ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Tips on HubPages # 7 : The Use of Permalink

Updated on August 17, 2012

How important this permalink is...

For an ordinary hubber, like me, it will mean a permanent link on my hub.

A permalink (portmanteau of permanent link) is a URL that points to a specific blog or forum entry after it has passed from the front page to the archives (Source: Wikipedia)

Permalinks are the permanent URLs to your individual hub posts, as well as categories and other lists of hub postings or blogs as well (if you also write on aside from HubPages).

To simplify it, we can write a specific word that will distinguish our finish work from others, even without using symbols in order to make it unique.

For the computing expert, it will mean the more sophisticated way to separate or distinguish your unique hubs from other existing works.

I will interpret it, the Travel man's way.

Now, what are those URLs mean?

URL is defined as uniform resource locator leading the searcher or online surfer to locate your article or hub.

On my part, little by little, I am continuing to affix a distinct word that will identify the similarities of sets of hubs that I am trying to complete or continue to tackle at this writing site.

Let us see if the following will also work for you.

  1. Because I affix Tropical Cooking on my food hubs, some set of online users and fellow hubbers are able to locate my cooked dishes prepared in the kitchen at home.
  2. Amazing Travels is my two-word link for my travel hubs. It features my travels in the Philippines. I tweaked the word 'amazing' into 'awesome' and I featured some great travels and places around the world.
  3. Tips is the most-used indicator or URL for hubs or blogs that will benefit the readers after perusing such articles. I followed it with 'on HubPages' and I got some response from interested hubbers.

I noticed that other hubbers are also doing it.

Let's take for instance, Movie Reviews, Book Reviews, How To and a lot more.

If an elementary or high school or even college students will research about a certain topic, that unique word or phrase will lead to an easy results of possible answers. It can be one of your hubs that will be the source of their answers.

How about parents who are start looking for tips on how to raise a good child or respectful children? My answer for this is the phrase: Effective Parenting.

By the way, the usual appearance of it will be:

It will consist of your personal domain on this writing site plus the common word locator (URL of your hub.

If you still get confused, the Hubtool will automatically do it for you.

You will simply type the prominent word on your Hub title and the automated template will do it for you.

Painted by Travel Man
Painted by Travel Man

Making a unique permalink that is distinct or only found at your site will give you a chance for more audience.

Notice how the Hub Capsule for Title will automatically alert you whenever your choice of words for your title has already been taken.

There's an alert like: This Permalink has already been taken. Try another one.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • travel_man1971 profile imageAUTHOR

      Ireno Alcala 

      6 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @DDE: You're welcome. It's my technique on how to be 'unique' on HubPages. Thanks for taking notice of this hub.

    • DDE profile image

      Devika Primić 

      6 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Thanks for the helpful idea

    • travel_man1971 profile imageAUTHOR

      Ireno Alcala 

      6 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @samsons1: Thank you for dropping by and appreciating my efforts here at HubPages.

    • samsons1 profile image


      6 years ago from Tennessee

      Thanks so much for this valuable information and congratulations on your tenure here at HP. Voted up, useful, interesting and shared...

    • travel_man1971 profile imageAUTHOR

      Ireno Alcala 

      6 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @Ethan Green: Thank you for appreciating my effort. My idea of grouping my hubs with the same particular theme is affix unique word or AdWords that will distinguish my work from other hubbers.Little by little,my hubs are getting noticed even by guest users.

    • Ethan Green profile image

      Ethan Green 

      6 years ago from England

      Thank you for this informative hub about permalinks. Another detail that is important to think about before writing the hub, and I often regret my choice of permalink after the hub is published!

    • travel_man1971 profile imageAUTHOR

      Ireno Alcala 

      6 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @Ruby H Rose: Thank you for discovering my milestone on this site. Still, I crave for more number of hubbers who will support my advocacy, not only my way of writing.

    • Ruby H Rose profile image

      Maree Michael Martin 

      6 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island

      Congratulations on being here 3 years, first of all. Thanks for such a useful tip. Will keep trying to understand all this stuff. A Wonderful challenge!

    • travel_man1971 profile imageAUTHOR

      Ireno Alcala 

      6 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @masmasika: Thank you for the appreciation. That's what I'm doing on my hub to help boost my rank on Search Engine (like Google Search).

    • profile image


      6 years ago

      Great hub and very informative. Now I know what permalink means. Thanks for sharing this useful hub. Voted up.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)