Outbound Links

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  1. canadawest99 profile image61
    canadawest99posted 8 years ago

    What are the effects of having the exact same outbound link in everyone of your hubs say to your blog or website?  Does it hurt hubscore.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image97
      Marisa Wrightposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Lrohner is right, but you can have the same link on a large proportion of your Hubs, provided it's only one link.

      For instance, I have links to my dance websites on most of my Hubs.  Since I have a few websites, I can ring the changes - but even so, I probably have the same link on a quarter to a third of my Hubs with no problems.   And I have seen one or two Hubbers who sign off almost every Hub with a short bio, including a link to their main blog.

      1. WryLilt profile image90
        WryLiltposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Also it's best to link from hubs related to the topic of your website. A visitor to your hub about cheese for instance, probably won't be interested in visiting your web site about garden hoses.

    2. jasoncox83 profile image70
      jasoncox83posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      As others have said be careful not to get your account banned, with that in mind make sure if you do link outbound that it is to a related site.

  2. lrohner profile image79
    lrohnerposted 8 years ago

    "Linking repeatedly to the same site within a Hub or across many Hubs" may be construed as overly promotional, and against the HP guidelines.


    1. shazwellyn profile image66
      shazwellynposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yes... this has a marked effect on your authorscore.  Darkside put me right on this some time ago when I added a referral link to shetoldme in every one of my hubs.  I found that my authorscore had dropped by 7 points.  When I removed those links and redirected people to the referral link in my profile, I found my authorscore increased by 7 points. 

      It is always a concern, I believe, to note a huge drop in your authorscore over a short period of time (say hours, rather than days) as this suggests that there is something not quite right going on.

      1. Marisa Wright profile image97
        Marisa Wrightposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Putting the same outgoing link in every single Hub will do that, but I'd just like to emphasize that you can easily include the same link in several Hubs without penalty.  Like I said, I have a link to my ballet website in every single one of my ballet Hubs, ditto for my belly dancing site on my bellydancing Hubs, and so on.  And my score rarely dips below 95 these days.

  3. ftclick profile image56
    ftclickposted 8 years ago

    against Google's guidelines too since they own HP (Hubpages)  they can see the footprint pretty easy. mix it up..
    link to another site from your hub that also links to your main site.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image97
      Marisa Wrightposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Google owns HP???????????????????????????????????????

      1. WryLilt profile image90
        WryLiltposted 8 years agoin reply to this


    2. relache profile image85
      relacheposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You are quite mistaken.

      From http://hubpages.com/about/team

  4. Highvoltagewriter profile image80
    Highvoltagewriterposted 8 years ago

    Wait a moment...I just got hit by a bomb, Goggle owns hubpages?? Really? yikes This is news to me!


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