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Advertising has been automatically disabled

  1. Aya Katz profile image90
    Aya Katzposted 6 years ago

    My new hub has had advertising automatically disabled. As far as I can tell, it does not violate Adsense policy. Who should I contact? Is it Maddie?

    1. IzzyM profile image87
      IzzyMposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Email team at hubpages.com

    2. pintails7886 profile image79
      pintails7886posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      lucky you i want to disable mine and dont know how to.

      1. Aya Katz profile image90
        Aya Katzposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        You can turn off your ads by hitting the edit button and then changing the setting of the ads.

      2. relache profile image87
        relacheposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        If you have any outgoing links to commercial sites (which includes the Amazon and eBay capsules) then your Hubs are considered commercial and you can't disable ads.

        All you have to do is read the FAQ...

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

  2. Aya Katz profile image90
    Aya Katzposted 6 years ago

    Thanks.

    1. IzzyM profile image87
      IzzyMposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      It might take them a day or two to get back to you, but you should have ads enabled no problem. Your hub is very good by the way smile

      1. Aya Katz profile image90
        Aya Katzposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks, Izzy. I emailed them, so now all I can do is wait.

  3. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    Hey Aya, contacting HubPages on the weekend will take some time, just to let you know. So, please be patient. smile big_smile

  4. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    Hey Aya, I just checked on your new hub and I can see why the ads have been disabled. I would say that the excessive use of the word "breast", not only in your written material, but in keyword selection as well.

    Also, the picture isn't advisable either. hmm

    1. Aya Katz profile image90
      Aya Katzposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Seriously?!

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

        Try chest instead. smile Or maybe balloons? Just kidding. Or, it could be that your amazon ads are a violation. I had one hub where the amazon ads were a little racy and I had to change them. Go figure. Of course you tube videos can be way racier than the amazon ads, but Google doesn't seem to care about those as much as long as they are in their approved network. Again, go figure.

        1. Aya Katz profile image90
          Aya Katzposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Apparently, "breast" was just fine, I don't need to change it. Maddie re-instated my ads, but then I just added on more tag afterwards, and the automatic thing happened all over again. So now I'm waiting for the ads to be re-allowed. And I'm never touching that hub again!

  5. sunforged profile image72
    sunforgedposted 6 years ago

    I dont think you are violating any adsense TOS

    http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/A … &hl=en

    The HP safety filter is more selective than adsense actually is - I bet you will be reinstated with ads.

    1. Aya Katz profile image90
      Aya Katzposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Sunforged, thanks! Cagsil had me worried for a minute.

      1. Cagsil profile image60
        Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I don't know what you were worried about Aya.

        I only gave you a "reason" for ads not being displayed. I did not, once, mention it was against TOS.

        You asked about the ads being disabled. hmm


        Edit: However, I'm glad Maddie took care of it by manually turning them back on. wink

  6. thisisoli profile image55
    thisisoliposted 6 years ago

    Yep, the disabling of ads is on a strict automatic filter, all hubs with ads removed are then manually reviewed by Hub staff afterwards.

    1. Aya Katz profile image90
      Aya Katzposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thisisoli, good to know! I guess, in that case, that even if I hadn't already emailed the Hubpages team, they would eventually have reviewed it?

      1. thisisoli profile image55
        thisisoliposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Yes.  The filter is just to protect hubpages and it's users from Google's ToS violations.  I think the problem was that too many people were taking 'advantage' of the grey area, the choice was either to ban grey area topics completely, or make it so they are manually reviewed.

        Considering the amount of work that is needed to manually review hundreds of daily Hubs, I think those who write subjects which contain suspicious keywords should be thankful!

        1. Aya Katz profile image90
          Aya Katzposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Thisisoli, you're probably right. Must be awful to have to slog through all those hubs manually! However, there ought to be a more intelligent way to do things automatically. For instance, if a single word by itself is suspicious, but if it always appears in a tame combination in a particular hub, then the longer combination should absolve us of suspicion.

  7. Aya Katz profile image90
    Aya Katzposted 6 years ago

    Maddie just re-enabled my ads! That's really quick for a Sunday! Three cheers for Maddie and the Hubpages team!

  8. sabrebIade profile image80
    sabrebIadeposted 6 years ago

    That's great to hear Aya.
    I've been trying to get ads re-enabled on one of mine since Friday.
    Hopefully todays the day!

  9. Aya Katz profile image90
    Aya Katzposted 6 years ago

    Cagsil, okay. Guess I misunderstood. Anyway, glad we agree about about Maddie being helpful!

  10. quicksand profile image84
    quicksandposted 6 years ago

    Of late I've been seeing ads uder the caption "sponsored ads" on my hubs as well as on pages of other hubbers. These "sponsored ads" are not GoogleAds, as GoogleAds are identified by their their regular trade name. Have I been missing something?  smile

    1. Aya Katz profile image90
      Aya Katzposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Have you been notified that ads have been disabled on any of your hubs?

      1. quicksand profile image84
        quicksandposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        No. These ads appear along with the regular Google ads. Probably I have missed some announcement.

        1. Aya Katz profile image90
          Aya Katzposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          This happened to me a long time ago when I forgot to input my PIN that I got from Google in the mail. Have you already input your PIN?

  11. Aya Katz profile image90
    Aya Katzposted 6 years ago

    In fact, I got in trouble on that same hub that was disabled and then re-enabled again. Maddie had warned me that if I tried to edit, then the automatic disabling would happen again. So I promised myself not to ever edit that hub. However, I do periodically play with my tags, and I added an extra tag to that hub, too. I didn't consider adding a tag "editing", because you don't have to hit the "edit" button to add a tag, but as soon as I did this, my ads got disabled again. (The tag was not objectionable.)

  12. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    Hey Aya,

    You know, I saw this thread again, and read the new stuff added to it, then saw that you said that you'll make adjustments to the keywords and not edit the hubs...but changing keywords is actually effectively changing the hub.

    I figured it was best for you to learn that changing the keywords would trigger the disabling off the ads again, and not to say anything about it. Therefore, leave it up to Maddie to tell you.

    So, now you know. hmm

    I did the same thing, using the same thinking. And learned the hard way too. hmm

    1. Aya Katz profile image90
      Aya Katzposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hi, Cagsil. Yeah, I didn't really understand all that. I thought they were called "keywords" when they are in the body of your article, but "tags" when they are in the little meta-tag area. Since we can change the tags without changing the content and without clicking on "edit", I didn't realize that it's also a kind of editing.

      On my old website, the tags weren't visible to readers at all, unless they pressed "view source" on their browser.

 
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