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