I've only recently discovered this "linking" thing (within hubpages, anyway, like a week or so ago - been a hubber for over a year). Hey - read my stuff on NVLD to get the scoop as to how that could happen.
Anyway, I've been doing some serious linking lately, and right now I'm doing so within one of my pieces about Literal Thinkers.
I decided that one of the phrases that came up in my writing was "read between the lines" and so, now that I know how to link - I went up to that "auggest a link" olive green capsule and then highlighted that phrase. None of the links that show up are ones that I really want.
BUUUUUT....on a lark, I typed "read betweeen the lines" in HP's search box, and got to several hubs that I find very relevant. But since the suggestor doesn't "suggest" them, I can't do it.
Or can I? IS there a way to link to another hub with full and free choice? AND - if yes - could you give CLEAR, STEP-BY-STEP, VERY precise directions (I'm talkin' open car door - the front left one, sit down, put seatbelt on, stick key labeled "Stan's ignition key" into the key hole on the right side of the steering wheel. Turn key (push with thumb, pull with pointer finger) "clockwise" until you hear the engine turn on......).
Yeah - and I'm serious about THAT level of specificity. If you haven't guessed it - the articles/topic I'm trying to link relate VERY personally to my life experience!
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
I would like to know the answer to this, too, and need the same kind of clear, step-by-step answer.
Just link them manually (highlight phrase, hit link, then search, and pick one). The"suggester" doesn't always work the way we want to.
First of all, be careful with your links. If they are not actually germane to the subject of the hub, don't use them. Not even the "suggested" ones. And that a link might fit well in a particular phrase does not mean that it matches the subject of the hub at all. You should link to places that actually have something to do with your hub.
To put a link where you want:
Go to the hub you want to link to. At the bottom is a button labeled "link to this page". Right click that button and copy the link location.
Go to your hub and block in the section of text you wish to use as a link. At the upper right of the page you will find a small chain link icon - click it.
Past in the URL you copied from the other hub, add a text description if you wish, and exit.
That's it - good luck
I would also add that the 'link to this page' feature is a waste of space, if only because it doesn't give you the opportunity to add your referral link.
So you send traffic to another hub, where is the benefit to you?
Do it manually, if you must, and put your affiliate code in those links
by Shadesbreath6 years ago
I'm working on a hub that accesses certain government websites and other organizations. Each has a home page, and then branching pages with more specific information (Duh, I know, bear with me)...So, say I list...
by Sam Montana2 years ago
Is a link to my own blog considered an affiliate link? I want to link from a Hubpages article I am writing to an article on my blog that further describes what I am writing about in the article.
by gracenotes7 years ago
I just joined it a few days ago, and have posted bookmarks to almost all of my hubs.I wrote the three or four sentences for each, but not copied from my hub at all.When you post to Snipsly, is it wise to keep the same...
by Billie Kelpin2 years ago
So, I understand that the question-answer section is to inspire hubs, BUT it feels a little disingenuous to use the information everyone provided, especially when that information would fit nicely in a list. I...
by LisaKeating2 years ago
I have a blog, and some of my hubs are related to that niche. Is it okay to put a list of related Hub links on my blog? If so, is there a way for them to show up with the picture and summary?
by Faith Reaper3 years ago
I know that it is against HP rules for someone to place a link in a comment of a hub, but is it okay for someone to place a link in a comment when answering a question, even if it directs people back to their hub? ...
Copyright © 2017 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.