Okay...I know it probably isn't a big deal, but one of my Hubs was listed as an "Reference" on a Wikipedia article.
I've had that happen with blogs before, but this is my first Wiki link to a Hub.
It just made me feel good that someone felt one of my Hubs was good enough to use as source material.
Kinda makes you actually feel like you are really contributing to the internet y'know.
Golly, that is impressive. I tried to link a hubpage article of mine about my own Mother's singing career on Wikipedia when her name came up in a section on Sri-Lankan song writer and musician "Nimal Mendis", yet was told that sites like hubpages were considered unreliable sources of information, therefore links were not allowed. When I explained via email that this was an article about my own Mother's career, written by her daughters, they simply told me I could appeal, but the decision was unlikely to be any different!!
How annoying is that, when your own Mother has endorsed an article, by her own daughters, about her own singing career and recorded records etc, yet Wikipedia say it is "unlikely to reliable information" and that any appeal is "unlikely to make any difference"???
Not sure how you got around the apparent "Hubpage" stigma, but if you work it out can you let me know?
Well done anyway
It is a "big deal" Sabre! Congrats! Makes you an "author of note" now. Here's hoping you do something fun to celebrate.
mistyhorizon2003: I didn't, whoever wrote the article there did it.Evidently they read my Hub and used it as a source.
Of course there is nothing to say that Wiki wont take the link down in a day or two.
Maybe you could contact the person that wrote the Wiki article about your mother rather than Wiki staff and ask to be included as a reference. (if you haven't already).
Misha: Thank you!
Well I hope your link stays there long term for sure. The article in my case was about "Nimal Mendis" not about my Mother, so I have no idea who wrote it to ask the question. I do think it would be nice if it was included though.
Anyway, well done and I hope your link gets you loads of traffic
It's cool if your are referenced for an hour or a day or forever. That's really fantastic!
Sabre, that's fantastic! Congratulations! Always wanted to say, "I have a source", lol.
by Melissa A Smith 8 days ago
I really want to speak to the editor that wrote this but there doesn't seem to be any way to contact them. I submitted an article for the niche site and I was just told "please incorporate sources at the bottom of your article for facts/stats that aren't commonly found." I would like to...
by Poppy 9 months ago
Hi everyone! Celebrate with me. I just got an article moved to a niche site for the 100th time Yay!
by liljen23 8 years ago
I am so excited about completing my 30 day Hub Challenge. I have been writing on so many topics but I think my hubs will be written mostly on blogging and writing. I feel that I am good at that and I am also writing on other sites to get backlinks to my hubs. Yesterday I had wrote one article on...
by Kay 3 years ago
Got a kick out of this and just thought I'd share. Every once in awhile, I get requests to answer questions for journalists but this is the first time I've actually had an article written up. I wrote about my pagophagia experience and after finding my story here, I was asked for...
by saleheensblog 7 years ago
More to come in next week, I am so excited My English is improving
by Mutiny92 7 years ago
HubPages made the news a few days ago by being the host site for an author announcing that cancer was cured...http://www.kxlh.com/news/beware-scienti … s-notice-/
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|