Do you have to ask permission to post a link?

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  • #631319

    culturallife
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    Hi, I’m new to blogging so this might seem like a stupid question, but if you want to post a link on your blog to another website (for example, to a newspaper article) do you have to ask permission before posting the link? Thanks.

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    #631436

    auxclass
    Member

    Should not need to ask if all it you do is have a link, you can have a reason why to go to the link if you want. Taking an entire article link or no is generally a no-no.

    Most sites like the link to their site, helps to send them more traffic.

    It is good to give credit to others if you are referring to their article.

    #631691

    culturallife
    Member

    Thanks for responding.

    “Taking an entire article link…is generally a no-no” – so it’s not acceptable to link to an article? Say, for example, I wanted to link to a particular article in the NY Times, would that be ok or would I have to just link to the main NY Times homepage? If that’s the case, then it’s a bit restrictive…

    #631693

    tandava108
    Member

    I don’t think there is any reason not to link to an article. I don’t really understand the comment “Taking an entire article link or no is generally a no-no”, but I think what auxclass is saying is that it is acceptable to give a description or abstract of an article with a link as in

    “This is an article about a museum that debunks claims that the lunar landing was a hoax:
    What moon-landing hoax?

    It would not be acceptable to copy and paste the whole article and follow it by a link to the original.

    #631694

    auxclass
    Member

    Thanks @tandava108 for fixing my typo’s

    #631714

    culturallife
    Member

    Thank you both, I see what you mean. I would never post someone else’s whole article on my blog but it’s good to know that links to articles are fine.

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