Hubpages is one of the highest ranked Web 2.0 sites in the world. Currently Hubpages has an Alexa rank of299 and a Google Page Rank of 6. That means it has massive organic traffic pouring in regularly, estimated traffic would be around 10,000+ views per day. Many of its free blogs, or “hubs, hold a page rank of 3 or higher and can top many search rankings for specific phrases and words. This is a powerful tool. And, it’s free.
You’ve got to incorporate Hubpages into your SEO strategy for any website. The basics of it is going to be writing unique, worthy content that is related to your keywords and niche. Place a maximum of two links on the entire hub, they are really tough on spammers and self-promotion. It’s also a smart choice to provide a few links to other sites that are somewhat related, not direct competitors though, keeps you looking honest and fair. The more content that is on the hub, the more weight for your backlinks will be created on the web. More content = more link juice, when it comes to Hubpages and Google. You should even be able to get those links to age page rank, maybe as high as PR 4 over time with updates and user interaction(comments).
Take the time to write unique content for the hub, it will payoff and you will receive a lot more weight in search engine rankings and toward your SEO efforts.
HubPages is one of the most demanding web 2.0 platforms on the web. They are one of the authorities on free, self-run blogging sub-domains and you’ve got to respect that. The types of hubs which will be published the most often are well written and unique content only. Don’t waste your time spinning content or using any duplicate sources, just write quality, user worthwhile articles that reflect correctly on the topic and general theme. It’s also important to add some relevant, .gov or authority based links that are not from your own website. This helps make your hub look more well balanced and not highly biased toward linking for your domains only. Just don’t give away free links to your competition, pick links that help improve your authority but don’t interfere with your marketing goals.
SEO Tips for creating Hubpages:
- Articles 150-500 words work best; placed 3-4 unique articles targeted relevance for your site
- 5 or less articles per hub
- Add link widget/tool and add relevant pages and your domain
- Allow comments, no outbound links
- Make more than one!
Do not place more than 2 links per hub to your main domain. This can get your account or hub rejected, it’s better to make more and add content that will get you rankings.
SEO Backlink Bonus Opportunities:
- Run a search in Google
- “subject or keywords” site:Hubpages.com
- Add comments with your links for some backlink juice
- Create networks with other hubs and get comment links and included into link lists