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Why were ads disabled on this hub?

  1. habee profile image90
    habeeposted 4 years ago

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    It's about how to make hot sauces! I can't imagine any reason for disabling the ads.

    1. Hollie Thomas profile image62
      Hollie Thomasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      The only thing I can think of is you've use the words scary and ghost. Also, the filters may determine that hot sauce might relate to adult content. lol

      I know when I used fiendish attire in a Halloween hub ads were disabled until I removed the term.

    2. paradigmsearch profile image89
      paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Those pepper images look kind of phallic to me... Tiny, limp phallic, but still phallic. big_smile

      1. Hollie Thomas profile image62
        Hollie Thomasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Ah, eureka! Phallic hot sauce has tripped the filters. lol

        1. paradigmsearch profile image89
          paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Habee gets more devious all the time, but this time she got caught. big_smile

          1. habee profile image90
            habeeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            lol

          2. Hollie Thomas profile image62
            Hollie Thomasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Indeed, those southern cooking hubs are laced with subliminal messages. lol

            1. habee profile image90
              habeeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              Yep, like "smokin' butt," "spicy breasts," and "hot legs." lol

              But I didn't even use any of those terms this time!

              1. Hollie Thomas profile image62
                Hollie Thomasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                Habee, you are a vixen. big_smile

                I reckon it's the use of ghost and scary that have tripped the filters.

    3. relache profile image88
      relacheposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      What are the tags for this Hub?

      1. habee profile image90
        habeeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Stuff like hot sauce, pepper sauce, hot peppers, hot pepper sauce, pepper vinegar, pepper sauce recipe. I can't think of any that would trigger an ad ban.

        1. relache profile image88
          relacheposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          From what I've seen and experienced, i think it's a tag that may be the problem but without knowing the actual tags, I can't help you.

          1. habee profile image90
            habeeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Thanks, Relache. After reading your post, I went back and checked the tags, but I don't see anything that could be a problem. Maybe "hot sauce" is some weird sex-related term with which I'm not familiar?? lol

            1. Hollie Thomas profile image62
              Hollie Thomasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              Just took another look, could it be demons, hell fire and brimstone?

              1. habee profile image90
                habeeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                Those weren't added until I deleted some of the keywords. lol

              2. psycheskinner profile image79
                psycheskinnerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                These are also not forbidden topics.

  2. Don Simkovich profile image60
    Don Simkovichposted 4 years ago

    What a terrific hub. I can't imagine "hot sauce" or something similar would have caused the ads to be taken down. Is this an issue worth contacting hubpages for?

    1. habee profile image90
      habeeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Hi, Don. I'm hoping a staff member will see this post. If not, I'll send an email.

  3. mythbuster profile image84
    mythbusterposted 4 years ago

    Maybe HP no longer allows ads to be placed on hubs with saucy topics?

    smile

  4. psycheskinner profile image79
    psycheskinnerposted 4 years ago

    I don't see any reason why adsense would have an issue with ghost or scary.  It is not a forbidden topic.

    1. habee profile image90
      habeeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I have a hub ghost story or two that use the words "ghost" and "scary." Both display ads.

      1. Hollie Thomas profile image62
        Hollie Thomasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        The filters were tripped when I used the terms fiendish attire, ghostly and something else,another similar word can't remember now, related to Halloween. So I was just assuming it might be the same in this case.

        1. habee profile image90
          habeeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Wow. That's sorta strange.

          1. Hollie Thomas profile image62
            Hollie Thomasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            At the time (last year) I emailed HP but grew impatient so removed the terms and then the ads were enabled. By the time Hp emailed me back (was only the following day) they just said something along the lines of let us know and we'll override the filters, or some such. But it may also have been because children were mentioned in addition to the words the filters clearly didn't like. I dunno.

  5. livewithrichard profile image83
    livewithrichardposted 4 years ago

    I can't say why the ads were disabled but after reading through the hub I would conclude that it's keyword stuffed probably a bit too much.  It looks as if you are trying to cover every single variation for hot pepper sauce recipes.  I could be way off but I'm pretty sure the days of writing for the search engines has passed us by and those keywords don't mean as much as they did a year or two ago.

  6. WriteAngled profile image91
    WriteAngledposted 4 years ago

    I must say I do agree that the hub sounds highly over-stuffed with keywords. Sorry, Habee, I'm afraid I had to give up reading after the first paragraph, because it it grated so much to see the same words appearing over and over again.

    However, in my understanding, while keyword sfuffing could well result in Google penalties with respect to placement in the search results, it should not have any impact on the presence or absence of ads, which is dictated by an automatic filter set by HP.

    1. habee profile image90
      habeeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Richard and WA, I agree with the keyword thingie. After I publish a hub, I go back later and read it, changing/removing keywords as I go. I hadn't done that to this one yet because I first wanted to find out what triggered the alarm. I've been trying to think of synonyms for hot peppers and hot sauce, but it's pretty tough. Fiery fruits? Capsaicin-rich fruits? Hot little numbers? Condiment from hell? Liquid fire? lol

      I don't think too many keywords would disable ads, though.

  7. habee profile image90
    habeeposted 4 years ago

    Ads have been re-enabled! I still wonder what triggered the alarm, though.

    1. Marina Lazarevic profile image86
      Marina Lazarevicposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      habee -- thanks for being patient! smile The content filters are tuned to have a low false positive rate, but some false positives are inevitable. For more information on why ads get disabled, please visit: http://hubpages.com/faq/#adsdisabled

      If this happens again, use the 'contact us' form linked from the FAQ entry above. It will route the question to the person best equipped to handle it in a timely fashion.

    2. answers-questions profile image60
      answers-questionsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Okay, the same thing happened to me, I must be patient smile ...

 
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