Using Hubpages, Squidoo, and Tumblr to generate backlinks

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I've been thinking about posting articles to Hubpages, Squidoo, and Tumblr blogs with contextual backlinks to my site. Does anybody know if this method works? Do these blogging sites provide DoFollow links?
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  • Profile picture of the author powerofschool
    Ofcourse.
    They are really good to develop back links to your site.

    They are do follow back links.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by powerofschool View Post

    They are do follow back links.

    Sometimes.
    Fixed that for you ...

    Originally Posted by Ryan Parker View Post

    Does anybody know if this method works?
    It can be made to work, if you really want to cope with the very variable and ever-changing terms of service and their idiosyncratic and inconsistent interpretations so typical of these sites, all for a network of pages which you can neither own nor control yourself.

    But doing the same thing on sites you do own and control yourself is no more difficult and no more expensive (i.e. you can do that free, too), and that way you can avoid all the problems which have plagued so many Warriors who have tried to use those "Web 2.0" sites as part of their backlinking strategy. I used to do that myself, but (like many others here) gave it up a couple of years ago.

    Don't imagine there's be appreciable SEO advantages "because HubPages is a high-ranking site" or for any reasoning like that: it's only HubPages own home page that has the high page-rank, not your/my/our pages there. :p

    People selling Squidoo-based services/e-books/offers are typically quick to advise others what a good idea this can be. Longer-established, perhaps more successful Warriors who are earning their livings from general "internet marketing", rather than from marketing only/mostly services/products aimed at other marketers potentially interested in backlinking strategies, tend to feel rather differently about it.

    There's information here, if it helps ...
    http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post5999264
    Is Squidoo still okay to post article to?
    How to subtly advertise on Squidoo and Hubpages?
    How do I Use Squidoo Effectively?
    Advice on Squidoo
    http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post6087984
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  • Profile picture of the author JDIZM
    If your article is not of a good quality or is "too promotional" then they tag your page with either no follow or no index.
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  • Profile picture of the author junrai214
    Tumblr is great, but the article directories are of questionable value. Penguin has made some changes on how Google views articles and backlinks located in article directories.

    Whether or not this method works for you, make sure you're building "do follow" links. Otherwise, it'll just be a waste of time.
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    • Profile picture of the author Neerajjon
      Originally Posted by junrai214 View Post

      Tumblr is great, but the article directories are of questionable value. Penguin has made some changes on how Google views articles and backlinks located in article directories.

      Whether or not this method works for you, make sure you're building "do follow" links. Otherwise, it'll just be a waste of time.
      You should be use From posting For high ranking.
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  • Profile picture of the author jwmann2
    Hub Pages is a nofollow website by the way. Every serious webmaster should have at least a few backlinks from all three. It surely wouldn't hurt. The trick is often to build backlinks to the articles on those directories. Backlinking strategy.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tiffany Carter
    If you just want backlinks its good but dont rely on hubpages for money. I have heard many horror stories of people loosing their accounts.
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  • Profile picture of the author ToddRestrepo
    My backlinking strategy for every site I have ever built for myself or for my clients have always included all 3. You don't have to worry so much about dofollow and nofollow especially when it comes to HubPages.

    Just so you don't waste your time and energy, anything you post to HubPages should be non-promotional, high quality and reader focused. HubPages likes it best when you use one account that is strictly themed towards one niche, it's like building an authority site for HubPages.

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  • Profile picture of the author tonyB222
    dear Alexa, I just am so greatfull for all youre such informative posts, and I would love if you could expand on this what you said earlier

    "But doing the same thing on sites you do own and control yourself is no more difficult and no more expensive (i.e. you can do that free, too)"

    Im really interested in this, I was considering using web 2.0 sites for backlinking to my money page, but you have made me double think this strategy and you said you can do te same thing on sites you own ie: you can do it for free ?/ well if so how do I do it,

    I mean for free, if there sites I own, then I have to buy the domain name and as I have one account with bluehost , wouldnt linking one site to another which both have the same ip address be a bad idea in google eyes, ??? I dont know exactly ,

    can you explain this free method and how can I use it to replace the idea of a web 2.0 linkwheel

    thanks so much

    really!!
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by tonyB222 View Post

      I mean for free, if there sites I own, then I have to buy the domain name
      No: there are plenty of good, reliable hosts where you can put up free sites, who'll also give you a free subdomain for them (just like those unpleasant and unnecessary and unsafe Web 2.0 places with all the dodgy terms of service will). 000WebHost, Byethost, Blinkweb, Yola and many others. Or you can buy .info domain-names for $1.99 each (even with free privacy protection included), and they're no worse than a .com or any other TLD for all SEO/ranking considerations, anyway.

      Originally Posted by tonyB222 View Post

      I have one account with bluehost , wouldnt linking one site to another which both have the same ip address be a bad idea in google eyes, ???
      Different people have different opinions on the IP question. It's one of those questions on which I don't know whom to believe. Though generally speaking, on such questions, it pays - in any case of doubt - to ignore the views of those whose motive for posting is probably that they're selling or promoting a specific service involving or related to what they're discussing, and then make up your mind from what's left after removing the "incentivized opinion", on this question I can't help you; sorry.

      Originally Posted by tonyB222 View Post

      how can I use it to replace the idea of a web 2.0 linkwheel
      By doing similar things to what you'd do with Web 2.0 sites, but with sites you own and control yourself. By using free hosting and free sub-domains. By always checking the host's terms of service and history very carefully before using them.

      Just as a footnote, Tony, I'd strongly urge you not to use any kind of linkwheel, on any kind of hosting. They have such an immediately recognisable footprint to search engines that it's a trivial matter for their backlinks to be discounted completely: http://www.warriorforum.com/adsense-...ml#post4628650
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  • Profile picture of the author Charanjit
    Depending on the age of the site I would not go for to many 2.0 back links ( I tested this a while back), C-class diversity is a ranking factor. If i was you I would build 10 x 2.0 back links with 5 natural and 5 keyword rich (not the same keyword) then build 50 x 2.0 back links to the 10.

    tier 1 money site
    tier 2 10 x 2.0
    tier 3 50 x 2.0
    tier 4 everything else you can find lol.
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  • Profile picture of the author MJ Christiansen
    I definitely recommend Squidoo...because of the high pr 7, and they are ranked very high, doing a couple good lenses...could generate some very good traffic back to your website...as well as providing good link juice back to your site. Mainly I would just focus on 1 for now. I'm not a big fan of hubpages, and tumblr seems like it's more picture and video blogs, than content blogs. But do what works for you. They all work because they have high pr. Hope this helped!
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by mikeychristianson View Post

      They all work because they have high pr. Hope this helped!
      It helps nobody, Mikey, because it's completely inaccurate and based entirely on an Urban Myth.

      You might just as well "explain" (as many people regularly do :rolleyes: :p ) that "having articles published in Ezine Articles gives good backlinks because its page rank is 6". That's nonsense, too. And it's exactly the same thing, for the same reason.

      Websites don't "have page ranks". Only pages have page ranks.

      The PR's to which you're referring are just the page ranks of those sites' own home pages. And if you ever find a way to get your material on their own home pages, it might, in theory, be worth something to you.

      Not so much in practice, even then, unfortunately, because linkjuice is determined primarily by overall site relevance rather than by page ranks anyway, but that's a different point entirely.

      Meanwhile, your pages on sites like Squidoo are PR0, just like mine were when I made the mistake of using it.

      Yes, they can acquire some page rank, it's true, but so can your own site, whose pages you can own and control yourself, without being dependent on Squidoo and without encountering any the problems and difficulties of that set-up.

      Mikey, telling people that "they all work because they have high PR" is just a joke, but not even a realistic one. I understand that you're saying it because you believe it to be true, but it just isn't true.

      If you have the time and the interest, it really will help you to read some of these threads, rather than repeating the Urban Myth information you're currently dispensing ... these threads will tell you what you need to know (though that may, of course, be different from what you want to know ) ...

      Too Much Advertising on Squidoo??
      Is Squidoo still okay to post article to?
      How to subtly advertise on Squidoo and Hubpages?
      How do I Use Squidoo Effectively?
      Advice on Squidoo
      What's the value of a Squidoo Lens?
      Using Hubpages, Squidoo, and Tumblr to generate backlinks
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