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Totally Disgusted and Ready to Bail

  1. nicomp profile image60
    nicompposted 7 months ago

    I am absolutely sick of trying to fix my hubs to sate nebulous faceless administrators.

    This stoopid hub has well over 300 words per ad capsule. It's published in the proper category. It deserves to be 'featured' and I have no clue what so-called "Spammy Elements" are extant.

    http://hubpages.com/literature/Cecil-Th … e-Be-Saved

    I give up. Why bother? I can put up a WordPress blog and get more page views. At least Google will index it.

    1. theraggededge profile image93
      theraggededgeposted 7 months ago in reply to this

      Too many unrelated product capsules. You  only need one click-through to Amazon, so pick one that is relevant to the topic. I'm afraid silly string and fake mallard ducks just don't work.

      In fact, I'd say the whole article is not written to the title. Anyone who clicked on it looking for information about Cecil is going to press the back button with alacrity.

      Edit: I see you've placed it in 'Dark Humor'. Dark it is, but not very funny.

    2. EricDockett profile image96
      EricDockettposted 7 months ago in reply to this

      Your hub has products that it doesn't need. That's why it isn't featured. And it's too bad, because the Cecil the Lion story is important I think, and you made some interesting points, albeit in roundabout ways.

      People are going to read your Hub to get perspective on the Cecil story. Nobody is going to read it and say, "Gosh, this is interesting, but I suddenly realize I need to buy a duck decoy and a toy truck." That's what makes it spammy, not the number of Amazon links vs words. This is true whether on WordPress or HubPages.

      It's up to you what you wish to do with your own content, but I think it would be shame to move an interesting Hub when all you need to do is get rid of products that don't belong to begin with, and probably are never going to make a single sale anyway.

      Good luck, whatever you decide.

      1. nicomp profile image60
        nicompposted 7 months ago in reply to this

        Please define "doesn't need." How is that measured? I'd like to see that algorithm.

        1. lobobrandon profile image82
          lobobrandonposted 7 months ago in reply to this

          It's not an algorithm. In fact it's common sense. Would someone reading that topic want to buy rubber ducks or any of the other stuff mentioned? Not trying to be rude, just giving you some honest feedback.

          1. nicomp profile image60
            nicompposted 7 months ago in reply to this

            I don't take your comments as rude but I think you're way off. It's juxtaposition for sake of humor. I can relate any topic to any product capsule: that's my special skill.

            1. theraggededge profile image93
              theraggededgeposted 7 months ago in reply to this

              Well your 'special skill' is preventing your hub being featured, so why don't you take some of the suggestions here and see if you can get it through QAP? You've asked for feedback and we've pointed out the problems.

              While I believe that humor can be applied to almost any subject, the animal lovers and conservationists don't see the willful killing of a beautiful creature as particularly funny. People looking for information on Cecil, as per the title of your hub, are going to be disappointed.

              1. Jesse Drzal profile image82
                Jesse Drzalposted 7 months ago in reply to this

                I do not find it funny either.

    3. Sherry Hewins profile image96
      Sherry Hewinsposted 7 months ago in reply to this

      Good luck with that.

  2. psycheskinner profile image81
    psycheskinnerposted 7 months ago

    I think that opening with a passive aggressive call out box complaining about not being featured is not a good look.

    The new requirement is that Amazon boxes be dead serious recommendations of products you have personally used, and nothing else.

    1. nicomp profile image60
      nicompposted 7 months ago in reply to this

      Please let me know how that is measured. I'd love to hear it.

  3. calculus-geometry profile image86
    calculus-geometryposted 7 months ago

    The hub is a funny spoof of a typical "product hub" and maybe the moderators simply didn't get the joke. Or maybe they did get the joke but they can't make any exceptions to the rule, not even for humor.  Unfortunately I don't think it will win on appeal.  For what it's worth, I laughed smile

    1. nicomp profile image60
      nicompposted 4 months ago in reply to this

      Thanks

  4. paradigmsearch profile image91
    paradigmsearchposted 7 months ago

    I so wish my worst problems were HubPages. Unfortunately, they are not. In fact, HubPages seems to be my only shining beacon in the night at this time.

    1. theraggededge profile image93
      theraggededgeposted 7 months ago in reply to this

      Aw..{{{hugs}}}

      1. paradigmsearch profile image91
        paradigmsearchposted 7 months ago in reply to this

        Thanks. Looking at the news puts things in perspective.

        1. Jesse Drzal profile image82
          Jesse Drzalposted 7 months ago in reply to this

          Everything ok? Need a chat?

          1. paradigmsearch profile image91
            paradigmsearchposted 7 months ago in reply to this

            Real World? I'm basically f-cked.

            1. Jesse Drzal profile image82
              Jesse Drzalposted 7 months ago in reply to this

              You are a good thinker and bright..use this to work on outside of the box solutions. Head up is first though..negative thoughts will only hamper this.

            2. lobobrandon profile image82
              lobobrandonposted 7 months ago in reply to this

              Oh... you could always send a message if you want to talk. Tc

              1. nicomp profile image60
                nicompposted 7 months ago in reply to this

                So happy I could bring people together...

    2. Dale Hyde profile image87
      Dale Hydeposted 4 months ago in reply to this

      I know that is right!  HP is on my very, very low end agenda these days!

  5. VirginiaLynne profile image94
    VirginiaLynneposted 7 months ago

    I took a look at your hub and you really don't need the capsules for the joke.  Just put in pictures and it should get featured.  You aren't really making sales off of all those are you?

    1. nicomp profile image60
      nicompposted 7 months ago in reply to this

      Hey, I might sell something!  smile

    2. nicomp profile image60
      nicompposted 4 months ago in reply to this

      Who wants to know?

  6. stephenteacher profile image85
    stephenteacherposted 7 months ago

    Hub can do what it wants, it's their baby.

    But about certain products.

    People are people no matter what or where.

    They buy things. They read. They laugh.

    I watched the super bowl and saw no ads for
    any football related products.

    I actually saw one for opioid induced constipation,
    among others. And you are going to tell me that
    football fans are prius fans? If so, then you
    prove my point above. Other big ads were
    from turbotax and paypal, of all things.

    In that whole mix of super bowl watchers, there
    were a lot of people that pay taxes.

    Who knew they might be interested in a
    talking marmot?

    I stay on Hub for the fun and enjoyment.

    1. nicomp profile image60
      nicompposted 7 months ago in reply to this

      Fantastic analogy regarding the Super Bowl. Well stated. By HubPages logic, the only ads during the Super Bowl should be for footballs and HGH.

 
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