Here at Hubpages there is a two link rule to same site. This is the reason why you were flagged as overly promotional. This is the rule and that is that, Im afraid - unless you use amazon capsules or ebay capsules, then the rule doesnt apply.
HubPages need to protect their reputation and most people dont have a problem with this rule.
Thank you for your comments, although I'm not criticizing the rule. It is inconvenient, but I understand its purpurse. Please notice the proposed solution I've offered for fellow writers who may also run into the same situation. That is the purpose of my post. Your opinion of my solution idea would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Some people are less likely to download arbitrary .zip or .exe files though. In particular for something like a wallpaper which are just .jpg files.
Here is the related thread:
The comments and suggestions of fellow digital artists would be greatly appreciated.
You may be able to upload the files to a major media repository such as Flickr, then link to them there instead. Even though it is not official, it is my opinion and that of others that HubPages staff maintains a white list to such repositories and does not enforce the two-links rule for materials hosted there. The images themselves should be part of the hub, with the link to the source file provided underneath the image or elsewhere in the hub.
I was having to be careful to avoid being flagged in writing my recent Hub, even though there was no promotional intent. I was trying to find a way to let my readers know about national drug store chains' rewards policies, which involved more than one link to each corporate website. Of course, I understand: HubPages enforces this rule really to prevent the rare errant Hubber from using HubPages to promote their own personal interests at the expense of the community.
It can be a difficult balancing act. I believe the vast majority of contributors want to use HubPages to share their craft, but with any successful medium, there are marketers and scammers who want to play the system to their advantage. It's similar to using keywords with search engines. You have to use enough keywords to attract traffic. Using too many or using them repetitively can get you dropped from Google, Bing and others. It's a challenge!
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Hey all,I posted this query in an older thread of mine with no joy. In retrospect, I probably should have posted the question independently:
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