Etiquette in contacting other hubbers.

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  1. Robinson Rex profile image60
    Robinson Rexposted 11 years ago

    I recently joined HubPages, and read through a bunch of hubs in areas of interest to me.  Along the way I found one I really liked, and posted a hub of my own on the same topic.  Is it ok for me to send a message to the person whose hub I liked, and give them the link to mine?  What about the people who commented on that hub.  I'd like to hear their responses too.  Is contacting these people annoying self-promotion, or acceptable conversation starting?

    Thanks for helping out a Newbie.


  2. Marisa Wright profile image95
    Marisa Wrightposted 11 years ago

    One solution is to post a comment to the other person's Hub, including a link to your Hub.  Most Hubbers have their comments set so they have to be approved - so if the other Hubber doesn't want to allow your link, they can deny your comment. 

    People do get upset if you go around posting heaps of your links in comments, but if it's direclty related to the content of the Hub and adds value, it's usually not a problem.

    If you think the other person's Hub is really good, you might like to pay them the compliment of including a link to their Hub in yours.

    1. Kenny Wordsmith profile image77
      Kenny Wordsmithposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, and add url trackers; both benefit that way.

  3. SunSeven profile image65
    SunSevenposted 11 years ago

    Welcome to HP Rex.
    The ideal thing to do will be 'to not to post comments with links to your articles'. Most of the time I deny and delete comments with links(Unless I am convinced that it is a relevant link)
    Best Regards smile

  4. Kenny Wordsmith profile image77
    Kenny Wordsmithposted 11 years ago

    Hi Sunseven! smile
    Where are you?
    Delighted to see you here, and hope you have beaten your block!

  5. SunSeven profile image65
    SunSevenposted 11 years ago

    Frankly Kenny, I read the posts everyday. But I am too disgusted with the recent ones, to post a reply!
    (Handicapped to deal with such things sad)

  6. vjlenin profile image59
    vjleninposted 11 years ago

    Hi, I am very new to the hubpages, perhaps I am one of the newest to write here. I have joined about a week ago, and have two or three interesting hubs already posted in the site. I would like to promote my hubs and also my world in blogspot. Please help me do so. Thanks in advance.

    <snip>promotional links are against the ToS</snip>

  7. Robinson Rex profile image60
    Robinson Rexposted 11 years ago

    Thanks for the advice, everyone.

    I followed Marisa's thoughts and added a link to the post that got me thinking to my Hub.  And I didn't include the link to the Hub (as SunSeven recommended).

    But I think I need more information on the url trackers (Kenny, hint hint).  I didn't find anything called that in the help materials.  Maybe I'll google it.


    1. relache profile image83
      relacheposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      You need to re-read a few things then.  Try the HubPages FAQ/help section titled "Royalties" or the link on your account controls page called "URL Trackers."

    2. darkside profile image80
      darksideposted 11 years agoin reply to this
  8. Robinson Rex profile image60
    Robinson Rexposted 11 years ago

    Thanks for the links (and the slap on the wrist). I appreciate the help.


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