Help please - Why was my link snipped?

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  1. dalady profile image92
    daladyposted 9 months ago

    Please help me figure out why my link was snipped.

    I’ve begun writing a series of articles on Homeowner Associations. In the second article of the series, I created an in-text link back to the first article in the series. When my article was moved to Owlcation the in-text link was removed as well.

    In the second to last text capsule, I refer back to the first article in the series by title. That title reference is where my in-text link was. No other changes were made. … ey-Do-That

    I thought that was an appropriate way to cross-link articles that are relevant to each other. At any rate, I'd like to know what I did wrong and know how I can do it right next time.

    1. snakeslane profile image83
      snakeslaneposted 9 months agoin reply to this

      I found a recent forum thread about this that may help Dawn: … lated-hubs

      1. dalady profile image92
        daladyposted 9 months agoin reply to this

        Thank you!

    2. Christy Kirwan profile image97
      Christy Kirwanposted 9 months agoin reply to this

      Hi dalady,

      There are two issues at play here. The first is that editors prefer stand-alone articles to articles that are an incomplete part of a series. So, if the article can stand on its own and completely cover the aspect it discusses, editors may remove the references to it being part of a series, since readers from search will likely be landing on a specific article for information they are looking for, rather than looking to browse through a series.

      The second issue is that, as DrMark and lobobrandon have mentioned, linking back to HubPages from the Network Sites is not permitted.

      1. dalady profile image92
        daladyposted 9 months agoin reply to this

        That makes sense. I have a "Baking Emergency" series of articles that I linked together this way without issue. The difference is that those articles reside on the same niche site, whereas my HOA articles do not. Got it. Thank you for clearing that up.

  2. DrMark1961 profile image98
    DrMark1961posted 9 months ago

    Links should be within the niche site, not back to HP.
    Your first HOA article is on Hubpages. If it is moved to Owlcation later you can add the link to your second article later.
    If you write another HOA article do not link to the Owlcation article. Wait until it is published on HP, moved to Owlcation, and then you can edit and add the link.

    1. dalady profile image92
      daladyposted 9 months agoin reply to this

      Oh, okay. I see. Thank you!

  3. lobobrandon profile image90
    lobobrandonposted 9 months ago

    From personal experience and what I've read on the forums:

    Linking from HP to the niche sites: Accepted
    Linking across niche sites: Accepted
    Linking from the niche sites back to HP: Not accepted

    But of course, only links that are directly related will be accepted.

    1. dalady profile image92
      daladyposted 9 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you! That makes sense. I have other articles that link to each other, but they are all on the same niche site.


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