Hubs get rejected for being Overly Promotional

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    Panzer Kumarposted 11 years ago

    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....

  2. relache profile image72
    relacheposted 11 years ago

    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.

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      Casimiroposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Must've been even worse than he stated as he is now banned from HP.

  3. Dena Bez profile image62
    Dena Bezposted 11 years ago

    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  They were all unpublished - most with no email, no notice, no nothing.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.

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      Casimiroposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      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?

    2. relache profile image72
      relacheposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. bgpappa profile image77
        bgpappaposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        Wow, what a condescending way to appear to be helping.

        1. psycheskinner profile image82
          psycheskinnerposted 11 years agoin reply to this

          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.

        2. relache profile image72
          relacheposted 11 years agoin reply to this

          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.

    3. livewithrichard profile image72
      livewithrichardposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  4. WriteAngled profile image74
    WriteAngledposted 11 years ago

    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.

  5. brakel2 profile image72
    brakel2posted 11 years ago

    Hubs with links to a person's business are often banned. A lawyer was banned from site for a similar issue.

    1. Pearldiver profile image66
      Pearldiverposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      From my experience in life.... many Lawyers have been banned, merely as a result of their questionable conceptions!  lol

  6. Dena Bez profile image62
    Dena Bezposted 11 years ago

    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.

  7. bgpappa profile image77
    bgpappaposted 11 years ago

    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.

  8. Pearldiver profile image66
    Pearldiverposted 11 years ago

    Oh this used to be such a happy place - where being outgoing and extroverted wasn't frowned upon or considered a negative trait sad

    How sad there is now so much separatism and petty accolade manipulation! roll lol

  9. Novel Treasure profile image88
    Novel Treasureposted 11 years ago

    Is putting links to some of your other hubs, on your hubs considered overly promotional?

    1. Pearldiver profile image66
      Pearldiverposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      lol  Yep...  I've had one of those...

    2. livewithrichard profile image72
      livewithrichardposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    3. relache profile image72
      relacheposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      More likely it will be considered "unrelated" unless the Hubs are all on facets of the same subject.


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