I thought I read this was the case. If so then every one of my eighty or so hubs has suffered. I want to display a link but not if the powers that be do not like it. Can someone help clear this up?
As long as you are not linking to the same site every time you should be okay. However, your author score is over ninety, and your hub scores are in a good range, so I would not worry in your case. If you had several hubs dropping below fifty then you might start to worry. Some people do not realize, but if you write on a topic that gets very little traffic certain hubs do not fair as well. Once you add more to a non-trafficked hub you can boost the score. However, most of the time I am just focused on writing new hubs as each one is just an experiment to me.
Pete, if you are using external links, limit them to two as not to be banned for overpromoting. If you are monetizing, the internal links with keywords from Google Adwords Tool and Wordtracker Tool will help you to earn more. Google Adsense likes links and keywords in the topic and introductory paragraph as the Google bots travels over your text better. Concentrate on relevance and quality hubs in addition to the tips or just write for fun.
I learnt that when I created my first lens on powerlifting, there are three lifts in the sport so I linked to the three exercise pages on my site....needless to say I got my hub blocked so had to remove one and point it elsewhere.
It sounds like I better take the link off. I only put on one link but it is the same link on every hub. I never thought it would be a bad thing to promote your own site; you certainly promote things for everyone else.
http://hubpages.com/hub/hubscore will give you an idea of things that impact negatively on your HubScore and Hubber Score.
Pete, your Hubs can be classified as "overly promotional" in two ways - if you have more than two links to the same site on a single Hub, or if the majority of your Hubs all have one link to the same site.
There's a good purpose to the rule and it benefits all of us: it cuts out the spammers who would post poor quality Hubs with little or no content, just to get multiple backlinks to their own sites. Unfortunately, it also catches Hubbers who write good quality content with backlinks, but it's the only practical way to stop the spammers - HubPages simply doesn't have the staff to manually review Hubs.
I have a link to my own sites on several of my Hubs and haven't had any problems.
by Missing Link9 hours ago
I'm thinking the answer is probably yes?If you have hubs that have been deemed "not featured", for one reason or another, will that factor into lowering your overall score/rating as a HubPages member? ...
by JohnKrantz8 years ago
I see other hubs with 62 or 68 hub score.. mine is 72 and still, the outgoing links are nofollow. help, please:( I can't use hubpages as a backlink otherwise!
by SpaceShanty3 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 GlendaGoodWitch3 years ago
Is there a way to restore our traffic after this Panda update?
by Peg Cole4 years ago
Is there a way to get rid of unwanted traffic sites that attach a link to our hubs without our knowledge? I try to individually monitor my hubs for suspicious traffic and have written two letters to the offender who has...
by Dorsi Diaz5 years ago
I am working on one of my new websites - and I want to link back to my hubs here. How many times is this OK to do on a website page before it is overkill?
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