Is it wrong to share a hub that has a link to your own hub?

  1. remaniki profile image81
    remanikiposted 5 years ago

    Is it wrong to share a hub that has a link to your own hub?

    I liked a hub which was made in answer to my question and shared it with my followers. This was a spontaneous act but on an after thought,  I realized that the hub had a link to my question (this is ok) and to my profile page. Do you think my sharing the hub was wrong because it could be misinterpreted as propagating my own hubs? I had not intended this but am worried about the consequences.

  2. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image98
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 5 years ago

    There is absolutely nothing wrong with that.  The only thing to know here is that it is sometimes considered "rude" to leave links to your own hubs in other people's comments.

    That is absolutely fine if you know the person well enough, and know they will be cool with it....but don't share links to your hubs in someone else's hub comments if you aren't already somewhat close friends with them.

    Here is the truly important thing:  NEVER EVER EVER share links to your hubs in the forums.

    You can ONLY share your hub links in the Extreme Hub Makeover forum - forums are off limits for such things in every single other instance on this website.

  3. J.S.Matthew profile image82
    J.S.Matthewposted 5 years ago

    Hello remaniki and sorry for my delayed response! I was wrapping up the 30/30 Hub Challenge and have been very busy lately. My opinion? It really depends on the situation. For the situation you have stated above it is ok to share the link because you are sharing the person's Hub article, not just the question. Anytime someone answers a question we ask in Hub form, HubPages automatically links the Hub to the original question asked. There is absolutely nothing wrong with sharing other Hubber's Hubs!

    As far as other situations, it can be difficult to say. If someone is soliciting a question or wants to learn more about something you have written you can consider sharing your link. As Wesman Todd Shaw has stated, you Never want to post your Hub links in the forum because it will be considered spam and you could get barred from HubPages.

    I suggest you use discretion when sharing your own links. I do so only when I think it will benefit the reader and that they might be looking for more information on the subject. Sharing your own Hubs with Social Media is a great way to get backlinks to your Hubs as well as getting more traffic.

    I hope this gives you a better idea about sharing our own links!