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two year old hub flagged

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    Edwin Brownposted 4 years ago

    My Hub,Best BB Guns For Boys And Girls Review, was recently flagged by Hubpages as needing revision.  So it is not getting traffic anymore.  I see that it is now considered out of the pale because it deals with "weapons".  Yet other hubs deal with guns also.  Why, after two years, is my hub suddenly objectionable?

    My hub deals with spring air bb guns, low power target guns for youngsters.  Many dads buy them for their kids to teach them the basics of proper gun handling so as they grow up and want to do things like go hunting or longer range target shooting, they will know about gun handling and safety.

    Could I get a reconsideration on this issue?  Thanks

    1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
      mistyhorizon2003posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      You should probably email team@hubpages.com to query this, but I do know that it is not uncommon for hubs that have been around this long to suddenly be flagged, unpublished, or have ads removed in spite of how long they have been published for. It has happened to me, and even on a tame hub like my one about mobile self defense gadgets all women should carry, e.g. pepper sprays, mini tasers, stun guns etc, the ads were disabled based on these being considered weapons, and even contacting the team directly did not make any difference and the hub had to stay advert free.

    2. Friendlyword profile image59
      Friendlywordposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I learned the hard way. Hubpages is an advertising business. When you pour your out on a hub, you have to consider the fact that you're writing something to attract business and sell products. If you don't want your heart broken; stick to recipes or Right Wing rants about President Obama.

      The best hub I ever wrote was on hubpages for two years and had the highest hubscore and traffic of any other hub I wrote. Suddenly last week ads were disabled.  I took it of hubpages, and fix it the best way I could(after getting no answer to the request for help from HubPages!)and tried to republish the hub.  Now; it's marked as DUPLICATE content. If anybody read that hub(WHY BLACK MEN LEAVE)you know that nobody could have wrote a more original, from the heart hub.

      Hubpages has all kinds of statistics and facts about my hub.  They know the exact day it was written, how many times it was clicked on how many people commented on it, everything about my hub. As of today it's still marked as duplicate and three of my emails to have not been answered.  Not a problem!  It had a great run and the ones that came after it are better and more carefully written.  This was a really hard lesson. It will make me better in the end.

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    Edwin Brownposted 4 years ago

    Thank you all for your thoughtful responses to my post.  If I get no consideration from Hubpages, I will take my hub and post it somewhere
    else where it might receive more appreciation (to do after I remove it
    from Hubpages.

    Good luck to you all.

  3. Mark Ewbie profile image83
    Mark Ewbieposted 4 years ago

    Hmmm.  I too have been flagged.  So one of my more popular pages has no adverts.

    I understand that the regular advertisers who just want to sell stuff to Moms cannot bear any controversy, but surely some advertisers want to sell more edgy stuff?

    There must be a gun manufacturer out there dying to flog their BB guns?

    I guess it's just not worth the hassle.

    Bland, bland, bland.

  4. relache profile image86
    relacheposted 4 years ago

    AdSense has really tight restrictions on any gun or weapon content, so no matter where you move it, you may still find you have problems monetizing it.

    http://support.google.com/adsense/bin/a … wer=105950