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Fuck Hubpages and Wetpaint!

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by The Infiltrator, May 8, 2009.

  1. The Infiltrator

    The Infiltrator Junior Member

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    Hey, I just noticed that all my Hubpages and Wetpaint sites are "no follow" for all my outgoing links. I used these sites for SEO purposes for a while and I believe less than a month ago both were "do follow" for all the outgoing links.

    I am using SEO for Firefox and it highlights all the "no follow" links in red. So that's how I found out.

    So my question is if these sites are "no follow" why are they recommended for SEO purposes by members here and "popular" SEO guides?

    Yes they can rank high on their own but in this particular case the actuall "link juice" is useless!

    Wondering is it going to be all Web 2.0 sites adding this "no follow" bullshit eventually? Looks like a trend now everywhere. Before both Wetpaint and Hubpages used to be fantastic for backlinks!
     
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  2. pizzafasie

    pizzafasie Junior Member

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    nofollow is nearly as good as ********. its the old discussion about it. but 4sure nofollow is good for link juice.... ;)
     
  3. zebrahat

    zebrahat Elite Member

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    Then put the direct link to your affiliate or CPA deal on the hub page. I'd replace the 'SEO' outlinks with paid links like urlcash and linkbucks, make some cashjuice if you can't get linkjuice. If more SEOish sites are getting selfish, raise 'em ten and do likewise.
     
  4. yeti_racer

    yeti_racer Junior Member Premium Member

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    Maybe everyone recommended them because they were ********. Several things recently have changed to nofollow due to "abuse"; it's unfortunate that wetpaint & hubpages may have now joined those ranks.

    I just hoped over for a look @ hubpages though, and all the links ARE NOT nofollow. Some hubs were, and some were not. Perhaps it has something to due with your score. Perhaps a bit more digging is in order before you dismiss them completely.
     
  5. WhiteHatConvert

    WhiteHatConvert Registered Member

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    Hub is still "********" if you have a certain "score" -- the more visitors you get to your site the higher your score :)
     
  6. klawre1221

    klawre1221 Regular Member

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    There are plenty of other places to use that are do follow.They want you to build a good quality page and then only give you a no follow link. Screw them.
     
  7. rebellord

    rebellord Registered Member

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    I guess I could send some fake traffic to my hubpages to get them to "score". Kind of annoying to have to go to that step though. Wetpaint would be out if they were not on auto. Thanks for catching this, I guess they are tired of being used for a seo spam bitch.
     
  8. sugarissweeter

    sugarissweeter Newbie

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    It's really not that difficult to get your hubpages do-follow. Just post 5 or 6 articles that do not have outgoing links. Your hub score will rise. It's not all about traffic. It's mostly creating an account that does not look like the sole purpose is to promote other websites or aff programs.
     
  9. rebellord

    rebellord Registered Member

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    Well, the problem is that is the sole purpose of my hubpage account :) I guess its time to work a little harder if you want love from the hub. Whether its worth the time, that depends on how many other dofollows I could do in the same timeframe.
     
  10. tomksoft

    tomksoft Registered Member

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    I confirm that doing small research sending fake traffic works on hubpages :)
     
  11. lizmoz

    lizmoz Power Member

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    hubs under the score of 70 are nofollow. throw in a simple poll, image, and learn yahoo pipes, build an rss feed with it and toss that in the end of your hub that is longer than 500 words. ta daa, a hub with a ********. traffic doesn't matter that much. do the steps above 1 step per day. and ping your hub every day after modifications. (by the way, i just simplified a certain e-book sold about hubs in 40 words :) )

    anyway, that's how they work. really. i got ton of hubs all ******** with the steps above. have fun :)

    lizmoz
     
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  12. The Infiltrator

    The Infiltrator Junior Member

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    So I guess hubpages are fixable.

    What's the deal with wetpaint then? Wonder why are they still widely recommended?

    By the way my hubpages were quality and I just pissed at this no follow shit. Wasn't just an SEO link dump page.
     
  13. mrpatel786

    mrpatel786 BANNED BANNED

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    dump Wetpaint, it sucks. It's lost all it's google love.
     
  14. deth_by_uv

    deth_by_uv Power Member

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    Ouch, didn't know wetpaint fell out of favor that badly. But yeah, I have been noticing my wetpaints haven't been popping up like I can rely on my hub to do. Usually just one link up top and one down on the bottom and keep the tone of the content as "informative". Also fill out a full profile with a picture and all.

    I kind of like what Howie Schwartz thinks about PR, link juice, etc. It's nice but it's better to turn off your Google toolbar PR thing so you don't have a heart attack every 5 minutes because you found out your links were "nofollow" or the PR box is greyed out on one of your pages.
     
  15. deth_by_uv

    deth_by_uv Power Member

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    Hey, so what about this, I just checked a hub I setup about 1 week ago and right after the hub title, the hubscore is 67. But the profile picture has another hubscore of 73?

    Right now I just have a couple content modules that is over 500 words together, a large picture module, and an rss module that pulls in a feed from my autoblog.

    Just curious :confused:
     
  16. WhiteHatConvert

    WhiteHatConvert Registered Member

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    It has a lot to do with traffic...

    I set up a hub just yesterday morning...sent some fake traffic to it with Google Trends and have a ******** with a simple 500 word article in it and nothing else...

    I'm sure what your saying works too...Just to much work for me to modify and ping everyday.
     
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  17. The Infiltrator

    The Infiltrator Junior Member

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    Actually thinking regarding all these blogging sites. I have a bunch of blogger and blogsome sites linking to my money page.

    I wonder how come neither blogsome nor blogger are visible through SEO elite or backlinks analyzer. Like none of these blogs are counted by any programs "in the know" when analyzing backlinks.

    Anyone has any idea why?
     
  18. lizmoz

    lizmoz Power Member

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    That's cool. How's your score, btway? I've always taken the route above, I'ts not really that much work either if you work on 10 hubs at the same time, but fake traffic seams easy way too.

    How long does the ******** last with fake traffic? Or do you send every now and then a burst?
     
  19. tetten

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    Thanks for the heads-up. I've only recently started building Wetpaints and am absolutely 100% positive that they were ********. Guess I'll have to check out hubpages and push that one a little bit more.
     
  20. The Infiltrator

    The Infiltrator Junior Member

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    Download SEO for Firefox then your links would be highlighted in red if they are nofollow.

    Have over a hundred wetpaint sites all links highlighted in red! So heads up.