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Forbidden content

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    Sophia Angeliqueposted 5 years ago

    I'm trying to publish an article. It keeps telling me that I'm connected to forbidden sites, but there is no indication of forbidden sites. In addition, I've only used mainstream links like Forbes Magazine, Fiscal Times, the BBC, the New York Times, etc. How do I find out which site is forbidden???? There is absolutely no yellow highlight or anythinge else.

  2. paradigmsearch profile image91
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    I know it's a pain in the neck, but pick one suspect at a time and break the link. And don't forget the photo links, if any. smile

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      Sophia Angeliqueposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I've already done that with both videos and they seem okay. they're all news sites. And, yes, it is a pain in the butt!

      1. paradigmsearch profile image91
        paradigmsearchposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Start with the non U.S. ones...

  3. paradigmsearch profile image91
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    BTW, I've seen other posts here of false positives. So you are not alone.

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      Sophia Angeliqueposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Well, I know this. I'm about to stop writing for HP if this persists. I get that there a lot of people who abuse the rules, but the trick is to put someone full time on weeding them out and not to accept sub-par writers - not to attempt to write software that wastes the time of professional writers.

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        Sophia Angeliqueposted 5 years agoin reply to this
        1. paradigmsearch profile image91
          paradigmsearchposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Wouldn't be the first time a politician's website was hacked...

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          Sophia Angeliqueposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Found it. It was this one...

          http://townhall.com/columnists/johnhawk … page/full/

          I don't even being to understand what's wrong with publishing that one!

          1. paradigmsearch profile image91
            paradigmsearchposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            I no longer try to solve the mysteries of the universe anymore... big_smile

            Break the link for now, maybe retry in a few days?

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              Sophia Angeliqueposted 5 years agoin reply to this

              Done. It's published! smile Thanks for the assistance. smile

              1. paradigmsearch profile image91
                paradigmsearchposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                Awesome Hub!!!

                Are you aware of this in "Edit Profile"?

                "Show Idle Hubs on my profile:
                Showing Idle Hubs may diminish your search traffic. What are Idle Hubs?
                Yes  No"

                Or is your hub already not in pending mode?

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                  Sophia Angeliqueposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                  You told me about this last time so I took it out of pending mode! smile So it's up! smile thanks a lot. Glad you like the hub. I spent the entire morning researching it and writing it. smile

                  1. paradigmsearch profile image91
                    paradigmsearchposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                    Alas, my memory is going along with everything else. lol

                    How did you take your hub out of pending mode? The swirly thing is really gone?

                  2. Glenn Stok profile image98
                    Glenn Stokposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                    You can't take it out of pending mode yourself.

                    I just checked your last hub you published over an hour ago and it's still NOINDEX. That means "pending"

              2. Glenn Stok profile image98
                Glenn Stokposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                I just read your hub. Really very well done.  I am in total agreement with you and I just added a more detailed comment in it about why I agree with you.  Good luck with it.

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                  Sophia Angeliqueposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                  Thank you. smile

          2. sunforged profile image78
            sunforgedposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            That site opens with a full page ad popup and auto-play video in the sidebar. Both are common tactics of aggressive marketing sites and spam sites ... I kind of recall seeing a mention of that sort listed in the why they might block an external link list at one point

            1. Marisa Wright profile image97
              Marisa Wrightposted 5 years agoin reply to this

              I had a similar problem and the reason was the same, so you're right - if you link to a site with a popup and video, it will be regarded as "forbidden" whoever they are.

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              Sophia Angeliqueposted 5 years agoin reply to this

              Well, for some reason, it didn't open up with a full ad for me. I don't know what that was, but it didn't - three times.

              1. rebekahELLE profile image86
                rebekahELLEposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                Possibly because it was already in your browser cache.  It opened with a full ad for me also.

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                  Sophia Angeliqueposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                  thanks for explaining. smile

      2. paradigmsearch profile image91
        paradigmsearchposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Nah, you love it here too much. big_smile

        Besides, HP just let 3 employees go...

  4. kschang profile image91
    kschangposted 5 years ago

    You can always create separate online identities for different areas of expertise.

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      Sophia Angeliqueposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It's not the name that's difficult' it's the intellectual energy of being forced to write on one topic all the time when one's mind is involved in many. Because Google wants specialists, that means that one puts different topics on different sites. It doesn't matter if it's by the same person; in fact it's better so that Google can recognise one! I just find it diffiicult to write about one topic all the time...

      1. Marisa Wright profile image97
        Marisa Wrightposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        I'm lucky, I tend to be a bit of a one-trick pony - most of my stuff is about dancing!

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          Sophia Angeliqueposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          You are, indeed,  lucky. I have a thousand interests and my mind goes from one thing to another. I would go nuts writing about one thing all the time. I have, however, decided that from now on, I'm only writing fantasy romance in terms of fiction. smile

          1. Marisa Wright profile image97
            Marisa Wrightposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            Ooh, interesting!   On another topic, I posted about guest blogging on another thread and if you're writing about travel, the post may interest you:

            http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/105720#post2248099

            The blog lists a lot of resources for travel blogs.

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              Sophia Angeliqueposted 5 years agoin reply to this

              Marisa,

              This is a good suggestion, and in time, I will use it.

              I do want to say here that I have been working towards a certain goal and that is simply to earn my income from books. I have always been considered a good author and, currently, have a request from a main stream publisher for one of my books.  I believe that done in the right way, writing books will bring me a quicker and easier income than writing on content sites and blogs do. They do, already.

              What I have forced myself to do over the past year is try to interact more with others in order to build up exposure. As I am  introverted to the extreme, this has not been easy! smile

              Also, because I naturally think about many things, I write about those things because it is a form of release for me. I don't speak about them because my thought speed is too slow for ordinary conversation and I find conversation very stressful. It's less stressful on forums and social networking sites than in the real world, but it's still stressful for me because I can't take a day or a week to reply to something.

              That said, I do have a web persona now and, at this point, within the next few months, it's a matter of writing one or two ebooks every month. After I finish my Civil War II series (another three episodes to go), I will be focusing on fantasy romance because it gives me enormous leeway to integrate all my fields of knowledge and enjoyment.

              So, at that time, I will be looking to write on guest blogs. The only other guest blog writing I would do is write about writing. My Sprice of Writing Blog is read by quite a few, and I try to keep the articles on it as helpful to emerging writers as possible.

              Incidentally, I had an invite from Huffington Post to speak about Capitalism on one of their panels because they liked what I said on my blog Capitalism and YOU.

              smile

 
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