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Tips on HubPages # 7 : The Use of Permalink
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 Blogger.com 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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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