Links to Prohibited Sites
Can you please explain how the system works with the "links to prohibited sites"? I have had several and I don't understand the reasoning or how the program is configured.
I just learned the entire URL needs to be removed. How can I determine which ones are "prohibited"?
I like giving credit where credit is due so this is an important topic for me to learn and to handle correctly without burdening the team at HubPages.
The way I understand it...
There is a blacklist of domains maintained by HubPages. Additional sites can be added to this blacklist by the HubPages team if a hub is flagged with a link to a potentially offending site. But let's assume that you're talking about a site that's already blacklisted.
When you publish a Hub, a script scans all of the links in your Hub. If any links point to a blacklisted domain, they're flagged as "Links to Prohibited Sites." When you have a violation, it will be listed at the top of your hub.
There should be an arrow next to it or something you can click on. That will expand the statement of the violation and tell you specifically which links / URLs are prohibited. You'll need to remove those before your hub can be clear of violations.
It happened to me once, and I don't remember all the details, but I do remember that I could see the specific URL at the top my Hub in the violations section. I removed the URLs, and no more violations.
There are a lot of reasons for why a site can end up on that blacklist, so that's a tougher question to answer. I think there's a list in the Terms of Services.
by sunforged 11 years ago
This is getting ridiculous, well, it has always been ridiculous.What is so damn hard about making a list of sites you consider prohibited?What is so damn hard about making a list of sites you consider prohibited?What is so damn hard about making a list of sites you consider prohibited?What is so...
by Rob Winters 11 years ago
Links to prohibited sites e.g products and sales pagesIf hubpages have asked you to remove a link within your hub to a site they deem to be prohibited ,does that mean you just have to disable any hyperlinks but are allowed to still leave a URL to the site in question as long as it isn't hyperlinked?
by Appletreedeals 11 years ago
Geez... I seem to recall HP advising we would get a "friendly reminder" to correct hub violations before un-publishing them... Bull!Received an email today advising a hub had been unpublished due to linking to prohibited sites. So ebay and Amazon are prohibited sites now?(and if this were...
by mselegance3 9 years ago
Hello, I posted a article on the 3rd which was about how to find products to resell at home. It was unpublished which I don't understand. I've sent several messages asking to explain in detail but all I get is automated messages with my name at the top. I have two affiliate links on my article...
by kephrira 11 years ago
I just got an email saying one of my hubs violates tos because of linking to a prohibited site, but I do not know which link you don't like.There are no affiliate links on the page, although it does link to sites which have an affiliate program, and no links to ebooks.It would be helpful if you...
by DDawg 11 years ago
Every time i try publishing an article, I get this message "This hub contains links to a prohibited site, and cannot be published. To learn more about the problem, please click the save unpublished or done editing button and review the warnings at the top of the Hub. Prohibited sites may...
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