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Testing Promoting Content - New Author Service

  1. Paul Edmondson profile image
    Paul Edmondsonposted 5 months ago

    We are the leaders in building services that support authors in an open publishing environment.  We are investing in editing, improving monetization, and today we started a test to promote content.

    Our community and our platform are best suited for creating everyday useful information.  We talk a lot about our strategy of satisfying readers and Google and our mission to be the best place to create useful, media-rich pages on topics you are passionate about.

    To continue on this path, today we partnered with an agency to promote content on PetHelpful that will grow useful inbound links directly to articles.  The effort is focused on building resource style links directly to articles from respected sites. 

    We believe links are an important part of the search algorithm for the style of content authors create on HubPages and that promoting content in a responsible way is among the toughest challenges for authors that create high-quality content.  Over the next several months, we will make a significant investment and monitor the results as we continue our march!

    1. janshares profile image96
      jansharesposted 5 months agoin reply to this

      Wow! Awesome news. Can't wait for the tests to reach all niches.

    2. paradigmsearch profile image92
      paradigmsearchposted 5 months agoin reply to this

      Slow and easy I say...

    3. EricDockett profile image100
      EricDockettposted 5 months agoin reply to this

      Interesting and very exciting. HubPages once again showing why they have succeeded where other sites have failed. I'm quite curious about how this will work.

    4. bravewarrior profile image92
      bravewarriorposted 5 months agoin reply to this

      Sounds good, Paul. But who pays for this "significant" investment?

    5. Ashish Dadgaa profile image57
      Ashish Dadgaaposted 5 months agoin reply to this


      Wow, that's great news.
      I am glad to see that HubPages is heading for the best smile

    6. chef-de-jour profile image97
      chef-de-jourposted 5 months agoin reply to this

      Sounds promising to me - I leave it to the experts at HP - but just a question or two - Is this an irreversible process? That is, if it backfires will it be detrimental to the whole? Got to be optimistic, HP seems to be on the right track for success at this point in time..

      1. Will Apse profile image91
        Will Apseposted 5 months agoin reply to this

        I'm all for experimenting on pethelpful. My one, inadequate, fish article deserves to perish for a good cause.

        On the other hand, if the links are genuinely worthwhile, and a few could rain down on the YMYL sites wouldn't that be wonderful?

        1. wilderness profile image98
          wildernessposted 5 months agoin reply to this

          LOL!  Same here - one, inadequate, fish article that deserves to perish is all I've got on the site. It has pretty pictures, though.  big_smile

  2. Peggy W profile image92
    Peggy Wposted 5 months ago

    That sounds promising!  Thanks for all of your promotional efforts.

  3. Glenn Stok profile image99
    Glenn Stokposted 5 months ago

    I'm glad I publish my articles on HubPages. This news sounds very promising. I look forward to it being done with all niche sites eventually, assuming it works.

  4. Chriswillman90 profile image97
    Chriswillman90posted 5 months ago

    Sounds great, I look forward to seeing the results and possible widespread implementation.

  5. Venkatachari M profile image46
    Venkatachari Mposted 5 months ago

    A happy news. I am glad to know about these awesome promotional tools introduced to HubPages sites.

    Thanks for informing this good news.

    I would foresee this feature being introduced to all the niche sites.

  6. Coffeequeeen profile image85
    Coffeequeeenposted 5 months ago

    I look forward to see the outcome of this.  I do enjoy Hubpages and the community spirit here.

  7. theraggededge profile image100
    theraggededgeposted 5 months ago

    Yay for innovation! I haven't any PetHelpful hubs, but that's okay. If it's good for the site, it's good for all of us. And if it works, then all the niche sites will benefit too. Thank you, Hubpages.

  8. Will Apse profile image91
    Will Apseposted 5 months ago

    I hear Fancy Bear have a special package this Autumn:

    Five thousand roubles gets you ten links from RT and Sputnik.

    Ten thousand roubles gets you 15 links and a new President.

  9. NateB11 profile image93
    NateB11posted 5 months ago


  10. Mekenzie profile image83
    Mekenzieposted 5 months ago

    This is exciting.  I appreciate you all and your expertise and desire to see that our articles get seen and read.

  11. Solaras profile image97
    Solarasposted 5 months ago

    Exciting that you picked that niche.  Is there a reason that you selected that one?

  12. lobobrandon profile image91
    lobobrandonposted 5 months ago

    This is great news. I just hope you are getting links from websites that have actual viewers smile That's the metric Google is considering these days, based on my own tests and also other experts out there.

  13. DzyMsLizzy profile image96
    DzyMsLizzyposted 5 months ago

    Sounds like a super-deluxe idea!  Can't wait to see the results!

  14. Randy Godwin profile image94
    Randy Godwinposted 5 months ago

    Onward and upward, HP staff! smile

  15. Marisa Wright profile image98
    Marisa Wrightposted 5 months ago

    I can't help feeling a little bit worried that this is artificial link building.

    1. Jean Bakula profile image99
      Jean Bakulaposted 5 months agoin reply to this

      I think it doesn't bode well for my niche.

    2. wilderness profile image98
      wildernessposted 5 months agoin reply to this

      That was my reaction, too.  Can only depend on Paul and the rest to do what's best - goodness knows I don't know!

  16. Leonard Tillerman profile image98
    Leonard Tillermanposted 5 months ago

    I have about 6 articles on Pethelpful.  I am interested to see if there are any changes  to my traffic.  Right now one of those articles is doing quite well.  I will let people know if/when there are changes.

  17. Kenna McHugh profile image88
    Kenna McHughposted 5 months ago

    How can I know if my links are correct and draw the views I need?

  18. Athlyn Green profile image95
    Athlyn Greenposted 5 months ago


  19. paperfacets profile image91
    paperfacetsposted 5 months ago

    I hope this paid company will have all the checks and balances we Hub writers have regarding links on our articles.

    But I am right, we can link, for example, one Pethelpful article to another PetHelpful article?

    1. paradigmsearch profile image92
      paradigmsearchposted 5 months agoin reply to this

      Yes you can, as long as the linked article is relevant to the existing article. However, some editors will still delete it anyway. Luck of the draw as to which editor happens to stumble across it.