I wrote an article on a women's health issue that I am very familiar with. It was necessary for me to use the word "vagina" several times in the article. I am not going to give it some cute little name. That's ridiculous. Unfortunately, there are no ads on my hub. I presume the ads were disabled because of trigger words, but that's ridiculous! It's a basic health piece. What should I do now? Is this standard practice with health articles that use the correct name for body parts?
This is interesting. I just did a search for Hubs that use that word, and some do have ads, and some don't. I'd ask the HubPages Team if I were you.
If you read the FAQ about disabled ads, it says to contact the admin team with these sorts of issues.
I published a hub on Vaginismus, and had the same problem. I did ask about it, and unfortunately it is against Adsense rules and therefore hubpages to have ads on sexual health hubs (amongst a considerable list of other sometimes surprising ones).
This might clarify things (quoted from Help section):
In partnership with our advertising partners, we've identified below some areas that are not suitable for advertising but that, at our discretion, we may allow to remain published without ads:
* Reproductive medical content (including vaginal and penile issues and sexually transmitted diseases)
* Content about sexuality, including losing your virginity, fetish, or LGBT issues
* Content about abortion, circumcision, genital mutilation, rape, incest, pedophilia, and molestation
* Content describing violent crimes or gruesome accidents
* Lewd or profane humor, including provocative double entendre
* Restrained journalistic or fine art nudity
If the content of your Hub falls into one of these areas, please set the Ad Level to 'None'. If you have specific questions, please contact us.
I read that Hub, Cindy, quite a while ago (I read a lot of Hubs on all manner of topics). I really don't see why yours is against the rules when others aren't. If you do the search I just did, you'll see what I mean.
There are a few articles on the exact same topic I chose to write about that have ads. Frustrating.
I believe you Camlo, it is a bit odd, as I had a similar problem on a hub of mine about improving male fertility, only difference was the adverts kept appearing and vanishing randomly (along with the Ads disabled logo in the My Account page). In the end I just left it alone, and for the majority of the time the adverts are there. In the case of the Vaginismus hub I changed the ad settings to none, so they won't appear at all whatever happens now, but I only did this because I hated seeing that little 'Ads disabled' logo by it in My Account, and the adverts never seemed to appear on it anyway.
I am sure there are lots of Hubs that fall into this category that for some reason the Ads do appear on, but quite possibly their ads come and go as well. There is no point in my questioning this with Hubpages as they will refer me back to the rules I listed in my last comment. I wouldn't want to Flag the hubs where they do appear either, as this seems a bit petty, especially as I think Ads should be allowed on these, although I appreciate this decision is not down to Hubpages in reality and is more of an Adsense issue.
I think there must be a lot of people who refer to the Internet when they notice they might have such a health issue, not necessarily instead of visiting a physician, but in order to understand what could be wrong before visiting one. So, I think ads could be very profitable.
Switching off the ads to be sure they don't appear is probably the best thing to do, though, since this is the policy. The only way to make money on such Hubs is through Amazon.
I suppose the Hubs that do have ads might have 'slipped through the net'. No, I wouldn't flag them either.
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