Do you have to ask permission to use someone's hub?
If you find someone's hub very relevant to what you are writing about, do you need to ask their permission before posting a link to their hub?
Not necessarily miss long, but it's almost like a matter of common courtesy to ask if not just at least let them know that you're doing it. Most hubbers I've found would be happy to let you because for one that increases their traffic. As long as you make it relevant to the topic at hand, you shouldn't have an issue.
I am not sure what you mean by "use someone's hub"? If you want to provide a link to someone's hub in your hub you can do that without asking for permission. If you want to use some text from their hubs I think you do need to ask them first.
HubPages encouraging linking between Hubs, both your own and other Hubbers. I don't see why linking to another Hub would cause a problem with anyone. It can only drive traffic to the Hub and should be good in search engine's eyes since it's another link, which shows interest in the material.
I actually wrote a whole Hub because of someone else's. She'd shared a recipe that I really wanted to try, but all of the ingredients were listed in UK measurements. So I asked if I could reference her Hub (and use her photo) to explain how to convert the measurements to US. She was all for it.
If I'm going to link to someone's Hub, I usually don't ask but will leave a comment so they know I liked their work enough to share it.
To post a link to someone's hub, you do not need their permission, because you are not copying any content, but it is good to let them know that you have done so, so that they know you have referred or linked their hub to yours. They will only be happy (as long as their hub is relevant to what you write) as it drives traffic to their hub!
Having read each comments I say is answered with sincerity offering wisdom, experience, and knowledge. Especially with linking as a method. I would share that if you use a passage or quote add quotation marks before and after.
That may not matter to the hubber where the quote is from with regard to social amenities or friends, yet those things with a slang name of web crawlers do care. It is a matter of the wizardry of those programming efforts seeking a world wide view.
As Kasman shared consider common courtesy with a specific quote. Change does occur and is inevitable. Many from way before I joined may share how change affected their hubs.
Speculatively as the greater enterprise of electronic publishing becomes more technology based while those writing and authoring seeking being a writer authoring with publication is growing exponentially. Just look at how many writing websites are for primary school ages, middle school ages, and more.
The old saying of "I said it first" played as children is important to some and not everyone. Consider common vs. specific and what Kasman offered with the comment of common courtesy.
Seeing as I am "SOMEONE" WHO KNOWS I say Definitely!
Seriously it,Depends on what you plan to do with it!
Define - "USE"
I have seen authors (hubbers) use other people's hubs (for example, my own hubs have been used by others). Sometimes, authors were considerate enough to ask for my permission to use my work, and I was impressed and appreciated the thoughtfulness. Other times people just high-jacked my work and used it as the wanted to.
Your question is a good one. I would like to know what HubPages' policy is concerning the use of other hubbers' work.
I know for a fact that if they don't own it and they are making use of it for profit without giving credit for the work where credit is due than that would be stealing your work as long as your work is original itself of course.
Thank you for your insightful comment! I appreciate it.
Yes, I would definitely ask permission first before posting a link to their hub.That way, if they don't mind, they will probably link your hub to theirs and that benefits both of you. Other hubbers have always asked my permission before linking my hub to theirs. I usually give it and then link theirs to my hub in return. It's a classy thing to do. If you want to use any content from someones's hub, always ask permission first, because once we hit the publish button, the work is copyrighted.
I wouldn't thank you for using any of my material, however I acquired it. Nor would I let you add a link to one of your Hub pages without being asked first, and being informed about the context in which you intended to link your Hub page to mine.
Neither would I approach any of the other Hub authors without having a good reason for requesting permission for a link.
That's what the comments box is for.
I can appreciate what is shared. I would have to ponder with considerations of common practices & membership. If there is a specific as described, then with listening, the minimum before linking is a visit to the portfolio & discovery of disc
Kind of an unusual response, but it does give me something to think about. Thank you!
No, permission is not required to add a link to someone else's hub. It is encouraged by hubpages.
I would think that if you added a link to someone else's hub it would be to enhance, to help validate, or strengthen your own hub.
I If read a hub i really like i make a comment on it and ask if it is OK to link it to any of mine that are pertinent. I have never been refused.
I find it flattering when anyone asks me, or uses a link to any of mine on theirs. I would never be offended if anyone links without asking permission. Even if their own hub is totally contrary to mine, the exposure is still there.
I cannot think of any reason why you would need to do so. When someone writes online articles or places other content online, their intention is for other people to view it. If they earn from online content, so much the better. So they would welcome backlinks and increased traffic. So posting links is ok, However copying and pasting copyrighted text or embedding YouTube videos is not ok without the permission of the author and in any case, the text would be duplicate content and flagged as such by HubPages. It is possible that someone mightn't be happy if you post a link to their hub on a webpage which contains obscene, defamatory or other dubious material and which somehow associates them with the content.
I think it's the courteous thing to do. I usually post the link and notify the 'linkee' in case they do not approve. I've never had anyone say "please take that link down."
I'm not sure why anyone would care unless you're attacking their hub in some way. The more people who link to your hub whether that's inside or outside Hubpages, the better your hub looks to Google and the more traffic you will get. The whole point of the web is the connecting of content with links. If someone doesn't want anyone linking to their writing, the web is the last place to be putting it.
As a HP newbie, I do not have an answer, but I do so appreciate you asking it and reading the responses your question provoked.
I don't think so misslong. I link to hubs all the time and just linked one today. You are giving that Hubber more exposure and drive more traffic.
I would imagine that most writers would love to have links from other hubs back to theirs. It is after all a way of spreading the news of the hub in question. Hubpages makes it easy to do with their links module. Please feel free, anyone, to link to my hubs from yours.
As a courtesy, I think it's good practice to ask first. The benefits of this are two-fold: 1) you are making the author aware 2) and, who knows, maybe the author may exchange the favor and possibly link one of yours on hers as well! I think most authors are fine with it, as long as it encourages people to read their hub and it complements yours nicely. Of course, when you link a hub it should be because you like the hub as it expands on the topic and not to criticize another person'e work. For example: "Read Mrs. Flora's hub on how to cook lamb and see why I don't like to cook it that way" is not a nice practice IMO.
If you are just giving a link to another person's hub, than that is usually acceptable and helpful to other hubbers, but if you are taking some of their content, I would most definitely ask first.
I have linked to other hubs many times without asking. All my content is guitar lessons. If I mention a certain band or genre, I link to whoever has written on the subject. For example, I am currently doing a lesson on Stairway To Heaven, and there are many hubs out there about Led Zeppelin. I simply highlight the band's name and look for a relevant hub. No one has objected yet. Can't see why they would. I encourage others to link to mine. Makes sense to me! Just remembered that I asked the same question to a fellow hubber, before I started linking. They never answered back.
While I don't know the official answer, I would think you should contact the author prior to posting a link to their hub. I say definitely, even though it may seem only advantageous to the other author.
If you quote someone, you need to reference the resource, but I would still ask for permission. If you are simply copying text it wouldnt make sense to do it at all. A writer should be able to construct his own hub for his own earnings. Research is a part of it.
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