A real problem with the internet is there is a lot of outdated information.

        3. Solaras profile image96
          Solarasposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          I have read the same thing too.  Additionally, Google is looking for organic links, so it also likes a mixture of follow and no follow links, since that is what might occur organically.

    3. Marisa Wright profile image97
      Marisa Wrightposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      You can, but ask yourself, how do you think that will help?

      Which is more important to you, your Hubs or your blog?   Which gets most traffic?   

      Wouldn't you prefer your visitors to stay and browse around your blog, rather than coming to read one of your Hubs?  Remember, once they're on HubPages, they're far more likely to read other Hubs on the same topic, than visit any more of your Hubs. 

      If you've read about "backlinks", then be aware that Google counts only the first one or two links from one domain to another - and if you link both ways, the links cancel each other out.  So putting a whole list of Hub links on your blog won't help you there.

      I've found the most effective route, in the long term, is to link TO my blog from each of my related Hubs.   It is allowed provided they're on the same topic.  Something simple like, "Read more on this topic at ...".   But it does depend what your objective is.

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    LisaKeatingposted 4 years ago

    I'm new to blogging and Hubbing. This is probably obvious to others. Can I put something on a hub like Following me on my blog at ...?

 
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