Is it OK to talk about my site on Hub Pages?

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  1. mike102771 profile image80
    mike102771posted 12 months ago

    Is it kosher to promote or talk about your own site on hub pages. I have my own site and I am doing the majority OK, all my short stories there.  I have a link in my profile but I don’t want to do anything that goes against the hub pages rules. I started the site so I could write without restrictions (such as foul language (and yes, I don’t mean chicken or duck speak) or sexual situations.)
    Have anyone here promoted themselves or own site using this site.

    I am sure there is some legal mumbo-jumbo in a Q&A part of this site I just don’t care enough to look it up.

    *note* please keep any response under say 5000 words. Some people try and write War & Peace with every answer.

    Also, I am posting this under Freeforum Discussion to allow a general audience to read and type how I am wrong. I realize it should be on a "Getting Help" with or other such forum so don’t post saying that. It just isn’t as helpful as you might think it is.

    1. theraggededge profile image99
      theraggededgeposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      I was going to write a nice response in answer to your question, but I don't really care that much.

      1. mike102771 profile image80
        mike102771posted 12 months agoin reply to this

        Thanks for your honesty

      2. SmartAndFun profile image97
        SmartAndFunposted 12 months agoin reply to this

        lol lol lol

    2. Marketing Merit profile image96
      Marketing Meritposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      < 5,000 word response: Not kosher.

      1. mike102771 profile image80
        mike102771posted 12 months agoin reply to this

        Just look at some of the other forums. Some of these people just go on and on saying nothing.

    3. Christy Kirwan profile imageSTAFF
      Christy Kirwanposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Promoting outside websites on your articles is prohibited.

  2. SmartAndFun profile image97
    SmartAndFunposted 12 months ago
    1. mike102771 profile image80
      mike102771posted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you

  3. Will Apse profile image92
    Will Apseposted 12 months ago

    Leaving aside the weirdness of the original post, this site is not about promoting other sites. A link from your profile would be OK. Links from every article, not so much.

    1. mike102771 profile image80
      mike102771posted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you.
      As for the weirdness, I wanted to get answer without a dissertation. I think I am just a little tired of all the page long answers people are posting without saying anything new.

      As for my original question, I am just not going to do it. Why look for trouble?

  4. Marisa Wright profile image97
    Marisa Wrightposted 12 months ago

    Mike, there are rules about linking.  They are:

    1. No more than two links to the same website within a single Hub.   That one's simple.

    2.  Links MUST be DIRECTLY relevant to the MAIN subject of the Hub.  That may  need a little explanation.

    Say you are writing about Abraham Lincoln and you mention George Washington.   In that Hub, you may link to a webpage about Abraham Lincoln, but you may NOT link to a webpage about George Washington.

    So in summary, if you are writing about a subject and  you have written a post on your own site which offers relevant and helpful information on that subject, you may link to it (and you must link to that specific post, not to your home page).  Otherwise, not.

    1. mike102771 profile image80
      mike102771posted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you for your response.

      I think for what I was thinking I would have to make a hub that just feels wrong to me (shoeing in a hub so I can direct people to my site rather than a self-contained hub). Even now I wish I hadn’t started this forum. I hate talking about myself.

      At least it provided some laughs.

      1. Marisa Wright profile image97
        Marisa Wrightposted 12 months agoin reply to this

        No - if you wrote a Hub deliberately to promote your site, it wouldn't be approved, as Christy says.  The trick is to write a Hub about a topic which you cover in more detail on your website.  Then it becomes a natural link to give the reader helpful information.

        I took a quick look at your site - looks like it's mainly fiction, so that makes it hard.

        1. mike102771 profile image80
          mike102771posted 12 months agoin reply to this

          Thanks, I am already giving up any idea of trying.

        2. Will Apse profile image92
          Will Apseposted 12 months agoin reply to this

          Why would you give people this kind of advice? Self-promoters provide no benefit to this site.

  5. gregspalmer profile image79
    gregspalmerposted 12 months ago

    Yea just be sure its not trolling. Here i will help out, what do you do for a living? Do you have a website that actually brings in money? If so what is it? I want to run google webmaster tools on it..  Maybe i can post it on my youtube site and forms. They get about 1/2 million views last year.

    1. mike102771 profile image80
      mike102771posted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks, but my minor tiny little small insignificant site isn’t worth the trouble.

      I don’t use it for my work (I am a delivery driver) and I don’t make any money on it. I use it for my badly written short stories. The stuff Hub Pages won’t allow on their site.

  6. poppyr profile image93
    poppyrposted 12 months ago

    Thank you for walking us through the "foul language" part. I was certainly scratching
    my head until you reassured us it wasn't about birds.

    1. Jean Bakula profile image96
      Jean Bakulaposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      You can put fiction on Letterpile, there is a creative writing section. But language is an issue on HP.

      1. mike102771 profile image80
        mike102771posted 12 months agoin reply to this

        Thank you.

        As of right now I have no plans to post any of my bad fiction on HP.

        I think I will just keep playing the word game.

    2. mike102771 profile image80
      mike102771posted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Cluck, cluck balk balk BALK! Oh wait I said no chicken talk sorry.

      I was just a little chicken worried people wouldn't see the sarcasm.

  7. Jeremy Gill profile image94
    Jeremy Gillposted 12 months ago

    This is one of the strangest forums I've ever encountered. Seems we must be careful how we phrase our questions lest we ruffle some feathers.

    1. mike102771 profile image80
      mike102771posted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Quack,  Quack, Quack, oh darn it I’m doing it again.

      With some people (not any one reading this) all a person has to do is exist to ruffle feathers. A person can find themselves having to duck a lot a lot of angry posts or be goosed into an argument over nothing. It can leave a person feeling Kentucky Fried.

    2. psycheskinner profile image81
      psycheskinnerposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      I think it's like any group of people.  You tend to get back what you give out.  if that offends a person, they should probably stop doing it to others.

      1. theraggededge profile image99
        theraggededgeposted 12 months agoin reply to this

        That's definitely a kind of chicken and egg situation, wouldn't you say? I'm sure the OP feels a right cuckoo now.

        1. mike102771 profile image80
          mike102771posted 12 months agoin reply to this

          I am outside so I am keeping my hands off, oh what I think you mean something else.

          I will stick by what I posted even if I regret posting it.
          They are the reasons I stopped asking questions or really posting on other threads like I used too.

  8. Sustainable Sue profile image99
    Sustainable Sueposted 12 months ago

    I quail at the thought!

    1. mike102771 profile image80
      mike102771posted 12 months agoin reply to this

      smile  big_smile lol lol

 
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