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How I Get a Bunch of Traffic to My Hubs

  1. manspaugh profile image60
    manspaughposted 7 years ago

    Hope this might help some people.

    My method for drawing traffic to my Hubs (these are referral links so if you don't desire to sign up in that way just fix the links) <all links snipped by admin - no affiliate links in the forums, please>:

    1. Write a Hub

    2. Join InfoBarrel

    3. Write an article on InfoBarrel that contains two links back to my original Hub.

    4. In my InfoBarrel signature box I can add 2 more links to my Hub or even as a referral for HubPages.

    5. Then I'll join a couple more backlinking places for bookmarks:

         a. Xomba
         b. InfoPirate
         c. She Told Me

    So I hope that helps a little. It sure does help my Adsense income!

    1. ChuckHuckaby profile image42
      ChuckHuckabyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Those are good backlinking tips. I always link back from my blog usually but these are other good backlink resources.

      1. manspaugh profile image60
        manspaughposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        You could go the other way around and link from some of your Hubs to your blog so you get more traffic to your blog. Just another option. smile

        1. ChuckHuckaby profile image42
          ChuckHuckabyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks. There are reasons I'm doing it the other way around in this instance. I did on one hub send them to my blog, so it's sort of case by case.

          1. manspaugh profile image60
            manspaughposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Nice. Trial and error produces great experience. Thanks for the comments Chuck!

    2. BRIAN SLATER profile image88
      BRIAN SLATERposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      You may have to review Xomba you can't from this month (Feb 7th) add bookmarks that promote hubs on other sites-this is seen as over promotional.
      I had an email from them on the 8th requesting that I don't do it any more or my account would be blocked.

      1. manspaugh profile image60
        manspaughposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I've found that that depends upon what type of bookmark you make. If it's a bookmark like, "Check this product out!" or a typical "selling" bookmark then you'd likely be booted, but you can link to quality articles on your own sites. Just don't overdo it. They're cracking down on that.

    3. BMG profile image60
      BMGposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      thanks..i'll turn to try this technique..

    4. sampatrik profile image60
      sampatrikposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      You need to write informative hub and use some seo techniques to get ranking in search engine.

    5. profile image0
      andycoolposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for sharing! smile

    6. speedbird profile image73
      speedbirdposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for sharing that link building strategy, I will definitely try it out

      1. manspaugh profile image60
        manspaughposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Glad I could help a little. smile

  2. katiem2 profile image60
    katiem2posted 7 years ago

    Thanks for sharing your tips!  Best of continued success smile

  3. reindeerz profile image72
    reindeerzposted 7 years ago

    Thanks! Gonna check out infobarrel now!  smile

  4. Ellarose92 profile image60
    Ellarose92posted 7 years ago

    Very good tips!! For some reason I can never get my links to work on shetoldme sad

    1. manspaugh profile image60
      manspaughposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      What do you mean they don't work?

    2. BMG profile image60
      BMGposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      agree with ellarose....don't work yet even though after 10 weeks i joined shetoldme.

  5. lordkadda profile image59
    lordkaddaposted 7 years ago


    need to do something about my hubs.
    could use your tips

    1. manspaugh profile image60
      manspaughposted 7 years agoin reply to this


  6. Rosie2010 profile image76
    Rosie2010posted 7 years ago

    Thanks, this is very helpful.  Thanks for sharing.. it's so difficult to get outside traffic.  My views mostly comes from HP.

  7. manspaugh profile image60
    manspaughposted 7 years ago

    You all are very kind. Thank you!

    I've found that using these sites in such a way can help out your Hub rankings quite a bit.

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    ryankettposted 7 years ago

    You are yet to achieve your 1000 visits accolade, what makes you think that your strategy is working?

    Whilst DoFollow backlinks will push you up the search engines in the longer term, they sure won't achieve much in 4 weeks. And, if you are building for the longer term, you can take Xomba off of that list - it is nofollow.

    1. manspaugh profile image60
      manspaughposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Not at 1000 visits yet here. I've got plenty of other sites and articles that receive traffic through this method. So this definitely will work through HubPages.

      DoFollows and noFollows aren't as important as they used to be. The quality of the links is what gives much more authority. Xomba is still going to be a decent place for backlinks (even with their new rules). It's high in Alexa and creating a much higher quality site.

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        ryankettposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Do you have a source for that statement? Yes an authoritive link, that with PageRank, is the most effective... but if it is NoFollow then it will be disregarded entirely by Google. I believe it will also be disregarded entirely by Yahoo and Bing too. I read Matt Cutt's blog quite frequently and at no stage has he suggested that NoFollow backlinks are no longer disregarded... he reports all changes to the algorithms.

        I would suggest that you could work much more effectively by cutting out time spent obtaining NoFollow backlinks and dedicating your time only to DoFollow backlinks. You also state that the quality of the backlink is what gives you more authority, whilst you are quite right in stating this you seem to have an flawed perception of what a quality backlink is. A quality backlink is a DoFollow one from a specific page which already has PageRank, preferably highly relevant to your content and ideally anchored into relevant keywords.

        Posts on SheToldMe, InfoPirate and InfoBarrel will begin with a PageRank zero. Those from SheToldMe and InfoPirate will likely always be a PageRank zero, InfoBarrel backlinks would probably have longer term value as long as your article gains PageRank and is relevant to your subject matter.

        I use SheToldMe prolifically, as a means of a quick and easy backlink, you may have noticed that I am the top referrer on there and was one of the very first people to use and promote the site. If you want to pursue your current strategy, which in fairness is just a simple version of my own, you should be adding Snipsly to your list. Trust me when I say that there is NO value from Xomba bookmarks, if you want to use that site then stick with longer articles and don't link to anything. Swap out Xomba bookmarks for Snipsly bookmarks, then use Xomba as another platform for longer primary content.

        Despite using sites such as SheToldMe and Snipsly, I have no doubt that the value of the backlinks is not particularly high. Download SEO for Firefox, look at that PageRank indicator on every site that you visit, that will help you. I wish you the best of luck, using backlinking sites is not a bad strategy but your knowledge could improve and I hope that you take my pointers as constructive rather than negatively.

        Best backlinks? Go and guest blog for people, lots of people, nobody turns down free articles. Ideally you want backlinks pointing from a wide variety of sources, rather than numerous backlinks from the same source - that tends to devalue them, to the point where they have very little value at all.

        1. manspaugh profile image60
          manspaughposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Great advice Ryan. Sounds like you've got much more experience than I have. I'll take your advice and apply it. I agree with the Snipsly idea. I've got a bunch on there as well. Not as fun to write on because of the WordPress aspect, but still a good place to receive a couple links.

          Thanks man.

  9. mcbean profile image77
    mcbeanposted 7 years ago

    I may be a little cynical but what also helps your adsense income is 6 referral links in a forum post. wink

    1. manspaugh profile image60
      manspaughposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Haha very true. If anybody chose to join. But don't worry, nobody has.

  10. Miss Behave profile image54
    Miss Behaveposted 7 years ago

    Thank you so much for your tips, I've never even heard of half the places you mentioned. I'll give it a go now!

  11. AthulExe-ae profile image68
    AthulExe-aeposted 7 years ago

    hey thanks for the tips
    im sad that i lost my hubpage acc and couldint recover it
    i forgot the email and pass
    i donno which email id i have used ,wish they would send recovery link to the email id asociated with the user name

  12. hhelen profile image60
    hhelenposted 6 years ago

    Another way to keep people engaged and interested in your hubs is through the quality of your hubs. I have found that linking related pages helps people find spend more time, and hopefully click on your affiliate links.

    1. manspaugh profile image60
      manspaughposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      You're very right. Quality wins out every time.