Incoming links and asterisks.

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  1. Dolores Monet profile image97
    Dolores Monetposted 8 years ago

    Hi everyone! When checking my hubmetrics, I noticed that several hubs that I know have incoming links from facebook, ezines, etc. often show maybe 2 asterisks when I know they have more. I have established quality links that relate to the hub. If I would have 2 articles relating to a hub on ezines, wouldn't that show up as 2 links? Still trying to understand how it all works.

  2. relache profile image84
    relacheposted 8 years ago

    The incoming asterisks are NOT literal, meaning you don't accrue one for each incoming link.

    It's a symbolic representation that runs on a scale of 1-5.

  3. Dolores Monet profile image97
    Dolores Monetposted 8 years ago

    relache, I don't know how many times you've popped up to answer my questions here and I so appreciate your kind attention. But symbolic? Symbolic of what? That sounds so mysterious!

    1. relache profile image84
      relacheposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Actual backlinks.  If you need more explanation, you might like to read the part from one of my Hubs where I talk about metrics, 

      http://hubpages.com/hub/Boosting-HubScores#mod_1794702

      1. Dolores Monet profile image97
        Dolores Monetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        relache, will do. Thanks for the advice!

    2. JYOTI KOTHARI profile image61
      JYOTI KOTHARIposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hubmetrics provide a guide line and can be used as thumb rule. Lesser incoming links show 1 or 2 asterisk where as 3 is moderately good. $ is high and 5 is excellent.
      It is similar when Hubpages put $ sign that shows income potential.
      Thanks,
      Jyoti Kothari

  4. Dolores Monet profile image97
    Dolores Monetposted 8 years ago

    Well thanks for clearing that up. Must find new links.

    1. JYOTI KOTHARI profile image61
      JYOTI KOTHARIposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hi,
      Thanks for reply. It is better to have more links. Building backlinks is key to make money online.

      You can read my hub on this topic.
      Thanks,
      Jyoti Kothari

 
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