I've done some backlink experiments for my hubs. Results below
hub1 (keyword targeted) - 15 backlinks - 2 weeks - SERP 3rd page to 4th position
hub2 (keyword targeted) - 9 backlinks - 1 weeks - SERP 2nd page to 7th position. Please do share your experience.
My hub that receives the most traffic has considerable backlinks to it. My next 3 most popular hubs have no backlinks to them.
My experience has been that backlinking does nothing but good for your hubs.
However, many hubs don't even need it.
I guess backlinking does help -- even the spun and unreadable crap.
Wow. Just wow.
I did a lot of backlinking on my other account until we were advised not to.
Now I'm hearing we should be doing it, and then came your mention of the amount of backlinks that Hub on the iPhone5 has (downloaded that plug-in, btw - great, thanks!) and now I'm really confused ...
It seems to be general concensus (for most, anyway) that backlinking is about the only thing that can help in the short-term here. And if this guy's pure crap can rank highly based on backlinks, our stuff should be zooming off the page!
Just make sure you backlink responsibly -- take it slowly. Not sure about the best sites to backlink from, but look to Misha, Darkside, Sunforged, Ryan and Thisisoli for more insight.
No offence, but I would leave Ryan out of the list, and include there Mark Knowles, Peter Hoggan, and Eric Graudins instead. I likely missed somebody, those just the first who came to mind.
And thanks for the plug Lisa
Misha, you were the first one I was going to come to anyway. I know you have a very down-to-earth approach, and that you know a hell of a lot about this kind of thing.
I think I could put myself in the same category.
ha ha ha. I see a likeness between us alright, especially in the maths department....... people like me who only play on hub pages, and write the odd hub, and only poetry at that will probably be a thing of the past the way things are moving on here...........
From what I can glean from a couple of other threads in which Paul Deeds commented, poetry will not be a thing of the past. It's still welcome.
oh right....... I only logged on today for the first time in ages...... I kinda got the feeling only people wanting to make money, and brilliant hubbers were wanted, as the likes of me are dragging it down......
Last night when rugby was on and the team went in to a scrum, i thought they were all talking about me......
,,,................. paranoid or what.......................
Thanks Camlo Trust me, others are worth reading, too.
Cause - umm - well - he does not know the topic as good as SF or Peter. Far from it.
Oops i thought he was an authority on everything, he seems to know a lot.....
IDK, he may be an authority in something, but based on what I read by him on the topic, he does not know much about backlinks. Sticking a bookmark or two on shetoldme for a few hundred hubs is not a solid backlinking campaign by any measure.
A lot of Google queries are effected by QDF (Query Deserves Freshness) which basically promotes fresh content. It’s why you see hubs ranking well initially before losing ground to more established pages. This will happen long before links have been taken into account.
So if the pages you are talking about are only 1 or 2 weeks old it might be QDF giving you an initial boost, if they are older, then the level of linking you describe indicates that you are targeting extremely non-competitive terms.
Edit: Just noticed you have 0 hubs, so i am a bit confused.
by David 470 10 years ago
I did not send some backlinks to some of my hubs recently, and yet they are receiving good traffic. Should I still backlink them anyway? Whats the primarily difference if I did or did not. I usually send 5-10 backlinks or so....
by Kate Swanson 10 years ago
IzzyM and I have been chatting about backlinking, and disagreeing on what's the best way to go about it. She's been spending hours backlinking her Hubs on social bookmarking and backlinking sites, because she feels that's been recommended on the forums by Hub gurus. I'm not at all sure that's...
by sid_candid 9 years ago
My aim at hubpages is to earn an average of $500 or more per month in a years time. Right now I have 165 hubs and earn between $20-$30. I wanted to know if I can achieve my goal in a years time or less if I concentrate on keyword and good topic selection and don't do any backlinking.
by IzzyM 10 years ago
First of, I don't really know what I'm talking about, or to be more specific, I don't know the name of what I am talking about.But thanks to a few hubbers on here, I have taken to backlinking the easy way. You backlink a hub to...for example...shetoldme...or blurbalicious...one of them anyway.Then...
by deuxlai 10 years ago
Backlinks are important to build better search engine ranking. So what do you do when you are building backlinks to your hub?Please share your exact method so everyone can learn.
by jenblacksheep 10 years ago
I just wondered if anyone backlinked their backlinks, like putting Shetoldme links on Reddit for example. I'm seriously running outta ideas of how to get traffic.
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