Some people struggle creating enough backlinks for one website. It seems like each hub is a website and backlinking them all is getting really tedious. Like a full-time job almost.
I have to get off the computer and do something eventually. Does anyone have shortcuts?
I wish! That's why I've pretty much given up on backlinking efforts for Hubs - like you say, each one is individual so it's a big job. Although they've made it easy to do social bookmarking, we all know those links aren't all that effective.
Once I started my own sites, I turned my efforts around and now I use my Hubs to promote my sites, rather than vice versa.
That is a very good idea. I own a couple of domain names I haven't gotten hosted yet. Definitely something to keep in mind.
I look at some of my keywords and see the number 1 position is taken by a site with 12 pages and 1200 backlinks and start to feel a little hopeless. I would like to do more writing, not rehash the same writing over and over.
Find five social bookmarking sites and build a few dozen friends on each of them. Grow your twitter account and any other micro-blogging account you have. Locate 5 places to submit your RSS feed.
After you publish a hub start promoting it. It shouldn't take more than 20 minutes to promote to all of the above. If you make it habit you will see real traffic growth.
I use software to do this. Takes five minutes to set up and I then let it run. Submits to social bookmarking sites and rss aggregators. If you have some money, this is the way to go. The results are tremendous.
There are no [permanent] shortcuts.
Once people find an "easy" way to do something, google counteracts it. Backlinking is supposed to take effort.
If I have a cluster of related keyword, I'll make a hub with one keyword, a lens with another, a gather article with another, a helium article with another, etc... and Each article will link to the one before it. Then the last one (in this case the hub) would link to a related page on my blog.
But even that's effort because it requires finding worthy related keywords and writing lots of content for it.
Yea, and the best way to get backlinks is to let other people do it for you which is why it's important to utilize the social networks available.
After you publish, open notepad and paste your hubs url. Then come up with an alternate title, and a 10-20 word description of the hub and a couple tags and paste it all in one place so when you go to the social bookmarking sites, it's all there for you to just paste and fill in your captchas.
If you add ?rss to the end of your hubs url you then have the rss feed for that hub to paste where ever you choose to submit your rss feeds.
Other people is a great idea. I've seen some of Darren Rowse's stuff retweeted like 700 times. Wonder if I could borrow his friends? LOL.
And your notepad idea with the one write-up immediately after is great. I've been doing it as an after thought and coming back to my hubs to copy and paste the url later and try to do a little write-up, article or blog post. Very time consuming. Actually with all the coming back to copy and paste, I am probably half my traffic
RSS I haven't tried yet. I'll try it tomorrow.
It is a lot of effort to do that much writing. I'm always a very rushed person. I like to get things done and over with. Maybe I will just have to get used to doing things more slowly.
Thanks for sharing your method. I think I might be making a mistake by pointing everything at the one place? Not sure.
Jean, talking of backlinks - I know you write in a couple of other places. Did you know you can link as much as you like on your profile page? There's no limit, unlike within Hubs. And your profile usually has good PR.
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