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.
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.
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.
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
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?
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