I am trying to add a link to a links module and it won't let me because it keeps saying it is Invalid. This is nonsense because I have copied the link url from directly from the website I want to add to my hub and there is nothing missing. The link works elsewhere. What's going on?
It still won't accept the link which is crazy as it is the main link for a .com site but if I try to use "Add link" it says Invalid link".
If I post this "Invalid link" in my browser it takes me to the home page of the site I wanted to add. How can it be invalid? Google can find it easily enough!
This is a long shot, but who knows? Is it a redirected domain name? Example: xyz.com auto-redirects to xyz.blogspot.com and the address is masked so that the visitor does not realize that. Those types of domains may be rejected by the link capsule; I don’t know. Text capsules have no problem with it however.
It has a "Make a Free website with Yola" notice at the bottom. Could that have anything to do with it? The reason I ask is I have seen webs.com links rejected at Myspace. If these free websites cannot be posted there is little point in having them!
IDK the answer, Bard, but I constantly get notices of broken links in my hubs that aren't broken. It's an HP thing for sure.
And me - always got a whole page filled with broken link notifications on links that aren't broken. Just ignore them now,but that does mean I probably have one or two broken links that aren't getting the attention they need.
It seems there's a lot of weird science going on with all the adjustments for improvement. I guess we must be patience...
Best of luck with that Bard. Thanks for the post, now I don't feel totally daffed.
Check it out; includes link and redirect info, if applicable.
http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/73548?p … ost1598705
Scratch that - I just tried and it didn't work.
Ed might be able to figure it out (he's an engineer).
I just tried anyway and no, it didn't work so I tried something else: adding it as a link to the keywords in the text and a box came up saying it is "external" which is right ) as if I am not supposed to add external links) and so I clicked OK. And it is working now as a link to the words in the hub which shows it worked all along! There is something wrong with the links module option where I would rather have this!
I've checked up on the link, and it appears that our servers are having difficulty validating whether the site is valid or not, which is why you are seeing the error.
Sorry for the trouble you had to go through. For future reference, we'll change the link capsule to be less strict about allowing you to add links that are unverifiable.
It could be a glitch of some sort. I had this problem the other day. After numerous tries of pasting a link address and opening and closing the link capsule, I finally just typed in the link and it worked for me.
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