Link Protocol/Procedure

Jump to Last Post 1-5 of 5 discussions (6 posts)
  1. aoiffe379 profile image53
    aoiffe379posted 9 years ago

    Is there a procedure that has to be followed if one wants to include links in one's hubs? For example,I wrote a hub on What Is In Your Vision and mentioned Helen Keller.I included the link and then discovered later that I got a message that it was broken.I referred to a fire engine and included a link to an image.That page could not be found.The same happened when I referred to Uncle Arthur's Bedtime Stories. Do I have to send an email to someone at the website where I want a link asking for permission to link to the website?My hub is still unpublished as I am trying to find links that will provide my visitors with more information on the subject.I am creating some videos but what if I need links to current or recent items,a speech by a popular person etc? Please inform me about any rules or procedures as I have  hubs waiting for this answer.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image97
      Marisa Wrightposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      No, you don't have to ask for a website's permission to link them. Most websites will be very happy for you to link, as it improves their ranking in Google. 

      You may be linking incorrectly - perhaps if you describe how you're doing it, we can tell you where you're going wrong.

      As for linking to an image - were you trying to put the image in the Hub, or just including a text link?  How were you doing it?

  2. Dame Scribe profile image61
    Dame Scribeposted 9 years ago

    I use links in my own Hubs with the Link capsule and also insert links directly in articles with the hyperlink icon (that little chain) and haven't had major problems that you are experiencing. Are you using these methods? If you are using copyrighted pictures then yes, you may be required to ask for permission to use them. Embedding videos, will usually state if they are disabled otherwise again, just use the video capsule. hmm hope that helps.

  3. profile image0
    Janettaposted 9 years ago

    make sure you are copy/pasting the correct link. Just using the highlighted text on another website will produce a broken link. Make sure you go the actual page you wish to send viewers to and copy the address from that page.

  4. Dame Scribe profile image61
    Dame Scribeposted 9 years ago

    In reference to Janetta's reply, the address that's found in the browser, top of the page, is the address you use to paste into the link/hyperlink field for your article wink

  5. aoiffe379 profile image53
    aoiffe379posted 9 years ago

    Thank you very much. I will try again.Maybe I missed doing something right.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)