Hi! I am new to Hubpages and I am trying to post my first article but I have been flag as Overly Promotional. I already change the 'Links' so it looks as natural as possible but it did not pass the test. So I am hoping if anyone of you Expert here could lend me some hand.
I have got 3 external link on my Hub. 2 is pointing to a Facebook Page and the other is to a NGO's website. I have put [link] to mark the external link. Here is the description-
1) This is at the top of the Hub-
Could BLR Management Service helps you to become Debt-Free?
[link]BLR Management Service[/link] could not help you to become totally Debt-Free. But it will definitely help you to increase your possibility. Are you currently in debt now?........
2) This is further down-
When it is settled, move on to the next and repeat the process. It might seem hard at first, but keep doing it and very soon, you will be free of your credit card debt.
But if for some reason you could not afford to make payment, please consult your bank and if you still can’t a find solution, please consult [link]AKPK[/link] and ask for their advice on how to settle your predicament.
3) Last part before the Comment-
- Subscribe to a Professional service like tax and auditing. They will advice and helps you to manage your tax and audit matter to your best benefits. For your Home Loan, you could try a [link]BLR Management Service[/link] company in Malaysia. Beside helping you to save money and time, they could also saves you a lot of headache.
Thank you very much,
This is a direct quote from the FAQ section - it is a lengthy so I have added the quote I think might be most relevant to your question.
Here is the quote from the FAQs -
"My Hub was moderated for being overly promotional; what does that mean?
Purely promotional offers and Hubs designed only to promote other sites or businesses are not allowed. In particular, the following actions are likely to get your Hubs identified as overly promotional:
including more than 2 links to any one domain
linking to the same domain in the body of the text AND in an RSS feed
short "teasers" with links to "read more" at another site
linking to sites/pages/Hubs that are unrelated to your Hub's topic
including links to a page that contains largely the same content as your Hub
Please note that promotional links are links that you have any interest in promoting (your blog, your Website, affiliate offers, etc.). Links to well-known Web resources which you don't have any personal interest in (like Wikipedia, news sites, encyclopedias, open directories, etc.) are exempt from this limitation."
Hope that part helps to solve the puzzle.
Hi! I already read that for a few times but i still could not figure it out - I only link Twice to the same URL and its not a 'call to action/teaser' to me. Or I am wrong?
Both of them looks natural as it is providing information to the reader on how to solve their issue if there is need. Please advice.
You are targeting people in dire financial straits and instead of offering solid, impartial advice, you are telling them to contact a company, who will presumably "help" them at a very high price.
You are feeding on people's despair to garner profits for this company.
And then you wonder why your hub has been unpublished.
Hi! I could not help but reply to your msg. The 2 link i point to is not what you describe here. One is a NGO that will provide genuine help to a person that is in debt without charging them.
The other link is a Professional service to advice them on what will be the best way to manage their loan. It is a Free consultation unless they want to subscribe and even that, its for their own benefits. So please next time do some research before assuming.
Thank you very much,
"For too long Citizens Advice Bureaux have been seeing people whose debt problems have been made worse as a result of turning to such companies for help. They have often been given wrong or inappropriate advice, been charged disproportionately high fees and do not get the protection from creditors that they need despite paying for a debt management plan. In some cases money handed over by clients to pay off debts has not been passed on to creditors."
Part of a statement by Citizens Advice, UK.
Some of that text in that hub sounds eerily familiar. Makes me wonder about the rest of it.
The entire hub is telling people to go to another site...that is against the rules...
"Purely promotional offers and Hubs designed only to promote other sites or businesses are not allowed" This describes your hub which I read in a cached version on Google.
If you don't mind me asking, how do you find the cached snapshot? I'd like to see this hub in it's entirety.
Thank you everyone for the reply. Guess I will need to read more of the posting here and get a feel of how they do it. Good day.
Hi! I still am little confuse. Which of the 3 links is violating the rules here? Is it the second one? I am pointing to them where there should go in case they face with a credit issue. That is a NGO website that really helps people and that is a genuine way to solve their issue if they can't solve it on their own.
You have 5 links to the same site... you are only allowed two...
Huh? I only have 3 in total. How come you find 5? Could you tell me the links?
You had two in the article and 3 at the bottom... that is 5. I can't see the cached version anymore. 2 is the limit...
No. I write the whole thing and check it with the 'link checker' here. I got total 3 URL. Two is pointing to FB and the other is to the NGO.
So what could I do now for the article to be published? Write directly to support? Do you think they will directly point me to the fault area?
Could somebody tell me why this Hub is not ban and mine is -
Title - Credit Card Debt Management Services
<url>Credit card debt management services</url> can assist you in getting your debt paid off, but it is important that you understand the difference between the different debt relief services and how they can help you in becoming debt free.
<url>Reducing Credit Card Debt</url>
<url>Low Interest Debt Consolidation Loans</url>
URL: http://msalada.hubpages.com/hub/Credit- … t-Services
The only links she has is to her own hubs, that is okay.
I am sorry as I did not do it properly. The REAL link you see it what I paste in for you guys to check out. The link on the Hub is en-quote with <url> </url>. Click on the REAL link and read the Hub and you will know what I mean.
Ok. Let me try to ask this in another way - How could I point a reader to another site without Overly Promote? Using my posting as an example?
As I posted before:
"Purely promotional offers and Hubs designed only to promote other sites or businesses are not allowed"
You can get around it by writing an article about the topic (not a commercial for the site) with a couple of links to the site.
Hi! You mean write the whole article. And provides the links at the bottom?
Or put 2 links in the body of the article...
Ok. So it is either a Byline at the bottom, or 2 links in the body right? Could you please go over my post sample 1, 2 & 3 and tell me which one is ok and how should I modify the others?
Dude... not to be rude but it appears that your entire purpose for writing this article and by your name joining Hubpages is to drive traffic to your website and get customers to your business or a business you have a vested interest in.
That is not what hubpages does. Finding a way to go around it is likely not going to end well for you as the rules were made to prevent people from doing exactly what you are trying to do. Going on a forum and asking for information on how to barely not violate a rule isn't the wisest thing to do. It proves you neither respect the wishes of the hubpages nor do you respect the writers that are here to use the service as it was intended...
Your hub is always going to look overpromotional because it's entire purpose is to BE overpromotional.
You can put a dress on a duck but everyone is still going to know it's a duck.
This is all moot. Even if BLRmanagement ever managed to get a hub published, it would immediately be flagged for subpar English. Judging from his/her posts, there's no way such a hub would survive the hub hopper.
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