How to subtly advertise on Squidoo and Hubpages?

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What works best for you? In-text link back to your site in the middle of the text, if allowed? At the bottom after the article? Don't want to seem like just an advertisement and have the post removed. For example, say the post is about picking web hosting then I want to have a link to my web hosting review site. How would you go about that?
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  • Profile picture of the author salaka
    i think anchor text what google loves on my squidoo i just anchor text main key word
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  • Profile picture of the author art72
    I generally put a link in the first paragraph, and one link in the final paragraph... it can be as subtle as; to learn more about web hosting click: here

    Some say, due to lazy reader's having a link in the middle of the lens or hub works well too. For me, I generally only include a link in the middle of the writing if it's a long post, say 900-1200 words, and even then I usually stick with the 1st and last paragraph... since most people just scan stuff.

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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by resellcells View Post

    Don't want to seem like just an advertisement and have the post removed.
    Why not use sites you own and control yourself, then, and not have these constant worries about other people's changeable terms of service and their idiosyncratic and inconsistent interpretations of them?

    Squidoo and HubPages aren't really giving you anything at all that you can't get elsewhere, free of charge.

    Your site there doesn't produce much more valuable backlinks just because it's on Squidoo/Hub whose own home page happens to have a high PR.

    I used to use both of these (and others) as part of my backlinking strategy, a couple of years ago, but have now become more self-reliant and independent, with great relief. With hindsight, I should probably never have used them in the first place, even back in the days when their backlinks did (arguably) have a little bit of "additional value".
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  • Profile picture of the author Ross Cohen
    Well from what I hear using sites such as Ezines, Hubpages, and Squidoo can bring some targeted traffic to your site regularly. Of course not tons, but even a couple of day I'd consider worth it. I do put all my "good content" on my site, but if not putting the "less good content" elsewhere such as the sites stated above, where would you recommend?
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by resellcells View Post

      Well from what I hear using sites such as Ezines, Hubpages, and Squidoo can bring some targeted traffic to your site regularly.
      So can a free site you own and control yourself, hosted somewhere like Weebly, Yola, Blinkweb, Byethost or 000WebHost.

      And without needing constantly to worry about other people's changeable terms of service and their idiosyncratic and inconsistent interpretations of them.

      It doesn't realistically bring you anything extra by being hosted at Squidoo or Hub, you know? Those days are long gone.
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