does it matter if you backlink your hubs?

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  1. chinweike profile image61
    chinweikeposted 13 years ago

    Am beginning to notice that there is little or insignificant difference in the traffic i get from search engines to the hubs i backlink and those i did not backlink.

    Does it mean we can do equally well in hubpages with or without backlinks?

    Anybody ever noticed that?

    Happy hubbing to all you hublicious hubbers

    1. idroche profile image59
      idrocheposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      If you are going to do it make sure they have juice

  2. MyWebs profile image82
    MyWebsposted 13 years ago

    Yes backlinking helps when done properly. It helps Google to find your hub faster, but normally Google is all over HP anyways.

    It will help your hub to rank better for your keywords.

    Every backlink is another road that drives traffic to your hub.

    Usually I don't see much traffic form the backlinks. I do them to try and rank well on Google for my keywords. That is where the real traffic comes from.

  3. profile image0
    cosetteposted 13 years ago

    for a few weeks there i wasn't backlinking...i was just too swamped. i still am, but i make time to backlink because my traffic dropped when i wasn't doing it and picked up when i resumed backlinking, so it definitely helps.

  4. TheJman profile image58
    TheJmanposted 13 years ago

    not sure if this is the right form to ask this.. how does one backlink?

    1. idroche profile image59
      idrocheposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Oh man it is an art form. You just have to apply yourself. There are some great articles around. I am not allowed to tell you here so check out google and see.

  5. hublim profile image68
    hublimposted 13 years ago

    Back linking can improve your search engine result position the keywords you are targeting.
    I believe the aim of back linking is to gain a bigger share of the traffic from the Google searches, the better your search position the more traffic you’ll see from it. You may not see a significant increase in traffic to your hub from the site which has linked to your hub, however they can increase the traffic from search engines.

  6. myownworld profile image74
    myownworldposted 13 years ago

    Here are two threads you might find useful:

    Best of luck with everything! smile

    1. chinweike profile image61
      chinweikeposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Myownworld, thanks for the links

  7. bgpappa profile image81
    bgpappaposted 13 years ago

    Backlinking is very important.  Not just because it can drive traffic, which it does if done right, but it helps with Google and Yahoo too.

  8. IzzyM profile image88
    IzzyMposted 13 years ago

    Well here's my take on it. I have gone out there and backlinked loads of my stuff. Not all of it, because like everyone I suppose, I have a few hubs I'm not especially enamored with. I wrote a lot of hubs, especially when I just started, that were more experimental than anything else.
    So far, I've got to honestly say that the ones with the most backlinks were not pushed. The ones I don't like get hits. And because I don't like them, I'm assuming the readers don't either, because they get more adsense clicks than what I consider to be my better hubs.
    The jury is still out with me on the benefit of backlinking. Or maybe I just haven't backlinked to the right places.
    I've used :
    reddit - got a lot of traffic from them in one day, but with a very high bounce rate and no clicks.
    I've tried pinging my owns sites, and I think there might have other backlinking sites I went to, but I can't remember at the moment.

    To be honest, most of my traffic seems to be coming from the search engines, not from these sites. If these sites were good backlinks, why do some of my (better hubs) still only have one incoming link?

    I confess to not understanding totally what is going on, but I have some hubs that just recently increased to 5 incoming links and the traffic is massively increasing.
    But I cannot directly say this increae is because of where they were backlinked to.

    1. skyfire profile image80
      skyfireposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      xomba,yousaytoo are nofollow sites. Same is the case with many social bookmarking sites like digg and reddit. Nofollow backlinks are not counted by SE's. You'll get traffic from social networks but hardly get a click or two. (Social media traffic requires active participation or promotion from other users). Backlinks work with any site, with traffic boost and in terms of SE ranking as well. You just need to know where to promote and what to expect from that source.

      1. chinweike profile image61
        chinweikeposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        I have problem with xomba and yousaytoo, they always give me an error message

  9. Dale Mazurek profile image63
    Dale Mazurekposted 13 years ago

    Plain and simple.  The more backlinks the better.

    If you are looking for long time residual income then back linking is a must.



  10. profile image0
    Nelle Hoxieposted 13 years ago

    I'm trying a little experiment with my newest series of hubs. I think ultimately it'll be about a 50-hub niche and I'm not going to use any outside links. Just linking from within the hubs. We'll see what kind of traffic these hubs get.

    One of the top hubbers here repeatedly says she doesn't backlink. And she does very well, so I'm going to give it a try. Don't need to do more work than I have to.

    1. IzzyM profile image88
      IzzyMposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I hope you'll let us know the results in a few months time Nelle smile
      I've also read on here that backlinking isn't necessary, from hubbers that are doing well, and if it isn't, and it's just a matter of waiting to see what happens when the search engine traffic kicks in, or doesn't as the case may be.
      It's a strange new journey we are on..

    2. Dale Mazurek profile image63
      Dale Mazurekposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I would be very curious to know how that works.  Because you are right why do more than we have to.

      I guess maybe in certain cases things may be different.  For example it may be easier to get a hub listed as opposed to a website.


      1. Marisa Wright profile image89
        Marisa Wrightposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Dale, you are absolutely right - that point has been made many times.  I stopped doing promotion on my Hubs ages ago - I now use them to promote my websites, LOL! - and they still do well. Of course, that doesn't mean they wouldn't do better if I promoted them, and I'm dabbling in that again now.

  11. IzzyM profile image88
    IzzyMposted 13 years ago

    Thanks for that. So if we skip all the social bookmarking sites, and the other sites recommended here, and go out there and find dofollow sites that are about the same subject matter that you write about, then that is the best way to go for backlinks?

    1. Marisa Wright profile image89
      Marisa Wrightposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Izzy, I think the point is there are two kinds of backlinks. 

      It's nice to have backlinks that real people click on to get to your site, but mainly you should be looking for backlinks to impress Google.  The more links you have coming in to your site, the better Google thinks it is, and the higher it will rank in search engines. 

      Google ignores any links that are marked nofollow, and it gives more credence to a link if it comes from a site on a related topic.

    2. skyfire profile image80
      skyfireposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Don't completely neglect social media sites as any random visitor or blogger from those site can give you a backlink on his blog/site. And yes you can find more dofollow sites within your niche and get backlinks. If you get nofollow link-you still get a traffic,remember that.

  12. profile image0
    Nelle Hoxieposted 13 years ago

    You bet I'll let you know, and if I get wrapped up in other stuff, just ask how it's going. I'll be happy to share.

  13. darkside profile image70
    darksideposted 13 years ago

    If what you publish is original, unique and useful then you can find success without ever artificially bolstering it with a backlink. Backlinking doesn't hurt, but it's not The Answer.

    Indeed, when I do put some effort into creating backlinks, I mix it up, I don't use the same sites every single time.

    Most of the time when I am backlinking I am publishing an article elsewhere. With a related keyword within the content hyperlinked to my hub.

  14. thisisoli profile image73
    thisisoliposted 13 years ago

    I have written a guide on backlinking at

    This should explain to you about the differences in backlinks, and what you need to try and get.

    1. chinweike profile image61
      chinweikeposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      thanks for the link thisisoli

  15. profile image0
    Nelle Hoxieposted 13 years ago

    Just a quick update - as I'm totally amazed.

    The three hubs I wrote yesterday and just linked to each other - are already sending google visitors.

    Maybe I have been working too hard.

    1. chinweike profile image61
      chinweikeposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      way to go Nelle. Things are becoming more convincing that we don't necessarily need backlinks on hubpages.


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