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Boiling mad!

  1. LauraD093 profile image85
    LauraD093posted 2 years ago

    A Hub I am currently writing has been tagged for adult content and all ads have been disabled. I am not a smut-monger and have seen published hubs showing nudity and inappropriate content many times with ad attachment. My subject matter is mature-It addresses the need for more research funding to be given for the prevention of abuse through viable treatment for pedophiles. I am addressing it from a victims stand-point and am not advocating the behavior at all. It is my belief that with more research more children may be protected I never make any money regardless of whether I have ads in place or not but I feel censored. I read the guidelines for both googleadsense and HubPages carefully-and agree I wouldn't want a child to read the article-but is isn't written for children but rather for adults who may be seeking help or may have been abused themselves and are looking for solutions rather then blame. I may continue the Hub sans ads here or may pull it and publish it in a less censored forum. I have been researching this topic for several months and had looked forward to publishing it here in what I believed to be a safe environment to address subject matter slightly more intense then how to bake a casserole!

    1. Christy Kirwan profile image
      Christy Kirwanposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Laura, I'm sorry you've had a bad experience here.

      Many advertisers with Google AdSense do not want their ads to appear next to any type of adult material whatsoever (this does not necessarily mean smut or pornographic-type material, It can refer to reproductive health, abuse issues, gory descriptions of accidents, etc). When HubPages' algorithms detect keywords that will likely cause a violation of AdSense's Terms of Service, we automatically disable ads in order to protect your Google AdSense account (AdSense does not give second chances, and a ban is for good).

      Your Hub remains published on HubPages. It can still be found (and therefore its contents may still help raise awareness about child abuse and help people), you just won't be able to earn from it, as per AdSense's policies.

      AdSense discusses their policies on adult content further here if you want to learn more: https://support.google.com/adsense/answ … ic=1271507

    2. Marisa Wright profile image94
      Marisa Wrightposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      If you agree you wouldn't want a child to read it, then why are you posting it on an open site where you can't prevent children reading it?

  2. psycheskinner profile image81
    psycheskinnerposted 2 years ago

    Join the club.  Even mentioning homosexuality of breast exams has a similar effect.  I would note that off hubpages I have not had trouble with similar topics--but did have my romance novel blog blocked.  It seems very arbitrary.

  3. Alphadogg16 profile image88
    Alphadogg16posted 2 years ago

    Laura, as Christy said, it doesn't mean your a smut monger, all of my hubs are health and fitness related, and I had one that I wrote on testosterone flagged. It really just depends on the advertisers. Try rewording it and make it sound a little more "politically correct". That worked for me.

  4. LauraD093 profile image85
    LauraD093posted 2 years ago

    I want to thank everyone for their comments-they were greatly appreciated.

    Marisa-I understand your point but how many children are actually reading Hubpage articles? I am not submitting the article to a child orientated site but one that requires  you be 18 or older in order to participate in the community. It would be a parent's responsibility to oversee their children regardless-but I agree this site could be accessed- which is why I am rethinking and editing the Hub.

    Again i want to thank you all...back to the drawing board.

    Christy thanks for the information and it is true i wouldn't want my adsense account to be compromised as most of the hubs I write are not subject to the removal.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image94
      Marisa Wrightposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      You do have to be 18 to participate in the community, but the community consists of writers, not readers.  90% of the people who read our articles are from outside HubPages.