linking another hubber, or not

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  1. AsherKade profile image57
    AsherKadeposted 13 years ago

    hey, I wrote a nice hub recently linking my hub to a fantastic hubber related to my topic. Though I thought it was a great honor, it made that hubber mad. Is linking a hubber occassionally bad ettiquette???

    1. Drew Breezzy profile image62
      Drew Breezzyposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I'd think it'd be a compliment smile

    2. White Teeth profile image60
      White Teethposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      As a "fantastic hubber" myself, I would have to say that for myself it would be a great honor...unless you suck. I cannot say whether you suck or not at this time because I'm too drunk to see...and I'm too "fantastic" (and DRUNK...) to bother with such nonsense anyway...but I will give you the benefit of the doubt, and say "great honor" as my final answer.

    3. AEvans profile image76
      AEvansposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Absolutely not to me it is a compliment I have linked quite a few hubbers to some of my hubs and have not ever had any issues. smile

    4. RedElf profile image88
      RedElfposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Asher, I have had a couple of links to my hubs from another hubber and was very pleased to have been asked. I think maybe the other hubber you refer to might have been annoyed because you didn't ask permission first. You wouldn't link to a web site without asking permission, right? Well some people are very particular about such niceties wink

      1. embitca profile image86
        embitcaposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        If people are particular about this and actually getting mad about being linked to then they don't understand the nature of the internet and the fact that unless you have your stuff locked behind a password protected wall, it is public and can be linked to by anyone who happens by.

      2. LondonGirl profile image82
        LondonGirlposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Wrong! I link to other sites all the time.

      3. AsherKade profile image57
        AsherKadeposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        okay, I will ask next time...sounds like you did your research and know who I am taking about...I didn't want to defamate them on the forum. he/she is really good at hubs...hope I can be as popular someday...
        and I don't think he hub sucks, because I got A LOT of responses in favrable review...

    5. k@ri profile image86
      k@riposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I have done it, and I would consider it a compliment.  Although, reading this, I guess I should have asked first!  Just so everyone don't have to ask me...I would consider it a compliment!  big_smile

    6. Anti-Valentine profile image75
      Anti-Valentineposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Maybe this hubber has the whole elite, "who the heck are you, noob?" mentality.

      Can't see why else he/she/it wouldn't like it.

      Maybe they could post in this thread and clarify why.

  2. kmackey32 profile image61
    kmackey32posted 13 years ago

    yea I thought so too. Hmm cuz I have done it too.

    1. Amanda Severn profile image96
      Amanda Severnposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Me too. I'd sooner link to a competent article by a fellow hubber than to an external page.

  3. kmackey32 profile image61
    kmackey32posted 13 years ago

    LOL oh my. Wish I was drunk.

    1. White Teeth profile image60
      White Teethposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Tis one of the easier things in life...

  4. kmackey32 profile image61
    kmackey32posted 13 years ago

    oh oops I didn't ask either..

  5. Dame Scribe profile image59
    Dame Scribeposted 13 years ago

    Wow...somebody got mad? hmm what's wrong with catching some extra traffic? I didn't ask either ...hmm I usually look for a newbie to hook up to ...then link to them n hope they catch some traffic. I don't mind anybody linking to me either big_smile tho mine are kinda boring tongue lol lol

  6. profile image0
    Ghost32posted 13 years ago

    Hmmm...maybe that Hubber hates Alfred Hitchcock and transferred that emotion to your highly expressive logo?  LOL

    Other than that wild-assed guess, I've gotta go with the "It's an honor" crowd.   To paraphrase a song lyric from an oldie but goodie,

    "Link away!  Link away! Link Away, Hubber Land!!""

  7. SweetiePie profile image82
    SweetiePieposted 13 years ago

    Just so they know they really cannot control who links to them outside of Hubpages, so they are fighting a losing battle.  I do not mind who links to me because traffic is traffic after all.  I may not love every site that has ever linked to me, but I am certainly not going chase them down either.

  8. bgpappa profile image81
    bgpappaposted 13 years ago

    I link to hubbers who have written articles similar to mine or on the same topic.  Better for reader and the other hubber.  Keep them in house rather than looking somewhere else, even if it is not my article.  But if someone ever protests, I would gladly unlink it.

    But perhaps the best approach is to ask first, even though I for one would appreciate it.

  9. bigmikeh profile image71
    bigmikehposted 13 years ago

    I have linked to several other hubs and never considered asking because Hubpages help for the link capsule says:

    If you're looking for a great article on a certain subject, there's a pretty good chance that someone has already written a Hub on it,so why not link to it? Just type in what you'd like to search for, view the results and if there is a Hub listed that you would like to add to your Link Capsule, simply click Add Link to the left of the Hub title and it will be automatically added for you.

    Why would anybody complain? Search engine ranking cannot be effected badly by inbound links, otherwise a competitor could bombard your hub or page with "bad links" to drag it down the search engine. Outbound links can affect ranking because they are the only ones we have control over. Hubbers should be more concerned about linking to a poor hub than getting links from other hubs.

  10. LondonGirl profile image82
    LondonGirlposted 13 years ago

    I've linked to good hubs, and been linked to, and have always been dead chuffed.

  11. gurgel1 profile image59
    gurgel1posted 13 years ago



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