Helium is now open to external linking

@richiem (3647)
Philippines
October 28, 2008 9:10pm CST
Helium is now allowing its members to use embedded links in their articles. The first thing I thought was "Wow, I can use this to improve my blogs' link popularity. I can even use this to drive traffic to my other articles in Triond to bring me more money." Great, right? What do you think? Do you think it is a good move to allow the Helium writers to use embedded links?
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7 responses
@marilyn23 (295)
• Philippines
30 Oct 08
I am not yet a member of helium but ur good news is a great help for all the members of helium. Its fine & good to join this site u can earn by writing good articles and also great for promoting businesses on the net. marilyn23
@richiem (3647)
• Philippines
31 Oct 08
I am a member of myLot but I have not earned from it yet. I only publish poems there, which receives little views and attention. Have a nice day!
@iskayz (5424)
• Philippines
29 Oct 08
Hi there! I don't know much about Helium but I hear its a good site to submit articles. And if it allows its writers to post links in their articles, it would be a lot of help to promote your other sites to get more traffic. By the way, how much is the payout at Helium?
@richiem (3647)
• Philippines
29 Oct 08
If you would play it wisely, you can get more traffic from it. The minimum payout is $25. It's too high for me. But for those who are good writers, they can reach that by end of month. Have a nice day!
@paid2write (5204)
29 Oct 08
As you have stated in your article there are some Dos and Don’ts that allow you to embed links to provide sources for your articles, but you must not use embedded links to link to your personal blog or business website. Self-promotion in articles is strictly against Helium's User Agreement. You can promote your own links on your About Me page. Linking to one of your own articles would be seen as self-promotion, and I think if you do it you could get flagged.
@richiem (3647)
• Philippines
29 Oct 08
They actually said in the forum that it would be ok to link to your own article as long as it is related and appropriate. They don't want you writing "Read more about ... here". You should link to it without promoting yourself or your articles. Have a nice day!
@nishdan01 (3055)
• Singapore
29 Oct 08
External linking may be okay but I guess not for self promotion. It is not considered a professional writing. I did not read the latest news though.
@richiem (3647)
• Philippines
29 Oct 08
Self-promotion is one of the Don'ts in Helium's User Agreement. And anyone can flag any article using the embedded links as self-promotion. But if used wisely, it can be a helpful tool to improve your page views and thus increasing your earnings. You can even link to your other Helium articles when appropriate. For more of this news, please read: http://www.writinghood.com/Online-Writing/Helium-is-Now-Open-to-External-Linking.319025 (Not an affiliate link) Have a nice day!
@salonga (27965)
• Philippines
29 Oct 08
Yes, it's a great move and will benefit many users. I wish I have more time so I can start activating my Helium account. I only created an account but I have not started so far. Thank you for this good news because it is motivating me. Have a nice day!
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@richiem (3647)
• Philippines
29 Oct 08
I am glad that you are motivated by this news. It also has the same effect on me. I am now thinking of ideas on how to incorporate my blog and my other Triond articles in a Helium article. Please read more of this in my Triond article: http://www.writinghood.com/Online-Writing/Helium-is-Now-Open-to-External-Linking.319025 (Not an affiliate link) Have a nice day!
• United States
29 Oct 08
From what I read about it, the links are supposed to be related to the content of the article. You're not supposed to use them for self-promotion. So, no, it's not great if that's why you're glad.
@richiem (3647)
• Philippines
29 Oct 08
For example if you have a blog about television, you just have to write an article of related content and then link to your blog. It now becomes an article directory, the only difference is, it pays. Please read more about this in my Triond article: (Not an affiliate link) http://www.writinghood.com/Online-Writing/Helium-is-Now-Open-to-External-Linking.319025 Have a nice day!
@jep_toyo (1607)
• Philippines
7 Nov 08
I think its a good move... but i hope people will not abuse it and use it for their selfish reasons. They still should monitor those out going links though.