I was using Twitter to build backlinks to my articles but I just noticed that HubPages use the short URL. Since it is the long URL that has the article title (and will therefore rank higher) HubPages should generate a long URL when you do twitter. After all, I am unlikely to promote the short URL anywhere.
I use the short URL since the long URLs are generally too long. You should use hashtags to get your keywords out there.
Hash tags are the way to promote. For instance typing "I like #red #cars" will put your message in the channel for the word "red" and the word "cars".
Since twitter is nofollow anyway, it's not a good place for building backlinks. However when people click the link and visit your page, it will change into the full link, which hopefully they will pass on and build you real backlinks.
Then I guess my point is moot. For eome reason I thought they were dofollow. I'll stop tweeting!
And why do they persist in using escape characters that Twitter will not show correctly and that aren't needed anyway?
by Jane@CM 9 years ago
I've read and reead the hubs on URLs, RSS & Backlinks. I thought I was fairly literate in computers, trust me, I'm stumped.Adding RSS - okay so I want to add an RSS capsule to my hub. I read that you can add your profile URL as an rss but it tells me NO! I don't understand backlinks...
by quicksand 6 years ago
I am referring to the 12 character short URL associated with every hub. Have you ever used it? Do you use it often to promote your HubPages articles although it has no SEO value?
by Catherine Giordano 4 years ago
I've been using the short url from the hub metrics page to link to my hubs on my blogs. Yesterday, I discovered that they did not work. I thought they worked like bit.ly and tiny.url. I just did a HP search and here is the explanation I found: "Short URL is an abbreviated URL...
by Anne 5 years ago
What is exact URL I should use? SEO overload!When I 'ping' a hub or put it into google search engines itself, do I just copy and paste from the address bar above on left? Or do I add a www. instead of the http? Basically what is the URL I add.ALSO any links on the actual HOW TO add backlinks, found...
by samboiam 8 years ago
I posted my first blog on Blogger earlier today. You can find my link on my Hubpages profile page. I was wondering how many use Blogger for backlinks and has it proven effective.
by Cardia 7 years ago
I'm toying with the idea, and I was wondering if it would help me reach a bigger audience. Do any of you have Twitter accounts for your Hubpages account? Has it helped you?Thank you!
|HubPages Device ID|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Google Analytics|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel|
|Google Hosted Libraries|
|Google AdSense Host API|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels|
|Author Google Analytics|
|Amazon Tracking Pixel|