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Overly promotional...not sure how to fix it...

  1. djsartin profile image61
    djsartinposted 8 years ago

    I did read the other thread here about this, however, yesterday I got flagged on two hubs and I cannot see where I went wrong.  One of the hubs was flagged right after I put it up, I rearranged a couple things and it was approved.  Now, after it was already approved again, several weeks later, it was flagged again. 

    Is there a way to find out for sure what links are causing the problem?  I have noticed that on some of my hubs most of the links picked up by the system to display over at the side where it lists related hubs are other hubs of mine...could that cause the flag, even tho they aren't links I put in a link box in the main part of the hub?

    So confused....


  2. djsartin profile image61
    djsartinposted 8 years ago

    I removed one link from each although being only to more related
    information...and were to stories online about the subjects...
    hope that fixes it...

    Just enjoy hubbing so much and to give people links to
    related information in each one...


  3. pauldeeds profile image
    pauldeedsposted 8 years ago

    You seem to include several links to your blog at the bottom of every single hub.  A lot of those links are not really related to the topic of the hub, which is where you may be running into problems.  A pattern of promoting one other site, especially with links that aren't directly related to the content is liable to get you flagged.  If you want to avoid problems, I'd suggest putting no more than one link in to your blog in each hub.

  4. djsartin profile image61
    djsartinposted 8 years ago


      Now I know better what to include...appreciate the help,

      I post about many different subjects on my blog, so what
    would come up showing through the feed here would vary there,
    and have always set the number to show on the hub to make all
    my content come out more evenly distributed on the hub.

       Like not having just one column coming down long at the

       Guess I better fix some others too...or find other type
    of content to do that...as I also have hubs on a lot of
    different subjects...interested in many things.


  5. pauldeeds profile image
    pauldeedsposted 8 years ago

    No problem.

    I'm not sure that you need to go back and edit all your existing hubs.  Just keep in mind that there are lots of good resources out there and be sure to reference more of them directly in your hubs (as opposed to just promoting one or two other sites).   I think you'll find if you just put a link to your blog on your profile page (rather than in every single hub), people that like what you're writing about will find there way to it eventually.

    You may find your HubScore increasing too if you keep these points in mind.

  6. djsartin profile image61
    djsartinposted 8 years ago

    Thanks again for the advice....

    I'd been using the rss feed only.

    However, I have included several links to related sites
    on most hubs but using a link box.

    Not sure how to include the links in the text...tried that
    once and it didn't work too well...lol  So went to my blog
    and typed it in...then came back and copy/pasted it
    into the hub....

    Is there a way to directly link in the hub without
    having to do that?  Does it take, for instance,
    an html linked word?

    Also checked about my profile, but don't see
    anywhere there to add a link to my blog...


    1. Lissie profile image86
      Lissieposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      The answer is the same in both cases - you will see  Iink to my website in my profile - go to your profile and edit it  enter some words in  the bio - highlight the words you want to be the link text - in my case "budget travel for the over 30's" and you will see a little link (like a chain icon in the formatting icons above your text - click this a 2nd window w will open to allow you to enter the http;//www.whatever.com address that you want  to link to.
      Exactly the same procedure will allow you to link in a text capsule   - to link to a specific blog post open up the actual post and cut /paste the LONG url that you will see when you have the post (not just the blog) open.
      Hope that helps

  7. djsartin profile image61
    djsartinposted 8 years ago

    Thank you both so much!   

    Very helpful and will go now and try to do this,