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Automatic disabling of ads

  1. pauldeeds profile image
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    pauldeedsposted 6 years ago

    We've just made a change to the site that will automatically disable ads on certain hubs that have been identified as having content that may not meet with the HubPages Terms of Use or with the Google AdSense Content Policies.  The purpose of this is to protect both your and our relationship with advertising partners like Google and Kontera.

    If one of your hubs has been identified, a warning will appear on the hub itself.  We will gradually be reviewing hubs that have been caught by the filter and doing one of three things:

    1) moderating the hubs for policy violations
    2) overriding the filter and allowing ads to appear again
    3) leaving the ads turned off but allowing the hub to remain published

    We recognize that the rules change from time to time and are subject to some speculation and interpretation.  This policy change will give us a bit more leeway to allow a small number of "gray area" hubs that are well written and important to remain published even though they may not be totally advertiser friendly.

    1. shazwellyn profile image83
      shazwellynposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hi Paul...

      You said: If one of your hubs has been identified, a warning will appear on the hub itself. 

      Does this mean that we have to go through all our hubs to find out exactly which ones?  Is this warning in edit mode or on public view?

      Is it possible to create a symbol feature in our account to alert us to disabled ad hub?

      Can we edit our hubs and resubmit to make them more compliant?

      I hope you dont mind me asking smile

      1. wrenfrost56 profile image82
        wrenfrost56posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I was going to ask this too. smile I do also think it's is a good idea and I think will serve the site well.

      2. Sparhawke profile image60
        Sparhawkeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I would like to know this also, if you have many hubs it could take a while to randomly find them...can you make it so we can see on the accounts page sometime in the future? smile

      3. pauldeeds profile image
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        pauldeedsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Yes, we should be able to do that for you.  We're still fine tuning the filters, but at the moment it appears that this will affect less than 1% of all hubs.  So it's probably not something that most Hubbers need to worry too much about.

        1. johnyater profile image79
          johnyaterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Let me start off by saying that I do think that the monitoring of hubs is a good thing.  If HubPages does not stay in the good graces of Google, then we all lose!

          That being said, I have three hubs on corhole (the game) that have had there ads removed.  I can only assume that it was because of the multiple meanings of the word cornhole.  I do understand that there are a lot of hubs that will have to be moderated and that it will take some time.  My question is will there be some kind of notification after these hubs have been moderated?  This would be nice to know incase it is not the word cornhole that is causing this problem.

          1. pauldeeds profile image
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            pauldeedsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            I believe ads should be enabled again on your cornhole hubs.  As you'd expect with any automated system there are going to be both some things that are missed and some false positives.  That's why we have a secondary layer of human review.  But we need automated systems as well, it's simply not practical for us to review 3000 new and edited hubs a day by hand.

            1. johnyater profile image79
              johnyaterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Thanks for getting this resolved Paul.  I do understand the paramount task in front of the HubPages team to keep us in the good graces of Google.  I also believe that the short term discomfort of having ads turned off on a couple of your hubs is enormously outweighed by the fact that this policy change will help secure all of our futures here at HubPages.

        2. shazwellyn profile image83
          shazwellynposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks Paul.. it would be nice to have an informed choice.  Will you let us know on a sticky thread?

          Kind regards, btw smile

        3. pauldeeds profile image
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          pauldeedsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          As promised, you can now see which hubs have ads disabled on your my account.

        4. bgamall profile image84
          bgamallposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Ha, Paul, I had to get rid of some Amazon items to pass the Google test. I am sure if I actually sold a lot of Amazon stuff, they wouldn't like it. But since I don't I don't care. It is just really amusing to me.

    2. sarovai profile image59
      sarovaiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      good to know this.

    3. Andrew0208 profile image60
      Andrew0208posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Good innovation Paul. I believe it's good for us all...I recently observed last week that the usual ads that do display on hubbers profile page have stopped displaying, could this be as a result of the automation?

      I thought it was with mine alone until I checked other hubbers profile pages even while signed out. Thank you.

      1. mailxpress profile image77
        mailxpressposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Wow,

        I'm going to sign out so I can see if Adsense Ads are on my profile.  Great observation.  Thanks.

    4. Cheeky Girl profile image84
      Cheeky Girlposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      This is a fair and common sense way of doing it! Well done! That's why I love Hub Pages so much! Cheers!

      Cheeky Girl

    5. kcreery profile image60
      kcreeryposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      tough but fair.

    6. Sally's Trove profile image99
      Sally's Troveposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      This is Bot imbecilism. When I read through the posts here and saw that some Hubs mentioning breast cancer were flagged, my heart sank.

      I went to school at Beaver College. The college is now a university by another name, and the only reason it has another name, Arcadia University, is because of the implications of seaching Google using the word "beaver".

      This is supposed to be a site for writers, at least it is marketed that way, but it's not.

      It's a site driven by revenue (nothing wrong with that; that's how business is done), but HP walks a delicate line when it purports to be a writer's site.

      Clearly, there is no freedom of expression here. What is here is the opportunity each Hubber has to make some money, promote an internet presence, and engage in a social network.

      In a US court of law, the censorship that exists here on this HP site could be ruled as denying first amendment rights.

      But who wants to go head to head with Google when it is the financial entity that makes HP possible? As a result, breast cancer Hubs might be subject to censorship in order to maintain that financial relationship with Google.

      It's a complex issue. Wonder how it will play out.

      1. Norah Casey profile image80
        Norah Caseyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        We are not censoring hubs on breast cancer. This is a thread about whether advertisements will be turned on hubs that have adult content. For more information, please feel free to contact us.

        1. Sally's Trove profile image99
          Sally's Troveposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I understand what you are saying, somewhat.

          "We are not censoring hubs on breast cancer. This is a thread about whether advertisements will be turned on hubs that have adult content."

          Since when is a discussion of breast cancer deemed adult content and thus subject to advertising "turning"?

          I go back to the Beaver / Arcadia dilemma. Key words, words that are flagged out of context?

          Glad that you are there at 7 in the evening my time. Still a business day for you.

      2. Marisa Wright profile image93
        Marisa Wrightposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Is it?  When I read the front page, the emphasis is on writing articles for profit.  That's what the site was created for.  It mentions the opportunity to interact with other writers, yes - but it's not claiming to be a "site for writers" in the sense of creative writing, debating etc.

        If some people are willing to lose their Adsense account in the name of artistic freedom, that's their choice.  But on a shared site, they have no right to jeopardize the income of others.   If HubPages didn't police things, the whole site might lose access to Adsense, and that would be a disaster for all of us.

        There are plenty of other sites where important and contentious issues can be discussed.

        1. Sally's Trove profile image99
          Sally's Troveposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Agreed. It's not a site for writers.

          1. thisisoli profile image64
            thisisoliposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            This site is fine for writers, and there are several writers who publish their work here for artistic purposes.

            The flag only disables adverts, it doesnt disable hubs.

          2. thisisoli profile image64
            thisisoliposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            This site is fine for writers, and there are several writers who publish their work here for artistic purposes.

            The flag only disables adverts, it doesnt disable hubs.

            This means that if you are writing hubs for artistic purposes you will remain unaffected by these changes.

            1. Sally's Trove profile image99
              Sally's Troveposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Depends on one's definition of a writer. There are plenty of avatars here who do well financially who can't write. They've got the SEO game nailed down. As for writing for artistic purposes, you have a point. If those Hubbers don't care about a dollar return from AdSense or other affiliates, then they are free to do what they want. Unless they get flagged or banned by HP for other reasons.

              What I take exception to is being penalized for words out of context.

              1. thisisoli profile image64
                thisisoliposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                but you are not penalized for words out of context, flagged hubs are reviewed.

                The only reason hubs are taking so long to have the flags removed right now is because there are no doubt tens of thousands of hubs which need to be manually checked, once the backlog is cleared though I wouldn't be surprised if the flags were removed within 24 hours, which is definitely not a penalty to make a big fuss about.

    7. James A Watkins profile image92
      James A Watkinsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Three of my Hubs are Adsense disabled. I have read the terms of service of HubPages and Google and I see nothing whatsoever wrong with my Hubs. They are entitled: "Sexual Revolution" "The Homosexual Movement" and "The Homosexual Agenda."  There is not profanity or pornographic photos. I wrote to Maddie Ruud a couple weeks back and asked if she would let me know what I could change about them to get back on Adsense, as all three draw a big crowd. She never responded to my email. Thank you.

      James A Watkins

      1. pauldeeds profile image
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        pauldeedsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I believe those hubs fall into the categories described at the bottom of the FAQ entry.

        http://hubpages.com/faq/#adsdisabled

        1. James A Watkins profile image92
          James A Watkinsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I see. Ok. Thank you.

      2. Lifeallstar1 profile image61
        Lifeallstar1posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I don't understand. Is this hubpages or google? A word can disable adsense? Google does not look into it or see the words surrounding the word in question? Is google homophobic? Or the word breast when is about cancer. Technology is far more advanced and I think you should notify google. They would have plenty of ads. Maybe the keywords aren't helping them? Sounds like a mistake. I would be surprised that its a google issue. I think its a glitch in the hubpages system.  If I'm wrong I feel think its impossible for google to not have ads so its some issue hubpages should help you fix. Or contact google and see if they have an issue and I highly doubt it. What about amazon?

        1. Marisa Wright profile image93
          Marisa Wrightposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          As an Adsense publisher, HubPages has an obligation to comply with Google's TOS.  So the action is dictated by Google but the filter is run by HubPages.



          Google uses robots to check for offending material. Robots cannot read context, they only search for "rude" words.  That means even academic treatises on prohibited subjects aren't allowed.

          1. Lifeallstar1 profile image61
            Lifeallstar1posted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Thanks! I get it now. I was confused at what someone said but then reread the main post and it makes sense. Not Adsense but regular sense :-)

  2. Arthur Fontes profile image90
    Arthur Fontesposted 6 years ago

    This sounds fair.

  3. Origin profile image60
    Originposted 6 years ago

    Sounds good to me. big_smile

  4. AEvans profile image72
    AEvansposted 6 years ago

    What a fantastic change! Thanks Paul that should make many quite happy. smile

  5. Misha profile image75
    Mishaposted 6 years ago

    Wise move, Paul smile

  6. Faybe Bay profile image83
    Faybe Bayposted 6 years ago

    That is truly a great change! I have not had any trouble with ads personally but I have seen many forum threads open because of this problem. This is great news for many hubbers!

  7. darkside profile image80
    darksideposted 6 years ago

    For some it's going to sting a little at first, but like yucky tasting medicine it's going to do them good in the long run.

  8. Cagsil profile image75
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    Thank you Paul. smile

  9. earnestshub profile image85
    earnestshubposted 6 years ago

    Great! We are well looked after in this paddock! Thanks Paul!

  10. KCC Big Country profile image84
    KCC Big Countryposted 6 years ago

    Great idea! We should all appreciate how you 'watch our backsides'....obviously it affects you as well.  Thanks!

  11. Rafini profile image82
    Rafiniposted 6 years ago

    Sounds fair, thanks HP team.

  12. net_crazy profile image55
    net_crazyposted 6 years ago

    Good Move, Makes many hubbers delighted :-)

  13. hypnodude profile image83
    hypnodudeposted 6 years ago

    Will this work also for Tamil Singles and Hot Indian Aunties hubs?

  14. Alison Graham profile image92
    Alison Grahamposted 6 years ago

    Thanks, I think this is a really good move.

  15. Zsuzsy Bee profile image85
    Zsuzsy Beeposted 6 years ago

    An improvement that makes for a better site. Thank you Paul and team.

  16. Shil1978 profile image88
    Shil1978posted 6 years ago

    Wonderful change that! Protection of both HP and our  relationship with advertising partners should always come first, so nice to have this being implemented!!

  17. myownworld profile image77
    myownworldposted 6 years ago

    I agree it's a great change, and can see why it's been made. Still, it's frustrating to think all adult content is viewed the same way by google: I mean, there are lots of serious adult issues that need to be addressed and just because my hub on pornography contains the words 'porn' doesn't make it poor content. It has a score of 98 at the moment, has been read by more people than any of my other hubs and I still can't understand why google wouldn't allow ads on it. Not criticizing Hp policy, just google's! smile

    1. pauldeeds profile image
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      pauldeedsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Google's policy is driven by financial interest and the needs and desires of their advertisers.  Something can be extremely well researched and written but still not be advertiser safe.  The disabling of ads isn't necessarily a comment on quality, and you shouldn't take it as such.

      1. myownworld profile image77
        myownworldposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Just saw this. Thank you for replying... I see what you mean. smile

      2. Lifeallstar1 profile image61
        Lifeallstar1posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I had a warning which I believe were due to too many keywords but yieldbuild kept telling me to. I took some away but not sure if it helped enough. Do I keep talking keywords away? Do we have a set amount? They were suggested to me but I took some out anyway just might not be enough. Not sure. It was odd since it was okay for a while.

    2. thisisoli profile image64
      thisisoliposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      If your site is an adult discussion about porn then chances are your Hub will be unflagged, remember all hubs are manually reviewed.

      Google's policy also allows for grey areas, but There are an increasing number of hubs which fail to comply with Googles terms of service.  By removing adverts from the worst, it allows for more hubs which are seriously discussing issues.

  18. LeanMan profile image81
    LeanManposted 6 years ago

    Anything that keeps this site in google's good books is good for all of us...

  19. raineer profile image81
    raineerposted 6 years ago

    Good idea! I just hope this automatic filter doesn't go crazy on all hubs.

    1. ngureco profile image86
      ngurecoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Might this be the reasons ads are missing on the profile pages?

      1. pauldeeds profile image
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        pauldeedsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        We removed the ad on the profile page for several reasons:

        - it generated a very small amount of revenue
        - user experience - we wanted to increase the visibility of followers and the new accolades feature
        - we don't currently have a comprehensive system in place for policing content violations on the profile page (as compared to hubs at least)

        1. hypnodude profile image83
          hypnodudeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks for clarifying this point. smile

  20. paradigmsearch profile image91
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    Hmmm…

    Guess I better go check my “How to de-flower a sheep.” article.

  21. Beth100 profile image84
    Beth100posted 6 years ago

    Same question as Shaz!

    This is great, and thanks HP team!!

  22. green tea-cher profile image59
    green tea-cherposted 6 years ago

    I have the same questions as Shaz as well. These rules will be a benefit to HP and its hubbers.

  23. warrioRR profile image59
    warrioRRposted 6 years ago

    This will work great i think

  24. Anamika S profile image70
    Anamika Sposted 6 years ago

    Awesome!

  25. RedElf profile image85
    RedElfposted 6 years ago

    Sounds like a fine plan.

  26. Sparhawke profile image60
    Sparhawkeposted 6 years ago

    One thing I would like to know, are the adverts just hidden from our view so that we don't get any revenue or are they hidden to you too?

    That would after all incentivise you to help us figure out what is wrong with our hubs...

    1. pauldeeds profile image
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      pauldeedsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      If ads are disabled they won't appear to anyone that views the hub.

  27. Sparhawke profile image60
    Sparhawkeposted 6 years ago

    Indeed, without direct notification of what is wrong with a hub all we can do is guess, and delete the entire thing sad

    I know that it will hardly affect the great majority of us though, so thanks Paul for answering back smile

  28. SteveoMc profile image92
    SteveoMcposted 6 years ago

    The whole Idea of someone else moderating with a crawler or a filter seems a little risky.  Perception is a powerful thing. 
    However, if I were advertising on your site, and paying a lot to do it, I would expect some control in return.   
    From what I can glean from this, my guess is that I do not have a hub that would be suspect. 
    But I think at some point, there is a 'free speech' issue involved.  For example, controversial issues.  The AdSense network is considered family-safe. Are controversial issues considered family content?  I wonder if an advertiser finds the topic of abortion, or converting to Muslim, or Obama fan club, or TEA Bagging, to be distasteful or not family friendly.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image93
      Marisa Wrightposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      SteveoMc, the whole point is that Google's Adsense makes all its decisions based on a crawler.  So it makes absolute sense for HP to have a safeguard that works on the same basis.

      The raison d'etre of HubPages is to provide a venue where members can earn money through Adsense and other affiliates.  Therefore anyone who joins HubPages must be prepared to accept the related rules before they sign up.  That means "freedom of speech" discussions are irrelevant.

    2. pauldeeds profile image
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      pauldeedsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      The filters do not remove any content, they simple prevent advertising from appearing on the content.   Prior to this change we had to make a binary decision, either content was within the rules and could remain published or content was outside of the rules and had to be removed.  With this change we have the option to leave something published without ads that may be on the borderline -- so arguably this represents an increase in "freedom of speech" on HubPages.  Of course the underlying rules have not changed, so don't take this to mean that "anything goes".

  29. Painted Seahorse profile image94
    Painted Seahorseposted 6 years ago

    I'm worried about one of my hubs. It's about "Tristram Shandy," and I was discussing some of the innuendos. The problem is, I don't know which words trigger this filter. I went through it and tried to take out references to specific body parts, but what about words like "sex" and "prostitute." I feel strange using euphemisms or nicknames for body parts, but I'm afraid it will make HP flag the hub again.

    1. pauldeeds profile image
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      pauldeedsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Although the filters are primarily based on analysis of words, the point of the them is to preemptively disable ads on content or subject matter that may not be advertiser friendly or is indicative of a rules violation.  So, simply changing words without making any significant change to meaning of the content may circumvent the filter, but it probably does not solve the underlying problem.

      As mentioned we'll be reviewing many of the hubs that were identified by the filter, and we can reverse the decision in cases where it was inaccurate.  We will be prioritizing hubs with high traffic and by author's with high HubScores for review.

  30. Smiley_Sneha profile image60
    Smiley_Snehaposted 6 years ago

    Nice change.

  31. KCC Big Country profile image84
    KCC Big Countryposted 6 years ago

    I ran across one of my hubs that this has caught and I believe I have fixed what the problem was.  Will the notification at the hub automatically reset itself the way broken links do when you fix them? Or do we need to email HP for a review of the revised hub?  Or if it still shows a message that means there is still something wrong?

    1. pauldeeds profile image
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      pauldeedsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Expect in the rare circumstance where a moderator has marked something that the filter approved of as bad, whenever you update the hub the filter will be applied again immediately.  This means that if the message still appears, then the filter still doesn't like something about your hub.

      1. ngureco profile image86
        ngurecoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        That is a very important confirmation from you. I can now have the heart to edit mine again and again until I get it because I am assured the filter will immediately disappear when I get it right.

        1. pauldeeds profile image
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          pauldeedsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Please see here.

  32. hypnodude profile image83
    hypnodudeposted 6 years ago

    One of my hub has been unpublished, how long will it take for ads to appear again on my profile page?

  33. khmohsin profile image60
    khmohsinposted 6 years ago

    amazing..
    Nice hub, thanks for sharing such useful information.

  34. Jule Romans profile image89
    Jule Romansposted 6 years ago

    Thank you for adding this feature. I think it creates the right incentives for changes and the right discouragement of undesirable choices.

    I am newer member, so please keep that in mind as I express my opinion.

    I agree that concerns about "free speech" are irrelevant here. If this were simply a site designed to advance free speech in all its forms, I would not be here. I am here to improve my writing and marketing skills, and to learn from highly credible experts.

    Anything that improves the credibility and reliability of HP as a whole is of great benefit to me. This is especially true for those of us who are new and still learning. As I build my online skills and potential reputation, I want to be associated with a site that is well-moderated in accordance with its goals. I see that consistently here. I respect it.

    And, of course, anything that sends away the aunties (whatever they are) is good with me. :-)

  35. andromida profile image75
    andromidaposted 6 years ago

    I appreciate it very much.Its a very innovation control of making HP a better writing site.What I expect from HP is making it more attractive to original writers.I believe quality always wins over quantity.Best wishes to HP team.

  36. paradigmsearch profile image91
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    Probably 99 percent of all Hubbers are reading this Topic.

    So here’s a reprint of the Google Content Guidelines for anyone who wants to do preemptive fixes:

    Sites with Google ads may not include or link to:

    Pornography, adult or mature content
    Violent content
    Content related to racial intolerance or advocacy against any individual, group or organisation
    Excessive profanity
    Hacking/cracking content
    Gambling or casino-related content
    Illicit drugs and drug paraphernalia content
    Sales of beer or hard alcohol
    Sales of tobacco or tobacco-related products
    Sales of prescription drugs
    Sales of weapons or ammunition (e.g. firearms, firearm components, fighting knives, stun guns)
    Sales of products that are replicas or imitations of designer goods
    Sales or distribution of coursework or student essays
    Content regarding programs which compensate users for clicking ads or offers, performing searches, surfing websites or reading emails
    Any other content that is illegal, promotes illegal activity or infringes on the legal rights of others

    Seems reasonable to me. Frankly, I am amazed that the list is not a lot longer.

    As to false positives, it looks like HP is taking good care of us there.

    May we all continue to prosper.

    1. Jule Romans profile image89
      Jule Romansposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      That was a very helpful thing to do. Thanks.

    2. hypnodude profile image83
      hypnodudeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      More or less we all know Google's rules, yet my hub was about Hypnosis for Premature E. and it has been unpublished. Anyway it's ok for me, even if it was published since February. I just hope it will be the same for those Aunties' hubs. And maybe for those hubs under 100 words. I think they lower the quality of the website much more than serious hubs addressing sex. smile

  37. dohn121 profile image86
    dohn121posted 6 years ago

    I do like the idea of of HubPages looking out for the best interest of all three parties-Google, HubPages, and us, the writers (our inability to earn money via Google would be awful, for instance as we form a symbiotic circle). 

    However,out of curiosity, how do we override the filter smile

  38. kimh039 profile image90
    kimh039posted 6 years ago

    I recently noticed a comment related to robot.txt on one of my hubs, that presented after I added a link to a related hub.  It says the crawler can't crawl my site.  Is this related?  Or a separate issue?  I have not been able to understand the directions about how to fix it.  There are ads on the hub though, so maybe it's another issue.

    1. pauldeeds profile image
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      pauldeedsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      That's unrelated, and not something that you need to worry about.  Usually it's caused by another site serving the content of a hub, such as Google Translate or a proxy.  All published hubs on HubPages are crawlable.

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    MJoyceposted 6 years ago

    thank you very much for doing this,great job hubpages team.....

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    Pattie Bonckposted 6 years ago

    It appears that I have been a victim of the automatic disabling of ads bandit.
    It says that my blog has substantial copied content....
    Considering the blog is my original blog and of a distinctive writing and spiritual style I find it very hard to believe that someone else has a document or article similar to mine. If they do then they have the infringement not me. Yet I will be the one who will lose my standing with Google! If this new service continues to stop original content from being blogged on Hub because of bad filtering or erroneous and inadequate researching for real copyright infringement then what good will it do to continue to post original content and lose google adsensein the process?

    1. pauldeeds profile image
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      pauldeedsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      This has nothing to do with the subject of this thread, but I think you'll find that the text in this hub:

      http://hubpages.com/hub/Name-For-The-Creator

      is almost identical to what appear on this page:

      http://snowwowl.com/gwritturtletalkname … eator.html

      As the warning on your hub indicates (if you click on it):

      The issue of duplicate content on HubPages is completely separate from issues of plagiarism or copyright. All that it means is that we found text very similar to what is contained in this hub elsewhere on the web. Duplicated hubs are not a violation of our rules, and may remain published. However, promotional or affiliate links are strictly prohibited on hubs identified as duplicate.

      Please do not contact us to say that this is your original content that is published on another site. However, if you believe that this content should not appear anywhere else on the internet, please contact us. Include the URL or title of this hub in your message.

  41. Boomer60 profile image59
    Boomer60posted 6 years ago

    Sounds like a positive improvement to me. But I am fairly new here and am just learning.

  42. susanlang profile image60
    susanlangposted 6 years ago

    I'm all for this Paul.. very good move. One question, does this mean any hubbber selling sex porn toys through links they put on the hubpage, will be taken down? I don't mind saying, I sure hope so. And Thank you...great news!

    1. pauldeeds profile image
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      pauldeedsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Selling adult toys or product is a clear violation of the AdSense Program Policy on Adult Content.  If brought to our attention a hub doing so will be unpublished (simply flag it as adult if you see one).

      1. susanlang profile image60
        susanlangposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I have flaged it many times.. so has my Ca. friend. We both concur the the hub user has some how disabled your staffs settings and some how it seems to be over riding any attemp to remove it! Want to know who?  But I bet the blonde one has already gotton rid of it since I left you this message yesterday. When the hubber was in this forum posting. Thanks for responding Paul.

  43. cupid51 profile image49
    cupid51posted 6 years ago

    I appreciate the idea, at least we would be protected against accidentally violating the Adsense TOS and loosing our account. Thanks HP Team! smile

  44. calicoaster profile image50
    calicoasterposted 6 years ago

    Nice and quite innovative way to protect the hubbers and give them info at the right time. smile

  45. paradigmsearch profile image91
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    WOW! Do not mess with Google!

    “Google Dumps Microsoft Windows Company-Wide"

    For details go to your preferred news source.

    As far as I am concerned; the more safeguards HP has for keeping Google happy, the better.

  46. hypnodude profile image83
    hypnodudeposted 6 years ago

    Another one of my hubs has been unpublished, the one about the Sumo Squat. Which happens to be my best performing hub. My solution, from now on, will be to publish all banned hubs somewhere else. And maybe ask directly to Google if those hubs violate their TOS.
    Btw HP is still full of hot desi aunties hubs, with good peace to Google TOS and HP quality.

  47. thisisoli profile image64
    thisisoliposted 6 years ago

    These changes are good in my eyes!

  48. sunforged profile image65
    sunforgedposted 6 years ago

    wow - big thumbs down for poorly designed new feature.

    Such notifications should be emailed to an author and/or incorporated into a very visible warning on the my account page.

    Why would we be visiting our own hubs to see such a warning?

    Whats the present turnaround time for manual review and reinstatement of adsense to filtered hubs?

    just found one - on a hub with near 50,000 views , a hub that is well within adsense TOS and gets enough daily traffic that I dont appreciate the loss of potential earnings

  49. sunforged profile image65
    sunforgedposted 6 years ago

    oh - to be clear - Anything that protects adsense is good , no complaints there , just cant understand why some sort of notification system isnt in place, we are not supposed to have to babysit our hubs, if your making changes on your end the impetus should be on you to inform us of anything that may be effecting us.

    Forum posts dont cut it for official communication, many never visit.

    1. SunSeven profile image63
      SunSevenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Imagine if you have around a thousand hubs! sad

    2. shazwellyn profile image83
      shazwellynposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Arhh... you get my point big_smile

  50. sarika22 profile image60
    sarika22posted 6 years ago

    hello paul deeds, how are , hub pages is a great place for writers, and i am a newbie in hubpages, and i like hub pages very much, but tell me something, that the actresses and aunties hubs are allowed or not allowed on hub pages, because there are lot,s of aunty and actresses hubs in the entertainment section, and entertainment means entertainment, , one of my hubs hot girls in sarees is disabled by fiiters and the ads are disabled , why this has happened, and i could i remove the ban on advertising please tell, it will be a great favour for me

    1. viking305 profile image91
      viking305posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      This has cleared up a lot of questions I had about this new feature on HubPages, thanks Paul

 
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