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Unrelated Links or Products repeatedly

  1. profile image60
    litsonposted 4 years ago

    Dear Hubbers

    I'm having a bit of a problem with a lot of my recently published hub.  I am recieving the unrelated content or links warning Hubpages and I don't know what I'm doing wrong.

    Hubs like this one:

    http://litson.hubpages.com/hub/Hub-at-First-Site

    I am not actually linking to any other sites in the Hub.

    Any help appreciated.

    1. LeanMan profile image81
      LeanManposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      How are your macbook pages related to writing on HP? Just because you wrote them does not mean you can include a link to them on an unrelated page.

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        litsonposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        So do you think thats it?

    2. Zoelle profile image75
      Zoelleposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I've seen a lot of hubs with unrelated links to the author's other hubpages. 

      " have seen many, many hubpages where the authors add links with brief descriptions of their other hubs on the bottom of a particular hubpage.  It's very spamy  looking - especially when they have nothing to do with the hubpage!

      Many of these hubs with the spamy links are by long-time hubbers who have been here over 2 years, have many published hubs, and have over 1500 followers.

      It seems that many newbies are getting flagged for these infractions, but the community turns a blind eye when it's a long-time hubber."

  2. WriteAngled profile image91
    WriteAngledposted 4 years ago

    Yes, you've placed links to your other hubs.

    Unfortunately, Hubpages does not consider hubs written by one author as being "related" by virtue of that fact alone.

    You would need to find some way of weaving the topic of other hubs into your text and link in that way.

    1. profile image60
      litsonposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks so much everyone, that's a load off.

    2. Zoelle profile image75
      Zoelleposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I have seen many, many hubpages where the authors add links with brief descriptions of their other hubs on the bottom of a particular hubpage.  It's very spamy  looking - especially when they have nothing to do with the hubpage!

      Many of these hubs with the spamy links are by long-time hubbers who have been here over 2 years, have many published hubs, and have over 1500 followers.

      It seems that many newbies are getting flagged for these infractions, but the community turns a blind eye when it's a long-time hubber.

      1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
        Uninvited Writerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Not true, they only pay attention when that hub is flagged. If something has been around a while and break rules that have recently changed, they will eventually be flagged.

        1. Zoelle profile image75
          Zoelleposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          O.K, good to know.  I look forward to seeing what develops when these hubs are eventually flagged.

          1. Zoelle profile image75
            Zoelleposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Well, I did flag a few of these spammy pages several days ago.  The spam hubs are still up. 

            "Guess" it depends on WHO does the flagging.

  3. wilderness profile image96
    wildernessposted 4 years ago

    The key, I think, is to ask yourself what value the hub linked to is to the reader?  Will they be interested?  Will it expand the knowledge that they came to get?  You may get a small amount of google juice from the link, but what does the reader get?

    Example - you write a hub on urinary infection in cats.  The reader may well be interested in another hub on proper feeding of cats, but probably won't care about one on grooming a dog and certainly won't care about how to wash a car.  They didn't come to get information about dogs or cars - they came for information about cats, specifically about urinary infection.  How you feed a cat may affect that, and certainly affects a cat's health, so is pertinent.  Dog grooming isn't.

    It's a rather gray area, but asking what's in the link for the reader that used a search term with your keywords gives a pretty clear answer in most cases.

  4. Dale Hyde profile image87
    Dale Hydeposted 4 years ago

    Another thing to keep in mind is if you display Amazon or Ebay capsules, the items in those capsules have to be related to the hub in question.

    I had several flagged from Amazon or Ebay displaying non-related items.  To prevent this on Amazon, I know choose specific products to display instead of having keyword related items displayed.  On Ebay, you can only use keyword related items, so it is a matter of tweaking the keywords to get related items to display. Ebay is hard. I have gone back and had to change keywords often because suddenly unrelated items will appear. On my most recent hubs I have stopped using the Ebay capsules and just display the Amazon capsules.

    All in all, review your hubs periodically if you use the capsules to make sure they are still displaying related items.

 
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