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Linking your own Hub articles in comments

  1. LHwritings profile image89
    LHwritingsposted 5 years ago

    As I was responding in a comment in my own article (one on migraine headaches) to a previous comment, I noticed the following message below the Comments window:
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    Comments are not for promoting your Hubs or other sites
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    I haven't seen this before. On occasion, in comments to my own articles as well as comments to the articles of others, I've cited (with URL) my own articles where it's relevant and I've felt it would be helpful to the issue. Is this considered "promotion". and now prohibited by HubPages?

    Thanks - LH

    1. WryLilt profile image87
      WryLiltposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      It's not so much the prohibitive note by Hubpages, but the fact that many hubbers find it rude.

      Imagine if you owned a store that sold cookies, and a customer came in, loudly explaining about their own cookie shop and how they made their cookies and saying you should try them?

      1. LHwritings profile image89
        LHwritingsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I don't think the retail store analogy (cookies or whatever) works in this case, because we're talking about INFORMATION SHARING. If I publish an article on how to cope with migraine headaches (as I've done), and somebody in a comment adds something like "Great advice! I have some additional suggestions in my article [title & link] which also may help migraine sufferers" — well, darn, it would really welcome that.

        I realize that, with all the AdSense and whatnot, people sorta regard their articles as little retail spots, but to me that seems a parochial and even childish attitude.

        Nevertheless, I'm now just venting. What is, what is, and at least I now understand what the protocol is. Thanks for the clarification.

    2. Marisa Wright profile image93
      Marisa Wrightposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      As WryLilt says, it's considered bad Hubber etiquette.

      I do often cite one of my own Hubs in my OWN comments, if it answers a reader's question. But I would never post a link to Hub in someone else's Hub without permission.  Instead I would say, "I wrote a Hub on this subject" and leave it to the Hubber to decide whether they want to link to it.

      1. Marisa Wright profile image93
        Marisa Wrightposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Actually I have to correct that.  A few times, I've come across a really awful, spammy Hub about dance and couldn't resist posting a link to the correct information in my own Hub.  I know, naughty smile

        1. WryLilt profile image87
          WryLiltposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          big_smile

  2. tamron profile image63
    tamronposted 5 years ago

    I never seen that message but when someone leaves a comment with relevant info. and a link.  I always approve the comment.  Google see that link as someone linking to your article.  Therefore making your article rank higher in search.

    1. WryLilt profile image87
      WryLiltposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      How is that someone linking to your article? It's  a link from your article to theirs!

    2. Marisa Wright profile image93
      Marisa Wrightposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I don't get that at all. Are you confusing it with trackbacks?

      1. WryLilt profile image87
        WryLiltposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I hate those things!

  3. mistyhorizon2003 profile image90
    mistyhorizon2003posted 5 years ago

    You can post to your own hubs in your own comments section, but it is considered against the rules and 'bad form' to link to your own hubs in other hubber's comment sections on their hubs, (or at least ask first by private message).

  4. Shadesbreath profile image88
    Shadesbreathposted 5 years ago

    I wrote a hub on the topic of shameless self promotion:

    http://shadesbreath.hubpages.com/hub/Us … n-is-WRONG

    1. LHwritings profile image89
      LHwritingsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Hey, thanks, Shadesbreath — I enjoyed your article. You are welcome to post comments to my articles anytime and include links to your own if they are relevant (or you can somehow wangle a pretext).

      1. Shadesbreath profile image88
        Shadesbreathposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Oh, I can find a reason to pimp myself from pretty much anything.  What's that you say, NASA just announced a meteor is going to destroy the Earth in three hours? Why, it's funny that you mention that, because I just wrote a hub on my experience at Fudruckers eating a 2 pound bacon mushroom cheeseburger that made me so gassy, I thought the world was ending too.  Check it out HERE

    2. mistyhorizon2003 profile image90
      mistyhorizon2003posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      LOL, only you Shades! Thumbs up wink

      In case you get 'snipped' by staff, can I personally highly recommend Shadesbreath's Hub as listed above, or here (if snipped above):

      http://shadesbreath.hubpages.com/hub/Us … n-is-WRONG

      1. Shadesbreath profile image88
        Shadesbreathposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        big_smile

        There is nothing for me to do in this world but mock everything that seems to scream out for mocking.

      2. Cagsil profile image60
        Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I'll +1 your post Misty! smile

  5. LHwritings profile image89
    LHwritingsposted 5 years ago

    I just want to thank everyone who has responded to my inquiry about this — it's now clear when and when not to include a link etc. in comments.

    LH

 
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