One of my hubs has been unpublished because of "Violation of HP TOS". This hub is generally speaking about a particular hacking method, what it is all about, little bit of history, it's current status, prevention methods and it's legality, but not explaining any low level technical details or 'how to' steps. I explored this subject just out of my curiosity and and thought I can pass the general information what I learned to those who are really interested.
This hub had been published well over an year now and were enjoying 200 to 300 views per day. I have published very few hubs only (14 to number) and this hub was performing well and earning me some bucks every month. I am not sure why it happened now, after an year!! If it was violating HP's TOS then it would have been unpublished long time back right? My hub was there almost an year in HP.
One thing I should commit that, recently I had edited my hub and added some Poll (about writing an eBook on same subject) and keywords. But after the email from HP team about my unpublished hub, I have removed all those changes and resubmitted for re-publish, but still denied by HP team. I am little lost now, that was my first hub where I spent more time for keyword researching etc.
again, my hub was talking from - "what", "who", "when" and not "how"
No...it was just a Poll that how many are interested to get an eBook on the subject. No links.
I had a few hubs that had been published for over 2 years plus that suddenly got unpublished by HP as being against their TOS. It seems that sometimes they simply don't encounter them until then, or that their own rule changes put the hub into breach of TOS. If you want to appeal it I would email
' email@example.com ' and ask for clarification as to why the hub is unpublished and what exactly you need to do in order to make it conform to HP's TOS and be republished.
yes, I did send email to them and got response that:
"Although your Hub does not fully explain how to ...., it promotes this illegal activity. Hubs on these topics are not allowed on HubPages."
and my response to this was:
".... I would like to let you know that I have no intention to promoting such things. And I don't think my hub does the same (I am not sure if you have even read it fully). My whole intention was to attract some traffic on that 'niche' which was not much explored by others, I could win on that. If had an intention to promote such things I could have done else where.....(where I get more attention)."
Anyway it is up to HP's decision, I have not control on that, hence I am planning to publish it either on my own blog or domain. It may take a while to get traffic but I am confident on that article, and at least I need not share my revenue with others...
Well I wish you the best of luck. I do sympathise as I was not allowed adverts on one hub about self defence gadgets every woman should carry because they said I was promoting weapon sales. Apparently it must have been far better for women to simply be attacked with no ability to defend themselves. I guess at least they didn't unpublish it in my case.
Thank you mistyhorizon2003,
I have now published this on my own blog..
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