I have a Hub about fitness model and competitor Kyla McGrath that is listed as Deceptive Tags, Title, or Category.
The title is Kyla McGrath - Fitness Model because she is a fitness model.
The tags are all either related to Kyla or fitness.
And she IS a fitness competitor as shown by her competition history also posted on the Hub.
As far as category goes, All Topics - Sports and Recreation - Individual and Team Sports - Bodybuilding was as close a fit as I could find for a fitness competitor since the fitness competitions she has been in are sanctioned by the IFBB and WBFF, both bodybuilding organizations.
So what do I need to change here?
"This information is based on a human review of this hub" so evidently a person looked at it.
I looked at your hubs, sabreblade, and am still not sure which one it is. I see there are a few featuring Ms. McGrath, but none with that exact title. I'll go look again if you can give me the title specifically. Or am I just missing it?
that is supposed to be unpublished being flagged by a moderator
Sorry, I should have said it was unpublished.
And the word count is kinda low, 331, but that's all I had on the subject.
So I wouldn't call it a picture Hub.
331 word is fair enough not to be called a photo hub. have you contact the team? http://hubpages.com/contact_us/
Yep, contacted the team right after I posted here.
I guess I could have really done one OR the other...not both...LOL
So now I'm waiting for a reply.
HP e-mailed me back this AM and evidently 331 words is NOT enough to not be considered a photo Hub.
That's what the problem is.
Since I can't find it anywhere, can someone tell me where in the TOS it says just what the ratio of pictures to text is?
Obviously its changed since the Hub was first published two years ago.
I just saw your hub (got it from google cache), and it seems to me that they want it to be posted under "Photos and Videos" category. It has 15 images, I was told 10 is considered normal for a hub with good amount of text. Your that hub seems to have less text content.
Hmmm...I'd actually rather take out pics than move it to another category like that.
You can however ask them how many pictures you can keep with the hub to have it under the same sports category.
I am not sure but if it was a photo based hub it should go in entertainment>photos and videos category.
"Since I can't find it anywhere, can someone tell me where in the TOS it says just what the ratio of pictures to text is?"
There isn't one that I know of.
And as far as tags go, my tags are always "deceptive" because I usually use them to make jokes. So, I'm not sure why you're getting flagged or whatever. Or else they just haven't discovered my villany yet (even though I've been doing it for over a year.)
Well all the e-mail said was
"Your hub is primarily images, therefore it must be categorized under Entertainment > Photos & Videos."
So I asked how many pictures I could have and not be considered Photos and Videos (since I would really like to keep the Hub where it is)
But I haven't heard back yet and thought somebody out there might have an answer.
Okay, I got an answer back from HP and I'm forwarding this so maybe some of you out there might benefit from it...
"We do not have a hard-and-fast rule to point you to in terms of ratio of images to text. Instead we look at the main theme or purpose of the Hub. This Hub is designed primarily to show off pictures of the model, rather than impart information. If the Hub contained more text and fewer images, simply to complement the content rather than make up a large part of it, we would allow the Hub to remain categorized outside "Photos & Videos."
So from what I see, if you do a Hub about say Megan Fox and put up 20 pics and not much info, it should be Photos and Video.
If you have a long bio and two or three pics, then "Celebrity" etc should be fine.
That is if I am seeing this right.
I took off a lot of the pics and added all the new info I could find, so hopefully the Hub will be okay to be republished now.
Doesn't help you much butI had a similar problem with a perfectly good hub - it got flagged for same reasons as yours. I removed one tag and it was accepted. Now a few weeks later it has been unpublished for a different reason - because it is low quality. I'm frustrated because it was getting traffic and making sales and now I've missed out on the last few days of Christmas sales on it but since I have no idea what was wrong with it I dont feel confident to resubmit it. Had no response from HP yet.
I feel your pain.
That's what I am going to do as had another two hubs unpublished today. I think I have really improved my style but apparently not. Starting to get fed up of seein hubs that just say 'you can buy xyz at eBay - eBay is great because...' then 20 ebay capsules but when I try to write something useful about a product it gets unpublished.
I know this may sound silly, but you are e-mailing them about these Hubs right?
That many getting unpublished sounds a bit strange.
One just got republished - I didnt re-submit it and I didnt make any changes - seriously weird.
Well I got another unpublished that has been around since October of 2009.
Are there new guidelines or did I just annoy someone?
Two Hubs unpublished for deceptive category within a week.
The first Hub was 2 years old and now this one is over a year old.
And when the first Hub got republished, the ads were suddenly disabled.
Again, after two years of being okay.
I find that strange.
And by the way, this last Hub was 813 words, with only eight pictures and had a Hub Score of 84.
And now in less than 2 hours its been republished.
Cant say they drug their feet on this one can you?
Have they got new staff?
I had three hubs that got their ads disabled after all the changes came in with the automatic filter.
One got re-enabled on moderator review.
Today I was flicking through the hub title changer thing, and changed the titles on a few hubs as suggested.
Then when I looked at my stats, I found that my changes had caused the automatic filter to kick in, not only on the previously disabled/moderator enabled hub, but on another one too.
So I changed its title back and it was fine.
Next time I looked it had ads disabled on moderator review!
I'm considering unpublishing them all, but I'd lose almost 10,000 views.
Well something is going on.
When they started the HubKarma thing, I started adding a lot of links to other Hubs.
I've noticed in the past month that almost everyday I am getting the broken link warning, so that means these Hubs I linked to a few months ago are gone now.
I had 7 dead links to Hubs just this morning.
They are so frequent that I am removing the linking modules because I'm getting tired of editing Hubs everyday.
It may kill my HubKarma, but I'm getting tired of trying to keep up with the Hubs that are getting taken down everyday.
I just got an e-mail from the HP team saying that the second Hub being unpublished was an error and that it was fixed.
I think they actually fixed that one in less than 2 hours.
Hey, we all make mistakes....LOL
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