I am literally today seeing more than 100 Broken links. These are links to other hubs that Hubpages has removed or the publishers have chosen to remove.
It's not worth the time and effort to manually remove all of these dead links. And dead links kill your page in the eyes of Google. They say to Google this page has no value and is not maintained.
So the marginal boost that may occur is simply not worth all the maintenance.
Until Hubpages comes up with a way to automatically remove the dead links that exist on their own Network is simply is not worth the extra effort.
This sucks for other Hubbers who make quality hubs worth interlinking. But Google is King.
Mike, HubKarma has always been a pointless waste of time. The score means nothing - it doesn't affect your other scores and doesn't help you earn income.
The thing is, if you find a Hub that really adds value to your own Hub, you'll link to it anyway. HubKarma just encourages Hubbers to link for the sake of linking - and then you have hundreds of links. That creates a rod for your back because some of those Hubs are bound to get removed - especially if you didn't check them carefully to make sure you were linking to a high quality Hub that didn't break any TOS.
Hubkarma, hubscore and author score are all close to pointless numbers no matter what reason you give for it.
It's the traffic & earnings that count.
That said, a broken link is an error on the page, and the content on our hubs is our responsibility. IMHO not wanting to fix it suggests not really caring if the hubs are good or not...?
With respect, Mike, I disagree, like the current system. I'd rather be made aware of the broken links and allowed to fix them myself rather than have HubPages use some program to automatically remove them!
100 broken links sounds like a helluva lot!
Are they really broken links you've got, or links that break other rules, such as three or more linking to an external site?
I get a few now and then. If you look for them daily, they are easy to keep up with. Sometimes I can replace them with something just as relevant, sometimes I can't. Sometimes I have to change some wording or even delete a sentence, but so what? It takes a few seconds.
This thread has just reminded me that I've got a hub with over 200 profile page links in it! I think I better go there and peruse it...
by ramkkasturi 8 years ago
My hub karma score is going high. I don't know if this means I am over linked to other hubs. But some how the traffic is down.No idea if this is because of linking. Does it make sense to believe that those to whom we link will link back to our hubs?
by Migodden 8 years ago
Ive recently gone through all of my hubs to try to increas my hub karma. It's raised now to 90, and I should say it got there quite quick (in about 4 days). However, it has not affected my traffic AT ALL. I mean i notcice absoloutely no difference in the amount of traffic (and my traffic is quite...
by katiem2 8 years ago
I don't work on my HubKarma much. I have used the linking tool but just don't think about doing it much. My HubKarma score is low. What do you do about it or do you even consider it.What's your experience with the linking recommendations regarding HubKarma?Thanks all for your...
by Hub Llama 8 years ago
Hopefully the right people see this.Here is an idea how to make the new HubKarma score both very useful and beloved by writers on HubPages. Additionally, this would also provide more incentive to Hubbers to link to good hubs thereby giving HubPages what it actually wants from starting...
by bmthepro 7 years ago
I have started hubbing recently and want to know what actually hubkarma does . If I link someone else's hub from my own hub will they know it and link back to mine? how can linking to other's hubs be beneficial to me? I also want to find out if your hub karma score can make your hubs appear on the...
by Krishna 8 years ago
Today I removed all the links pointing to different pages on hubpages from one of my article and amazed to see that my hubkarma increased...
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