Hubpages is a Web 2.0 site that depends on user-generated content to build its massive database of articles, how to’s and “hubs”. Similar to Squidoo, Hubpages allows anybody to create content, publish and at the same time create residual income from Google Adsense, Amazon Associates and eBay Partner Network.
Hubpages is also popular among webmasters, internet marketers, bloggers, public relations practitioners, search engine optimization specialists and small busines owners because it can drive traffic to their websites and boost their rankings in the search engines. This is done through backlinking, or placing links on your hubs back to your site or your clients’ sites.
Some people on Hubpages do write for other people, and they would create backlinks for their clients.
However, there are 3 Golden Rules of backlinking from Hubpages:
- Rule No. 1 is Don’t Spam. Hubpages does not welcome content that is built primarily to spam links to a certain website or groups of websites. Spammy content is often littered with backlinks that often lead to thin affiliate sites or self-promoting websites.
- Rule No. 2 is Don’t Place Affiliate Links. Writing a hubpage with the sole intention of making money from clicks on your links often leads to bad writing. Also, Hubpage users don’t expect to be led to a product sales page asking them to buy information that they expected to see on the hub.
- Rule No. 3 Diversify Your Links. If you are going to place more than one link on a hub page, make sure you are linking to different websites. Linking to only one URL in five links looks spammy and self-promotional and might even get your hub page flagged.