Hi guys. A few days ago, I have published a hub entitled "Kidnap-Not-For-Ransom Cases and the Criminals." As you might have guessed, it's about missing youths who were abducted and raped/murdered/tortured. I've also discussed about the criminals, their mental illnesses and why they did these terrible things. I had seen the warning (before publishing it) that it covered sensitive topics so ads had been disabled. After I published it, I have received a positive feedback from a fellow Hubber telling me that it's an excellent and well-researched hub. Yesterday, my hub was unpublished and I got a warning from HubPages telling me this:
Violation: Promotes site(s) or product(s) unrelated to Hub content.
I realized that I was not allowed to put any ads (Amazon, eBay, etc) and I had put some amazon links, so I removed all of it and then resubmitted my hub. Just this morning, I received a warning again telling me the same things. I'm confused. What else do I have to remove? Or is my topic too sensitive?
Do you have any textual links? RSS feeds? Link capsules? Do you mention any other sites whether by link or not? Links in photo capsules?
It sounds like somewhere in the hub there is reference to another site, and it could be something as innocuous as a link used as credit in a photo capsule. Maybe a mention that you have a webs site. Almost anything concerning another site or product that is not truly related to the hub.
You may have to email HP to find out if there is no notice on the hub itself.
Yes, I have RSS feeds (related hubs written by other hubbers and my latest hubs). Do you think I should I remove them? I've also put a link to an article in about.com explaining the term "pedophilia" which I think is necessary because some of the kidnappers I've written in my hub are pedophiles. I have a photo that is linked to flickr. It's just a photo with the word "kidnapped" written on it. I've also put several youtube videos (news or documentary about each case).
How did you set up the RSS feed to related hubs? Is it picking up anything that is not truly related? It could be the feed to your latest hubs as well - I believe that is frowned on now. Even the videos could be the problem if the moderator did not agree that it was related.
Your best bet is really to email HP and request clarification. While I have heard others complain of similar items being forbidden none of yours really sounds to me like a likely source of the problem.
Ok wilderness, I'll contact HubPages now. Thanks for your quick reply! I'll keep you posted.
If you have an RSS feed to your 'latest hubs', then, unless they are all related to the topic, this could well be your problem.
This is what happened to me.
Only related hubs may be linked to.
Trish is right, the "latest Hubs" feed is now prohibited.
You can set up a feed to your own Hubs on the same subject (if you have any), by using a tag.
Personally, I would not risk using a RSS feed to other people's Hubs, or from any other source. As Cagsil found out this week, if the feed returns even one link that's not perfectly related to the subject, your Hub will be unpublished. It's not worth the risk because you can't control the feed well enough.
To give you an example, Cagsil wrote a Hub about Pamela Anderson and included a Hub feed using the words "Pamela+Anderson", which you would expect to be OK. But somehow it picked up an unrelated Hub and the Hub was unpubbed.
Thank you everyone for being so helpful. Just now, I've received an email from HubPages:
Your Hub has been cleared for publication, and published.
I didn't submit my hub for republication. I just removed all the RSS feeds and left it there. So, I guess the culprit is the RSS feeds. I'm glad it's been cleared. I was kind of upset when it was unpublished because I really worked hard on that hub. Once again, thank you everyone!
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