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What is the staff thinking, or is anyone thinking at all?

  1. allpurposeguru profile image90
    allpurposeguruposted 23 months ago

    My most recent hub, "Recycling What Your Town Won't Collect" is marked unfeatured on grounds of poor quality. When I inquired, someone responded that it has spammy links unrelated to the content of the hub and sent me a link that explains spammy links. Nothing on that page remotely describes any of the three, count them, three links in the hub.

    1. A link to an article on one of my blogs called "Recycling What?? Sewage, diapers, cigarette butts!"
    2 and 3. Links to Earth 911 and 1-800-Recycling, two highly respected sites dedicated to recycling.

    I made some edits a while ago, hoping that someone would pay more careful attention this time. But no. The almighty algorithm has spoken and apparently no human being has ever bothered to verity.

    Can anyone, in plain English and not links to some irrelevant document, explain to me  which of three links about recycling is unrelated to an article about recycling, or how any of them could seriously be considered spam?

    Has anyone else had similar dealings with the Hub Pages staff and found them responsive and cooperative? If so, what's the secret?

    1. Writer Fox profile image79
      Writer Foxposted 23 months ago in reply to this

      Send another email to the team.

    2. peachpurple profile image78
      peachpurpleposted 23 months ago in reply to this

      are those links belonged to hubpages? If those are external links, you can only add one of the same site. Example one site from blogger, one from wordpress, maximum 3 external links

      1. Marisa Wright profile image94
        Marisa Wrightposted 23 months ago in reply to this

        Where did you get that idea, Peachpurple?   You can have TWO links to the same site, and there is NO limit to the number of external links you can have in a Hub.

    3. Barbara Kay profile image85
      Barbara Kayposted 23 months ago in reply to this

      I looked at your hub and wondered if the Amazon capsule underneath your content is yours or Hubpages. If it is yours, it is showing Turbo Tax which wouldn't be related to your hub. That could be the problem.

      1. allpurposeguru profile image90
        allpurposeguruposted 23 months ago in reply to this

        The hub does not have an Amazon capsule, and I didn't see one when I just looked again. It must be Hubpages', and it must not display to everyone.

  2. LeanMan profile image80
    LeanManposted 23 months ago

    Do the links that you provide actually provide further information or do they just repeat information that is already there in your hub? Posting a link to another article of yours that just then recycles the information that is already there in your hub would be seen as a "no-no"..

    1. allpurposeguru profile image90
      allpurposeguruposted 23 months ago in reply to this

      You didn't look at the anchor text in the hub or even the titles in my question, did you?

  3. psycheskinner profile image81
    psycheskinnerposted 23 months ago

    You can have 2 actually, and what is described is only 1. The only possible issue I can think of is the link to you blog.

    1. allpurposeguru profile image90
      allpurposeguruposted 23 months ago in reply to this

      If anyone considers my blog spam, I resent it. No one who actually looks at it would consider it spam. I have lots of other links to posts on four different blogs on many other hubs without trouble.

      But yes, that link to a post with totally different but definitely related conttent is the only possible issue I can think of. I can't imagine what is in the link that would trigger the algorithm.

      1. Writer Fox profile image79
        Writer Foxposted 23 months ago in reply to this

        Your links aren't spammy. Send another email to the team.

        1. allpurposeguru profile image90
          allpurposeguruposted 23 months ago in reply to this

          I sent another email to the team. Here is the response:
          Hi David,

          The primary spammy element in this Hub is the first link to

          The site has pop-ups and other content that interferes with site navigation.

          Thanks,
          Matt @ Team HubPages

          The link doesn't go to the blog in question. That blog, about library related issues, has never had a popup. I disabled the popup on the blog my hub actually links to some time ago.

          I answered the email. I hope he actually looks at it this time.

          1. Writer Fox profile image79
            Writer Foxposted 23 months ago in reply to this

            big_smile

  4. LindaSmith1 profile image60
    LindaSmith1posted 23 months ago

    I tried the link and did not get a pop-up!

  5. psycheskinner profile image81
    psycheskinnerposted 23 months ago

    Yeah, weird.  I ran the site through TrustedSource and SafeWeb and it come up as clear and okay.

  6. allpurposeguru profile image90
    allpurposeguruposted 23 months ago

    Someone on the staff is being blatantly dishonest, and I think someone is retaliating against me for complainging. I find that seven hubs are flagged for violations, specifically forbidden links. The warning box on each one defines forbidden links:

        Sites that contain window confirmation boxes with site navigation, for example, when clicking the back or close buttons, or that redirect users to unwanted websites
        Links to thin eBook sales pages and lead capture forms
        Affiliate or promotional links in subject areas containing a high proportion of low quality, dubious, or promotional content (for example, forex, acai berry, MLM, and weight loss)
        Links to sites that contain links to any of the above

    Every single link is to one of my blog posts!! Not one single link comes close to meeting any of those descriptions. And some of you have already checked out the blog and found it clean.

    1. Amie Says profile image82
      Amie Saysposted 23 months ago in reply to this

      This  is insane and quite scary to we new hubbers.

 
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