I understand that too many outbound links can mark a hub as 'overly promotional."
I am wondering if there is a work-around, since I am considering a hub about various resources that people might be looking for, and that would mean that the entire article would consist primarily of outbound links, with some text as a brief description of each site.
I have a hub like this and it isn't a problem. I think it depends on how you do it. If there are links to your own websites throughout, or if it's affiliate links only etc then yes, it would be viewed as overly promotional. Mine was 101 free tools for freelancers - and it had links and descriptions and 100 outbound links and was never marked overly promotional. Despite its great feedback though it is one of my lowest scoring hubs - in the 70's where most of my hubs are much higher.
No, that's not correct. More than two outbound links to the same website will make a Hub as "overly promotional". You could have a hundred links in a Hub, each to a different site, and it wouldn't be classed as overly promotional.
What could happen is that your Hub won't pass QAP because of lack of original content, if all you're doing is providing a list of links with very little commentary.
Yup, as ChristinS and Marisa have already stated (I'm late to the party), this should be fine. If you want, you can always send us a link to the Hub so we can check it out before you publish.
I am working on a Hub about various products/resources for a mainstream (legit) interest.
Do screen captures of the software/sites mentioned in the Hub meet the TOS for images, as I cannot find clarification.
It would be along the same lines as the OP.
Thanks in advance
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