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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.

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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.


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      Ireno Alcala 5 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.

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      Devika Primić 5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Thanks for the helpful idea

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      Ireno Alcala 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

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

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      Sam 5 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...

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      Ireno Alcala 5 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.

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      Ethan Green 5 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!

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      Ireno Alcala 5 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.

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      Maree Michael Martin 5 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!

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      Ireno Alcala 5 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).

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      masmasika 5 years ago

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