Do you use article directories to get backlinks to your hubs? If so, which article directories do you use?
What is the definition of an Article Directory? Is it like Stumbleupon or Digg? If so, I use them and they bring in more traffic.
I bet you have a good Hub on article directories, right Misha?
Yes using them brings more traffic. Article directories are close-content directories, with close i mean there is not community model around those directories. Hubpages have community model (score and other things). Article directories generate more traffic for some keywords.
Stumbleupon and Digg are social networking sites,not article directories.
Thanks! I have a personal blog, and a few Lenses on Squidoo I use mainly for backlinks. I'll have to check out Ezine and Article Base. Thanks everyone. Now all I need is another 12 hours in a day
Most article directories require only 250 words. You might as well rewrite your hubs and post there, link back to your blog or hubpage.
Check out goarticles and articledashboard too
Hi. I have a question about ezinearticles I hope you help me with. When you sign up with them, they ask for your web URL. Do you put hubpages.com as your web URL or should you get a blog/website first and use that instead? Hope you see this and can help me. Thanks!!
Put the url you want people to visit. Once you open your profile there are spots for a few more urls, twitter acct. and a few other things.
The other thing is once you submit and get a certain amount (I forgot the exact number 10, 25?)of articles published, then you can apply for platinum status. This means quicker approval and unlimited submissions.
You can also set up alias profiles. This is good for sorting out your different topics. Lets say A.Smith is one profile, you can have your urls for Gardening and write gardening related articles using A.Smith. Then you create a profile for AB.Smith, this could be for Shopping topic and so on. All the aliases will be connected to the first profile you set up.
I have used Associated Content and Article Base but I have found better success promoting myself in popular blogs related to my content. I wrote a hub about using blogs to gain traffic you can find it from my profile page
I haven't used them, but does anyone know sites that you can submit your hubs to, rather than the entire article?
i have not user article directories. If you have a business website that you want to promote , you can use article directories to get more customers.
Article directories like Ezine and article directory do get large numbers of readers due to their rank in google search. The idea is the same as writing a hub, so if you are writing just to be read I prefer hubpages.If you are wanting backlinks, provided that the article is similar in content to your hub and not a possible rewrite of the same info, then your backlinks are rewarded by the search engines and readers will want to read more if the content is relevant to your headings.
So yes to articles if backlinks are there to boost your hub in the search engine or to direct article readers to further information on the same topic.
I haven't used them in ages, but it is certainly beneficial. Places like ezinearticles and articlesbase are good.
Yes, putting hard work in to quality article directories, such as hubpages, is one of the only real ways to generate quality non organinc backlinks.
Article *marketing* helps, yes article directories are good for parking a link, yes also and both require work and time.
I've had a lot of success submitting articles to Searchwarp.
I put some hub links up on reddit today and my stats have increased tenfold or more in just one day.
what kind of hubs were these? I took a look at reddit and don’t quite see how mine would work there. Or do you think it matters what kind?
I put up all my hubs that came under the heading of Science and they did best over there. If you look around the site you'll find different areas to post links - I had to search to find Gardening and put a lot up there but it was my Science hubs that did best. I'm sure if you look they'll have areas for everything - hit the search box from the main page.
Google analytics showed me that the bounce rate on all the traffic I got from reddit was almost 100% so it was a short, damaging experience.
I say damaging because if the bounce rate is that high, then google will see that my articles are not of interest.
I'm trying not to feel down by the experience.
I used to forward my HubPages links to Digg, but did not see any rise in traffic.
Digg is a complete waste of time. I have found Redgage is doing a lot more traffic as of late. Stumble can be good on certain topics. Stumble does well with my crappy Ehow articles but does poorly with the type I write for Hubpages.
I went to digg yesterday and posted a couple of hubs. I liked how easy it was. I put in the URL and they checked the site out and put in the summary text.
The I looked around the site. It seems to be mostly news items from the big channels like cnn who surely aready get enough coverage?
I put some more stuff up on redgage. At least the people reading there bothered to comment on my articles and wanted to befriend me!
Shetoldme has never brought me any traffic but I put some more stuff there too, only because everyone here says they are worth it, but the jury is still out on that one.
I'm still wondering if it is worth backlinking.
I've just spent two whole days doing it, and my traffic has hardly moved.
Xomba brings a little traffic but nothing since I uploaded more links.
Is there a site out there that could bring genuine traffic?
Or maybe it's my hubs??
1. Google, Yahoo, Bing
2. Your hubs are excellent
Thanks for that Misha!!
I already get google and yahoo traffic, but bing? Who are they?
I have noticed that google likes Xomba i see front page results yet I receive pretty much zero traffic.
I have done, but I'm pretty sure Google sees these links as low quality. Ok if you're in a small niche, but if you're in a sector like loans and gambling, they're not worth bothering with.
I really haven't used article directories. My feeling is that if I want to spend the time writing, why not do it for a site that at least shares the AdSense. I could be way off base, but I don't have a product that I am trying to market except information.
I'm not that bothered about getting paid for links, but backlinking is really all about gaining traffic, not for getting paid.
The more traffic, the more you get anyway from google, even if no-one clicks on an advert.
Then with the extra traffic, your site climbs higher and has more chance of getting found by searchers, who may click on an ad.
I think thats the way it works anyway, if I'm wrong, someone will be along to correct me.
Izzy, backlinking could be about gaining traffic of course, but it is more efficient to use it to better your position with search engines. I personally don't bother with both getting paid and getting side traffic, I do backlinks solely for improving my rankings
And, I think you have some misconceptions about how traffic affects your position in search engines, to the best of my knowledge there is no direct relationship.
by jasoncox83 12 years ago
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by easyspeak 12 years ago
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by PierrePierre 11 years ago
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by Ayaz Sario 9 years ago
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