What are permalinks and how do they affect my Hub progress. Thanks ;-)
It is simply a short way of saying 'permanent link'. It seems to remain unless you remove it or change it. Normal links can time out, or rot - permalinks cannot. As far as I know they do not affect your progress.
You are only partially right that permalink exists for more longer duration or permanently unless you remove it. But it is a very useful link keeping your readers directing to you even after a lapse of much longer periods. It is the URL through which they can revisit your post even after many years.
More longer duration than what? What other kind of link could you create to a blog post or website that isn't a permalink?
There are some websites which are designed to generate dynamic or relative URL's (which can change), not permalinks. However very few blogs are designed that way, and neither is HubPages. On those sites, for all intents and purposes, a hyperlink and a permalink are the same thing, as far as I understand it.
Where are you seeing that word?
A permalink is just a URL linking to a blog post or Hub:
http://www.bloggingbasics101.com/2008/1 … permalink/
It is a URL linking to blog post. But using the word 'just' removes all its importance. It is not just but a very useful link to your blog posts and hubs enabling readers find or revisit the posts again and again as and when they want to. Otherwise they may remain searching for your posts for hours and even days without tracing them.
Thanks everyone, I've seen one in the forums and hit it by mistake :-)
The're in each submit box just hit more ... and it will come up.
Are you talking about the word "permalink" at the bottom of each forum post?
It's there so you can link to that specific forum post. Say you are discussing something on another thread and you realise there's a good answer on another forum thread. Go to that thread, find the post, click "permalink" and you'll see the URL for that specific post appear in the top bar. Then you can copy and paste it into your new forum post, saying "I found this good answer to that question".
What does the permalink at the bottom have to do with that? I have just gone to the top and copy/pasted the link whenever I wanted to do that.
permalink is one which does not get vanished with lapse of time. Normal links get not working after a lapse of time say after some years. But permalink is one that works even after tens of years. This is the benefit of the permalink that is at the bottom of posts.
I've forgotten which permalink I hit. It might be one that I would prefer to get rid of.
OK can you give me an example of the kind of "normal link" that will stop working in many years? What does it look like? How does it differ from a permalink?
I had never heard of link rot so I've been reading up about it. It seems to refer to the process whereby links become broken or disappear over time - but that is caused by the page or site disappearing so the link goes nowhere: it has nothing to do with the type of link.
I may be missing something so I hope you can enlighten me and give me some references which explain it better.
If you copy the link at the top of the page, you'll get a link to that forum thread. If you click on "permalink" then that link changes to a link to the specific post within the thread.
Someone's probably already answered this but a permalink is just an internal url inside a website. Like this http://hand-blender-info.co.uk/kenwood- … d-cream-2/
They can also be made up of numbers but its more search engine friendly if they are words relating to the subject matter.
That's what I thought. Another poster is trying to say it's some kind of special link which doesn't degrade over time - I can't find any evidence of that.
That sounds like illogical nonsense, why would any link degrade over time? it's not like they have been left outside in the wind and rain ;-)
My thoughts exactly. I think the problem is that there's a term called "link rot" which refers, apparently, to the way links disappear over time (as websites or pages get deleted).
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