Today I removed all the links pointing to different pages on hubpages from one of my article and amazed to see that my hubkarma increased...
Huh! That's really funny since since that's just the opposite of the idea for hubkarma!
How soon after? Are you going to measure it over a few days or even weeks? Are you then going to test it again and add links back and see if it goes down?
Were they relevant links or just random ones? HubKarma doesn't just blindly rise from the addition of any old links to a Hub.
internal links decreases hubkarma rank.
Well it means it was a good experience for you.
Whatever works best for ya. "Trial and error" as the saying goes.
My hubkarma score seems solidly stuck at 35 no matter what I do.
Mine has alsways been 51 no matter what. I think it has been branded on and can never change.
Shouldn't ALL the links suggested be relevant if the program brought them up in the first place?
You would think so but if you look at the list of suggested links some are not relevant at all. You can tell this with some of them just by looking at the titles. Even the ones that seem to have relevant titles if you view them before linking you might find they are not that relevant to the hub you have written.
Oh yeah, I know what you mean. Like if you click on a word this is highlighted but is NOT really a relevant word to your topic sometimes the choices are really not pertinent. That's right! I think that's why I just pay attention to the NOUNS and even then it has to be a NOUN that is directly related to my subject.
The hub Karma might be rising for another reason, maybe someone else had links added to you elsewhere. I added a few links recently to some of my hubs and my Karma went up a few notches. It's good to share!
I am surprised more people on Hub Pages don't do Link Exchanges more on profiles. It's a win-win situation as it encourages people to check out more writers and more hubs, therefore more ads, yada yada... you get the picture.
Your hub karma doesnt rise for links going to your hubs, only outbound links which you palce on your hubs to other hubs.
I could have sworn that Paul Deeds said HubKarma favored links to your own hubs and links to Hubs of people whom you are following, or something very close to that effect but now I can't find that comment in all the chatter around the topic.
he did say that, but it was in relation to how the suggested links tool works.
The tool and the Hub Karma Score are distinct -
I remember reading that as well, maybe on the initial thread?
I think it just picks up words, and not context. my latest hub has suggestions for hubs about sports drills, when I used the word drill pertaining to another topic.
I haven't seen a mention of it. And it had been indicated that it was about linking to other people not to yourself. If it were, I'd be the HubKarma King, I link to myself relentlessly. My traffic is my precious (said in a Smeagol-like way).
thats good, it means removal of unnecessary internal links boosts up the hubkrma rank.
thanks for sharing this. I'll must try it
Ya gotta use yer head with those suggested links. Have a look at the suggested hub first. Is it really relevant to your hub topic? I've used a couple, but only 1 out of 10 suggested links were at all relevant.
Does anyone know if contextual links are more effective than a listing of related links (of your choice) at the end of the article?
Well, it may seem little amazing but my hubkarma is now thrice of the increment value when I started this topic.
It is now near the 3/4 th of century.
it would be interesting to know if the addition of the suggested links helped or hindered your hubs financial success.
What I mean is (this sounds a bit blunt) will you be able to tell if you made more money on them with the suggested links in place or once you removed them.
I ask this because I have a nagging doubt that if a reader follows the blue highlighted word to other pages you/we are losing potential earnings. If your Hub Karma is improved by removing links what is the advantage of it over links at the end of the hub? Apart from if someone links to your hub it increases the flow of traffic.
Hubkarma has a little effect on your hubscore (as explained by hubpages) which in-turn increases you reputation on hubpages and also be chances that your hubs will come at top in preferred list when any other hubber try suggested links....
Well, according to my technical mind, suggested links were introduced on hubpages to increase the reputation of hubpages more by automatically finding the top priority pages (via Members) and to list them up in search engines.
Well, this may have little effect on our hubs also becoz as reputation of site increases, our articles may also have chances to get listed up(in search engines) and if we apply different strategies (keyword, back-linking) then this chances increases more.
Hubkarma score is based on how much you link to other hubs on hubpages but I've seen a reverse effect, I don't know how this happen... (Well, I have a little idea about it but not fully sure)
Well, linking may lead to loss of potential earnings if not done strategically but in most cases it leads only to financial success.
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