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Hubpages Banned from Propeller

  1. Has_aWayWithWords profile image78
    Has_aWayWithWordsposted 6 years ago

    I went to sign up for propeller and submit a couple of hubs, HUBPAGES DOMAIN BANNED FOR SPAM CONTENT.  This goes back to my point the other day about weeding out some of the sapm stuff happening here. If Hubpages has been banned from propeller for spam content because of some jackass wouldn't it be in not only hubpages best interest but also each of us to have better tools to prvent from similar things happening on other sites?

    1. darkside profile image84
      darksideposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      It would be the result of individual people submitting far too many hubs on their own accounts. Even if the content of the hub is top notch if there's enough people misusing the service, any bookmarking service, it gets flagged and eventually results in the domain itself being banned.

  2. skyfire profile image74
    skyfireposted 6 years ago

    If propeller dropped hubpages then expect that AOL's other services banning the hubpages content as well. Sad to know about this.

  3. waynet profile image47
    waynetposted 6 years ago

    Blame all the fools who don't know any better and think that spamming is the only way they can drive traffic to their hubs!

    Hubpages have been banned from a few of these bookmarking sites because of this problem.

  4. skyfire profile image74
    skyfireposted 6 years ago

    Well we can't just stop at this because of some spammer screwing things up. Try looking for other social bookmarking sites from socialadr, socialmarker.com sites.

  5. brimancandy profile image83
    brimancandyposted 6 years ago

    That's weird. You would think a site like that would want more people to join, so that they can have more people driven to their site, and their advertisers would have more advertising
    free space. And draw more customers.

    Yahoo certainly dosen't seem to mind spam, as it is very rampant
    there. Which is probably why they are making a zillion dollars on advertising, and webhosting.

    Oh well.

  6. skyfire profile image74
    skyfireposted 6 years ago

    Yahoo is falling now, so wasting money on killing spam is more downfall. Besides Yahoo answer is spammed by internet marketers and it is on gray line so yahoo can't do anything and doing that will reduce traffic.

  7. habee profile image91
    habeeposted 6 years ago

    I submitted an article to Seed that had a link to related info in my hub, and the article was rejected for spam!

  8. skyfire profile image74
    skyfireposted 6 years ago

    So my theory is right. Hubpages is labeled as spam on all AOL services.

  9. Has_aWayWithWords profile image78
    Has_aWayWithWordsposted 6 years ago

    AOL was the first to have a big fall when broadband nearly killed them, yahoo is now having to fight for its life and they don't have the resources to fight spam and the users of yahoo aren't paying for any services so that doesn't give yahoo a real reason to fight spam with great effort, google and some of the bookmarking places fight it because they know they can run one QUALITY ad and charge premium prices and generate the same revenue as someone working ten times harder with a thousand junk ads, google has junk ads too but they make their fortune on the highly targeted and quality ads so it is in their interest to stop spam and prevent adsense frauds.

  10. blue dog profile image79
    blue dogposted 6 years ago

    ah, well, the writing has been on the wall for some time now.  the problems aren't going away when particular instances are the only thing addressed.  although i do flag inferior content, it's not our job to police the spam.  at least i'm not seeing anything in my account to do that. 

    there are plenty of agents in these forums who should be taking on that responsibility, if they haven't already done so.

    much like  the president, hp seems to be squandering momentum.  and just like our president, probably won't get it back.

  11. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago

    What these sites consider spam is submitting your own articles; same with Mixx and StumbleUpon. Some people submit every single thing they write. Places like Shetoldme let you submit your own articles.

  12. skyfire profile image74
    skyfireposted 6 years ago

    Mixx, stumbleupon allows hubpages i guess. But AOL blacklisted hubpages.

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
      Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      But you will get banned if you submit too much from Hubpages to either of these sites.

      1. skyfire profile image74
        skyfireposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Yes,not only hubpages but any single site. If there is variety of posts in submission then i guess there is no penalty.

  13. Has_aWayWithWords profile image78
    Has_aWayWithWordsposted 6 years ago

    submitting your own articles isn't always considered spam. Adding relevant and valuable information is fine even if that information comes from you. Stumble, Digg, and the others have not had any of my posts flagged and I have seen several hubpages that are posted in those. I am sure with propeller it was probably one of the many hubs that has a few words a giant picture and a couple links to some site trying to sell weight loss, acai berries, or any number of the other recent spam attacks..lol

  14. AEvans profile image73
    AEvansposted 6 years ago

    Never assume you have all of the facts until you recieve a response. There are many writing sites who have the same issue hubpages is not the only with a hiccup, the difference between this site and others is that people are allowed to voice there opinions about things so that hubpages can look for a solution. If all of us quit complaining and thought about a solution it could certainly make this site better then the rest.

    ex: What would be the best way to filter the spam?
    ex: What caused a possible ban from some others sites?

    I am sure there is more going on internally to fix the issue/issues then what all of us know. I believe all of us should be a little more proactive so that we can be a stronger community. smile

    Remember theory is not always fact.

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      mdawson17posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      AEvans you are such a great peace keeper

  15. montheroid profile image59
    montheroidposted 6 years ago

    Yeah I just found out the same thing after doing my first submission to Propeller. IMO the ban should be per Hubpages user, not per domain.

    Especially for the big players like Hubpages, Squidoo and others, it should be pretty easy to identify the user from the link, no need to ban the main domain.