2 of my hubs got rejected for being overly promotional but i have just a single backlink on it. When i faced this issue for the first time i just simply tried to remove the link and it got approved. So are we not supposed to add any backlinks? pls help me solve this problem....
If a Hub solely promotes a single site, it can be considered overly promotional.
"Purely promotional offers and Hubs designed only to promote other sites or businesses are not allowed."
The Learning Center explains a lot about how to create quality Hubs.
I find this rule is being arbitrarily enforced. I had a single link to my law firm's website at the end of each of my articles where I put my legal disclaimer. They were all unpublished - most with no email, no notice, no nothing. The articles do not promote my firm in any way. They are articles on various legal topics that I find interesting and think others might find interesting as well. No promotion at all. In fact, the only "promotion" is a link to my own lawfirm website.
Staff, of course, not helpful by email, and frankly very rude. Just needed to vent. Off to find a site that actually appreciates original content.
I've never found the staff at HP to be rude. I wish we could see at least one article, but it looks like are all gone. Did you submit them all at once or during a very short period?
If you read the FAQ, it quite clearly says that Hubs made to solely promote a business will be deemed overly-promotional. Putting up a single link on each Hub to your legal firm is doing just that. This site has from the very beginning worked to make sure that people just here to get backlinks for their own sites get shut down. And that's exactly what's happened to you.
Wow, what a condescending way to appear to be helping.
It is accurate information. There is no specific rule, if they decide you are just here to promote another place, these days that is enough to get the hub unpublished.
I thought I was answering/explaining the situation as I've experienced it. I don't recall that person ever asking me for help, and if you read back over what she's written here, she seems to be just venting, not making any requests of anyone.
I think what caused your hubs to become 'overly promotional' is because you put the link on every hub pointing to the same website. In the overall picture that could be construed as overly promotional. A better way of doing it would be to place your legal disclaimer at the end and then ask the reader to view the link on your profile where you can link to your website.
Don't pay much attention to the self appointed Hubpages Brown Noser that never really helps anyone. I think if you make the simple change that I suggested then your hubs will be safe. And I didn't even have to read the FAQ's for that.
I've had a look at your cached copy on division of retirement funds during divorce. Personally, I would have never flagged that as being overly-promotional. The article was well written and contained useful information. I am surprised by the reaction it received.
Hubs with links to a person's business are often banned. A lawyer was banned from site for a similar issue.
I have never found them to be rude either but the one that emailed me was. Didn't want to explain just kept saying "over promotional" which I find odd because it didn't promote except for the 1 link. But for now I have taken the link off all my pages and am waiting for them to be republished.
By the way, I published these articles over the span of 3 years. I am not new to this. I write the articles myself when I find something interesting.
Relache, I was referring to your post where you appeared to be trying to help but instead came off very condescending. I don't know if she asked you for help or not, but you volunteered yourself and came off very rude.
Oh this used to be such a happy place - where being outgoing and extroverted wasn't frowned upon or considered a negative trait
How sad there is now so much separatism and petty accolade manipulation!
Is putting links to some of your other hubs, on your hubs considered overly promotional?
All links on your hub should be related to the topic of the original hub. Links should add to the usefulness of the article and not distract from the topic. For instance, you don't want to write a hub about divorce and then place a link to a hub about belly dancing, unless of course a belly dancer caused the divorce. Seriously, the links should be related in topic or help further the discussion or support your debate.
More likely it will be considered "unrelated" unless the Hubs are all on facets of the same subject.
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