Online Talent Agents for Hubbers?

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  1. shibashake profile image87
    shibashakeposted 10 years ago

    Most of us want to get traffic into our terrific hubpages. smile However, simply putting all your links into social bookmarking sites may actually decrease your traffic. Why? Your pages, or site gets banned, your social bookmarking ranking goes down, and you get dereferenced from Google. Wouldn't it be nice if there were some professional (high ranking) social bookmarkers who are willing to promote our content? They would essentially be online talent agents; representing aspiring online content creators.

    Why would they do it?
    -They will get very very many link submissions, and therefore good traffic into their talent agency site. This is convertable to revenue.
    -They could get a traffic-based royalty from content creators they choose to represent.

    What would Hubpages provide?
    -A platform for talent agents, and an easy way to set up a talent agency page for link submissions.

    What would Hubpages get?
    -A group of professionals with good social bookmarking skills promoting their content.
    -Many happy users.
    -Link ban may get lifted in certain social bookmarking sites including and reddit.

    What do you all think?
    For more detail, I also have a hub <snipped link> on it. Just do a search for "online talent agent".

    1. jyuva profile image60
      jyuvaposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I think you are right big_smile

      1. shibashake profile image87
        shibashakeposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Wow, so few replies?! Come on people, I know you have lots of things to say. Give me a hard time; create some controversy. Where is Eric when you need him?! big_smile

        1. oxymoron profile image58
          oxymoronposted 10 years agoin reply to this

          Yes, Where? big_smile

  2. patnamohan profile image60
    patnamohanposted 10 years ago


  3. ProCW profile image80
    ProCWposted 10 years ago

    You're welcome to generate traffic to my hubs, however I ain't payin'... smile


    1. shibashake profile image87
      shibashakeposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Heh fair enough. It may be that the target audience for something like this is more on the social bookmarking sites smile

  4. gamergirl profile image60
    gamergirlposted 10 years ago

    I generally don't follow threads or make a big effort to be a major part in them if they have had to have links snipped.

    1. shibashake profile image87
      shibashakeposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Sometimes it may be better to decide based on the contents of the post. Everyone makes some mistakes with the linking rule, and sometimes they snip links that are valid.

      1. Mark Knowles profile image61
        Mark Knowlesposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Well, based on the contents of your post - you have no clue. smile

        The reason hubpages has been banned from reddit and delicious is because of people such as yourself. And if you are not aware that you can already pay to get yourself on the front page of digg.....

        But if you have the skills to get the bans lifted lol..... go right ahead.

        1. ProCW profile image80
          ProCWposted 10 years agoin reply to this


        2. shibashake profile image87
          shibashakeposted 10 years agoin reply to this

          Ah Mark, the healthy dose of cynicism that I've been looking for big_smile

          First of all, hubpages was banned from reddit and delicious months ago. Way before my time smile Second of all, I wouldn't blame people for trying out those ban techniques because that is what many of the get high traffic quick tutorials advise people to do. Unless you try it out, you wouldn't know that it doesn't work.

          Also I have read some of the articles on paying to get digged, and as far as I could tell, this method, as with many other methods may work in the short term but fail in the long term because they get flagged by community members.

          What I am suggesting here is not a system to get crappy content on bookmarking sites, but rather a system where professionals (i.e. the people who *know* what the digg community likes) can look to places like Hubpages as a possible source of good content. By melding the two communities together we could get some nice synergies that benefit all. For example, an article may be well written but may need some tweaking to get it right for the Digg population. This is good information that a Digg expert can advise us on. And if the trusted social bookmarkers start popularizing legitimate links from Hubpages, maybe the ban may be lifted in those limited cases.

          1. Mark Knowles profile image61
            Mark Knowlesposted 10 years agoin reply to this


            There are too many spammers here for that to work. And I can promise you that the value of an article on the front page of digg is not worth the time and trouble. Unless you have a very lucrative affiliate product.

            I know how to get an article there, and I also know how to generate hundreds of thousands of page views from other sites.

            Not worth paying for smile Unless.......

            Which hubpages discourages - rightfully so.

            You have no clue. big_smile

            1. shibashake profile image87
              shibashakeposted 10 years agoin reply to this

              Sadly not everyone can be so knowledgeable and right about so many things. But it is better to speak up and learn now rather than be clueless all your life. smile

              From my point of view, this is the current state of affairs:
              1. Hubpages banned by reddit and delicious. May get banned from more in the future.
              2. Reddit and delicious missing good sources of content from Hubpages.
              3. Many users always trying to "game" the systems in order to get traffic.

              I don't know about you, but I really think that we can do better than that. Surely we can work "with" the system rather than "against" it so that we derive services that are beneficial for both communities. If there is a legitimate path to success, then users will be less interested in spamming/hacking the systems. 

              The online talent agent idea is one suggestion that tries to find common ground across our two communities. The point is not about paying to get traffic, but rather how we can make related communities work better together for the benefit of all users.

              Yes I know, I have no clue big_smile

  5. ProCW profile image80
    ProCWposted 10 years ago

    Bookmark away! smile


  6. Whitney05 profile image84
    Whitney05posted 10 years ago

    I'm good... There's no need. And no need to pay anything...

    I wouldn't do it

  7. New Day profile image68
    New Dayposted 10 years ago

    The way I understand it is that being on the first page of Digg IS beneficial, regardless of traffic or clicks.  The PR rank that is associated with first page of Digg is of great value, not only for the page/hub that makes it there, but others written by the author, as well.  I think it makes sense to try to work together to acheive the highest page rank (and traffic) as possible by utilizing bookmarking and social networks to the best degree.

    I am ears to hear more (though I have to agree with others that paying for the service might be a stretch).  New Day


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