I know that Hubpages provides a shortened URL for each hub, because of Twitter's character limitations. I've also noticed that more people have been clicking on my shortened URL than the long-tail chained full versions of my hub URLs. Because of this, I've used some of the shortened URLs in other locations other than Twitter. I'm starting to wonder if this is a mistake though. Can a short URL really be beneficial for backlinking, or should I be using the full URL for backlinking purposes? Specifically, I'm referring to backlinking on forums that allow backlinks and that actually show the URL address.
I would think that both are good. I am more inclined to think that the actual location where the backlink is setup to begin with plays more of a factor than the actual link itself.
But then again, I don't know as much as I'd like to know about backlinking.
I get better short-term results, in the way of traffic, when I use a shortened URL. In the long run, for better Google rankings, I'm wondering if a shortened URL works as well as a full URL.
I tend to agree with your statement, but I really don't have any evidence that we're right.
by Jake Michael Peralta 3 years ago
I just published a new article called "Interesting Guns in Gaming". Unfortunately, the web address for this article used the original name of the article "Top Three Guns in Gaming". Do I have to do something before publishing?
by Lena Welch 6 years ago
Are shortened hub links like trackers?I am wondering if the links that are in the hubmetrics will track us the same way that our trackers do. It would be great if they did! This would be so much easier than the long, cumbersome links that we have to edit with trackers. I can cut...
by Glen 8 years ago
Sometimes I go and check if someone has already claimed the URL for a hub that I've got half an idea to develop. If I get a "Sorry that hub does not exist." WOO HOO! I can go and claim it.But sometimes I get a "Sorry, this page is no longer published." And the result being even...
by DatsNice 6 years ago
If I revise my hub, how do I change the URL so it matches the title?
by seamist 7 years ago
I know this is a stupid question, but since are urls have changed with the subdomain change, does that mean all of our previous backlinking efforts are worthless since they link to the old urls?
by Marian L 7 years ago
Will we need to redo all of our hub backlinking because the URLs have changed?Now that we have the subdomains, urls for hubs will have changed so will google no longer recognise the old backlinks as links to the articles as they are now?
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