I have 2 hubs devoted to Laurell K Hamilton's Anita Blake series. If you are not familiar with the books, they do include erotic scenes.
I have these hubs marked mature, but have turned the ads off. I was shocked at the graphic ads showing.
I wasn't sure of the policy regarding mature content.
Can anyone take a look and let me know if these hubs should be marked mature?
Thanks in advance,
I don't believe those need to be marked as mature, and in my opinion they do not violate the AdSense content policy. So I think you're safe removing the "mature content" flag and turning ads back on.
Our hub labeling system has two basic goals: 1) warn HubPages users before they view potentially offensive hubs, 2) keep us within compliance of our advertisers content policies. It's becoming clear that we need to offer some additional labels and provider clearer definitions in order to achieve those goals. For instance, an "R-Rated" label for mildly mature content would be useful for Hubs like these.
Look for some improvements in the next release.
Thanks so much for the reply.
I look forward to new improvements on ratings.
I think instituting a rating policy is getting a little extreme. These are books that anyone can walk into any bookstore and buy. They don't carry ratings on them.
I agree with the importance of flagging porn hubs as "adult", but once you get into rating every little thing based upon whether someone else might be offended by it, it gets a little ridiculous. A little personal responsibility goes a long way. If you don't like something, hit the back button.
I think it would be better in the long run if you clarified what the "mature" label is for and what Google's policies are for Adsense and leave it at that.
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