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  1. literal profile image60
    literalposted 2 years ago

    What are permalinks and how do they affect my Hub progress. Thanks ;-)

    1. The Examiner-1 profile image83
      The Examiner-1posted 2 years ago in reply to this

      It is simply a short way of saying 'permanent link'. It seems to remain unless you remove it or change it. Normal links can time out, or rot - permalinks cannot. As far as I know they do not affect your progress.

      1. Venkatachari M profile image86
        Venkatachari Mposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        You are only partially right that permalink  exists for more longer duration or permanently unless you remove it. But it is a very useful link keeping your readers directing to you even after a lapse of much longer periods. It is the URL through which they can revisit your post even after many years.

        1. Marisa Wright profile image93
          Marisa Wrightposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          More longer duration than what?  What other kind of link could you create to a blog post or website that isn't a permalink? 

          There are some websites  which are designed to generate dynamic or relative URL's (which can change), not permalinks.  However very few blogs are designed that way, and neither is HubPages.  On those sites, for all intents and purposes, a hyperlink and a permalink are the same thing, as far as I understand it.

    2. Marisa Wright profile image93
      Marisa Wrightposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Where are you seeing that word?   

      A permalink is just a URL linking to a blog post or Hub:

      http://www.bloggingbasics101.com/2008/1 … permalink/

      1. Venkatachari M profile image86
        Venkatachari Mposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        It is a URL linking to blog post. But using the word 'just' removes all its importance. It is not just but a very useful link to your blog posts and hubs enabling readers find or revisit the posts again and again as and when they want to. Otherwise they may remain searching for your posts for hours and even days without tracing them.

    3. literal profile image60
      literalposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks everyone,  I've seen one in the forums and hit it by mistake :-)
      The're in each submit box just hit more ... and it will come up.

      1. The Examiner-1 profile image83
        The Examiner-1posted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Just hit the 'back' arrow.

      2. Marisa Wright profile image93
        Marisa Wrightposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Are you talking about the word "permalink" at the bottom of each forum post?

        It's there so you can link to that specific forum post.  Say you are discussing something on another thread and you realise there's a good answer on another forum thread.  Go to that thread, find the post, click "permalink" and you'll see the URL for that specific post appear in the top bar.  Then you can copy and paste it into your new forum post, saying "I found this good answer to that question".

        1. The Examiner-1 profile image83
          The Examiner-1posted 2 years ago in reply to this

          What does the permalink at the bottom have to do with that? I have just gone to the top and copy/pasted the link whenever I wanted to do that.

          1. literal profile image60
            literalposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            I'm mostly on tablet.

          2. Venkatachari M profile image86
            Venkatachari Mposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            permalink is one which does not get vanished with lapse of time. Normal links get not working after a lapse of time say after some years. But permalink is one that works even after tens of years. This is the benefit of the permalink that is at the bottom of posts.

            1. literal profile image60
              literalposted 2 years ago in reply to this

              Hi Venkatachari
              I've forgotten which permalink I hit.  It might be one that I would prefer to get rid of.
              oops!

              1. Marisa Wright profile image93
                Marisa Wrightposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                I think you're misunderstanding.   The permalink won't stay on your computer forever!   It's just a hyperlink to a page on a website (or in this case, a hyperlink to a post on a forum), nothing magical about it.

            2. Marisa Wright profile image93
              Marisa Wrightposted 2 years ago in reply to this

              OK can you give me an example of the kind of "normal link" that will stop working in many years?  What does it look like?  How does it differ from a permalink?

              I had never heard of link rot so I've been reading up about it.  It seems to refer to the process whereby links become broken or disappear over time - but that is caused by the page or site disappearing so the link goes nowhere:  it has nothing to do with the type of link. 

              I may be missing something so I hope you can enlighten me and give me some references which explain it better.

          3. Marisa Wright profile image93
            Marisa Wrightposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            If you copy the link at the top of the page, you'll get a link to that forum thread. If you click on "permalink" then that link changes to a link to the specific post within the thread.

        2. literal profile image60
          literalposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          Got it, thanks

          1. Venkatachari M profile image86
            Venkatachari Mposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            You are welcome.

  2. duncansmith682 profile image59
    duncansmith682posted 2 years ago

    Someone's probably already answered this but a permalink is just an internal url inside a website. Like this http://hand-blender-info.co.uk/kenwood- … d-cream-2/     

    They can also be made up of numbers but its more search engine friendly if they are words relating to the subject matter.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image93
      Marisa Wrightposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      That's what I thought.   Another poster is trying to say it's some kind of special link which doesn't degrade over time - I can't find any evidence of that.

      1. duncansmith682 profile image59
        duncansmith682posted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Hi Marisa,

        That sounds like illogical nonsense, why would any link degrade over time? it's not like they have been left outside in the wind and rain  ;-)

        1. Marisa Wright profile image93
          Marisa Wrightposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          My thoughts exactly.  I think the problem is that there's a term called "link rot" which refers, apparently, to the way links disappear over time (as websites or pages get deleted).

          1. duncansmith682 profile image59
            duncansmith682posted 2 years ago in reply to this

            Hmm "Link Rot" . . . sounds like a term somebody invented when they were trying to sell SEO services, I might be wrong and just thinking skeptically though ;-)

 
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