Can I put my website on profile?

Jump to Last Post 1-9 of 9 discussions (12 posts)
  1. catgypsy profile image74
    catgypsyposted 7 years ago

    Hi! I have a website and was wondering if I'm allowed to put it on my profile page? And can I put in anywhere in my hubs?

    Thanks,
    Sheila

  2. Tom The Cat profile image54
    Tom The Catposted 7 years ago

    Read the FAQs

    - You will also find that 2 outgoing links are acceptable. However Read the FAQs, as you will find hubs that are designed specifically for self promotion can be considered to be potentially spam.

    - You NEED to read the FAQs, as it will also teach you how to research the answers to questions that you are likely to find in the FAQs section!

    - At the bottom of this page is also a link to the Learning Section.

  3. sofs profile image82
    sofsposted 7 years ago

    On your profile page you are allowed to put a link to your website. I do not think that you are bound by the two outgoing links on your profile page. Those are for the hubs.

  4. Rosie2010 profile image72
    Rosie2010posted 7 years ago

    Yes, I've noticed that some profiles have a link to their website.  I don't have a website so I'm not sure.  But I'm pretty sure that if you write hubs with a link to your website, they are going to be flagged as promotional of another site. 
    Welcome to Hubpages and good luck.

    1. profile image0
      Website Examinerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      There is no doubt that it is acceptable to link to a website from the profile page.

      Such links in hubs are also acceptable as long as they are relevant to the content. See the FAQs concerning "overly promotional" for other restrictions.

      1. Owl Ka Myst profile image59
        Owl Ka Mystposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        What is considered 'overly promotional'?
        Let's say a person writes a lot of hubs about Heath, nutrition and dieting- at the end of each hub is a link to their personal website that sells related material.
        So the link is related to the topic, but every hub has that link.

        I was under the impression that self-promotion was a total no-no.
        But if the above is allowed, I have some updating to do.

  5. catgypsy profile image74
    catgypsyposted 7 years ago

    Thank all of you for your answers. I have read the FAQ section and being new at this I sometimes am not sure exactly what something means. That's why I thought I could just ask in the forum. I sometimes need a straight forward answer to a simple question...haha! Thanks all!

  6. profile image0
    Website Examinerposted 7 years ago

    HubPages does not like accounts that are set up exclusively or primarily to promote an external site. If someone writes on a single topic and links to the same site in all or across most hubs, chances are that this will be seen as "overly promotional" even if the links are relevant to the hub's contents.

    1. Owl Ka Myst profile image59
      Owl Ka Mystposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Hmmm....well, they must not be to concerned about it because I have seen a few of these and some are from users who have been here for quite a while.

      So...let me see if I have this right, because if I post a link to my website and get in trouble, I'm going to be a bit peeved because what I have seen others do is much more than what I would want to do.
      I write about several different topics. Right now, most are related in some mystic way, but I have others that are in the works and about subjects that are a bit different. In other words, eventually I will have a wide variety. Not all my hubs would have content that I -could- use for self promotion.

      If I write about the lore of dragons and mention that there are some people who have a kinship with dragons and how those people have a tendency to collect dragon trinkets and give examples and then within all that I embed a link to the dragon pendants I make, would that be a no-no?
      It would be just one hub and one link.

      Now let's say I also do this sort of linking in 1 out of every 5 hubs I write. My link is 'on topic', I have only one,  however- the link would be in all of my hubs that are of that specific topic.

      I would like to know the specifics of this. I have read the FAQ on this along with what ever discussions I could find. From what I read about -what is allowed and not, there seems to be some contradiction or perhaps oversite- but which is it?
      I have seen things in the community that seem to go against my understanding of the 'overly promotional'  condition.
      I would like to use all the tools I can to build my web presence, and I have no plans of being obnoxious about it. If what I have seen is an example of 'OK'... Then my plan should be more than ok.

  7. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    As far as I know, you can have as any links in your profile as you wish. I have links to most of the sites I write on and other sites.

  8. profile image0
    Website Examinerposted 7 years ago

    Owl Ka Myst, I agree there are inconsistencies. What happens if someone gets flagged, for example; or do moderators happen to come across something by themselves. Rules is one thing, enforcement another. To be related, links should be useful for the reader. What you are suggesting sounds prudent; if in doubt, you may contact HubPages in advance.

  9. Owl Ka Myst profile image59
    Owl Ka Mystposted 7 years ago

    Thanks Web Ex for your thoughts and observations.
    I think I will be ok- if not, I will just have to remove them and point out others who are 'worse'.

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis 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.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe 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 PixelsWe 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.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)