Some of my Hubs have been unpublished because they were overly promotional. I have no problem with that. I am trying to fix all my Hubs as soon as I can. However even when I delete ALL of my amazon capsules it still says it is overly promotional. I also happen to have about 3 youtube videos that show different things related to my hub. Would the youtube videos be considered overly promotional? I'm really not sure what is going on. One of my hubs all about the frisbee had videos of different frisbee games and tricks and that was still blocked even when I removed all amazon and ebay capsules. The same thing happened with my Nerf hub. Both hubs are basically the history of the products and about how my family and I enjoy using them. The videos are the only things I can think of that could be the problem. any ideas?
When I had a problem simular to this, I emailed the HP team. I found that I had used too many links to the product I was talking about and too many YouTube videos. The Amazon ads I did didn't fit under the 50 word descriptions. After some editing and an email back from HP, I was able to re-publish.
Just be sure to follow the guidelines in the HP help forum.
Under overly promotional:
"Purely promotional offers and Hubs designed only to promote other sites or businesses are not allowed. In particular, the following actions are likely to get your Hubs identified as overly promotional:
•including more than 2 links to any one domain
•linking to the same domain in the body of the text AND in an RSS feed
•short "teasers" with links to "read more" at another site
•including links to a page that contains largely the same content as your Hub
Please note that promotional links are links that you have any interest in promoting (your blog, your Website, affiliate offers, etc.). Links to well-known Web resources which you don't have any personal interest in (like Wikipedia, news sites, encyclopedias, open directories, etc.) are exempt from this limitation."
I hope this helps! Also, it may take up to 72 hours for your hub to be republished. (This is also found under the help forum.)
I really wish that hubpages could be more specific. I really think I deleted everything I had to for the new rules. The only thing I can think of is to get rid of some of the videos even though they really add to my hub. I wish I could turn off the capsules and see if that works. Instead of deleting them and then remaking them if I find out that wasn't the problem. So two links to one domain Would that include youTube? I mean come on that is where all of the videos for everyone on the web are. I will try some more changes and see how I do at this guessing game.
I might be wrong (it's happened before) but wouldn't three youtube videos essentially link three times to youtube? If so it violates the "overpromotional" rule by providing more than two links to a single site.
It could be that the message stays the same until the 'team' has the time to review your changes - give them a chance. If after a couple of days, if your article is still unpublished, then ask.
It is very frustrating but the rules are there to help promote better Hub page content, I think.
Good luck getting your Hub republished.
I don't think the Youtube vids should be a problem.
I use photos from flikr commons in my hubs and I follow ALL the citation rules, meaning sometimes I link to flikr like five times in one hub. None of my hubs were flagged.
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