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Overly promotion? I am confused.

  1. ican profile image35
    icanposted 8 years ago

    Why are all my post being flag for overly promotion of other sites when I only have one link at the bottom of the article?

    1. Maddie Ruud profile image82
      Maddie Ruudposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Are you using content that you or someone else has already published elsewhere on the web?  HubPages does not allow outbound links on duplicate content.  You can find this information at the "learn more" link next to warning at the top of your hub, and further explanation at http://hubpages.com/hub/Overly-Promotional

      While Relache is right that linking to the same site over and over again will hurt your HubScore, especially if that's the one of the only sites you link to across all your hubs, that won't actually cause a warning or flag.

  2. relache profile image87
    relacheposted 8 years ago

    If all your hubs are promoting is that one site, that's why.  Having the exact same link or links on each hub will hurt you as will too many links to the same place on just one hub.

  3. ProCW profile image85
    ProCWposted 8 years ago

    In regards to what relache is saying... If you have only one site that you are currently promoting, does the site have multiple pages within it? If so, you could use different links to your site on your hubs. But only do that if your "promotion" is relative to your content. If you can, find other "quality" links that are relative to each respective hub and put them in as well. Have you added some related video & graphics? Hope that helps. Good luck.


  4. topstuff profile image59
    topstuffposted 8 years ago

    Whyn't just place a link on your profile page to the website.

  5. ican profile image35
    icanposted 8 years ago

    Ok, Well, the articles are submitted to ezinearticles before hubpages. If its duplicated, then this could be this reason. I understand that I can link them to different pages on my website as well so I will try doing that. But do I need to rewrite my articles just for Hubpages?

  6. gamergirl profile image61
    gamergirlposted 8 years ago


    You will get a higher Hubscore (among other things) from original, high quality content.

    Also, if I'm not mistaken, the link rules refer not to the whole URL itself, but the top level domain.  What I mean is:

    If you put a link on each of your Hubs to http://www.googleisabadsite.com, and that is the ONLY link you ever put up, but on your second hub you put googleisabadsite.com/1 and on your third you put googleisabadsite.com/2, it's still the same top level domain, still the same "website". 

    The phrase overly promotional definitely applies when you consider someone who slips their link in and attempts to loophole through like you're suggesting.

  7. Mark Bennett profile image60
    Mark Bennettposted 8 years ago

    Actually, if it's duplicate, you can't link out at all.

    If it's original, then max two links to the same DOMAIN - and an RSS feed counts as a double link.

    If you have a pattern of linking across your Hubs, it will at some point bring your score below 75 so your links are nofollowed.

    To avoid this, write two Hubs on other topics for each one you write that points to your site.

  8. gamergirl profile image61
    gamergirlposted 8 years ago

    Looks like all his hubs got unpublished.  Probably because he wanted to use hubpages as a marketing tool for his website (like all the videos about hubpages say to on youtube)