In this little cracker I am suggesting you create a little mini-network via the facility of hub-pages.
A hub-page is a site where you can add a one-page piece of content i.e. a blog post and include anchor text backlinks to your blog.
Examples of hub-pages include:
Hub-pages are very highly ranked by the search engines and they provide your blog with quality backlinks.
Your mini hub-page network will be spread out over the web to help focus the search engines and visitors towards your blog.
I recommend you start your mini hub-page network with 3 sites (use the 3 I list above).
This means you want 3 unique blog posts of 500 words based around your targeted primary keyword phrase.
Don’t publish these new posts on your blog…create 3 new hub-page sites.
Action number 1: Write 3 brand new keyword targeted blog posts.
Action number 2: With each new blog post create a hub-page with your targeted anchor text linking back to your blog
Promote Your Hub-Page
Remember in this little blogging cracker when we talked about adding your blog’s RSS feed to the RSS Directories.
Well, you can also submit each of your Hub-Page’s RSS feed to the RSS Directories as well. That means your Hub-Pages will then get backlinks from the RSS Directories…all of which helps create your little mini-network.
(This software makes it really easy and quick to submit feeds to the RSS Directories: RSS BOT)
Plus don’t forget to social bookmark your hub pages as well.
Action 3: Purchase RSS BOT. This inexpensive software let’s you submit all your different feeds (Blogs, hub-pages, Twitter, Ezines…) to 30+ RSS Directories in seconds. Here’s the link: RSS Bot
Action 4: Submit your Hub-Pages RSS feed to the RSS Directories
Action 5: Social bookmark your Hub-Pages.
Completing the above actions will provide you with your own mini-network and numerous high-ranking backlinks to your site.
Each Hub-Page will take you approximately 60 minutes to set-up the first time.
Please ask via the comments below.
I haven’t created any hub pages yet but can see why it could be worthwhile. Too much else to do at the present time but this could come in handy in the new year.
Have already set goals and this may have to be added. Will I even have time to sleep in 2011 lol
Thanks for all your encouragement since I began my blogging journey this year Andrew. Much appreciated.
Have a wonderful Christmas and may 2011 be all you hope for.
Patricia Perth Australia
Very soon, you be making enough income where you can outsource the creation of hub-pages…I’m sure of that!
Hope you have a great Christmas as well.
I’m finally back listening to the Blog Building Truth. So, I’m going to follow this blog post next. You give me so much work to do on my blog. Thanks for your help!
I love backlinks. They really get people to your blog, themselves as well as that rightful spot in the search engines. I am excited about getting this new blog going.
Good luck and remember…I’m here if you need any help.
This is interesting Andrew, I created a Hub page and Squidoo lens 18 months ago, but I had no idea why I was doing it. 🙄 I think I will revisit them, and get some links into the appropriate keywords. Thanks for the idea. 8)
Your post made me laugh…when you said “…I had no idea why I was doing it”.
Good luck on your re-visit!
Andrew – This is a golden tip you’ve given us. I have created many different hub page mini networks but I’ve never thought about how useful it would be to submit the RSS feed of these sites to different RSS directories. I am excited to try this one out and see how it helps my site. Thanks a lot and I look forward to more of your little blogging crackers.
I hope submitting your hub pages to the rss directories helps.
Thanks Andrew for the tips above. This kind of technique really works. I have seen and heard from a lot of successful bloggers about this method. The only thing we should really do when following this kind of method is to provide real value and high quality unique information at each and every hub we will make.
I agree – adding unique and high quality content is a great approach.
This is actually a very good idea. I’ve never taken the time to learn about Hub Pages and Squidoo, but you ave made it easy.
I understand how important backlinks are to SEO, so I will be using this strategy.
Let us know how you get on.
I just want to share that based on my experience posting in Squidoo is not advisable. You have to constantly update your lens every month so that it will be published by Squidoo. It’s really tiring. Better stick with hubpages or zimbio.
Thanks for sharing that advice.
You said not to publish the same post on the hub-pages and my blog. Why not? Do I get penalized or something?
Google likes unique content.
If you copy the sames posts around your original posts lose their uniqueness.
I’ve written some articles on Hubpages but never thought to use that platform, which I’ve left some time ago, to build links in this way. I’d probably have to go back and create the mini hub. thanks for the hint.
It’s hard work and takes time but it can really pay off.
Hope it does for you,