I would appreciate being allowed to add a "nofollow" attribute to my links. The problem is big for people like me. I'm afraid of getting a 75 score to have all of my links follow.
Since you have given no explanation for why you prefer no-follow links, I find you a bit hard to follow.
This idea has already been raised in this forum thread:
For those who have their own website this is a big item.
I am a tiny manufacturer, almost completely unknown, when I compare my fitness tool to the industry standards, I am linking and giving them credit.
Yes, IF I link to a high powered website such as my competitors, it may help me and my score (I disagree with it "hurting" your score), and it may help Hub Pages in the eyes of Google but my first priority is to be found in water aerobics along with my gigantic competitors.
Thoughts, suggestions? How best to share knowledge, compare products, in my case, water resistance fitness tools for the swimming pool? A no follow link?
If it was me I wouldn't link to the competitor sites at all. Mention them by name by all means to compare products if yours is better, but don't link them.
I would make careful use of well-researched keywords relating to your product with particular emphasis on title and url and I would write a general article pointing back to my main site. Hubpages is powerful enough to get that article ranked on the front page if it is well-written.
Then I would write an article on Squidoo and all the other writing sites, all with links pointing back to my domain. I would also do my best to keep my score above 75 so that the links remained dofollow.
Then I would see if any of my big competitors had a comments page or somewhere I could add my own link. With luck it'll be dofollow, but if it isn't, its still a link of some weight even if not as much.
Wow I didn't realize I was dealing with a bunch of novices here. Okay, allow me to explain. Actually I don't want to explain. Why would you care if people had the option to add "Nofollow" or not? All that Hubpages does is strip the code. It's a real simple fix.
P.S. I have my own websites.
How charming. This is a public forum, not an official HP forum. You are addressing 194,625 published users. A little research would have shown you it has been proposed and thoroughly discussed before. Who is the novice?
Wow, how insightful. I already knew that their was "Multiple" threads on the subject. However the majority of them are not managed by their authors.
Which is why I decided to take responsibility for escalating this issue to the Hubpages staff. Thank you come again.
Try to look through this forum's history again, and you will see how many ideas are being "escalated" every day. As you can see, it is not an official forum, but a broad discussion forum open to anyone. To convince staff, you first have to gain some support among regular members. It is very rare for staff to intervene here.
Obviously you don't understand points. Allow me to be blunt: 1. There wasn't this issue on the front page. 2. I care about this issue enough to constantly check this thread everyday and 3. I'm Awesome and You aern't.
That's fine with me. But what you are doing is not effective advocacy, and will probably not get you the result you are hoping for. Have a good day.
No, you're arrogant and we aren't. Bye bye.
BTW, can I sell you a copy of How to win Friends and Influence People? You appear to be in need.
Okay I'll explain. LINKS AERNT EVERYTHING. The only reason you care about links is to get on the front page of Google. Which means you'll get traffic right?
BOTTOM LINE: You want traffic and that's all you care about. Well when your website is new building backlinks can trip the "Sandbox" filter.
Now Hubpages is an authority website that can get articles ranked very well. Let's say I'm targetting the niche "Gift for Kids" ( I am ) and I wrote an article on that website about "top 10 christmas gifts" (Link Bait).
I can then REVIEW toys on Hubpages have them rank extremely well. Then on those reviews I funnel traffic through an affiliate link ( Telling them they can save money ) which is the first link on the page. A BUYER wouldn't want to pass it up. However if the person reads like that link and isn't interested in buying he can keep reading the review.
The second link says check out the "Top gifts for kids" linking to my article. Since Google DEVALUEs webpages for linking to new website ( I did an experiment on my website 1-px.com) I want the link to be nofollow.
That Way I get the review ranked which means traffic will funnel through each of those links. I think you understand.
You're preaching to the choir, love.
You'll find that there are probably hundreds if not thousands of people on this site who are far more aware of link value than you are. Quick examples that spring to mind include Misha and Peter Hoggan.
These people run their own websites and some of them (for instance Pcunix) have been running sites before the word google was even known.
Pcunix doesn't backlink, and neither does Relache. And both are able to earn enough to pay all or most of their bills just from their sites and/or Hubpages.
So please don't make this about personal knowledge or opinion regarding SEO, since you will doubtless lose.
You've made a suggestion, leave it at that. If the team wishes to implement it that is their choice, not yours. You said you have your own website so in that case - make your own decisions on your own website and leave hubpages decisions up them.
Thanks Marry Poppins I didnt read any of that. Link Value? Wow don't care. I was talking a system for making money. I make my money online. That's all I care about.
You came to hubpages for backlinks. Yet you don't care about link value.
You are quite contradictory, sir.
Good luck with that making money thing....
I didn''t come to Hubpages for backlinks... When did I say that?
I came to Hubpages because it's an authority website that gets ranked extremely good in Google.
" That Way I get the review ranked which means traffic will funnel through each of those links. "
Wow I hate everybody here. Everytime I come to the Hubpages community I get in trouble.
Stay on topic you smiths. You wanna preach the rules? then don't post here unless it's on topic.
Maybe the reason you get in trouble is because you dive in head first, claiming you're the bees knees and make assumptions that you know far more about topics than members who've been on hubpages and their own sites for far longer.
That's sounds like me. I don't know I'm a genius. All I know is I'm trying to get Hubpages to allow to simple add "nofollow" to my links then people write condescindingly then I get angry. I don't blame me I blame you guys.
Thanks for understanding.
Piece of advice I'd be careful, there is a way to flag hubs that are "overly promotional" and however I do not think you have crossed that line you sure are flirting with it.
Tyler, maybe I am reading this wrong but it sounds like you want Hubpages to aid and abet your PR Sculpting endeavors. Good luck, I doubt if they will buy into it though. Incidentally, NoFollow links now eat up their own share of PageRank.
Pagerank Skulting with a nofollow tag? You got to be kidding. I reinstate my initialy argument that I'm dealing with amateurs.
Wrong: NoFollow links now eat up their own share of PageRank. Whoever told you you that is wrong.
Feel free to go write on another site then. Where you won't have to deal with amateurs.
Tyler, the PageRank algo was updated mid 2009 so that NoFollow links now eat up just as much PageRank as any other link on a webpage. Here are some better known novices that will help you get up to speed on the current NoFollow PageRank thing.
http://www.seomoz.org/blog/google-maybe … s-nofollow
Listening to you talk is like a step backwards in time, when you use terms like 'sandbox filter' it makes me wonder if you have managed to get your hands on a well out of date SEO book. But hey what does it matter, I am just an amateur.
An old SEO book. You're laughable. The sandbox filter still explains. I was explaining my system for getting massive amounts of traffic. Not preaching SEO.
P.S. did you forget to read this part of the article: "I have to say, I'm a little skeptical that this is an accurate and fully honest description of what Google's changed. "
Jesus Christ it's like you believe everything you read.
I need to proofread. The sandbox filter still applies. Unless you can prove to me it doesn't. SEOMOz is wrong. Check out Matt on the subject: "Google changed how the PageRank flows so that the five links without nofollow would flow one point of PageRank each."
Matt Cutts; "Pagerank Skulpting"; http://www.mattcutts.com/blog/pagerank-sculpting/; 11-8-2010
Wrylilt posted this link to similar thread and as you can see that is one more thread which gets unnoticed from staff on this issue. I don't expect official answer anytime soon, so there is no point in stretching things.
Besides that HP members think you need to be member here for more than a year before you make any point regarding SEO or almost anything related to HP, so you'll obviously have some hard time here. (Your experience outside hubpages seems to be discarded,so have a good time fightclubbing on forums, tyler)
More threads, more activities on the hub pages results in more points in Hub Pages...
It would be interesting to know why HubPages has chosen not to add this feature until now. There was some discussion on the other thread, but no clear answers.
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