A question concerning links in hubs

  1. euro-pen profile image65
    euro-penposted 8 years ago


    I do have a question concerning linking to other websites within hubs. My first lens does have just one link (to the UNESCO) and there was no problem (though if I remember correctly I had to state that the link was truly uncommercial).

    However, in my second hub I included two links. One goes to my first hub (it's definitely related to this content) and the second link goes to a squidoo lens of mine (again, there is some more explanation of a certain topic in said squidoo lens).

    Before publishing my second hub I got an automated warning message stating that I would have to characterise my hub as a 'commercial hub' because it is linking outside (obviously meaning the link to squidoo).

    I do find this somewhat 'weird' that I did have to categorize my hub as 'commercial' since I don't have any products to sell whatsoever on my hub (on my squidoo lens there are some travel maps/books on offer). Well, I even do not have an adsense account.

    It's not that big of a problem but I did have to choose a high amount of ads in my hub. At least that was the way how I did understand the instructions of the automated warning message. Nevertheless, I would prefer a low setting of ads on my hub.

    Any explanations? Shall I delete the link to Squidoo? Or just live with the somewhat obnoxious amount of ads in the hub?

    How do you manage links in your hubs?

    Thank you.

  2. relache profile image86
    relacheposted 8 years ago
  3. euro-pen profile image65
    euro-penposted 8 years ago

    Thank you for pointing me to this link. Somehow I thought about looking at the faq. However, newbie as I am I was unable to find the faq section (meaning I was obviously too lazy to do a thorough search smile).