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Have I gone too far?

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    Whikatposted 6 years ago

    Hello Fellow hubbers,

    I was peeved, today was the first time that I have ever been HP slapped. According to HP my hub http://hubpages.com/hub/Sexiest-YouTube-Music-Videos violates Adsense TOS so they say I can not have adsense on my site.

    Okay, I have checked google adsense TOS and I also checked other  HP sites that have "sexy" pictures and videos on them and I found that although I have over 500 words and 2 out of the 4 videos are from MTV and VH1 besides Youtube. The other videos have over a million views on Youtube and are associated with Big Name musicians. Why have I been slapped when I have found other hubs that promote  "sexy" underwear or commercials have adsense ads on them.

    I did not make the hub to offend anyone, but I did put some work into it and have some possible money making keywords that have been researched, I would like to see some money from this hub if possible.

    I am looking for honest feedback if I crossed the line on this hub and made it offensive to anyone let me know.  I would appreciate any helpful suggestions so that I can have adsense ads on this hub.

    Please be honest and helpful with your feedback. I can handle the truth. I have been to Hell and Back so I can not easily be offended. smile

    Thank you in advance for all replies.

  2. Cagsil profile image83
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    Anything that pertains to stripping, falls into the category of "provocative" and against TOS of Adsense.

    So, in essence, yes you went too far.

  3. mythbuster profile image86
    mythbusterposted 6 years ago

    Yep, ya went too far.

    I have been slapped b4, too, with some content on homophobia but I fixed up the questionable article properly... not allowed to have ads on that one particular hub but HP is allowing the content as it is quite clean.  I couldn't get around google peeps due to using keywords that aren't allowed ie: homoSEXual, etc.

    win some

    lose some

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    Whikatposted 6 years ago

    Thank you Cagsil and Mythbuster,

    Are you saying that if I take out the word stripping and make it clear that the "You Can Leave Your Hat On" video is a respectable training class for exercise and not a stripping club that I may be able to clean it up?

    Also do you think it would be helpful to add some more information about the Musical Artist?

    Thanks for replying, much obliged. smile

    1. mythbuster profile image86
      mythbusterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yes and Yes - I think that making both major suggested changes will help you be able to keep your content visible. Perhaps it will even pass big G keyword sensors.

      My content didn't make it past big G but HP is okay with it and my focus is "awareness" so I am fine with this in my case.

  5. mythbuster profile image86
    mythbusterposted 6 years ago

    Got a head echo of that tune now as I head out for a meeting lol

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      Whikatposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks again Mythbuster,
      I will do some editing and more work on it this evening. It doesn't hurt to try. I did some snooping around the net for the sites who have already ranked high on the keywords I choose. It seems they all have google ads on them, so I am not sure if this really is a google adsense issue or just an HP issue.

      I guess after viewing some other sexy hubs today, it just depends on how the wind blows that day smile

      P.S at least the tune in your head is a catchy one. It always annoys me when I get a commercial jingle stuck in my head. smile

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    Whikatposted 6 years ago

    Thank You Hubpage Team,

    The issue has been resolved very quickly. The HP team notified me within a couple hours after my inquiry and informed me of my no-no.
    I originally had some offending pics with my content. The videos have been censored but the pics had not been.
    I was a bad bad girl smile

    My offer still stands as far as feedback goes. If anyone is offended or believes I could improve on this hub, please feel free to let me know. I will be adding a little more content on the musical artist for the sake of giving them their proper dues.

  7. Anna Marie Bowman profile image94
    Anna Marie Bowmanposted 6 years ago

    I have a similar problem with Adsense over a hub I wrote on recognizing signs of various forms of child abuse.  I do not have any obscene pictures, no obscene descriptions, or any obscene content, but because the word "sexual" shows up several times, my ads were removed.  It was published to bring light to serious forms of child abuse, and despite the fact that I will make no adsense money from it, I keep it posted, because it is important information I feel everyone should be aware of.  It does upset me that adsense doesn't take a look at the CONTENT of said questionable hubs.  That way, honest hubbers who are producing quality, well intended hubs aren't getting cheated out of money from hubs they should be allowed to collect on.

  8. paradigmsearch profile image91
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    I wonder if the category a hub is put into affects adsense’s perception of its content. Might be a worthwhile experiment. Just a thought.

    1. Anna Marie Bowman profile image94
      Anna Marie Bowmanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Interesting thought.  I went back and checked mine, and it's under family & parenting; kids, child abuse.  Shouldn't raise any red flags there.  I wonder if I contacted them and asked them to look at the actual content, if they might remove the block on my ads...

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        Whikatposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Hi Anna Marie,
        I just read the particular hub that you mentioned, and I do not see any reason why Google would block it. I also noticed that when I clicked on the link sexual abuse that there were adsense ads on the linked hub and the word sexual was in the title of the linked hub.

        I would ask HP staff to evaluate that hub for you. You should be making money on your hub, it is really well written.

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    ralwusposted 6 years ago

    sexual to secshual, stripping to strypping. that will beat the google bots

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      Whikatposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      (LOL) Ralwus, I love your idea! Surely the google bots can not penalize us for drinking and writing. If strypping does not work I will try ssstttrrypping smile

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        ralwusposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        more than one way to skin a Whikat. big_smile

  10. Joe Badtoe profile image61
    Joe Badtoeposted 6 years ago

    That's my proposed Hub about stripping wallpaper gone west.....