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adsense blocked - hubpages glitch????

  1. Appletreedeals profile image83
    Appletreedealsposted 6 years ago

    Already sent a note to support but....

    created new hub
    title was about an innocent Christmas toy
    summary was about buying it below wholesale

    That was all the hub contained at this point. no capsule data
    saved - unpublished
    went back - "warning Adsense disabled etc"???????????

    started another hub
    another innocent Christmas toy
    only did tile
    same results as above

    Anybody else experienced this?


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    ryankettposted 6 years ago

    What was this toy called precisely? What was the hub title?

    The word 'toy' is one half of many two word phrases which could be considered 'adult' wink

    1. Appletreedeals profile image83
      Appletreedealsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Ryan - thanks for your response.... but.... think about it

      I would know if it could be construed as adult and would not have asked.

      but it was a toddler toy that had to do with colors and sounds. It can be found on every toy store shelf anywhere. no possible adult innuendos involved.


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        ryankettposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I have thought about it, and the result is the same. Tell me what the title of the hubpage is and I will comment.

  3. lrohner profile image84
    lrohnerposted 6 years ago

    The HP filter is just set way too high--understandably, but still very high. I won't give the exact titles since I haven't published the hubs yet, but I had two where AdSense was ridiculously blocked as well.

    The first was "(blank) for Kids." The object in question is an innocuous household item that in no way, shape or form can be construed as anything adult or "bad."

    The other is a food hub that had the word "Asian" in the title.

    Now, the two hubs had the ads blocked BEFORE any text was placed in them. I grabbed the URLs, added a title and save it unpublished. And voila. AdSense disabled.

    No words. No text. Just a URL and a title. So stop worrying about your content. It may have nothing to do with it at all.

    And it's not my reputation either. I've never had any problems here at HP, so it's not like I'm the problem either. smile

    1. Appletreedeals profile image83
      Appletreedealsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Your response mirrors mine exactly.

      Did you contact support?
      Any response?
      Still blocked on those hubs?

      I'm discouraged about even trying another hub. (after the second, but alas, of course I will)


      @ryan - the hub is unpublished, and like Irohner I don't what to give away the title until published.

      But I do have enough experience to know if it could have any adult or negative connotations that would get the ads blocked.

      That's why I wondered if it was a site glitch.


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        ryankettposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Well if you want me to respond to your question with your very limited question, yes I have experienced this. On the following two hubs:


        As you can see the first one is called USB Humping Dogs. Perfectly innocent of course, but not in the eyes of the filter.

        1. WryLilt profile image88
          WryLiltposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          ZOMG I want a USB Humping Dog now! LoL

          And OT, I've never had that happen - adsense has only been turned off on hubs I knew had questionable content and only was planning to use Amazon on.

          However I'm glad the filter is there. Otherwise HP might lose their adsense account and then where would we all be?

  4. Appletreedeals profile image83
    Appletreedealsposted 6 years ago

    All right... just received a reply from support team.

    By the way, terrific response in less than 8 hrs. Well done team! (seriously, meant as a grateful comment)

    They said it was a filter catch, go ahead and finish the hub and they will reinstate the ads on the hub.


    But the answer is so exasperating I'm going to reveal the unpublished title, so you can all see my awful behavior. I'll just compete with it like anyone else.

    The title was THE ONLY THING typed in the saved unpublished hub!

    This is what the filters caught to disable the ads:
    "Vtech Kidizoom Camera - Hot Toys for Christmas"

    Gee, I'm hot and horny just reading it.

    Nope wait... I'm now offended by it, how dare I say that!

    Oops I'm sorry. I really didn't mean to cuss like that in a title.

    No no, wait! That is sure to generate a "slander" lawsuit!

    OMG it has the word "Kidi" in it, what a pervert!

    Does "Zoom" mean something new now? Or is "kidiZoom" the new slang for a sex act?

    Oh that's right... I forgot Vtech was the new name for Hustler mag. Nasty rag, that.

    I must be too old for this, I just thought it was a kid's Christmas toy.


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      ryankettposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Exactly, and this is ALL i was trying to say.

      "hot toys" is obviously going to trip the filter, subject to some human common sense being applied later.

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

        More or less correct.

        It's a little more complicated than this, but you can think of the filters as being based on the ratio of "bad" words to "ok" words.  If your hub only has a title and no other text, just having a few "questionable" words in the title may result in ads being disabled.

        Once you flesh things out (excuse the pun), we'll be able to figure out that the hub is ok based on the additional text and ads will be re-enabled automatically.

        1. lrohner profile image84
          lrohnerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Paul, you might want to consider different settings for hubs that have yet to have more than, say, 3 words. The two hubs I mentioned have three-word titles and URLs. One had the word "kids" in it and the other had "Asian" in it. I assume those are "bad" words?

          None of the other words could conceivably, in any way, shape or form, be considered "bad." I can understand the use of the word "hot" in the OPs title and how that could set things off, but my titles did not include hot, humping, killer, gun, booze or anything like it.

          I'll email you the titles of the hubs so you can have a look-see. smile

        2. Appletreedeals profile image83
          Appletreedealsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Paul your PUN was the mood changer I needed, thanks. I'm over my tiff now, but I still think "Hot Toys" is a crazy filter trap.

          ps. the first "barred" hub had about 50 additional words in the summary. So there was more context there for the filters to see.

          Thanks for the response. I will finish the Hub and contact support for the ads correction.


          ps. hub category and tags were also kids and toys related.

  5. shazwellyn profile image83
    shazwellynposted 6 years ago

    Hubpages will just take a look at the blocked hub with human eyes, so dont worry, all will be good smile

    p.s. I had a vasectomy hub blocked for a bit, but a human saw that it was just an informative hub smile

    1. sofs profile image88
      sofsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Adsense too sensitive !!!

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

        It is an automated defense mechanism set up by Hubpages to protect us all from adsense violation.  Hubpages have to be accountable on our behalf and if adsense withdraws from hp because their members violated the tos, they would have no more business.  So it is within our's and their's interests smile