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It is so easy to get rid of articles these days mine anyway

  1. Eileen Hughes profile image84
    Eileen Hughesposted 5 years ago


    I wrote the above article.   And it has been there for yonks.

    Now the powers to be decide that it appeared to encourage Watching TV on the computer or something similar...????

    I cant be bothered anymore.  It is so easy to DELETE ARTICLES

    That saves any confrontation..... So Simple.  Thanks once again
       Whoever keeps on trying to get me to alter my hubs  forget it.

    In the last 4 months I have had to delete many ads that were on their from the beginning on aprrox 25 articles   as evidently they were  now over promotional.  I did all that even though I was away traveling for three months and had limited time on the internet.

    Previously it was something else on about 20 of my articles  and I fixed that.

    It just goes on and on and on.........

    1. pauldeeds profile image
      pauldeedsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      You are, of course, free to delete whatever Hubs you want, but if you read the details of warning that appeared on that Hub this is what it states:

      It appears this Hub might be about watching TV on your PC, a topic which has become saturated with low-quality Hubs published by affiliate marketers. Because of this, Hubs written on this topic must be of exceptional quality and can not contain affiliate links, or links that point to sales or lead forms. Hubs that don't comply with our rules can be unpublished. However, high-quality, informative Hubs without affiliate, sales or lead form links on this topic are welcome!

      The Hub was not moderated, and so long as it contains no affiliate links it is very unlikely that it would be.  You can read more about content warnings here:


      1. Eileen Hughes profile image84
        Eileen Hughesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks Paul for replying  But it is just getting too hard these days with all the problems that keep coming up that we have to alter

        That's why as I said It is easier to delete them.

        From memory it wasnt over promotional with links. I did take one out because it said it no longer worked that was when I saw the other message.  Anyway thanks for replying

        1. pauldeeds profile image
          pauldeedsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          As best I can tell you've only been asked to make changes to 1 of your Hubs (via email 5 weeks ago), and had 1 Hub that was moderated 6 months ago (for an AdSense policy related issue).  That doesn't seem like much to me, so I'm curious what gives you that feeling.

          1. Eileen Hughes profile image84
            Eileen Hughesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Sorry paul, it was because of all the other articles (adverts to delete) Amazon ones. And other ones

            This was one email I got:
            We recommend that you write at least 50 words of text for each product that is featured on your Hubs. Please correct the problem if possible. Hubs that are not corrected by March 25th may be unpublished.   
            That referred to 21 of my hubs - I fixed all of these too.

            This was second email:
            Over-Marketed Topics

            The following published Hub is written on a topic that is over saturated on HubPages and contains links to affiliate sites or promotional offers. That sort of link is no longer permitted on Hubs in certain subject areas. Please review these Hubs and remove any of these links; uncorrected Hubs will begin to be unpublished starting in about 2 weeks.

            That one was one article  -Which I fixed

            But then it said:
            The news capsule is no longer going to be supported on HubPages soon, and will simply be removed from your hubs. The hubs will not be unpublished, but removal of news capsules may affect their layout. So, we'd recommend reviewing the following hubs, and if you have any concerns you can remove the news capsules yourself.

            That message referred to 25 hubs which I did alter.

            1. pauldeeds profile image
              pauldeedsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Fair enough.  Reviewing the news capsule Hubs was optional and really only important if the way you were using the news capsule was integral to the Hub, but the product ratio issues (from a couple months back) were not.

              There may be a few bumps along the way, but we believe these changes are important for the long term health of the site.  Anyway,I don't believe there are any further significant rules changes coming, if that provides any solace.

              1. SunSeven profile image62
                SunSevenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Do we still have news capsules?

              2. Eileen Hughes profile image84
                Eileen Hughesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Ok thanks that will be good news then.   Thanks for your information.

    2. Marisa Wright profile image92
      Marisa Wrightposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Eileen, take a deep breath!

      If you've been travelling, you probably missed the huge upheaval that was caused when Google changed its rules a few months back.  What was OK with Google last year isn't OK now.

      You know that HubPages (and Hubbers) rely on Google Adsense for their income, so HubPages had to make a lot of changes, fast, to keep in Google's good books. 

      Unfortunately, instead of taking it calmly, and waiting until they had it all organized before asking us to change things, it was more like, "quick, get the Hubbers to fix this!" then, "oh heck, we need to fix that too - quick, get another email out!".  At least, that's what it felt like to us Hubbers!  Annoying, but let's face it, we all make mistakes when we're in a panic.

      The Amazon changes were part of that. So were the "prohibited links" changes affecting what sites you could link to - basically, you can't have links to sites that sell ebooks any more, except on eBay and Amazon.

      If you read the email about the News capsules carefully, you didn't need to do anything - they were just telling you the capsules were going to disappear, in case they were important to you.

      They're still going through every Hub to find prhobited links, so it's quite possible you'll find the odd Hub getting unpublished now and then - but if you go to the Hub and read the information at the top it will tell you exactly which link needs removing, then you can submit for republishing.

      1. Eileen Hughes profile image84
        Eileen Hughesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Hi Marissa,   Thanks for stopping by,  Yes I did know about that but it is such a pain.  and like you say it was all done in such a difficult way for me anyway.

        But what is amusing to me is that most of us write for other sites and have not had any problems like this at all.
        Yes  I understand that hubpages has probably been going for longer in some situations too.

        I am not including ehow and those sites in this as I dont write for them at all.

        Another thing that drives me up the wall is all the emails from facebook.  Evidently they are coming from members apps or similar.  So in future when I get them I will just unfollow them.

        Another friend just explained that to me and it will solve this problem.  Not that I want to lose friends.  That is not my aim  I just want to stop so much spam and rubbish in my emails.

        And of course facebook well that is another issue all together.
        Anyway thanks again and all ok now cheers Eileen.  Thanks for helping everyone.

  2. SunSeven profile image62
    SunSevenposted 5 years ago

    I have deleted/moved the content which do not comply with HP's ever changing rules. There is nothing wrong with that. No heartbreaks, no disappointments, and no hard feelings.

    I did those things mostly, because its not worth the time and effort to tune your existing hubs to rules which are invented on the road and whims.

    If you start doing it, you will have no time for anything else, with pathetic returns. smile

    1. Eileen Hughes profile image84
      Eileen Hughesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks sunseven,  Yes I think I will have to do the same.  As we travel a lot and it all takes up valuable time.
      And to be honest I havent written many articles lately because of our traveling.

      Like you say it took me ages to fix all the other problems.  Just opening altering and saving on limited internet usage really was a pain ... Although I did try and fix everything before.