at least things are improving dramatically now compared to six mo ths ago.The main thing which has changed over the past six months is my attitude to promotion.
I'm writing the same number of hubs per week (1 or 2) but I'm also posting articles to a couple of article sites and posting video to a couple of video sites, the results are not dramatic but on one hub I've doubled the traffic I get over the past week.
Its taken me an age to work out how to do this efficiently but now it seems I'm profitable and growing.
Great work your so right backlinking is important for improving traffic, glad you've cracked it, it's something I'm still working on.
In a nutshell - backlinking
Oddly, it doesn't work for everything you'll write. But by the same token, I did a little investigative work on why some of my hubs are doing really well traffic wise, despite the fact that I haven't put any real effort into backlinking them.
It's because other's have picked up on them and done it for me.
So backlinking is the key, whether or not you do it or others kindly do it for you.
I suspect its even better when others back link you. It means they think you are both relevant and good. Its a pretty big compliment in my book
Good to know.
If you crack anything else, do come back and share.lol
Ps. Also, if you haven't already - Redgage is good for backlinks and you earn while posting them too.
I have signed up and used your name as a referral. Hope that helps you my friend! Thanks for helping me x
This is very true SERPS rankings mainly depend 90% on backlinks alone and the more you have the better you will be.
Get any sort of backlink as every link to your hub,blog or site is a vote but be weary not to link from bad neighbourhoods as you will get penalised by the big G* and all you links discounted.
Careful, If that was in any way true than the whole competing for keywords and search results would be very easy wouldnt it?
I would just create backlinks to my competitors sites at "bad neighborhoods" and watch as they fell out of the rankings because "all you links discounted"
just another myth parroted
a link in a bad neighborhood would just be ignored w/o any deleterious effects on the domain
what is a bad neighborhood? domains or even entire servers that have been identified as being used for link farms, virus sources, phishing sites and malware spreaders or even just a regular old spam source in the true sense (as in the actual server address where unsolicited mass email is generated from)
You can also contact the websites which picked up your article and ask if they want a unique one written. This adds even more benefit but does take time
Great, back linking does help in traffic increase, and also if you have the right keyword that people are constantly searching for then you will be able to increase traffic to your hub. It is time consuming and very tiresome doing backlinking and sometimes one do feel as if you are wasting time
Good for you. You have the right attitude. You work hard and are creative when it comes to promoting your work. It takes time but, it pays of in the long run.
I agree with your post title that the trafficking of crack is a major problem
glad things are working for you though buddy, now email me your tricks and secrets
I'm still pretty much a "newbie" here, but I too have discovered that uploading videos and linking back to your Hub helps a lot.
Now, I just need to get busy writing more Hubs. I'm so tired of my regular job. I'm really thinking about doing the 30 day challenge thing.
Best wishes & much success on Hub Pages to you all.
the forum is acting screwy and giving me BBCode syntax errors although none is being used on my end..I didnt quote "thank you" either
I'm glad to hear things are doing better for you. It's always nice to hear good news. Thank you for sharing.
Just for reference Matt Cutts has mentioned several times howbad link neighborhoods are common sense.
Avoid unrelated spam directories, avoid unrelated website links, do not buy links, it is amazing how many people have been sent to supplimentals for this!
The best way to get liks is for others to want to link to you, although i am not sure Google appreciates how hard that is, so i generally submit to a few article directories as well
While we're on the subject of backlinking, someone here said Reddit was really good for them yesterday, so I went there and inserted just one link. Am I right in thinking there is no space to add what your hub is actually about? Or did I mess up again?
There is no space to say what link is about, people will find out about that link and will comment over there. This is how reddit works. Try socialadr.com if you want submission to multiple social networking sites(that includes reddit) and automated submission.
Thanks for that Skyfire. I'll go look now.
I've done some serious backlinking in the past to the usual sites - redgage, shetoldme, tipdrop etc, but I can't honestly say my traffic is improving.
Ones I haven't backlinked at all are still getting google traffic the same as the ones I have backlinked, but none is getting a lot. I think the most hits a single hub I've written has been 10 in one day, usually they get 3 or 4 hits a day, and that is only certain hubs - others sit on zero.
I've done the keyword optimisation on a lot of my hubs but maybe I am writing about things people don't want to know about...
Just need to keep writing and experimenting with new topics.
Must give socialadr.com a try out, cheers for the heads up !
I've taken a look at your hub, some of them are on environment niche+foods. So if you can manage to post comments on blogs in these niches you'll get some traffic. But for PR and backlinks, continue with linkwheel & social bookmarking.
Links from bad neighbourhoods will not harm your rankings because you have no control over who links to you and zero editorial control over what the link says. Search engines are aware of this and will simply ignore these links. Google Bowling and Google Bombing are also things of the past, if the terms are new to you Google them.
However, linking out to a bad neighbourhood will damage rankings.
At a recent conference Matt Cutts was asked by a website owner why his site had dropped in the Google rankings, it did not take long for him to point out that the website had been buying links from unrelated websites, this was the most likely cause of the drop in SERPs.
Whn I am recovered from my operation I am actually planning on pulling together a lot of information on this to provide a definitive backlinking guide!
That is not a penalty, that is a devalueing of links.
A site that had a high ranking due to 'bad neighbourhood' links will drop if google decides those links are worth less (not worthless) than initially calculated.
As has been pointed out several times being penalised for incoming links would be a black hat SEO dream.
Was I talking about buying links from unrelated sites? Read my post again.
thanks, Im still working on building basic skills and have backlinked 2 hubs, .... and still need to learn how and where to do more... must get motivated and do the work.
thisisoli, Are you seriously suggesting that all I have to do is link to my competitors from bad neighbourhoods in order to damage their rankings? I suggest you do some serious testing to back up your theories and second hand quotes.
Search followlist for a list of dofollow blogs. Use Name/url (your hub url) to make comments to get backlinks to a particular hub. You should see that particular hub attracts more visitors from search engine within a month.
I think I have to work at this like a job... 2hours per week backlinking and traffic building... to start with then see if it does anything.
Backlinking is a small part of SEO, if you have found some success with backlinking, take a look at the rest of the SEO world and you could be doing even better
I have written a guide on backlinking which you might find useful!
Am I wrong?
This is good to know. I'm concentrating right now on writing. I think once I have 100 hubs I'll start doing the backlinking stuff. I know that it's the slow way to get traffic but doing all this stuff takes a lot of time.
It might cut into my forums time!
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