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The Old HubPages Profile: A Historical Look At Hubpages Profiles
A nostalgic post about Hubpages in the early years. This hub was written back when we could hyperlink to other websites on our HubPages profile page, but this hub is still has use for Internet archival value for those who wish to see how the website functioned in the past. In twenty years this hub will be a time capsule illustrating what Hubpages looked like back in 2009.
Everyone has a different concept of style and you must do what feels right regarding your Hubpages profile. However, I would suggest making the most of this opportunity to promote your Hubs because this is the one place where you can do so with coming across as overly promotional. For instance, if you have a cafepress or zazzle store, share it with us in your profile page. Lately I have been looking at my Google Analytics and I have learned that changing the frequently changing the hyperlinks on my profile leading to my hubs has resulted in more traffic to those pages. On certain holidays such as Valentine's Day I will link the Hubs I have written on this topic, which makes it easier for readers to find. Here are a few things that I do to optimize traffic to my hubs and personal websites on my Hubpages profile description.
Link To Your Websites And Hubs
Often I see hub profile descriptions where people are linking to their favorite search engines, but how is that helping to bring you traffic? Most Internet users know how to find CNN, Yahoo, and Google, so I would rather use my profile description as a time to promote the hubs I have written and worked on. Besides are you the president, founder, or major writer on a website such as CNN? If so I can understand why someone would link to particular news story to share with the world. However, since I do not write for major news websites I would rather use my precious profile description space for talking about websites where I DO write and contribute. This is the ideal opportunity promote other websites where I write such as ehow, Squidoo, Helium, blogger, and my own website. Remember most people are not going to take an overly promotional hub or forum seriously, so use hubbing for writing about your favorite topics. This means you can use your profile as a specialized place for talking a few website where you may also write or have a business.
Do Not Forget To Include Hyperlinks
Often people will list some of their hubs or links to other website, but they forget to link to these. If there is a non-hyperlinked url then the viewer will have to cut and paste, which will cut down on the possibility of viewing this site. However, if the site is hyperlinked than moving the mouse over it will encourage people to click through. Sometimes you will even have people accidentally clicking through on the hubs and websites hyperlinked on your profile, which has accidentally happened to me quite a few times. Often I discover some great hubs and websites by accidentally clicking on hyperlinked words and links in the hubber's profile description, so do not forget to include these on your profile to maximize traffic to your favorite hubs and websites.
See How I Hyperlink Words To My Hubs And Websties
How To Hyperlink Text
I used to find this most difficult when I started writing on hubpages, but after digging around the site I finally figured out how to do this with ease.
Step One: Highlight The Text
Step Two: Click On The Hyperlink Tool
Step 3: Save Changes
Step Four: The Phrase Is Now Hyperlinked
Write About Rather Than List Hubs And Websites
My preference is to write about my hubs and profiles rather than just list these out. I continuously update my profile as I see fit, but writing paragraphs with hyperlinked words and phrases to my hubs and websites is my favorite method to obtaining traffic to my hubs. This is much easier than blogging about your hubs or submitting them to social networking sites such as Digg and Mix. I still do submit my hubs to those sites from time to time, but it is much easier to simply hyperlink key words and phrases in your profile description. Have fun creating a profile page that represents everything you want to be here on Hubpages.