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Why has my hub not been approved?

  1. Bartender-James profile image62
    Bartender-Jamesposted 4 years ago

    I had my hub removed and I understand why. The reasons stated are:
    too promotional
    deceptive tags, title or category

    I updated the hub significantly. I tweaked the tags, changed the summary around, updated content and deleted several outgoing links. It now only has 2 outgoing links to different, credible sources.

    Here's a link to the hub:
    http://bartender-james.hubpages.com/hub … PS-Trainer

    Can anyone help me understand why it hasn't been approved in over two weeks?

  2. cfin profile image74
    cfinposted 4 years ago

    Cant view the hub to advise. Sorry/

    1. psycheskinner profile image81
      psycheskinnerposted 4 years ago in reply to this
      1. Bartender-James profile image62
        Bartender-Jamesposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Yes, that's the hub except it doesn't include my numerous tweaks. Only one outgoing link to that site, and other educational outgoing links added elsewhere (without being spammy).

        I wish an administrator would see the hub and at least help me understand why it hasn't been approved yet!

      2. IzzyM profile image86
        IzzyMposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Well, I'm not seeing anything wrong with the hub even as it was then.

        It has the allowed two outgoing links to the same domain and is over 600 words which is a nice length.

        I have no idea what TIPS stands for, but then again people searching for it would know, so that shouldn't matter.

        From what I can see it's a nice-looking, well-written article.

        Maybe it's a mistake? Did you check your tags? Obviously we can't see them to see if you put unrelated ones in.

        How long have you waited for a staff member to come back to you?

        As had already been stated, HP staff don't usually do this sort of thing over the weekend, so it'll have to wait until next week.

        Hope you get it sorted.

  3. Bartender-James profile image62
    Bartender-Jamesposted 4 years ago

    haha oops. I forgot that since it's not published it can't be viewed. I guess then the question should be addressed to a moderator or administrator.

    Thanks for trying cfin!

  4. psycheskinner profile image81
    psycheskinnerposted 4 years ago

    Is it definitively resubmitted (not accidentally 'saved' without republishing?
    If so is the rejection reason now the same as before or different?

    1. Bartender-James profile image62
      Bartender-Jamesposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Good thought. Yup, I clicked on "resubmit for publication" and got this message:

      This Hub has been submitted for publication, and will be published once it has been reviewed by the administrator.

      Just to be safe, I did it again. We'll see of hubpages admins respond. If not, I have no problem moving my stuff to squidoo where they'll be happy to show my non-spammy content. I made the minor tweaks suggested by hubpages so the ball is in their court now.

      Wish me luck!

  5. kschang profile image90
    kschangposted 4 years ago

    Patience, grasshopper... patience. smile

    HP don' work weekends (AFAIK) so some of this stuff may have to wait till Monday.

    1. Bartender-James profile image62
      Bartender-Jamesposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Weekends? I've been waiting for nearly 2 months now. Are we sure they work weekdays at this point? haha

      1. psycheskinner profile image81
        psycheskinnerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        If it is still unpublished now, it is unpublished on purpose.  What is the reason given?

  6. Bartender-James profile image62
    Bartender-Jamesposted 4 years ago

    Same reasons as before:

    too promotional
    deceptive tags, title or category

    I've addressed ALL of those issues; I even stripped all outgoing links. I've still heard nothing.

    1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
      mistyhorizon2003posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      email the team directly for clarification  team@hubpages.com (ask them for examples of exactly what is wrong now you have made changes).

      1. Bartender-James profile image62
        Bartender-Jamesposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks misty, I think I'll do that!

  7. dwachira profile image83
    dwachiraposted 4 years ago

    I know may be you have already had a look at learning centre for this type of violation but if not so, have a look. I would suggest you remove all outgoing links and all ebay and Amazon capsules if you have them. If you have RSS feed or if you have links poiting to other hubbers hubs, check to see the feeds or the suggested hubs are related to your hub. You might have already done this but try to change the hub title. Re-submit for publishing and let us hope this time it will get HP approval. Contact HP team and let them know what you have done, ask the to point specific areas in your hub that are causing violation if there is violation still. I once did this and the team was quick on response. Good luck.

  8. Peggy W profile image89
    Peggy Wposted 4 years ago

    For the first time EVER I have also had a hub unpublished with the same notification.  It scores an 88 and has had numerous comments in little time.  The view duration is long and it has a $$$ rating as far as potential money.  It only has 2 Amazon capsules and they are definitely related.  I added History to the title since I did have quite a bit about the history of the State in addition to the many attractions.  I stripped out most of the internal text links except to the main ones which led to other hubs written about the sites in that state.  My mistake was in not noticing the resubmit for publishing button which I just found and pushed.  So now it is in that green pending state.

    I have a question.  Say for example I have written hubs about other gardens, botanical gardens, etc. and I am writing another hub about a specific garden.  In the text, I have highlighted words like garden, plants or botanical garden and have them internally linked to other hubs already written by me or other hubbers.  Is this not encouraged rather than leaving links at the end of a hub?  I have written many hubs about things related to my mother.  If I highlight the words "my mother" and have them tied to other hubs regarding her...cats rescued by her, a recipe by her, a hub about her growing up...is this not allowed?  Just to be sure I stripped most all of them out.

    Is there a limit on the number of outgoing links?  I need to know this before I change anymore external links to the internal text links.  Thanks for any advice.

    1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
      mistyhorizon2003posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      You can have as many links as you like providing no more than two go to the same external domain. Internally links going to other hubs can be either in text links or at the end of the hub or wherever, it is up to you, but if you use an RSS feed it must only link to 'related' hubs of yours, not just any old hub  e.g. a hub on gardening should only link to other hubs on gardening, not to recipes for instance. I don't believe there would be a problem with the 'my mother' example you used, but it is worth mentioning that with all due respect, few people are likely to click on links in the anchor text 'my mother' because she is your mother, not theirs, and therefore they are unlikely to have much interest in reading more about her. You would be better off using the anchor text 'cats rescued', 'fruit cake recipe' or whatever (basically something that tells the person they are going to read something they are interested in).

      Be careful too about writing hubs on subjects like your Mother's life growing up, as it may get unpublished for being strictly personal because it is on a subject unlikely to be of interest to other people.

      1. Peggy W profile image89
        Peggy Wposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks mistyhorizon2003,

        By external domain do you mean links to Wikipedia as an example?  As to the internal links it is good to know that there is no limit as to hubs linking to other hubs.  Thanks for the advice as to the "my mother" example.  Will keep that in mind.

        1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
          mistyhorizon2003posted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Wiki and similar sites you can link to as much as you like, but you might notice problems on 'commercial' sites as these are profit based, therefore HP will query you linking more than twice to them.

  9. lovendar profile image60
    lovendarposted 4 years ago

    I think you should follow rules and guidelines well before writing a hub. Its mandatory that it must not promotional and should be unique with high quality English.

    1. Bartender-James profile image62
      Bartender-Jamesposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      ^Captain obvious^

  10. snlee profile image80
    snleeposted 4 years ago

    try removing any link which you may have inserted in your hub

    1. Bartender-James profile image62
      Bartender-Jamesposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Reading the thread should be mandatory before commenting.

 
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