When Sharing on SlideShare, Think Knowledge First, Links Second

At SlideShare we want to encourage quality content, and are constantly working on ways to promote that.

Sharing knowledge and insights is the first and foremost priority for us at SlideShare, and we strive to maintain a community that fosters that same goal. We believe that content shared on SlideShare should ultimately be so impactful that viewers want to learn more by clicking on a link. Surfacing and sharing quality content should be the main goal; links should be used as a secondary resource.

With this in mind, we have disabled links on the first three slides/pages of all SlideShares. Links will still work after the third slide, but we want to encourage the publishing of good stories, insightful information and interesting content — not just links.

We believe this leads to a better experience for all users on SlideShare. Thank you for your support, and we look forward to seeing your next upload!

-The SlideShare Team

5 Responses to “When Sharing on SlideShare, Think Knowledge First, Links Second”

  1. Nick Kellet

    Thanks for clarifying. I just thought it was a bug:)

    It’s maddening to me that people don’t make things into links.

    All twitter names should link automatically in my opinion.

    Funny that some people are link spamming, while some with great content don’t link enough. It could be just me – but expect stuff to link these days and if doesn’t it’s frustrating.