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Using Sources in Hubs?

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    Abby Strobelposted 3 years ago

    Hey all! I'm a new Hubber here, and I was silly and signed up for Google AdSense, and was very quickly denied because, clearly, I have "insufficient content". They're happy to look at my application again once I actually have enough content for them to look at, but before I saw the email, I only saw that I had a TOS violation.

    Panicking and looking around the forums, I saw that people were suggesting that some TOS violations came from Hubs having sources. As Hubs are articles, a lot of them require sources in order to be justifiable.

    I was wondering if using sources and links within your Hubs could be the reason behind Google ASense TOS violations. I'm also wondering how certain articles get around this issue if they are so inclined to use sources?

    Thanks!

    1. Hamshi profile image81
      Hamshiposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      It depends on what "sources" they were talking about.
      As for your current featured hub, the only links I can see are the Flickr image credits and they're fine.

      You write interesting content, just keep it up and reapply when you have about 30-50 good hubs.

      You can learn more about what's allowed and not allowed on Google adsense here:
      https://support.google.com/adsense/answer/48182?hl=en

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        Abby Strobelposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you!

        1. Hamshi profile image81
          Hamshiposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          This would also help.
          https://support.google.com/adsense/answer/3394713#1

          Welcome to HP smile (forgot to say it on my first reply big_smile)

      2. The Examiner-1 profile image76
        The Examiner-1posted 3 years ago in reply to this

        I never saw that many mentioned before. I just checked at this site:
        http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/signup-AdSense
        and it says the number that I recommended.

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          Abby Strobelposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Ok. While looking around, I did see that some people had gotten to around 30 Hubs and were still denied from AdSense, but that may have been due to other violations. Thanks!

        2. Hamshi profile image81
          Hamshiposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          I mentioned 30-50 just to be extra sure.

          1. Hamshi profile image81
            Hamshiposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            Another good thing about publishing at least 30-50 hubs before you reapply is it gives some time for your hubs to mature on Google. They're more likely to accept matured content over super new content.

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              Abby Strobelposted 3 years ago in reply to this

              This is true! They also apparently look at how long you've been around--and if you write 30 or so quality Hubs, it's seems that you've been around for a while.

  2. psycheskinner profile image80
    psycheskinnerposted 3 years ago

    Using sources and linking to sources is not a problem unless you also break a rule like he 'no more than two links to one URL' rule

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      Abby Strobelposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Does that mean multiple links directing towards different parts of the same site? For instance, linking to the homepage and also the FAQ page?

      1. psycheskinner profile image80
        psycheskinnerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Yes, it is counted at the base domain. Although some sites are exempt.

  3. The Examiner-1 profile image76
    The Examiner-1posted 3 years ago

    Welcome to HubPages Abby.

    You still applied to AdSense to early but did you know that you have to apply to HubPages ads first? This section of FAQ may help you understand: http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/hubp … am-and-ads

    When you have written about 15 - 20 Hubs then AdSense may accept you with no problem.

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      Abby Strobelposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Yep, I applied to the HP earnings program already. Thank you though!

  4. word55 profile image80
    word55posted 3 years ago

    Welcome to the hubber way of life. You're just going through boot camp, initiation process or probation. You'll get through it :-)

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      Abby Strobelposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Haha, thank you. I'll survive (:

 
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