jump to last post 1-5 of 5 discussions (12 posts)

Use of vulgar words in "Title Tuner"

  1. Lastheart profile image72
    Lastheartposted 3 years ago

    Trying to improve some hubs I went to "Title Tuner" and I asked myself is it trustful? I took a picture to the suggested words from Title Tuner.

    Isn't the use of vulgar words in HP disallowed? Read following screen shot:


    Is HubPages "Title Tuner" trustful?

    1. jimmythejock profile image82
      jimmythejockposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      The title tuner is based on words that searchers have typed in to the search engines when they came across your Hub,....jimmy

      1. Lastheart profile image72
        Lastheartposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Ok thanks, I now get it.

    2. The Examiner-1 profile image84
      The Examiner-1posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      It is not always meant for you to definitely use a word, or words. It is up to you to decide whether one (or more) suits your title/Hub.

      1. Lastheart profile image72
        Lastheartposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks! Ok now I understand that it is all about wires and machines, not about moral.
        Probably what I think as "bad" word is culturally "good" to others.
        I get it... I think.

    3. Matthew Meyer profile image78
      Matthew Meyerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Unfortunately, the title tuner has less utility now than in the past due to Google no longer providing keyword data for search referrers (http://searchenginewatch.com/article/22 … ure-Search).  This data is what is used for the Title Tuner.  The tuner still may be of use for the smaller subset of Hubs that get a substantial amount of traffic from Bing or Yahoo.

      I agree with @Frogg213 that it doesn't make much sense in the context as it makes it seem like this is a recommended word to add to your title.

      1. Lastheart profile image72
        Lastheartposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks!!! I wrote this here just because HP has clear instructions at the beginning of a hub, about the use of vulgar words.

    4. psycheskinner profile image82
      psycheskinnerposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      It is a completely automatic tool that tells you what people who came to your hub from a search engine were searching for.

      So no you don't just "trust" is and use all the words.  You just treat it as a source of information.

      I do not support a black list as almost every rude word has a genuine use as well, albeit often an obscure one.  And also, if I have accidentally used content that searches as 'porny' I would want to know about it.

  2. Froggy213 profile image38
    Froggy213posted 3 years ago

    I believe Hubpages needs a "blacklist". These vulgarities would never be allowed in the Title, so as they arrive, they should be blacklisted and not allowed to appear.

  3. Will Apse profile image90
    Will Apseposted 2 years ago

    Well, it amused me.

    I can hardly type, lol.

  4. WuckingFurries profile image81
    WuckingFurriesposted 2 years ago

    hmmm I hadn't thought of using 'title tuner' before lol that got my attention bahhahhahha

  5. ChristinS profile image94
    ChristinSposted 2 years ago

    hehe now I want to use it just to see if it recommends vulgar words for any of my hubs smile Funny.