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My hub was unpublished by hubpages.

  1. lucybell21 profile image83
    lucybell21posted 4 years ago

    I just posted a question about this. But now I am really upset. I wrote a hub about my Halloween costume box, and the memories.. All the pics and story were my own. I want to know why hubpages unpublished it. I found this out when I posted my hubpage article on another site. I spent a lot of time on this hub, as I do for all the hubs I write, and only to make piddly cents. Now this. No wonder so many other hubbers want to leave the site, or have already left. I was trying to stick it out like others, but I don't know anymore..

    1. IzzyM profile image87
      IzzyMposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      It was probably unpublished over something silly and minor.

      I think if you click on the unpublished message at the top of your hub, you will at least have a clue as to why.

      Nearly a year ago, I wrote a 2,000 word hub on something I actually know about, and it was unpublished almost immediately by a moderator.

      I didn't understand why, but then again I don't understand half of what happens around me.

      Instead of arguing the point, I immediately deleted it from HP and put it on one of my blogs.

      I would love to report it is has done well since, but of course it hasn't.

      Then at a later date I learned that HP didn't like one of the 'authority sites' I'd linked it to.

      Something as simple as that. Look at your outgoing links, because some are less popular than others, apparently.

      And yet, it is a good thing to link out, especially to authority sites.

      Hope this helps smile

      1. RichieMogwai profile image80
        RichieMogwaiposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        That's an excellent suggestion, IzzyM.  I think I need to look up the authority sites links in my unpublished hub as well. Thanks.

    2. mistyhorizon2003 profile image91
      mistyhorizon2003posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      It definitely sounds as if you triggered the duplicate content penalty by publishing the same article on another site when it was already published here. HP want all articles to be exclusive to them, so even if it is your own work you cannot have it published on more than one website at the same time.

      1. LillyGrillzit profile image81
        LillyGrillzitposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        But, we are allowed to link our HubPages article on sights such as Pinterest, and RedGage, because those sites do not have a problem with promoting members work, nor the sites we publish on. This is not a violation of TOS of HP, because it remains a Hub, it is just a backlink.

        1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image91
          mistyhorizon2003posted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Just a backlink to a Hub is fine, no problem at all. The way the original comment  was worded made it sound as if  the entire article was posted somewhere else too which would be in breach of TOS.

          Quote from OP: "I found this out when I posted my hubpage article on another site. "

          1. LillyGrillzit profile image81
            LillyGrillzitposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            I understand. I was just hoping the rules had not changed again. Thanks for clarifying. -smiles-

            1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image91
              mistyhorizon2003posted 4 years ago in reply to this

              No problem smile

      2. lucybell21 profile image83
        lucybell21posted 4 years ago in reply to this

        No I did not post the hub anywhere else. I only put the link to my hub on the usual social sites. Facebook, redgage and sidetick. Just trying to get some traffic to my hubs.

        1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image91
          mistyhorizon2003posted 4 years ago in reply to this

          On that basis I would check out the reason given at the top of the unpublished hub as Psycheskinner suggests. It seems likely that WriteAngled and Relache could be on to something too, as purely personal hubs are another 'no no'. Clearly it wasn't duplicate at least.

    3. kathleenkat profile image89
      kathleenkatposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Publishing the same content on another site is against the ToS. That's (probably) why it was deleted.

    4. LillyGrillzit profile image81
      LillyGrillzitposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I am right there with you.
      I had a Hub unpublished saying it was over promotional, and had too many links.  I had 1 RSS feed, and a Google Map to the farm we found the pumpkins at. It was for the Halloween season, and I have been taking it apart everyday to try to get it to pass someone's inspection.
      I did contact HubPages about their call, and my rating went from 92, to 88. That is probably not the reason but...

      1. Victoria Lynn profile image88
        Victoria Lynnposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        That's weird. It doesn't sound like too many links, LillyGrillzit. Gosh, I hope they straighten that out soon. Bummer.

        1. LillyGrillzit profile image81
          LillyGrillzitposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Thank you Victoria.

      2. lucybell21 profile image83
        lucybell21posted 4 years ago in reply to this

        There was no links in the hub, nor amazon, nothing. Just a story about  a box of my grandkids halloween costumes, and the story behind it, and all my own pictures that I took of the costumes.

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

          So what is the reason for unpublished stated right on the hub.  Easier to check than to guess.

  2. Victoria Lynn profile image88
    Victoria Lynnposted 4 years ago

    They didn't mention anything? Maybe it was duplicate content since you published it on another site? Or did you just publish a link to it?

  3. CrisSp profile image85
    CrisSpposted 4 years ago

    Don't they normally send you a notice by email about it before taking action to unpublish the hub? I remember, getting an email from them about one of my hubs saying it's a duplicate content and they will unpublish it.  I emailed them back and ask them to clarify because I haven't published it anywhere, only to find out that the problem was actually one of the links. I've corrected it by removing the link and it was since published.

    You may wanna try to shoot an email first and find out more?

  4. psycheskinner profile image81
    psycheskinnerposted 4 years ago

    The first thing to do would be to go to the hub and click to see what the reason was.

  5. WriteAngled profile image91
    WriteAngledposted 4 years ago

    HP also unpublish hubs which they consider to be purely personal and unlikely to be of interest to people who do not know the author personally.

    "Purely personal" is a totally subjective criterion. I can imagine different moderators having different responses to some specific hubs.

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

      I'll second this line of reasoning.

  6. lucybell21 profile image83
    lucybell21posted 4 years ago

    Update. I contacted the hubpage team, and they said there may have been some confusion, and to re publish the hub. So I did, and it went thru, tho I have to wait the 24 hours. So we will see what happens. Thank you everyone for your responses.

    1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image91
      mistyhorizon2003posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Great news, thanks for the update smile

  7. lovebuglena profile image92
    lovebuglenaposted 4 years ago

    You cannot publish a hub on hubpages that is published somewhere else word for word. Duplicate hubs are not allowed!!!!!! Looks like you've done that so that's why it was unpublished...

    1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image91
      mistyhorizon2003posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I think you need to read the last ten posts or so as apparently this was not the case and was just slightly badly worded which is what gave the impression the hub had been posted in its entirety elsewhere too.

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