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question about links

  1. stanwshura profile image66
    stanwshuraposted 5 years ago

    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! wink

    Any help would be appreciated.   Thanks.


    1. Marian Designs profile image81
      Marian Designsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I would like to know the answer to this, too, and need the same kind of clear, step-by-step answer.

    2. kschang profile image90
      kschangposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Just link them manually (highlight phrase, hit link, then search, and pick one). The"suggester" doesn't always work the way we want to.

  2. wilderness profile image96
    wildernessposted 5 years ago

    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

    1. Marian Designs profile image81
      Marian Designsposted 5 years ago in reply to this


  3. IzzyM profile image84
    IzzyMposted 5 years ago

    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 smile