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Can I link back to my website if its on the topic of flat belly

  1. profile image57
    kelbec1posted 6 years ago

    I have a hubpage and Im wondering if I can link back to my website?  I know some topics are banned on hubpages.  my website is flatbellyhealth - so its not just on losing belly fat, it has many other articles as well.  But Im not sure if this is allowed, can someone please advice me so I can do the right thing.
    Thank you
    Kel

    1. fratjoe18 profile image61
      fratjoe18posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I read the Hub page rules and I believe that you can not promote other websites with back links, even if it relates to your hub topic.

      1. Cagsil profile image60
        Cagsilposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        You can promote any website, which isn't prohibited. You can assign up to two links per domain. wink

    2. kschang profile image88
      kschangposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      You can link TWICE to a single domain, as Cagsil said. And RSS counts as one link.

      1. Cagsil profile image60
        Cagsilposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Hey Kschang,

        Just to let you know HP counts RSS links as 2, not 1. wink

        1. kschang profile image88
          kschangposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          It's now consider two? Darn it. tongue

  2. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    I guess that depends on what your goal is?

    Are you trying to promote your website?

    or Do you want traffic to your hubs?

    If you are doing the former, then yes you can link to your website, as far as I know.

    If you are trying to bring traffic to your hubs, so you can earn from them, then no. Create a one-way link from your website to your hub. Do not create two-way links because they are valued less.

    Create a post on your website and link back to your hub. wink If you want to bring traffic to your hubs. Promote your website and hubs, this way you have more chances of people coming to your hubs, either directly from promote or your website.

    If your website is more important than link to it from a hub. wink And, still promote both.

  3. IzzyM profile image89
    IzzyMposted 6 years ago

    But is he allowed to do that with a prohibited subject like flat belly?

    1. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      It should be verified through Staff. I'm not aware it's a prohibited topic? hmm

      1. IzzyM profile image89
        IzzyMposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Are we aware of anything these days? They do not state what are permitted topics and what aren't.

        I have a feeling (but no hubs to verify) that flat belly or lose belly fat may be prohibited for being an overly promoted and saturated web topic.

        Like acai berry, credit card debt, hoodia gordonii, smoking (even when trying to stop) and a million other un-named until you write about them topics.

        Trouble is, as none of my hubs on these topics have links, I cant say if they are allowed or not.

        But I have a feeling they aren't.

        1. Cagsil profile image60
          Cagsilposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          I understand what you're saying Izzy. smile

      2. profile image57
        kelbec1posted 6 years agoin reply to this

        how do I get it verified through staff.  I know I can have links but Im wondering if I can link back to my website which is flatbellyhealth?
        cheers

        1. Cagsil profile image60
          Cagsilposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Email Staff and ask- Team@Hubpages.com

          1. profile image57
            kelbec1posted 6 years agoin reply to this

            thanks!

  4. 2uesday profile image84
    2uesdayposted 6 years ago

    I do n't think it can be a prohibited topic as Maddie (of HubPages staff) has a hub about it -

    http://maddieruud.hubpages.com/hub/MUFA-Diet

    1. IzzyM profile image89
      IzzyMposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Credit card debt was a required topic in a recent contest, but they changed the rules since then.

      They say if a hub is of a good standard it remains published but any changes will result in an automatic unpublication until staff review.

      If belly fat is restricted, those with hubs will see warnings on their own accounts, but no-one else can see them.

      I'm pretty sure Maddie also has hubs on acai berry or Hoodia, but I could be wrong.

  5. 2uesday profile image84
    2uesdayposted 6 years ago

    Hi Izzy thank you for the information,

    I find that amazing, if we cannot go by what the staff have published then it is even more confusing than I thought. Thanks for pointing this out as I was misled by the idea that if the staff had a hub on it then the topic must be OK.

    I have always wondered if the contests held in the past, which may have led to a 'deluge of hubs' on similar subjects being released at once, might have been OK at the time but had a detrimental effect at a later date. Not sure about how that would work though.

    My lack of real knowledge on how search engines work out who or what ranks where is not exactly helpful in the current climate. I am just writing about the subjects I want to, as I do not have a clue how to do half of the things I read about when it comes to SEO etc.

    1. IzzyM profile image89
      IzzyMposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      This seems to be the best idea. I have made an effort to learn about SEO, but times they are a-changing.

 
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