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 Joween Flores 4 years ago
I was just wondering is there are ways to view my hubs shortlinks after I published a hub? I know it is shown every time you publish a hub, but what if you accidentally closed it just like I did, how to view the shortlinks again?...
by Catherine Giordano 3 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 4 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 Angie Jardine 6 years ago
How do I find the URL for my hubpages RSS feed?
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|