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Can I place referral links in HubPages articles, is there a point?

  1. GwennyOh profile image85
    GwennyOhposted 3 years ago

    I want to know if I can put referral links in my HubPages articles.  If I can, is there any benefit to doing so?   I understand how they work, but i don't know if it works differently if we use them on our HubPages articles as opposed to external blog articles. 

    Enlighten me if you will.  Thanks.

    1. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      HubPages' referral links are not meant to be used on site; we don't recommend doing so. They don't typically get much action and tend to detract from Hubs and bios. They're GREAT for offsite use though!

  2. GwennyOh profile image85
    GwennyOhposted 3 years ago

    I appreciate the answer, but allow me to ask in another way. 

    I didn't know of it not being a good idea and put the referral code within all anchor text I had linked to other HubPages articles. Please tell me I don't have to remove them all, lol...?

    1. GwennyOh profile image85
      GwennyOhposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Hmm, I should have replied directly to your post, but it doesn't matter.  The previous post was an anxiety driven gut reaction.  After briefly reflecting, the links are redundant at worst is what I am understanding, so there they stay.  Thanks again Simone.

  3. gosupress profile image77
    gosupressposted 3 years ago

    I am wondering one thing though about placing the referral link off site... Isn't there a chance Google will view these as paid links?

  4. yupperclub profile image66
    yupperclubposted 3 years ago

    It would depend on the referral link you are wanting to link the Hub to.  I am pretty positive that Hubpages does not want all those Affiliate Links to garbage and other digital products that promote garbage.  Link to your other hubs or you can try even an amazon product (but you can link to amazon right in your Hub).  Try to stay away from bulk sales...promote something unique that there are not millions of others also promoting.