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Posting Links to your Own Hubs in the Forums

  1. Writer Fox profile image55
    Writer Foxposted 3 years ago

    For new people, posting links to your own Hubs is not allowed in the forum.  If you need to refer to one of your Hubs, post the Hub title instead.

    It's OK to link to some else's Hub, if appropriate for the forum topic and you think it has good advice to contribute to the topic.. (But, don't ask someone to do this for you.  That's tacky.)

    The exception to the rule is in this forum topic:
    http://hubpages.com/forum/category/2885

    In that category, you can give a link to a Hub you want help with.  If you post there, be prepared for honest feedback from people who have been publishing on HP longer than you and don't be offended at the advice you are given. For the most part, people who respond with a critique when you post there are trying to help you.

    1. RockyMountainMom profile image78
      RockyMountainMomposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      : )

      I've recently learned that tackiness in general (including the above) in the forums is easier to slide into when you are stuck at home sick in bed.

      It may be better to just to read forums or stay away until your ailment passes, as you may not realize until later how ridiculous you may have sounded.

      But for anyone who was recently present in my case, thank you kindly for your patience with my loopiness and for making it fun.

    2. RockyMountainMom profile image78
      RockyMountainMomposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      *Also, the second hub I mentioned in the thread (not by name on that one, i don't think) dropped off the top of the all hubs page just after I posted.  I joked that it was connected.  (We were discussing scores and having a little fun with the notion of over-thinking correlations.)

      Knowing now that I was actually breaking a rule, and thinking it is reasonable that there would thus be a penalty of some kind, I'd caution you in that area as well.  I'm not thinking that's what happened to my hub, just thinking that I was really proud of that hub--so don't let your pride or hopes in your work lead you to risk harming your work. 

      For whatever reason, my hub stopped getting views.  Being very proud of it, it wasn't worth risking a penalty on it when it was doing so well (regardless of whether I was penalized or not). (It was my best so far in terms of traffic, on a topic I was simultaneously working with others elsewhere to spread awareness about).

      I'm not sure how this truly works, regarding a penalty, but I think a bit of caution is advisable.  I feel like I also saw a statement about new scoring considering the "intentions" of the hubber.  Perhaps even in the absence of ill intentions, we risk sending the wrong message about ourselves (scoring or otherwise).

      The drive to share our work is not by itself wrong.  And I understand the reasons for not wanting forum-goers to have to weed through what amounts to spam in every thread.  Looking at it this way, it is intuitive that links would be tacky.  But for us new people, in the moment (or during a cold) I think it is fairly easy to fail to see it that way.  So posts like this help very much.

      1. Writer Fox profile image55
        Writer Foxposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        I don't  know exactly what you are talking about.  If you posted a link to a Hub on the forum, I don't think there is a 'penalty.'  A moderator just comes by with a pair of scissors and snips the link. (They don't cut off your fingers or your traffic.)

        1. RockyMountainMom profile image78
          RockyMountainMomposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          Haha, good to know.  I was feeling sheepish prior to your post here, but now know forum posts cannot be deleted.  Otherwise I'd get rid of it myself!

          Do you know if there is any meat to the notion of hub or hubber scores being related to "a hubber's intentions"?  I can't remember where I read that, but it was very recent an in regards to staff statements about recent scoring changes.

          In my case, it was an uncharacteristic level of first day traffic, so it probably just fell back to a natural range at a natural time.

          1. Writer Fox profile image55
            Writer Foxposted 3 years agoin reply to this

            I think you are referring to something in the QAP ratings.

            You can find out more about how the QAP process works here:
            http://hubpages.com/faq/#quality-assessment

            This is the ratings chart for creative writing like poems and short stories:
            http://hubpages.com/help/hub_hop_table#creative

            This is the ratings chart for articles:
            http://hubpages.com/help/hub_hop_table#informational

            Here are examples of Hubs and what ratings they received:
            http://hubpages.com/faq/#mturk-hit-examples

            The 'Hub intentions' comes into play if your Hub is viewed as overly promotional.  In other words, are you legitimately trying to provide information for the reader or are you just trying to push an affiliate link or sell a product.

            1. RockyMountainMom profile image78
              RockyMountainMomposted 3 years agoin reply to this

              Thank you Writer Fox, I took that phrase in a different direction.  I was envisioning the intentions and over-promotive-ness in a much broader (site-wide) sense, rather than the intentions of the author in the writing of the hub.

              Thank you, your links and thoroughness have helped me in many forums.

    3. Christy Kirwan profile image
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      Christy Kirwanposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      It is also permitted to link to your own Hubs that you have written for a challenge in the HubChallenges Forum. smile

      1. Writer Fox profile image55
        Writer Foxposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        I thought HP didn't want Hub Challenges anymore because they led to too many Hubs created too fast and with shallow content.

 
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