I'm trying to insert a link on my profile page to my Google+ page. The link insertion feature in the "edit" mode now has a list of HubPages to link to, that wasn't there a few days ago. When I insert the link I want, save, and view, the link goes to a weird message that says "no Amazon, did you mean Amazon.com." Can anyone explain this and tell me what to do about it? Google+ doesn't have anything to do with Amazon.
You beat me to it, Cags. I just added a link to my profile and it worked fine. We provide you with suggested links, but if none of them apply then you have the option of inserting your own link into the box.
You should be able to insert your Google+ link as an embedded link.
Put the words "Google+" into your profile, then "highlight" them and click on the "chain-link" icon to the left of the "broken-chain link" icon. When the window pops up in front of you, use the top white box to insert the URL.
I put RedGage on my profile and it worked great. Google+ does not work. You add it in and save it but then it shows as http://AMAZON Nothing to do with Google+. I also tried 4 different browsers and they all did the same.
Try re-booting your computer. Just power down as normal, wait about 3 minutes for the computer memory to clear itself, and then start again. Sometimes computers get a little confused (just like us!)
Oh and its only 20 past midnight, but I have seen me still online at 9am from an all-nighter. I like the quiet of the night - that plus my internet access is always faster at night when everyone else has logged off and gone to sleep!
Here's the latest: I can post a link for anything, except my Google+ page. Does it have something to do with the fact that the URL has too many numbers? Could someone else try to link to this URL with this anchor text: Google+: https://plus.google.com/112916843659539634920
If you could try this, it would really help. Of course, you can remove the link immediately after the test.
I sent an e-mail to HubPages contact. . . no reply yet.
Hey PC, it has nothing to do with being touchy. It has to do with you asking foolish questions instead of helping out. I went to your profile and clicked on your link and it brought me to you on Google, however, when putting in the same link, but with MY Google+ numbers and putting ?rel=author at the end, it doesn't work.
Google Chrome right click is "inspect element"? is it the same as view source? I assume it is because it brings me to the code underlying your link.
I mean, if that entire line needs to be as it appears in your "source", then yes there would be a huge difference compared to what has been tried. But, that's what I thought "chain" link icon did? It inserted the remaining part of the source, as the highlighted "words" being used.
So, it doesn't make any sense why yours is still working, but whenever anyone else puts in their code, as your is only "https://plus.google.com/####################?rel=author" it switches it over to "http://AMAZON" for some odd reason.
Maybe. Like most organizations today, they seem to be lean on staff. Somebody is looking at the problem might be all you ever get. I think something as important as that will get escalated, but lesser things might end up on the bottom of a long, long list.
Here's an update. I received this e-mail from HubPages support:
Thanks for letting us know about this bug. Our engineers spent the weekend trying to resolve this issue, and believe they have figured it out. The fix should go out by the end of the day. I apologize for the confusion this error may have caused. Please let us know if you have any questions.
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