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Too Many Links = Overly Promotional?

  1. jhehe profile image90
    jheheposted 3 years ago

    I'm currently working on a research hub on price discrepancies on shopping sites. Now you can imagine what the problem is. I have to post links. I'm afraid that Hubpages is going to categorize my hub as being too promotional and won't approve it because of the amount of links I'm going to be using.

    What should I do now? I know for sure that it's not promotional. I'm not saying anything about the site and the products listed other than analyze and compare the prices.

    1. Writer Fox profile image79
      Writer Foxposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Why don't you just take screen shots of the pages and post the price comparisons in images?

      With or without using affiliate links to websites, you can only link twice to a single site unless it's an authority site like Wikipedia or Google.

    2. Facleu profile image61
      Facleuposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      If you have a large number of links, logically deemed excessively promotional.

    3. Marisa Wright profile image93
      Marisa Wrightposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      The "overly promotional" rule says you can't have more than two links to the same domain.

      If you don't need more than two links to each site, you'll be fine.

      1. profile image0
        sheilamyersposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        That's what I was going to say. The other problem you might run into is if you have too many links and not enough textual information, you may get flagged for low content quality.

    4. misterhollywood profile image91
      misterhollywoodposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I'd stick to only 2 links. You can intra- link hubs with HP but external links are limited to 2 from my experience.

      1. lobobrandon profile image83
        lobobrandonposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        2 per domain as Marisa already stated smile

        1. misterhollywood profile image91
          misterhollywoodposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          So why are you restating? smile

          1. lobobrandon profile image83
            lobobrandonposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            Because you had the wrong notion that just 2 are allowed. It's 2 per domain not 2 in total.

            1. misterhollywood profile image91
              misterhollywoodposted 3 years ago in reply to this

              I did not have the wrong notion. I was aware it was 2 domains in total.  That is why I didn't repeat Marissa verbatim. I also included language about intra-hub linking. You are assuming here and assigning something to me that is not accurate.

              1. lobobrandon profile image83
                lobobrandonposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                God!

                Here's what you said:
                "I'd stick to only 2 links. You can intra- link hubs with HP but external links are limited to 2 from my experience."

                2 links? 2 links to where? To one domain or more? Just 2 in total or 2 to each domain - you didn't specify!

                Inter-link hubs with HP yeah but that's not what the question was related to.

                1. misterhollywood profile image91
                  misterhollywoodposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                  I can read what I wrote - and? I think most people are intelligent enough to see the logical flow of the thread and understand, through synthesis, what was being communicated. Since Marissa had already stated 2 domains, I saw no logical reason to restate that which had been stated. My response piggybacked her comment.

                  fYI: if there is a question about something I or anyone has posted, they are more than capable of asking a follow up question or asking for clarification.

              2. Marisa Wright profile image93
                Marisa Wrightposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                Have you got it back to front?    It is NOT 2 domains in total.   

                It is 2 links to the same domain.   So you could have 30 external links in a Hub if you wanted, you just can't have more than 2 links to each site.

                1. PaulOnBooks profile image60
                  PaulOnBooksposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                  An unusual case probably  but I have a lens due to transfer which has ~110 links - it's  "ten best albums by joni mitchell" and I have track lists, each song linking to a vid..  I could just delete the lists but  you can imagine the effort in setting up and maintaining. Even then, I have a sample track from each album.

                  Is Youtube a whitelisted domain or might it be?

                  1. Writer Fox profile image79
                    Writer Foxposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                    I'm not sure that I understand this.  Do you mean that you have over 100 links to YouTube on a single article? Do you receive income from those videos you link to on YouTube?

                  2. lobobrandon profile image83
                    lobobrandonposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                    Paul rather than linking to Youtube why not just embed the video? We have a youtube capsule here (And I'm sure squidoo had one too - I used it if I remember right). Isn't that a better option?

                    You'd have people stay on your hubs longer and probably they'd want to share the entire hub. If you send them off to videos they may just share the individual videos with their followers.

                  3. Marisa Wright profile image93
                    Marisa Wrightposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                    If you're using the Youtube capsules then I don't believe there is a limit to how many you can have, at least in theory.

    5. Matthew Meyer profile image75
      Matthew Meyerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      This Learning Center Hub has details related to what is considered overly promotional.
      http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/publ … d_22732854

  2. rebekahELLE profile image87
    rebekahELLEposted 3 years ago

    You could also try using a graph comparing the sites/prices along with the screen shots that Writer Fox suggested.

  3. jhehe profile image90
    jheheposted 3 years ago

    I've been playing around with taking screenshots, just can't find a good fit. This is why I'm looking into linking.

    Also wondering, what if I got with the site name instead of the actual linking. So rather hyperlinking Google.ca, I would write Google Canada and readers would have a good idea to where I'm referring to.

    1. wilderness profile image95
      wildernessposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      That would certainly work, from the standpoint of HP as it is only links they are concerned with.

      Perhaps not so well from the viewpoint of a reader wishing to go to those sites if that is the thrust of your hub.

    2. PaulOnBooks profile image60
      PaulOnBooksposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Irfanview is an excellent free program with screen capture facility.

      One issue I see with too many or too large screen  grabs is potential breach of copyright, by the way.

  4. Sue Adams profile image92
    Sue Adamsposted 3 years ago

    http://s2.hubimg.com/u/9210221.jpg

  5. lobobrandon profile image83
    lobobrandonposted 3 years ago

    Yup

  6. jhehe profile image90
    jheheposted 3 years ago

    Reduced my links, hub published without a problem.

 
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