Do Tiny URL's Give You Backlink Credit?

Jump to Last Post 1-8 of 8 discussions (8 posts)
  1. profile image0
    Wag The Dogposted 8 years ago

    In a forum that I can leave backlinks in, they let me have upto 500 chareters.  In an effoer to use that space for as many backlinks as I can get, I shortend my links vie Tiny URL.  This did give me a bit more room, but now I do not know if my backlinks are being counted by search engines, because they are no longer the HP link, but the Tiny URL links.  If the crawler just crawles the page, and does not follow the new Tiny URL link, how would it know that it is just short for my HP links?  Should I just go back to my HP links or are the Tiny URL links just as good?

  2. Peter Hoggan profile image71
    Peter Hogganposted 8 years ago

    Tiny URLs are basically 301 redirects. A little benefit will be passed over but you loose any relevancy you could have gained by using keyword rich anchor text. My advice would be to concentrate on quality rather than quantity.

  3. skyfire profile image72
    skyfireposted 8 years ago

    No benefit in short. Organic links are wasted that way.

  4. Peter Hoggan profile image71
    Peter Hogganposted 8 years ago

    Although they do pass pagerank an can obscure affilate links.

  5. zzron profile image56
    zzronposted 8 years ago

    Is it ok to post a link like this in a forum ? http://hubpages.com/_1jlnpyoil2g4b/hub/thebeauty?

  6. Peter Hoggan profile image71
    Peter Hogganposted 8 years ago

    There are rules here that could have links that are overly self promotional removed. But that aside it is still a link, it will be recognised as a link by search engines and it will pass PageRank.

    In the truest sense of seo this might seem a week link, however when links are gained naturally you have no control over the anchor text other webmasters use and search engines are smart enough to know this. So links placed by other webmasters or through sites like twitter will not always use the perfect anchor text.

    A load of shortened urls that stem from RTs over a short period of time might indicate a page is important and current. Links might also point to a page that use the URL itself as the anchor text or from images. Targeted nchor text is great but IMO we need all the other stuff to make our link profile appear natural.

  7. thisisoli profile image71
    thisisoliposted 8 years ago

    No, it would not give you any Page rank or musch SeO benefit (Search engines would still find your page through it, but not give you any backlink benefit)

    You will still get the traffic though, so they are not al bad!

  8. Peter Hoggan profile image71
    Peter Hogganposted 8 years ago

    301 redirects do pass pagerank and the benefits of the anchor text (when present) of the page being 301d from. It is one of the main reasons why you should 301 to ensure that only one version of a domain can be indexed i.e. to funnel pagerank.

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)