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can i put links to my website in hubpages?

Updated on November 3, 2009

I’m getting so many hits through google for the phrase “can I put links to my website in hubpages?” that I thought I’d write a hub to answer this very question.

The short answer  is yes you can! However there are some requirements you must meet when linking to your website which I’ll cover below. There are many reasons why you would want to link to your website from your hubpages – if you’ve written a hub that covers the basics of a topic but there is too much information to put into one page then you might want to link to your website for further information.  Links to your website from hubpages can also help get your site ranked more quickly by google and move up the SERPs, however you should make sure that if you do this, your hub is relevant to your website and you are not linking it excessively.

Firstly, you can put a link to your website in your profile information. This can be useful if people want to read more about you or you have a website covering topics that you write a lot of hubs about – for example, ‘travel’.

You can also put links in your actual hubs, but as I said above you need to make sure that your website is providing additional value to the hubpages reader. Don’t just write a summary as your hub and then link to your site with something like ‘read the rest of the story at my website’. If you do this, your hub is likely to be flagged as ‘overly promotional’. What does ‘overly promotional’ mean? Basically using your hubs as a way to get people to visit your website rather than read your hubs. This includes linking to your site several times, linking to pages that contain the same content as your hub, linking to sites or pages that are unrelated to your hub and ‘sales’ type hubs that encourage people to go to your site to buy a product or service. You’re technically also allowed to use affiliate links in your hubs as long as you follow the rules above.

You can link to other hubs as many times as you like as long as they’re related to the subject matter of the hub you’re writing. Link to other user’s hubpages as well as your own – you’re participating in the community more this way and they will return the favor!

Making the most of your links on hubpages

Firstly if you want your links to help the google ranking of your website then make sure your hubscore is above 75. If your score is below 75 then your links will be in the ‘nofollow’ tag which basically tells google to ignore it when calculating the ranking of your site. To keep your hubscore high you need to write good quality hubs on a regular basis and participate in the hubpages community. There are a couple of hubs dedicated to this topic listed below.

Secondary to this make sure you’re using appropriate keywords in your link text. If you’re linking to a site about training shoes for example, don’t just use ‘click here’ as your link text. A more useful link (to both the reader and to google) might be something like ‘read the history of nike trainers here’ with the actual link tag around the ‘history of nike trainers’ part if you’re targeting this phrase.

How to link to a site in Hubpages?

The hubpages editor makes it easy! Just highlight the text you want to use as your link and click the ‘link’ button (the one that looks like a little piece of chain link). Enter your site address in the box and you’re done. If you want to link to another one of your hubs this is even easier – you don’t need to find the address of your hub, just choose it from the dropdown list and hubpages will automatically sort out the link for you.

Happy linking and I hope this answered the question that many of you seem to be asking - can i put links to my website in hubpages?

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    • Gamerelated profile image

      Gamerelated 

      6 years ago from California

      Thank you for writing this guide about linking. This is really useful information. I actually asked a question that was loosely related to this Hub in the Q&A section, but nobody answered it. While staring at my unanswered question I saw your Hub and decided to read it. If you have time maybe you can check out my question about linking to outside sources in the Q&A section. Good work!

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      6 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      I was wanting to know about this. Thank you so much.

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      Sinea Pies 

      7 years ago

      This truly is a question I had been wondering about. I am new to Hubpages and was not sure if it was OK to add an occasional link to my own website. Now I know. Thanks!

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      Paul Taylor 

      7 years ago from South Yorkshire

      Good explanation - better than hub help pages.

    • shirleyoaks profile image

      shirleyoaks 

      7 years ago from Ireland

      great artical very useful,will be following your hubs many thank

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      Xavier Nathan 

      7 years ago from Isle of Man

      I have been placing a link to my website just below a photo of my website homepage. I use the same photo for each hub as the content of my article is always related to the kind of work I do. The link was never part of the article itself. I began to wonder if indeed I was breaking a rule and wasn't until I read your article that I let out a sigh of relief. There are so many rules and unless you are familiar with all the jargon it is so easy for a beginner to make a mistake and be executed by the editor! Thank you for this information.

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      ctan0123 

      7 years ago

      Got it, will wait to get that score first

    • ed77burns profile image

      ed77burns 

      7 years ago from USA

      The article is fantastic as it explained the whole method on how to put links in websites.

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      hudlife 

      7 years ago from South Carolina

      Voted up and useful! Thanks!

    • Juiceyme profile image

      Juiceyme 

      7 years ago

      Thank you for sharing this information. Just answered my question.

    • Charlise profile image

      Charlise 

      7 years ago from All Over the Place!

      Thanks that was perfect.

    • Miller's Fitness profile image

      Miller's Fitness 

      7 years ago from Navarre Beach, FL

      Just what I needed to know. Thanks!

    • sitywyde profile image

      sitywyde 

      7 years ago

      great info

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      driversupdate 

      8 years ago from Canada

      Thankyou for answering my question perfectly. This page was listed as the number 1 result in google for my question "Can I link to my website on hubpages?"

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      daliwpg 

      8 years ago

      great info. thanks

    • prbrowneyes profile image

      prbrowneyes 

      8 years ago from United States

      Thank you for the advice, great hub!

    • deletia profile imageAUTHOR

      deletia 

      8 years ago from Bali

      From my understanding of the hubpage rules you can put as many links as you want as long as they add value to your article and are not overly promotional. So probably a couple of links to your own website would be ok as long as it is relevant - as long as it doesn't look like spam you should be ok!

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      Julester 

      8 years ago from England

      I'm new to the world of HubPages, and soaking up what I can. This is the kind of info I need! I too need to know how many links I can have from one hub page. I'll carry on looking...

      Thanks

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      Jacob Darkley 

      8 years ago from California, USA

      Great hub, thanks so much. How many links can we put in one hub?

      Jacob

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      L M Reid 

      8 years ago from Ireland

      Great thanks, was having a problem working out how to do this. You gave me the quick and easy answer.much appreciated

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      hubmaster1 

      8 years ago

      Very good article.Very informative and gave me EXACTLY what I was looking for.

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