Referral Quality From Placing Links To Websites From Hubs

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    BenjaminBposted 7 years ago

    Just interested to know when people are placing links to their websites from similar niche written Hubs if you are seeing a better quality referral than from other sources?

    For me ,though my 2 websites are relatively new,I am seeing approximately 3 1/2 times longer stay on my websites from Hub Pages referrals than from any other source.

    Time on website is one of the major factors that Google uses to judge if your website has quality material,so with numbers like these from Hub Pages referrals to me it's a no brainer that if you are not linking back to your websites from Hub pages you are losing out!

    The best way to do this in my opinion is through the RSS feed feature if your website has a connected blog or if it is only a blog. By allowing you to show up to 8 posts per feed that's a lot of links. Someone truly interested in that niche is bound to find at least 1 out of 8 posts interesting enough to click on it and go to your website in the process.

    My average time on website for both of my websites averaged from Hub pages referrals is currently right under 9 MINS.

    Anyone else seeing such a benefit? Even better perhaps?

    1. kschang profile image87
      kschangposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      The problem with hubpages referals is you can't tell which way they came through... in-hub links, "related hub" links, hub group links, even hub hopping all counts as "hubpages" referals.

      In-hub links and related hubs are a bit iffy, and we all know about hub hopping. big_smile

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        BenjaminBposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Talking about websites here kschang not to other hubs. And when it comes to that google analytics does tell you the exact hub your website traffic came from.

        1. DondaJewel profile image59
          DondaJewelposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          So whats the question? You have already given all the answers to your questions here about websites. Benefits.... better perhaps.

          1. shirleycarter profile image54
            shirleycarterposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            new to hub and wanted to now how to use the rss

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              BenjaminBposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              shirley go to a hub that you currrently have and click edit, the new scroll feature allows you to place a capsule in any spot on your hub. Select the RSS capsule then click on it after it pops up to edit it.

              Give it a snappy title and then put the RSS feed address in the according box and choose the number of posts you would like to show at all times and then choose the short description choice. In my opinion the full description is counterproductive to getting visits to a website as they would be able to read it all here and have no reason to click over.

              You can put an RSS feed to any blog,even if you don't own it. I suggest asking the owner first though before you use their feed. Most will not have a problem as it may mean more traffic and backlinks for them.

              To get the RSS feed address from a blog you simply find the feed symbol in the side bar or on the bottom of the blog and right click on it and select copy link location,then paste it in the RSS feed address box on the capsule.

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            BenjaminBposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            There was a slight question here Donda,that being,"What type of benefit are other people seeing on Hubpages referrals for their websites?"

            I explained the benefit I am seeing also (a starting off point) to get the conversation started ,by talking about total time on website people may be seeing from Hubpages referrals versus referrals from other sources.

            Then I threw in the fact that the RSS feed is in essence a way to include 8 more links to your website. This to help people that may not have ever realized this, as when it comes to in text links or the linking feature you are only allowed to have 2 links pointing to one website. The RSS feature ups that to 10 links!

            This post was also meant to vaguely be something for new hubbers to read to learn about this.

            The longer people stay on your website the better results you will have on search engines,my post was a jumping off point for a discussion on that and sources where people see the best benefit for that purpose.

        2. kschang profile image87
          kschangposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Sorry, I must have flipped the source and destination.

          On the other hand, I am more interested in drive traffic to my hubs from my blog/website than the other way around. My apologies.

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            BenjaminBposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            No probs,I'd rather push traffic to where I get 100% all day long.

          2. Marisa Wright profile image97
            Marisa Wrightposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Why did you make that choice?

    2. Marisa Wright profile image97
      Marisa Wrightposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I haven't backlinked much from "other sources", but most of my Hubs have backlinks to my websites.  I do get quite some direct referrals from HP, but my main objective is to get a good backlink to please Google.  And that does seem to work!

      That's true, and it's handy to get the links to your posts rather than the main page - however I've also been told that contextual links (in the text of the hub) are "worth" more than links in a RSS feed.  So I only use the feed if I can't place a good contextual link - and I only do add either if the subject of the Hub is directly relevant.

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        BenjaminBposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Yes Marisa it would be pointless to include an RSS feed going to a website of a conflicting niche. In my opinion would be a complete turn off to the reader. All of my RSS feeds to my websites from my hubs all cover the same niche.

        1. Marisa Wright profile image97
          Marisa Wrightposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          You'd be surprised how many newbie Hubbers get all enthusiastic, and add an RSS feed to (for instance) all their other Hubs regardless of relevance, or some irrelevant blog.

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            BenjaminBposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Marisa you just opened up a whole can of worms there that I'm going to have to find a lid to contain,lol.


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