Slideshare links no more clickable

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Hi all

not sure if this is me only seeing this.It seems the links on the slideshare posts are no more clickable. I tried to click links on others posts as well but see the same issue!! Do you guys have any update on this?

Thanks
Raj
#clickable #links #slideshare
  • Profile picture of the author Monkey Jones
    I'm seeing this as well. Not good at all.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joeuspe
    I am seeing the same issue. I noticed a drop off in leads from slideshare so I went in to investigate and the links in my documents are not clickable anymore. I'm curious to see if this is a restriction for certain accounts and not others. Can anyone else confirm if their links are working?
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    • Profile picture of the author Bambinos
      Yes slideshare links are no longer anchor text
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  • Profile picture of the author cooler1
    It's good. Hopefully less Slideshare rubbish spam cluttering page 1 on Google now.
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    • Profile picture of the author Joeuspe
      Originally Posted by cooler1 View Post

      It's good. Hopefully less Slideshare rubbish spam cluttering page 1 on Google now.
      That's good, but there will be a lot of legitimate documents on slideshare that will not have clickable links in them anymore. That seems like a big downer to me.
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    • Profile picture of the author Monkey Jones
      Originally Posted by cooler1 View Post

      It's good. Hopefully less Slideshare rubbish spam cluttering page 1 on Google now.
      If this is not resolved within a week they no longer will have my MANY presentations occupying page one across different niches. I will also, no longer help them to become an authority site. I didn't drive traffic to them for fun.
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      • Profile picture of the author PerformanceMan
        Originally Posted by Monkey Jones View Post

        If this is not resolved within a week they no longer will have my MANY presentations occupying page one across different niches. I will also, no longer help them to become an authority site. I didn't drive traffic to them for fun.
        LOL, you tiny person. You're going to bring down the mighty SlideShare now because they deaded your link fodder? They are laughing at the threat
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        • Profile picture of the author Monkey Jones
          Originally Posted by PerformanceMan View Post

          LOL, you tiny person. You're going to bring down the mighty SlideShare now because they deaded your link fodder? They are laughing at the threat
          Do you understand reality? Do you understand democracy? Do you understand how the internet works? ----- I think you may not, at least not truly.

          Think of a pebble rolling down a mountain, heavy laden with snow..........

          Think of a certain court decision in Southern California in 1992..........

          I'm from the USA. We didn't get to where we are from rolling over.
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          • Profile picture of the author PerformanceMan
            Originally Posted by Monkey Jones View Post

            Do you understand reality? Do you understand democracy? Do you understand how the internet works? ----- I think you may not, at least not truly.

            Think of a pebble rolling down a mountain, heavy laden with snow..........

            Think of a certain court decision in Southern California in 1992..........

            I'm from the USA. We didn't get to where we are from rolling over.
            You had nothing to do with the success of the USA Monkey Jones. You're a recipient of it, but not the reason the country became successful.

            You're also not the reason that 'SlideShare' became famous either. They don't need you or your dirty links

            But I do support your decision to 'vote against' them if you so choose!
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    Hmm... I think I warned people about slideshare in the past.

    Tip: If something is popular on this forum, go the other way because it won't take long before the masses drive it into the dirt.

    EZA anyone?
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  • Profile picture of the author cool7575
    Yes! I agree with you. I have many good software testing articles (original content) uploaded over there. It was giving some traffic back to my actual site. Now if that does not happen then what is the use of inverting the time and money on that site. If it does not get resolved in a week then I will just close that account.

    Thanks
    Raj
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  • Profile picture of the author faust1
    yes this issue appearing at my side as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dead Body
    yes it is not good specially for Google rankings..
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  • Profile picture of the author ejoka1986
    Clickable links in Slideshare do work, but they do not work on the first 3 pages of a document. So if you create just a single or 3 pages document and put in a link in there, then it will not work. Links become clickable when they are inserted beginning on page 4 of a document. So for now it is better to upload a document that has a minimum of 4 pages so that on the fourth page you can put a link in it and onwards to the other remaining pages following the page 4!
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      • Profile picture of the author ejoka1986
        Originally Posted by strategic seo services View Post

        Thanks for sharing this valuable information with us!
        You are welcome!
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    • Profile picture of the author Lokahi
      Originally Posted by ejoka1986 View Post

      Clickable links in Slideshare do work, but they do not work on the first 3 pages of a document. So if you create just a single or 3 pages document and put in a link in there, then it will not work. Links become clickable when they are inserted beginning on page 4 of a document. So for now it is better to upload a document that has a minimum of 4 pages so that on the fourth page you can put a link in it and onwards to the other remaining pages following the page 4!
      Would it be acceptable to make the first three pages as following:
      1. Book or report illustration
      2. copyright info
      3. Table of contents
      That would solve the issue of needing to put links in the first three pages.


      Then the main content could be on subsequent pages.
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    • Profile picture of the author TheProgrammer
      Originally Posted by ejoka1986 View Post

      Clickable links in Slideshare do work, but they do not work on the first 3 pages of a document. So if you create just a single or 3 pages document and put in a link in there, then it will not work. Links become clickable when they are inserted beginning on page 4 of a document. So for now it is better to upload a document that has a minimum of 4 pages so that on the fourth page you can put a link in it and onwards to the other remaining pages following the page 4!
      Confirmed and the links are working fine on page 4/5 and so on..

      I just re-uploaded all of pdf documents with font size of 22+ on shorter docs.
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    • Profile picture of the author abs007
      Originally Posted by ejoka1986 View Post

      Clickable links in Slideshare do work, but they do not work on the first 3 pages of a document. So if you create just a single or 3 pages document and put in a link in there, then it will not work. Links become clickable when they are inserted beginning on page 4 of a document. So for now it is better to upload a document that has a minimum of 4 pages so that on the fourth page you can put a link in it and onwards to the other remaining pages following the page 4!
      Thanks so much for this information - Awesome share
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  • Profile picture of the author Monkey Jones
    I too noticed that links become clickable on page 4. I submitted a support request inquiring as to whether this is a new policy of slideshare. The support response said it was not. Perhaps, support isn't aware of the issue. I don't think it is a site wide coincidence.
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  • Profile picture of the author Clyde Dennis
    Welcome ALL to the way this game works. Always adapting. Next!
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  • Profile picture of the author faust1
    i think Slideshare took this step to improve its bounce-rate.
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  • Profile picture of the author PerformanceMan
    This is unreal.

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    • Profile picture of the author RuiSantos
      They also banned my slideshare account today and I only had one slide in that account... probably because of the anchor text links... because I'm sure that I wasn't doing anything against copyright infringement...
      But they didn't said anything why they banned my account.
      They simply deleted my account, anyone with this problem too?
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  • Profile picture of the author Bisturi
    Thank you for ruining the fun, spammers.
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  • Profile picture of the author boosters
    Docstoc is also unclickable links
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    • Profile picture of the author mosthost
      Originally Posted by boosters View Post

      Docstoc is also unclickable links
      Looks like tiered linking is getting its butt kicked this week.
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  • Profile picture of the author leoj888
    really? used to use slideshare for a while
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  • Profile picture of the author smith33122
    It's actually quite interesting - I guess all the automated pyramids, wheels etc no longer work and more markets will open up for newcomers? There is always a light at the end of the tunnel.

    Or have I got it wrong?
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    • Profile picture of the author UnkwnUsr
      Scribd.com is still showing links on all pages of PPTs and PDFs, plus you can charge people to download reports.
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      • Profile picture of the author ejoka1986
        Originally Posted by UnkwnUsr View Post

        Scribd.com is still showing links on all pages of PPTs and PDFs, plus you can charge people to download reports.
        Yeah, Scribd allows that, and I think its a good way to use to keep building your list!
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      • Profile picture of the author Monkey Jones
        Originally Posted by UnkwnUsr View Post

        Scribd.com is still showing links on all pages of PPTs and PDFs, plus you can charge people to download reports.
        Unfortunately, Scribd adds the "noindex" robots meta tag. They do put "follow", but the links in the presentations are nofollow. I guess they want our "dirty links", but don't want us to receive any benefit..........
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        • Profile picture of the author UnkwnUsr
          Originally Posted by Monkey Jones View Post

          Unfortunately, Scribd adds the "noindex" robots meta tag. They do put "follow", but the links in the presentations are nofollow. I guess they want our "dirty links", but don't want us to receive any benefit..........
          Still I have only put up a few PDFs and have gotten hundreds of views well worth it my opinion. And I may have to test out their paid download feature as well.
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          • Profile picture of the author Ian25
            Slideshare banning or should I say removing all links in the first 3 pages is very inconvenient. The first page of Slideshare was where I was getting my clicks and conversions from. Nobody is going to bother clicking links on page 4. It also takes to long (12 weeks ) to get my Slideshare articles to the bottom of page 1 in Google. Plus the fact that links are working only on page 4 onwards makes slideshare a useless site now.
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  • Profile picture of the author georgescifo
    oh..I just checked slideshare and really feel bad at seeing the links that are not clickable..
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  • Profile picture of the author TLondon
    Guys, while we're on the subject,

    What is it that you put out to SlideShare? Just presentations, or do eBooks go well in there too?
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    • Profile picture of the author ejoka1986
      Originally Posted by TLondon View Post

      Guys, while we're on the subject,

      What is it that you put out to SlideShare? Just presentations, or do eBooks go well in there too?
      Even ebooks do go there as well
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