I had three 'sexy' but tasteful hubs published - one had been moderated and had Ads removed. Do these types of hubs reduce our individual 'quality' in Google's Eyes.
The hubs in question had no nudity, were all tasteful and were generally well written and had over 500 words in them! Should I amend and re-publish or simply remove them. I note that one of them was getting 50+ views a day....(the one with the Ads removed!).
However, it can reduce your standing in Adsense's eyes, and to the point you lose your account. As a result, HP goes overboard in protecting that account, as well as theirs.
Poor policy? Again, who knows, but losing an adsense account is a very serious blow to free lancers trying to earn from it. Personally, I'd rather be safe than try to walk that invisible line while keeping my account. I may find the prudishness of Adsense pathetic and offensive in itself (and I do) but it isn't worth the risk to anger them.
The very opening of Google's content policies reads "Sites with Google ads may not include or link to: Pornography, adult or mature content." Technically, "these types of Hubs" may be an outright AdSense violation, which goes beyond a reduction in quality.
How that was exactly interpreted and why by the in-house moderation is something you'll have to email them (HubPages mods) about.
There is a pretty clear "feeling" you get of what is considered adult over place like Amazon, Google, iTunes etc. Basically exposed genitals, sex acts and any words relating to these, and topics typically considered legally obscene in the US (e.g. incest, underage sex).
Funny really that a company such as Google - well Google in fact - which has made it's fortune from serving up pornography to children, stealing content with no regard to ownership, serving up viruses to innocent browsers and failing to protect copyright - should have a problem with a nipple.
$$$. Google isn't particularly interested in what it requires: it wants those $$$.
And, to be honest, it's probably a good thing that the big G hasn't set itself up as the morality police of the world. They could, but so far they seem to police us only to the point that they think is necessary to produce those $$$.
I'd sure like some help with content theft, though...
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