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RESOLVED: Has anyone experienced problems with inserting links

  1. Genna East profile image85
    Genna Eastposted 22 months ago

    Recently, I tried to insert a link to another hubber’s article into my hub.  It didn’t work for some reason, so I had to list the connection as an http.  I tried the insert function capsule in the hub design, and also inserting the link directly into the body of a paragraph.)  I’d appreciate any help you can provide.   Thank you!

    1. Faith Reaper profile image86
      Faith Reaperposted 22 months ago in reply to this

      Hi Genna,

      Not sure, but I believe (could be wrong) but I do remember reading somewhere that with the new implementation of hubs scoring, HP does not want any internal or external links ...or the less the better.

      However, it could just be another glitch and not related to the new hub rules. It does make it hard on those of us who do a lot of Spreading HubLove hubs, as the point of those hubs are to share others' work.  HP may take away points with the more links contained in a hub.  Well, it seems to the case.

      1. Genna East profile image85
        Genna Eastposted 22 months ago in reply to this

        Thank you, Faith, for responding. After reading through the comments, I think this is a glitch I'm experiencing.  I wanted to insert a link referencing a hub I was responding to; it was a fun and unique writing challenge.  I still can't get it to work for some reason so I had to list the link as an http: copy and-paste.  I was embarrassed.  I value your suggestions. :-)

      2. Venkatachari M profile image86
        Venkatachari Mposted 22 months ago in reply to this

        But, you can link to one hub of another hubber that is related to your article. Hubpages, themselves mention related hubs at the bottom. But they may miss, which we think, more appropriate and related to your article.
        I recently linked one huber's hub on "how to create spreadsheets and tables" to my hub "how to create pages on blogger" and it went fine.

    2. colorfulone profile image89
      colorfuloneposted 22 months ago in reply to this

      It must be a glitch. It is okey to have links on our hubs (internal and external) as long as they are totally relevant to the article.

      1. Faith Reaper profile image86
        Faith Reaperposted 22 months ago in reply to this

        Thanks for the clarification, colorfulone.  Oh, that is good, and makes a lot of sense!  I thought we had to remove them.  How many are okay now.  As far as Amazon and Ebay, one for each?

        1. colorfulone profile image89
          colorfuloneposted 22 months ago in reply to this

          Faith, I think it has to do with the style in which a hub is written and crafted, and the word count. A well-crafted hub can support several highly relevant products from Amazon or eBay capsules. Plus, two affiliate links to "a website".

          1. Faith Reaper profile image86
            Faith Reaperposted 22 months ago in reply to this

            Oh, really, thank you for sharing that with me, colorfulone.  That helps a great deal.

            1. colorfulone profile image89
              colorfuloneposted 22 months ago in reply to this

              Faith, I like to use a sales hub of Robin's as an excellent example.
              It is "45 Gift Ideas for a Third Grade Girl: 8 and 9 Year Olds"
              ( http://robin.hubpages.com/hub/Gift-Idea … Grade-Girl ).

          2. Venkatachari M profile image86
            Venkatachari Mposted 22 months ago in reply to this

            Good reply, colourful. At least two links are a good standard- one external, one internal. But content also matters.

      2. Genna East profile image85
        Genna Eastposted 22 months ago in reply to this

        Colorful one:  Thanks -- I agree.  This must be a glitch that requires an e-mail to the powers-that-be at HP.   I appreciate your sharing your ideas and suggestions. :-)

        1. colorfulone profile image89
          colorfuloneposted 22 months ago in reply to this

          You are very welcome, Genna. smile

        2. Matthew Meyer profile image77
          Matthew Meyerposted 22 months ago in reply to this

          There were some issues that caused a few isolated Hubs to have issues adding links to existing Hubs. I will look for your email to see which Hubs on which you are seeing the issue so I can do a bit more research.

        3. Matthew Meyer profile image77
          Matthew Meyerposted 22 months ago in reply to this

          Genna, I checked the inbox for team@hubpages.com and did not see a message from you related to this issue.

          Let us know if you are still having problems.
          If so, please share the specific Hub, the link you are adding, the specific capsule, as well as the OS, browser and browser version you are using in an email to team@hubpages.com and we can look into the issue further.

          1. Genna East profile image85
            Genna Eastposted 22 months ago in reply to this

            Thank you, Matt.  I have been so busy with work today, I didn't have the chance to send an e-mail.  The hub I am referring to is "The Silent Sentinel." 
            I appreciate your help.

            1. Matthew Meyer profile image77
              Matthew Meyerposted 22 months ago in reply to this

              I was able to edit that Hub and add a hyperlink to the URL in the first capsule.

              If you are still having trouble with this Hub, please share the link you are adding, the specific capsule, as well as the OS, browser and browser version you are using in an email to team@hubpages.com and we can look into the issue further.

              1. Genna East profile image85
                Genna Eastposted 22 months ago in reply to this

                Thank you!! :-)

    3. bravewarrior profile image94
      bravewarriorposted 22 months ago in reply to this

      I insert hyperlinks as I'm writing my post in Word. Then I copy/paste the document into the text capsules in HP. Once I do that I double check that the link is live by clicking on the chain in the text capsule. I most recently posted on April 30th and had no problem with the link showing.

  2. The Examiner-1 profile image84
    The Examiner-1posted 22 months ago

    Genna,
    I have only entered links connected to my Hubs and sites which I have gotten information from. If I have done a challenge then I link to others sites because they say to. I use the link button in the capsule(s) and have never had a probem.

    1. Genna East profile image85
      Genna Eastposted 22 months ago in reply to this

      Thank you.  But I tried the capsule link but it doesn't show up on the hub.  It's odd.

      1. The Examiner-1 profile image84
        The Examiner-1posted 22 months ago in reply to this

        I just tried mine and it showed up. (shrug)

        1. Faith Reaper profile image86
          Faith Reaperposted 22 months ago in reply to this

          I am unable to change my highlight wheel on my profile to put the hubs I would like for some reason.  So, maybe a bit of weekend glitches?

          1. The Examiner-1 profile image84
            The Examiner-1posted 22 months ago in reply to this

            Do you mean "In the Spotlight"? Did you go to Edit Profile, click the down arrow of ones which you wish to change and select new Hub. Having trouble with that?

          2. Matthew Meyer profile image77
            Matthew Meyerposted 22 months ago in reply to this

            There is a known issue that is not allowing some profiles to be updated.
            http://hubpages.com/forum/post/2731485

            We hope to deploy a fix today.
            Here is the related forum http://hubpages.com/forum/post/2731485

  3. mary615 profile image92
    mary615posted 22 months ago

    I am writing a new Hub about my dog, and tried linking other articles I have written about her.  I inserted four the usual way, but when I check the Hub, they are NOT there.  Will try again later, I guess.

    1. Genna East profile image85
      Genna Eastposted 22 months ago in reply to this

      Mary, this sounds similar to the problem I experienced.  Good luck!

  4. mary615 profile image92
    mary615posted 22 months ago

    I just retried to insert the links into my Hub, and they seem to be fine now.

  5. Aussieteacher profile image81
    Aussieteacherposted 22 months ago

    I have tried to insert links and they are not working at all.  I have edited and tried again, but still don't work.  Where do I go to for help on this?

    1. Matthew Meyer profile image77
      Matthew Meyerposted 21 months ago in reply to this

      If you are still having issues inserting links, you can email us at team@hubpages.com

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