My hub karma score is going high. I don't know if this means I am over linked to other hubs. But some how the traffic is down.No idea if this is because of linking. Does it make sense to believe that those to whom we link will link back to our hubs?
I'm not sure it's safe to assume linking to other people will make those, specific, individuals more likely to link back to you. If people operate the way I do they don't even know who links to their Hubs. I'm guessing, though, that as all Hubbers are encouraged to link to other Hubs, chances are the - just because of that - the chances of getting your Hub linked by someone else are probably greater.
I haven't gone "link wild" (but now I'm using the in-text link feature). I did notice my traffic was down yesterday, but it's been really good recently (so I think down traffic days just happen).
I don't know either, but My traffic has also plunged since implementing this new tool. And so has my adsense revenue. Coincidence? Hmmm.
Hmm. Now I'm getting concerned. It will be interesting to see what other people say as the next day/days unfold.
(I just looked. So far, it looks OK, considering it's 8:06 Eastern time)
If you give people the chance to exit your site (via links) some people will take that option rather than click your Google Ads.
However....I think the reason why Hubpages wants you to do this is because lots of linked content within hubpages as a whole will improve the rankings that the pages get in the search engines.
Over time, hubpages hubs should rank better as a result of all of the links, even though initially a few people might wander off.
A "few" people doesn't concern me much, but a sudden 35-40% drop off in traffic and clicks on articles which should still be pertinent to the season does concern me.
Plus, quite a few of the incoming links have also suddenly diminished from what they were a few days ago before I began implementing the new tool. Perhaps it's just coincidence, but I may go back and take out the links if things keep going in this direction. What would I have to lose but the cheesy Hubkarma points?
actually, Randy, I am with you. My Karma score has jumped to 80, because of linking, but traffic is showing double blue triangles. Might have to pull the plug on the karma and hope Hub Shiva doesn't notice.
Just curious, why did you put them in? I thought you weren't buying into the whole Hub Karma thing?
My Karma is now 81 and the only linking I do in the text of my Hubs is to my own Hubs, which benefits me. All my links to other Hubs are in RSS feeds at the very end of my Hubs.
I thought I might give HP the benefit of the doubt seeing as I can remove them anyway. I'm trying to find out if it benefits the writers or HP more to use these links.
It is easier for me to try it with less articles than for some who have so many to change. But having less may also skew the results. It will take several of us reporting our particular results to see the consequences of using the tool. I still haven't "bought in" to using it yet.
Randy, if you read through all the forum posts, I think you'll find almost everyone feels the tool benefits HubPages as a whole, not the individual writer doing the linking - although what's good for the site must ultimately rub off on us.
Perhaps. But there are already links to topics pages near the top and to other hubs in the right hand column, so I don't see the point of having more user generated links. Especially seeing that the primary result is that it would divert traffic AWAY from my hubs.
This might just have been a one-day, isolated, thing; but my earnings dropped from a long stretch of "really good" to yesterday (about one-fifth of what they'd been doing). As I mentioned, I didn't go "linking wild", but the night before last I did go through several Hubs and add whatever links seemed to make sense.
Before that night, and before Hub Karma, I did have a lot of Hubs with links the "conventional HubPages way". After HubKarma, I did add a few and wrote, I think, two Hubs and added in-text links. It looked to me like my Karma score, which started at 47, gradually climbed to low 80's without my doing much (and that's where it's been for a few days). (So, since HubKarma showed up, all I've done has been add that few trial links, write a couple of Hubs, and do that "night of linking", which was the night before the big drop.) (I just thought it might be good to get the "details" on here, in case the drop isn't just a coincidence.)
mornin' all - last week when the question was asked about hubkarma no.'s - i didn't know what it was and still don't really understand it; anyway mine was 8 and now for some reason it is 46? I don't sell anything, don't include advertising on my hubs and have not intentionally linked anywhere except the initial set up of default options provided when creating new hubs. So, after reading the posts here - I still don't get its purpose. Oh well, the name sounds interesting at least - HubKarma!
So my hubkarma score is nice n high (90's) but if all this linking takes readers away from my hub, how do I benefit?
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