can't access to edit the link that is broken.
Can you not edit your whole article, or is it just the capsule with the broken link that you can't edit?
seems to be the whole article. I don't understand it.
Is it one of your articles that has been moved to a network site? You have to edit through your account page, where you click on "Go to article on Hubpages".
If it is not and is still on hubpages you should be able to edit. If not you need to email the team.
Most assuredly yes. The link is referencing. And when broken cannot help your readers to increase their knowledge bank.
I'd say yes because it doesn't look good to have a "video or image not available" in your text. You should either find a replacement or delete the capsule. That's what I do.
As Taylor put it, i think its a good idea to mend the broken link or delete the capsule altogether. It does not look good for readers to click on broken links that lead them to nowhere.
powers41, Soapboxie was not migrated to Maven yet, so you should be able to click the edit button at the top of the hub when you are logged on. Alternatively, click the pencil icon at the left of the title in your stats listing.
If you're still getting a 404 error, it might be because you are not logged on under Soapboxie. I had that happen once.
After Soapboxie is migrated to Maven, you'll need to enter edit by clicking the pencil or clicking the "view on HubPages" link.
Speaking of broken links...I just had a whole slew of them pop up!
I was expecting them to be bogus, because that's what usually happens, and when you click "retest," they actually come back as "link good."
However, today (9-16-20), they all came back as "link bad." So I investigated, and there were actually only 3 articles involved, but all had multiple links.
These were links to other articles I'd written on the same topic, about other aspects, and were intended to help readers find further information. It seems now, we aren't allowed to do that??? The articles are all still there, but HP has apparently decided to render the links inoperative.
Three of the articles are on the same niche site; only one remains on HP proper.
I don't see why those links for the first three couldn't just be changed to redirect to the other articles that were moved to "We Have Kids."
Or...why the final article remains on HP instead of being moved with the others.
The inconsistency is very frustrating.
Edit: I just discovered that the article remaining on Hub Pages DOES have updated links pointing to the "We Have Kids" site articles...but in a secondary annoying turn of events, RIGHT clicking on any of these from the niche site and selecting "Open in new tab" does no such thing! It just opens the article and dumps you out of wherever you were originally reading!
So, if they could do that, why, then, couldn't they have updated the other links on the niche articles to point to the others that were also on that niche site???!!!
AND...I now see, we are apparently NOT ALLOWED to put links to other articles we've written, regardless of them also being on niche sites, and not on HP proper. How, then, are our readers to find the other information we've supplied in other articles????
Combining all these into a single article would make it ridiculously long, and people wouldn't read the entire piece!! What are we supposed to do instead, to get the related articles seen????
Also annoying in the extreme!
Lizzy, When I read your post I thought that maybe Maven had a bug with linking.
So I just tried the same thing as you described, right-clicking on a link that I have in a hub on a Maven niche site that points to another hub on the same Maven niche site. It worked for me. It opens in another tab as expected. Maybe you’re doing something else that’s making it fail.
As for the link from a niche site to HubPages—you will need to remove that link since it’s not allowed. That hub will be moved back to HubPages if you don’t remove it.
Or if you want, you can upgrade that other hub to meet the requirements for the niche site and then submit it to be moved. Then change the link to go to the new location in the niche site. Links are okay as long as they remain in the same niche site and meet the other requirements for links.
I wasn't doing anything else except right-clicking on the link. Perhaps I was in edit mode, and that made it malfunction. I don't know. By that time I was already frustrated and annoyed.
None of my links point back to HP; they are all (the ones that survived) pointing to other articles on the niche site.
I did go back and update the one article remaining on HP, removed the apparently disallowed link capsule (which only pointed to other articles on the same niche site, not back to HP...) but, as I asked...if we can't reference our own other articles, how do we let our readers know that we have further information for them??!!
I've submitted the edited article to the same niche site as the others, so I guess time will tell.
You can reference your own articles as long as they are in the same niche site. I thought I made that clear. See my last sentence above.
MsLizzy, long ago there used to be a "link capsule" which was specially for adding a list of links to your Hub. It was discontinued, because they didn't want us using lists of links.
If your links are:
- in the body of a paragraph
- linking to another niche site or the same niche site, not to HubPages.com
- completely relevant to the title of your Hub
...then they are allowed. A list is not allowed, and if a Hub is only "tangentially related" then it's not allowed. It must be on a closely related topic.
Note: although I remember being told lists were discouraged, but I'm sure I've seen some that still survive, so I'm not sure why they've targeted yours. Maybe they are not related enough?
We do still have a link capsule!
Like Glenn said, as long as they are on the same niche site (or are related in regards to topic), it's fine to include them.
ALL of these particular articles were on various aspects of researching family history (genealogy). They were absolutely very related!
Yet, the links were all disabled...because they were in a "link capsule"??!!
And, as I further stated, the addresses appeared to have been updated to direct to the niche site articles, yet they came up as broken links.
I gave up in disgust, and just deleted all of the link capsules from all of these articles.
If there is a workaround, please let me know!
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