I am considering starting a blog about my opinions/experience with religion (ie becoming non-religious). I don't imagine it will be a big money earner.
Am I best to link the blog to my hubs on the same themes or vise versa? ie for traffic etc
I don't know which is best but I do both.
On my profile is a link to my blog.
And on my blog I put the HP Widget thing...
... sorry, don't know how to make it bigger.
Plus I occasionally link from blog to HP if I have an article on similar subject, or basically, if I remember.
Now. Does any of this work? Is it the right thing to do?
I have absolutely no idea.
Technically one way links are worth more to Google than reciprocal links. Not that you shouldn't do it, but just saying...
Thanks Wrylilt. You know... I almost went and removed my link and then I thought about what you mean.
The Link thing gives or takes away Google love? But I don't have any Google love. So, if I somehow have a reader who has typed in an exact phrase of seventeen words and found me - I am using the link to possibly point them to something else of mine to read.
Sort of like the link is intended to be used, rather than as a gaming the system tool?
Does that make any sense at all?
Yes it does, but what I said more applies to people who are all about the Google love. I think in your case, getting referrals from Hubpages may outweigh the lost link love, anyway, right?
Yes, I think it probably does Wrylilt. Having been unable to crack the keyword thing I am now on a mission to simply 'friend' the entire internet. Then I don't need Google at all.
Mind you, Xmas card list will be a bit long.
does one link back dilute things or should there be no links back?
Link love is good for your Hubs and your blog. It's still best to drive traffic and get exposure too.
It's best to link from Hubpages to your blog. Hubpages is already well ranked - your blog probably isn't. So use the high quality link from Hubpages to rank your blog higher.
Update: Since WryLilt's comments and a bit of a think I have now removed the Hubpage widget from my blog.
My thinking is along the lines of unrelated spammy links on pages and Google Panda slapping.
And if you don't know what that means... neither do I. But I read it on a web page somewhere.
edit: Thanks btw WryLilt!
As wry as already said one way links are the best and more natural method. If you have hubs on the type of stuff you are going to write about on your blog then link from HP to your blog
I was going to try out Blogger. Does it consider HP as one domain & therefore would like too many links to same place?
I have several hubs that I can link from on this theme.
With blogging on Blogger, does it all come out as one continuous page which can have tags?
I've only used the very basic blog that comes with Weebly so far (I recently started a website about Aspergers and have one page for a blog).
With blogger you can write a page, then go back and add to it, amend it or delete it as necessary. Each time you want to write you have the opportunity to "create a new page" so you add another page to your blog. It's a bit like a folder with lots of pages in.
When you are ready you can then start a new niche ie. a new folder on a different topic and then write lots of pages on that.
It really is quite easy once you get started, remember you can use adsense and Amazon to promote items on your site.
Don't confuse pages and posts. You can create pages on Blogger, but you'd normally save those for important static information.
Usually you'll be writing posts.
How many posts is typical on the main page? Currently it is set a 7. Does this mean that when there is more than 7, they will archive?
Yes, they archive. It does it all for you. It seems pretty good, and pretty straightforward to me. And it seems to get indexed well and quickly. I don't know if that is dependent on regular updating, but I wrote a post yesterday which was indexed in MINUTES!!
No one will search for it of course, but that's hardly my fault. If lazy searchers can't be bothered to TRY to find my stuff why should I help them? They're probably wasters looking for porn anyway.
I'd rather have one quality hit than 1,000,000 rubbish ones.
I am going slowly mad...
Yes sort of, but you can change the number of posts to suit. I've been making the mistake all along of thinking everyone accesses my blog directly through it's full url, its 'front page' if you like. But of course the only people who see a blog like that is folk who clicked on your link - direct traffic. The people from the search engines simply see the post related to their search term.
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