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Weird site called... The Best of Hub Pages

  1. EmpressFelicity profile image77
    EmpressFelicityposted 7 years ago

    I was ambling around the Internet this afternoon (as you do) and I came across a site called The Best of Hub Pages (http://besthubpages.com/index.php).  It contains links to hubs in various categories, but there's no actual info on the "About Us", "Terms of Use" or "Advertise Us" (sic) pages.  Does HP admin know about this site, and has anyone else heard of it?

    1. SandyMcCollum profile image72
      SandyMcCollumposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Hmm... didn't find any of my hubs on there, but there are hubs. Maybe it'll be a good thing since the links go directly to the hubs.

    2. wsp2469 profile image62
      wsp2469posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Yes.  I have seen it.  Several of my hubs are there.
      One thing the site DOES do--regardless of what others have said--is get your writing more exposure.
      I don't know if it will make you any more money but it does get you more exposure.

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    Denno66posted 7 years ago

    I just saw this. What the heck?

    1. kmackey32 profile image64
      kmackey32posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Yea. I saw the site quite some time ago. I'm on it but I dont know why. lol

  3. weblog profile image58
    weblogposted 7 years ago
  4. mega1 profile image81
    mega1posted 7 years ago

    interesting that this sites "popular pages" first page is all Indian and Pakistani "sexy" photo hubs!

  5. readytoescape profile image61
    readytoescapeposted 7 years ago

    the article links do lead directly to a hub, at least the ones I looked at

  6. mega1 profile image81
    mega1posted 7 years ago

    So here he is:

    Registrant:

    Ben David, Motti
    Hagdud Ha Ivri 22
    Bat-Yam, NA 59416
    IL

    Domain name: besthubpages.com


    (discovered in a former forum discussion of besthubpages.com - has an interesting address!?

  7. Daniel Carter profile image78
    Daniel Carterposted 7 years ago

    I found no copying and reposting either. All of my hubs that are listed there are backlinks to the HP originals. From this I conclude (for now) that it might be beneficial because this site is backlinking. However, the jury is out on the rest, I just don't know enough about it.

    Any other insights?

  8. IzzyM profile image90
    IzzyMposted 7 years ago

    I didn't find any of mine either. Then again it does say the best of hubpages and mine don't get a lot of traffic yet.

  9. readytoescape profile image61
    readytoescapeposted 7 years ago

    I did notice that all of the hubs listed are "Tracked" I didn't find any of mine but I didn't look that hard. Not really sure what that means but it is in each hub address

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      cosetteposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      i ran into this site a couple of months ago and noticed that hubs have referral links that aren't ours. hmm why would they do that...

  10. manlypoetryman profile image78
    manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago

    I didn't see any Poetry on it...That "Best of" copy site has no taste!

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    lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago

    WTF? OK that is really weird. :Rolleyes:

  12. relache profile image90
    relacheposted 7 years ago

    It's a guy who registered a name, and who does nothing but link to the genuine HubPages site, adding trackers to everything he does.  A one-man backlinking operation, nothing more.  And not a web site of value that's for sure.

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      Justine76posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      doesnt seem harmful either....just a huge 'follower' of HP?

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      cosetteposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      hmm, interesting. thanks!

    3. rmcrayne profile image96
      rmcrayneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      So this is his way to get a possible 10% of impressions and clicks for the life of each hub by using a tracker?  And we get a single backlink per hub that he uses?

      I didn't look long, but found one of mine on arthritis. I saw habee's on venison roast that she just wrote in the last day or so.

      1. relache profile image90
        relacheposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        That only happens if the person who passes through the tracked link then signs up and makes lots of successful Hubs.

        He's clearly trying to clean up via referrals, but from looking at my own, you are more likely to get someone who signs up and then does absolutely nothing than get a Hub-making genius.

  13. AEvans profile image79
    AEvansposted 7 years ago

    They know about it and there isn't any affiliation, there is a thread from last year which Paul Deeds addressed. smile

  14. rebekahELLE profile image90
    rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago

    it looks like the poster takes the hubs from the home page of HP if you click on the blue tracker URL.

  15. sunforged profile image77
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago

    My websites have hundreds of (tracked)links back to hubpages articles also. (with custom summaries)


    This guys site certainly doesnt hurt anyone, its not a malicious enterprise...its an affiliate site..and you are the product!


    As for backlink..I dont know about that, trackers are a redirect, Im not quite sure they are given much if any weight as a backlink
    But I havent really read or experimented enough to be sure.

    Right now, Im leaning towards not a weighted backlink.

    on my sites, I place a direct URL and a tracked URL...the tracked URL is the one presented in a place that will most likely be clicked, the non-tracked is their for whatever juice I can send.

    1. sunforged profile image77
      sunforgedposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I wanted to point out, I have tried to find out a definitive answer, but have yet to discover anything positive about redirect links as backlinks.

      I would love to see information to the contrary

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    lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago

    yikes

  17. rmcrayne profile image96
    rmcrayneposted 7 years ago

    Thanks for the info sunforged and relache.  I really appreciate it.

  18. Dao Hoa profile image59
    Dao Hoaposted 7 years ago

    Thanks sunforged and relache for your explanations.

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    lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago

    ha to this site!

    http://www.mysmiley.net/imgs/smile/sign/sign0020.gif

  20. wsp2469 profile image62
    wsp2469posted 7 years ago

    I'm just flattered my hubs --or some of them--are on there.
    it's not like anyone knows I'm here beyond 80 plus people who follow me and my few readers in the real world who don't belong to HP.

 
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