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Why are links automatically being added to my hubs?

  1. Victoria Lynn profile image91
    Victoria Lynnposted 5 years ago

    Why are links automatically being added to my hubs?

    I've only noticed this on the last few hubs. I go in and manually unlink them, but will they come back? And why are they showing up in the first place? How can we keep them from showing up at all?

  2. Heather Says profile image96
    Heather Saysposted 5 years ago

    Hmmm... Can I see an example of what you mean?

    1. Victoria Lynn profile image91
      Victoria Lynnposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I've already taken them out. You know, they're just blue links on certain words that lead to other sources. I didn't add them myself. Why are they automatically being added?

    2. Heather Says profile image96
      Heather Saysposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Very strange. I haven't noticed that. Were the links to other hubpages articles or third party content?

  3. suvitharoja profile image72
    suvitharojaposted 5 years ago

    Hi,

    I saw this today. Not with the hubs but with the comments I have made. I wrote a comment about ruby and emerald and then the comment was showing a link to the gemstone category on hubpages. I haven't checked my hubs lately, though.

  4. Lauryallan profile image79
    Lauryallanposted 5 years ago

    Hi Victoria Lynn. As far as I am aware this is part of the HubPages Adprogram.
    If you no longer want this to happen then you will probably have to unregister for the HP Adprogram and go back to monetizing your hubs with just Adsense.

    HP uses these links to crosslink between hubs, to keep people within HP. Even if someone clicks these links you don't get extra income as you are paid by impressions, not clicks. This means HP increases it's chances of getting ads clicked by readers as they are viewing more pages and therefore increases how many ads they see etc.

    1. Victoria Lynn profile image91
      Victoria Lynnposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      But this is a new thing. The links have never been added to my hubs before. We were able to add just the ones we wanted to add.

    2. Lauryallan profile image79
      Lauryallanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah I know Victoria, but I am pretty sure this is a HP Adprogram thing. Ask in the forum if you want further clarification. However, I have seen these types of links before when I have signed out of my account and viewed my hubs as a normal reader.

  5. Curiad profile image79
    Curiadposted 5 years ago

    I have seen the same thing Victoria. In my case they are ads not links to other Hubs. If you hover your mouse over them, you can read the URL in the line at the bottom of your browser. I have tried CCleaner and the just come back.

    1. writer20 profile image61
      writer20posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I truly wish I could. I have lucky not to have links. Best Wishes Joyce.

    2. Victoria Lynn profile image91
      Victoria Lynnposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Curiad, I know! I don't like them when I have in mind links that I want to promote. It's too much.

  6. Rosemay50 profile image79
    Rosemay50posted 5 years ago

    I think it is called 'On page SEO' and it increases HP's ranking with Google, I could be wrong
    I don't think it does us any harm unless you just don't like the look.

    1. Victoria Lynn profile image91
      Victoria Lynnposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      So it's a new thing, right? Is there any way to turn it off? I like to put in my own links, so I think those random links take away from what I'm trying to do.

    2. Rosemay50 profile image79
      Rosemay50posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I haven't seen any options to turn them off. But if I see any on my hubs they will certainly be removed. HP system seems to just pick random words and all too often get it wrong, linking to something totally unrelated.

  7. randomcreative profile image93
    randomcreativeposted 5 years ago

    I don't know, but it's been happening to me, too. I haven't seen them come back when I have taken them out. It would be nice to get some more information about this.

    1. Victoria Lynn profile image91
      Victoria Lynnposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      That's good to know that they don't come back. I've been taking them out when I see them. I guess we could ask one of the staff . . . ?

    2. profile image0
      Garifaliaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      The only time I've had a link come on automatically is if it were from wikipedia whereby it automatically picks up a particular name or word. For me it's been a name, but not on hubpages.

  8. Farmer Rachel profile image97
    Farmer Rachelposted 5 years ago

    You should probably contact HP directly about this so that you can get the right information. It sounds like it's something they're doing to try to increase overall earnings for the site. Maybe you can start a thread in the forum, or just email the staff. Hope that helps!

    1. Victoria Lynn profile image91
      Victoria Lynnposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, Farmer Rachel. That is good advice.

 
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