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What does it mean when it says my hub has a broken link?

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    Charlinexposted 6 years ago

    I suddenly noticed that one of my hubs has a black mark. When I clicked on it, it said this hub had a broken link. It does not even look like a normal link of the hub.

    What does it mean? How do I fix it? Many thanks.

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    Charlinexposted 6 years ago

    By the way, this is the link: <link snipped>

    All of the photos were taken by me personally and I own absolute copyright to all these photos. Therefore I have placed all the watermarks on the photos. Does it mean that Hub Team has mistaken my photos as copyright violations?

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

      No it doesn't mean that. Just to let you know, water-marked photos are not allowed on Hubpages. Your hub could be flagged for that alone. So be careful. wink

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        Charlinexposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Cagsil, I wrote to the Team when I first joined Hubpages and got an OK email to allow my own watermark on my photos.  Every single photo on all my hubs are watermarked with my own copyright notice with my User ID. Only one hub is in trouble. The rest are fine. I have written to the Team again.

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

          That's fine. If your hubs have been deemed fine by the team, then don't bother contacting them again about it.

          However, water-marked photos/pictures have nothing to do with broken links, unless you have a broken link on the import process to a photo capsule. Meaning, if the picture is in another location other than the hub...then the link to it could be broken. But, if that was the case then the picture wouldn't appear on your hub. So, if all your pictures are on your hubs, then that's not the problem with the broken link.

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            Charlinexposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            Casgil and Timorous, you are both right about the broken link. When I looked closely, apparently it had nothing to do with my photos.

            I got another email from the Team to confirm that I am allowed to use my own watermark on my photos.

  3. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    If you have the broken link symbol on your statistic page, then you must travel to the hub and edit it. When you go into edit mode, you will see at the top of the hub, a message telling you how many broken links are in the hub.

    You will have to scan through the hub and look for a "yellow" highlighted embedded link or check your link capsules(if you're using one).

    Once you locate the link, you will need to re-establish it's connection and you do that by editing the capsule. If you put an embedded link into a text capsule, then you should know how to fix it.

    If it's located in a link capsule, then you will either need to delete the entry or reset the link by editing that capsule. Since you did it once, there's no reason to go into explaining how to do it again.

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    timorousposted 6 years ago

    Hi Charlinex. If you go to your account page, and click on 'Broken Links', it will show you which hub and which link is broken. There's a button there to Test the link. If you're sure the link is correct, pressing the Test button should resolve the error (likely a Hubpages automated error). Hope that helps. smile

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    benhchubsposted 6 years ago

    It means the link doesn't link anywhere beacause the page doeasn't exist