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Need help with my posting. My post is flag as Overly Promote

  1. profile image61
    blrmanagementposted 4 years ago

    Hi! I am new to Hubpages and I am trying to post my first article but I have been flag as Overly Promotional. I already change the 'Links' so it looks as natural as possible but it did not pass the test. So I am hoping if anyone of you Expert here could lend me some hand.

    I have got 3 external link on my Hub. 2 is pointing to a Facebook Page and the other is to a NGO's website. I have put [link] to mark the external link. Here is the description-

    1) This is at the top of the Hub-
    Could BLR Management Service helps you to become Debt-Free?
    [link]BLR Management Service[/link] could not help you to become totally Debt-Free. But it will definitely help you to increase your possibility. Are you currently in debt now?........

    2) This is further down-
    When it is settled, move on to the next and repeat the process. It might seem hard at first, but keep doing it and very soon, you will be free of your credit card debt.
    But if for some reason you could not afford to make payment, please consult your bank and if you still can’t a find solution, please consult [link]AKPK[/link] and ask for their advice on how to settle your predicament.

    3) Last part before the Comment-
    - Subscribe to a Professional service like tax and auditing. They will advice and helps you to manage your tax and audit matter to your best benefits. For your Home Loan, you could try a [link]BLR Management Service[/link] company in Malaysia. Beside helping you to save money and time, they could also saves you a lot of headache.

    Thank you very much,

  2. 2uesday profile image88
    2uesdayposted 4 years ago

    This is a direct quote from the FAQ section - it is a lengthy so I have added the quote I think might be most relevant to your question.

    Here  is the quote from the FAQs -

    "My Hub was moderated for being overly promotional; what does that mean?
    Purely promotional offers and Hubs designed only to promote other sites or businesses are not allowed. In particular, the following actions are likely to get your Hubs identified as overly promotional:

    including more than 2 links to any one domain
    linking to the same domain in the body of the text AND in an RSS feed
    short "teasers" with links to "read more" at another site
    linking to sites/pages/Hubs that are unrelated to your Hub's topic
    including links to a page that contains largely the same content as your Hub
    Please note that promotional links are links that you have any interest in promoting (your blog, your Website, affiliate offers, etc.). Links to well-known Web resources which you don't have any personal interest in (like Wikipedia, news sites, encyclopedias, open directories, etc.) are exempt from this limitation."

    Hope that part helps to solve the puzzle.

    1. profile image61
      blrmanagementposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Hi! I already read that for a few times but i still could not figure it out - I only link Twice to the same URL and its not a 'call to action/teaser' to me. Or I am wrong?
      Both of them looks natural as it is providing information to the reader on how to solve their issue if there is need. Please advice.

      Thank you,

  3. WriteAngled profile image92
    WriteAngledposted 4 years ago

    You are targeting people in dire financial straits and instead of offering solid, impartial advice, you are telling them to contact a company, who will presumably "help" them at a very high price.

    You are feeding on people's despair to garner profits for this company.

    And then you wonder why your hub has been unpublished. lol

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      blrmanagementposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Hi! I could not help but reply to your msg. The 2 link i point to is not what you describe here. One is a NGO that will provide genuine help to a person that is in debt without charging them.

      The other link is a Professional service to advice them on what will be the best way to manage their loan. It is a Free consultation unless they want to subscribe and even that, its for their own benefits. So please next time do some research before assuming.

      Thank you very much,

      1. WriteAngled profile image92
        WriteAngledposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        "For too long Citizens Advice Bureaux have been seeing people whose debt problems have been made worse as a result of turning to such companies for help. They have often been given wrong or inappropriate advice, been charged disproportionately high fees and do not get the protection from creditors that they need despite paying for a debt management plan. In some cases money handed over by clients to pay off debts has not been passed on to creditors."
        Part of a statement by Citizens Advice, UK.
        www.citizensadvice.org.uk/press_20100928

  4. Helena Ricketts profile image96
    Helena Rickettsposted 4 years ago

    Some of that text in that hub sounds eerily familiar. hmm  Makes me wonder about the rest of it.

    1. galleryofgrace profile image82
      galleryofgraceposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I noticed that too as I have writen articles on debt repayment.

  5. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 4 years ago

    The entire hub is telling people to go to another site...that is against the rules...

    "Purely promotional offers and Hubs designed only to promote other sites or businesses are not allowed" This describes your hub which I read in a cached version on Google.

    1. Helena Ricketts profile image96
      Helena Rickettsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      If you don't mind me asking, how do you find the cached snapshot?  I'd like to see this hub in it's entirety.

      1. Uninvited Writer profile image83
        Uninvited Writerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I searched his user name in Google and it came up.

        1. Helena Ricketts profile image96
          Helena Rickettsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Thank you!  smile

  6. profile image61
    blrmanagementposted 4 years ago

    Thank you everyone for the reply. Guess I will need to read more of the posting here and get a feel of how they do it. Good day.

    Regards,

  7. profile image61
    blrmanagementposted 4 years ago

    Hi! I still am little confuse. Which of the 3 links is violating the rules here? Is it the second one? I am pointing to them where there should go in case they face with a credit issue. That is a NGO website that really helps people and that is a genuine way to solve their issue if they can't solve it on their own.

    Thank you,

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image83
      Uninvited Writerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      You have 5 links to the same site... you are only allowed two...

      1. profile image61
        blrmanagementposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Huh? I only have 3 in total. How come you find 5? Could you tell me the links?

        1. Uninvited Writer profile image83
          Uninvited Writerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          You had two in the article and 3 at the bottom... that is 5. I can't see the cached version anymore. 2 is the limit...

          1. profile image61
            blrmanagementposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            No. I write the whole thing and check it with the 'link checker' here. I got total 3 URL. Two is pointing to FB and the other is to the NGO.

            So what could I do now for the article to be published? Write directly to support? Do you think they will directly point me to the fault area?

            Thank you,

  8. profile image61
    blrmanagementposted 4 years ago

    Could somebody tell me why this Hub is not ban and mine is -

    Title - Credit Card Debt Management Services
    <url>Credit card debt management services</url> can assist you in getting your debt paid off, but it is important that you understand the difference between the different debt relief services and how they can help you in becoming debt free.

    <url>Reducing Credit Card Debt</url>

    <url>Low Interest Debt Consolidation Loans</url>

    URL: http://msalada.hubpages.com/hub/Credit- … t-Services

    Thank you,

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image83
      Uninvited Writerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      The only links she has is to her own hubs, that is okay.

      1. profile image61
        blrmanagementposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I am sorry as I did not do it properly. The REAL link you see it what I paste in for you guys to check out. The link on the Hub is en-quote with <url> </url>. Click on the REAL link and read the Hub and you will know what I mean.

        1. profile image61
          blrmanagementposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          I am sorry, you are right. I wonder why the hubber is doing tht. Its not improving the SEO and why confuse the reader?

  9. profile image61
    blrmanagementposted 4 years ago

    Ok. Let me try to ask this in another way - How could I point a reader to another site without Overly Promote? Using my posting as an example?

  10. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 4 years ago

    As I posted before:

    "Purely promotional offers and Hubs designed only to promote other sites or businesses are not allowed"

    You can get around it by writing an article about the topic (not a commercial for the site) with a couple of links to the site.

    1. profile image61
      blrmanagementposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Hi! You mean write the whole article. And provides the links at the bottom?

      1. Uninvited Writer profile image83
        Uninvited Writerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Or put 2 links in the body of the article...

        1. profile image61
          blrmanagementposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Ok. So it is either a Byline at the bottom, or 2 links in the body right? Could you please go over my post sample 1, 2 & 3 and tell me which one is ok and how should I modify the others?

          cheers,

          1. MelissaBarrett profile image60
            MelissaBarrettposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Dude... not to be rude but it appears that your entire purpose for writing this article and by your name joining Hubpages is to drive traffic to your website and get customers to your business or a business you have a vested interest in.

            That is not what hubpages does.  Finding a way to go around it is likely not going to end well for you as the rules were made to prevent people from doing exactly what you are trying to do.  Going on a forum and asking for information on how to barely not violate a rule isn't the wisest thing to do.  It proves you neither respect the wishes of the hubpages nor do you respect the writers that are here to use the service as it was intended...

            Your hub is always going to look overpromotional because it's entire purpose is to BE overpromotional. 

            You can put a dress on a duck but everyone is still going to know it's a duck.

  11. tussin profile image61
    tussinposted 4 years ago

    This is all moot. Even if BLRmanagement ever managed to get a hub published, it would immediately be flagged for subpar English.  Judging from his/her posts, there's no way such a hub would survive the hub hopper.

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      blrmanagementposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks for the added info. I will look into that as well smile

 
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