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Did you link to a hub of mine?

  1. Jeff Berndt profile image87
    Jeff Berndtposted 7 years ago

    If so, let me know. I'd like to return the favor.


    1. PegCole17 profile image97
      PegCole17posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      No, but I tweeted your funny hub on cast iron pans. Everyone needs a good laugh from time to time.

      1. Jeff Berndt profile image87
        Jeff Berndtposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks, Peg, It's most appreciated. :-)

        If I'd realized a reciprocal link is a no-no, I'd not have suggested it in the first place.

        1. tobey100 profile image61
          tobey100posted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Hey, I did too.  Funny's my thing.

  2. lrohner profile image82
    lrohnerposted 7 years ago

    JB-You might want to read this recent post from Paul Deeds:  http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/49303#post1126859

    1. Jeff Berndt profile image87
      Jeff Berndtposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Oh, then never mind.

  3. Pcunix profile image91
    Pcunixposted 7 years ago

    That's exactly why I usually don't tell people if I link to them or put them in my FB etc.


    I get this stuff in email all the time at my main site.  Most if it is junk, but often I do get somebody I really would link to if they  had just made me aware of them without the offer of reciprocity.  Because they made that dumb offer, now I have a much more difficult choice.

    Link because you want to link, not for any other reason.  Link because the link adds value to your site or because it's something you want to share, not as tit for tat.

  4. Daniel Carter profile image74
    Daniel Carterposted 7 years ago

    As described by Paul, a plan to constantly link back and forth between certain parties is a Google no no. However, I've done quite a bit of reciprocal linking with various hubbers, and so far it's a good thing. The key then seems to make it rather random.

  5. thisisoli profile image72
    thisisoliposted 7 years ago

    He could return the favour to a different site/hub to remove the problems with reciprocal links.

    1. Pcunix profile image91
      Pcunixposted 7 years agoin reply to this


      This is the kind of scheming that really upsets me.  The next step is the a-b-c thing where you bring in a third person to try to pull the wool over Google's eyes.

      Are you not understanding that this is dishonest?  These games don't help Google determine which content really does have value.  They are false.

      You link to yourself or anyone else because you want to let other people know about the content.  Obviously you have selfish reasons fir announcing your own content, but when it comes to anything else, your reasons should never be to return a favor.  You should link out because you want to point at something you think is valuable.

      1. darkside profile image80
        darksideposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        If you're going to be that hardline about it then a person shouldn't link to their own hubs from social bookmarking sites at all, as that could be deemed as gaming the system too.

        1. Pcunix profile image91
          Pcunixposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          No, thats not what I said at all.

          But I do think that too much of that might be seen as gaming by Google eventually. 

          The value of all that linking is steadily decreasing anyway. So is the value of specific keywords as Google gets better at LSI.

          Sooner or later, all that will matter is content.  Peter Hoggan thinks that day could come soon, I think it is farther out, but it is coming.  There is too much at stake to keep going down the current path.

          So, right now, sure, link away.  But don't get caught playing games and be sure to understand that it is Google who decides what is gaming and what is not. Not me, not you, just Google.

          By the way, even though they must get millions of resumes a day, Google is apparently looking for more sharp people.  I got an inquiry from an internal Google head hunter yesterday - my guess is he found the stuff I have written about NOT gaming Google. They are deadly serious about getting accurate results and they will be buying every brain they can to help them do it.

          It is a war.  Gamers against Google.  I bet Google wins.

          1. darkside profile image80
            darksideposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Did I say you said that?

            I'm saying that if thisisoli's suggestion is dishonest, then there's a whole lot of other SEO techniques that would be lumped in the same basket.

            It's not always a case of 'this is the right way, that is the wrong way' but 'this is how you do it sensibly and that is how its done irresponsibly'.

            I'll use social bookmarking for some of my hubs. And only a small percentage at that. Some people have a production line. Publish hub > Tweet > Mention at Facebook > Digg > StumbleUpon > Tweet the StumbleUpon > Add Another Social Bookmarking Site Here > Mention again at Facebook > Publish Spun Article Somewhere Else > Tweet The Spun Article > Mention Spun Article At Facebook > Mention Yet Again The Original Article At Facebook As If They Needed A Third Reminder > and on and on it goes.

            They'll have a check list, and they'll follow it religiously. And they'll do it each and every time.

            I'm not into that. I like to mix it up. The most effort I'll ever make is publish more (original) articles and hyperlink an appropriate keyword (that's singular) in the content to the related hub. On the rare occasion that I do give a hub an extra promotional push I'll make sure every summary is unique. I don't copy and paste the same thing over and over again.

            Perhaps that's a good definition of scheming. But is it wrong? Is it detrimental to the good of Google?

            Ultimately content is king. And I want to publish hubs of a standard that if I wasn't the author and I found it, I'd get some benefit from the information that was contained on the page.

  6. profile image0
    TanielHoustonposted 7 years ago

    linking back is a great idea like PCunix said. Google sometimes declare it as a link exchange but giving a thank you comment or email is fine

  7. profile image0
    TanielHoustonposted 7 years ago

    i meant it isn't a good idea- sorry forgot to check it over