What do you think about links to hub from blog posts?

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  1. CyclingFitness profile image90
    CyclingFitnessposted 11 years ago

    Do you spend time linking from blogs to your hubs?

    Does this work to bring in traffic?

    Will this potentially help with SEO?

    Does it work / not work for you if you've tried it?

    Seems to me like a relatively easy way to get relevant links to your subdomain from specific sites and to you hubs but maybe i'm missing something?

    Would be nice to get some other's opinions


    1. KeithTax profile image72
      KeithTaxposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I don't know how much it works, but I do it. On a more interesting note, I have been paid to link from my blog to other websites. If the website was quality I linked and cashed a check (PayPal deposit actually.)

  2. mega1 profile image70
    mega1posted 11 years ago

    Isn't this exactly what we call "backlinking"  and it is not only a good thing, but rather necessary if you want to get more traffic ?  or am I all wrong? ?

  3. skear profile image93
    skearposted 11 years ago

    When I'm writing a post on my blog I will occasionally link to my hubs if I think its relevant.  I like to make sure the links seem natural though.

    You can usually tell when someone is writing a post with the sole intent of building a back link because the link doesn't seem to flow well with article. 

    It does work to drive traffic because my blog is not far behind Google in the list of traffic sources to my hubs.

  4. Stacie L profile image89
    Stacie Lposted 11 years ago

    I also put a text link on my writing blog to some hubs here. So i also have the HP widget on my blog; does that constitute a backlinking issue?

    1. Mark Ewbie profile image80
      Mark Ewbieposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I had the widget thing and then took it off.  Because in amongst the opaque misleading and obtuse statements from the gurus (infants?) of Google - it seemed to imply that links to a bad website were possibly bad.  Or was it from?  And was HP bad at the time?

      tbh - who knows - because the whole thing is covered in a layer of secrecy and absurdity, and incompetence.

      What should I do?

      Don't know - because... no one knows.

      Just please don't let me tweet Matt Cutts today because I can't be held responsible....

  5. CyclingFitness profile image90
    CyclingFitnessposted 11 years ago

    Alot of people on here talk about linking to their own blogs and vice versa

    What about linking via posts on others blogs? Does that work for you?

  6. 2uesday profile image67
    2uesdayposted 11 years ago

    Matt Cutts of Google on linking from Blogs etc.


    1. Joe Macho profile image85
      Joe Machoposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      2uesday - Thanks for the video. It covered quite a bit of what I needed to know.

      My question is, does commenting on others' blogs and leaving your hub profile as the website help traffic?

      1. Maddie Ruud profile image75
        Maddie Ruudposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        As far as actual SEO value, some blogs "dofollow" the links in comments and some do not.  However, often "dofollow" blogs are often over-run with spammers in the comments section.  I'd avoid those, as links from pages like that can reflect badly on you.

        This is not to say you should never leave your website in the "site" field while commenting on someone else's blog.  Just make sure you are leaving a relevant, substantial comment.  Even if it's a "nofollow" blog, you might get some readers who see you've got something interesting to say and click through to your site to see if you've got other equally valuable insights. smile

        Edit: Try this Learning Center Entry on for size as well.

        1. Marisa Wright profile image90
          Marisa Wrightposted 11 years agoin reply to this

          That's certainly worked for me.

          1. CyclingFitness profile image90
            CyclingFitnessposted 11 years agoin reply to this

            Glad to know you're having success. I think i should be some more and see how it progresses.

  7. 2uesday profile image67
    2uesdayposted 11 years ago

    Thanks Maddie for the advice and learning centre link.

    Hi Joe

    I am getting 'two way traffic' between my blogs/sites and HubPages through adding links there and links in my profile here.

    But I have not yet tried putting links into comments on other peoples blogs.

    I think I get traffic here through links on RedGage although they do not show up as such in my stats.

  8. CyclingFitness profile image90
    CyclingFitnessposted 11 years ago

    Thanks all for posting

    I personally don't have a blog- therefore I started this forum post with the intention of questioning if using other's blogs for comments links would be a step forward.

    I have recently started to put some substantial and relevant comments into posts on blogs relevant to the hubs i've written. I started this practice at a very low level about a month ago and have seen mixed results so far

    One post to a cycling related blog has so far bought myself 20+ additional hub views within a 30 day period which is the most success i've had so far with this technique.

    Has this worked for anyone else?

  9. ocbill profile image52
    ocbillposted 11 years ago

    I am glad to hear it is still effective


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