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Hey There,

I was just doing a little promotion for my new blog and I put up a hub yesterday. It got an amazing response with 3 fans in 13 hours. I checked my link back on the hub and it had a no follow tag. So, I did a little research and found that, you need to have a personal hubscore of 75+ to remove the nofollow tag from your hubs!

What? They didn't mention that. And they are earning pretty revenues on the hubs I publish.

Now, unless you are a constant hubber, you'll find it terribly difficult to keep up the 75+ score. I mean, if you don't do anything for a month or so, your score falls considerably. So, it's just stupid doing promotion there.

I'm gonna delete the hub and put the same article elsewhere. Any suggestions? Except Squidoo?

Beware,
Sumit.

UPDATE: Ok, so people here made me realize that I was expecting too much from them. Ok, Maybe I won't leave them. But, keep the suggestions on how to keep the score up coming.
#friggin #hubpages #liars
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  • Profile picture of the author Kevin Williams
    I don't think he was asking about article directories. I put a free blog on both wordpress.com and blogger. And of course squidoo but you said not to mention that.
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    • Profile picture of the author Martin Luxton
      So where exactly did they "friggin'" lie?

      Martin
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      • Profile picture of the author grumpyjacksa
        no need to build new hubs to keep the score up.....

        1. write good quality hubs.

        2. post in the forums now and then - it adds 2 yr score

        3. the last time i checked, squidoo was nofollow.

        4. google knol also adds nofollow until u built some credibility...

        wp.com does not appreciate it if u build a blog to drive traffic to one site.

        so i suggest EZA, goarticles, or blogger.com.

        eza is the busiest.

        goarticles has the least advertising on the page.

        blogger lets u do yr own thing....

        and there are other blogging hosts to explore - yola, etc.

        hubpages is a community - of course they want the members to be active...... (they want to make money, too - would you build a huge website for others to use if u did not make anything off it ?)

        hope this helps.

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        • Profile picture of the author Sumit Menon
          Originally Posted by Martin Luxton View Post

          So where exactly did they "friggin'" lie?

          Martin
          Originally Posted by Fernando Veloso View Post

          Wondering the same Martin... :rolleyes:
          Well, I had to do a lot of searching to dig it out!

          Well, ok maybe they didn't lie.. but they are still useless.
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        • Profile picture of the author Hyaku_Man
          It's not Hubpages' fault that their free service doesn't live up to your expectations.

          Anyway, it's easy to get the score over 75. I spend 10 minutes on my Hubs and they're all Dofollow. The important things I've noticed:

          -your score goes up with traffic. So choose a good keyword phrase that will get visitors. They don't want people to make Hubs that attract no traffic and only have useful keywords in your link anchor text. Give them something too.

          -the more modules you add the better score you get. I always split up long text into 4 or 5 text boxes. I put some photo modules next to some of the text boxes. I add a youtube video. Sometimes I add Amazon (though this reduces your Adsense clicks).

          I didn't know that posting in the forums raises your score. It wouldn't hurt to do a bit of posting. That brings traffic too, because people there tend to look at your account page and visit your Hubs then add themselves as your fan.

          Try to take responsibility for stuff and not blame the other party. There's a direct correlation between that and making money.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fernando Veloso
    Wondering the same Martin... :rolleyes:
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  • Profile picture of the author Sumit Menon
    Ok.. so all Web 2.0 sites are nofollow? I've never used Squidoo.. I read it in the link wheels report.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sumit Menon
    Ok.. so maybe my expectations with them was high. But, I had heard so much stuff about them, I was kinda disappointed.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fernando Veloso
    Sumit,

    I see you edited the title - still, the word useless is wrong.

    Hubpages ARE NOT useless.

    If you expect to give nothing, no work, and get rich next minute, you're up for a big shock real fast.
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    • Profile picture of the author Sumit Menon
      Originally Posted by Fernando Veloso View Post

      Sumit,

      I see you edited the title - still, the word useless is wrong.

      Hubpages ARE NOT useless.

      If you expect to give nothing, no work, and get rich next minute, you're up for a big shock real fast.
      I deleted that too.
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    • Profile picture of the author abs007
      Hmm
      Yup I must say Hubpages is a very good site to leverage traffic from. I was aware that they give a nofollow link until you have a score of 75. I think the score needs to be for the user and not the actual hub. So if you have 3 hubs and out of them you have a hub which is about 60, as long as your actual user score is 75+ you will still get a dofollow link of it -

      Please correct me if I am wrong.

      I was using hubpages alot when I was promoting CPA offers and also for link wheels. The way I used to do it was to create the hubpage and then blast a few backlinks at it. However for the past month or so it hasnt been responding so well.

      Maybe someone else has also noticed this.

      I must agree that traffic plays a part in your total score as ive created lenses on totally new accounts without any other lenses - I didnt have no fans - just got the hubpage pleanty of exposure in the search engines so it had alot of traffic. The score was great around the 80 mark I think.

      Either way using web 2.0 accounts benefit us in 2 ways -

      • for the targeted traffic we will get after someone has read our article and clicks on the link to our site and
      • For the backlink we get from the site to our site - even though it maybe a nofollow link - I belive they still have an effect.
      From Hubpages we can also benefit from google adsense revenue so to be honest a site like hubpages shouldnt be left out. Its free to use - has a massive community and even splits the adsense revenue.

      I would love to hear a few experiences about which web 2.0 sites are easiest to rank in the search engines.

      If you would have asked me about 1-2 months ago I would have said more or less any one of the ones I have had experience with - squidoo - hubpages - blogger - wordpress - etc

      however they just dont respond as they used to before.

      Any idea?
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