There's a question in the family forum that I can help with easier if I can refer the person to one of my hubs.
On top of giving them some brief advice can I layout a link without getting in trouble?
direct the person to your hub with a link in the forum if you think it is relatated to the conversation i am sure that is allowed.....jimmy
Using links in the forum is fine, including links to your own hubs and to external resources. What we don't want is unsolicited self promotion. Unsolicited self promotion most commonly manifests itself as 1) starting a new topic with a post that is mainly just a link to your hub or site, 2) signing up for HubPages, and having your first action to be a post to the forum promoting some external site.
If you're a user in good standing with a record of contributing to HubPages, you don't really have to live in fear. The worst thing that might happen is that we'll delete your post.
We had a discussion about this not so long ago. I think everyone agreed that posting links to our Hubs on these forums was in bad taste, if it was purely a shameless attempt at self-promotion. However if you are answering someone's question and your Hub is genuinely relevant, then there's no problem.
by mugazi7 years ago
Note that promoting your own Hubs or linking to external sites is not allowed and may result in the closing of your HubPages account. This especially includes the unsolicited posting of links to external sites and the...
by Bev4 weeks ago
There seems to be quite a lot of it lately.Look left before posting "Do not start threads for the sole purpose of promotion or posting links." I would also add, don't respond to a post with your own link...
by Lionrhod2 years ago
There are a lot of us who haven't been feeling safe on the forums. They've felt stalked, harassed and browbeaten.Sadly, some folks go with the letter of the law, but not the spirit of it in their posts.For an excellent...
by Prakash Ranjan Paul3 years ago
A fellow hubber didn't like my plan to seek to promote my hubs through the HP Forum. Is it unfair ? Please reply giving reasons.
by Dr. John Anderson4 years ago
This issue has been raised many times and many authors don't want it.=> The links have no value to the hubber.=> The forum links should not be public as the issues are essentially internal=> What possible...
by RKHenry8 years ago
I wished hubpages had a category like this on the forums. The shameless self promotion category. That way if we've been gone awhile, or have a hub that needs a little press to drive more traffic to it- we...
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