Ads Disabled on my Child Abuse Hub

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    Sarra Garrettposted 11 years ago

    I read the rules wherein the ads are disabled.  However, on my recent hub regarding the lasting effects of emotional child abuse, I don't believe, should have had the ads disabled.  There is no sexual or otherwise nudity photos or content.  It's on emotional abuse and the lasting effects,.  I'm not promoting child abuse, I'm making aware the lasting effects of emotional abuse which could result in mental and physical disabilities such as fibromyalgia.  This is an informational hub, not a consenting hub.

    Can someone explain this to me?

    1. Dale Hyde profile image82
      Dale Hydeposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      While the hub is pending for the intitial 24 hour period, no ads are displayed.  I believe this hub was recently published in the past few hours or so?

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        Sarra Garrettposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        I had tweaked it but I got a warning at the top when I published it.

    2. sparkster profile image87
      sparksterposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Sara, I have the same problem. Any of my hubs which mention abuse, sells harm, murder, rape, etc have had the advertising disabled. I'm pretty sure this is nothing to do with images but is more about certain words and topics making the hubs ineligible for advertising.

      1. sparkster profile image87
        sparksterposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        * that's meant to say self harm.

      2. Dale Hyde profile image82
        Dale Hydeposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        One thing I did learn, now that I read some of the other comments here, is that I had two hubs... and I can't remember which two, lol, quite some time back.  They had "words" in the title that invoked the no ad filter.  I took the words out of the title but retained them in the text and it then went by the filter okay.  You may try adjusting a title just to see if that may help and leave the text the way it is.  Just a thought.

    3. Hyphenbird profile image83
      Hyphenbirdposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Sarra, ads are disabled on a Hub I wrote about a child abuse case. Apparently the moderators feel the subject matter serious enough that appropriate ads cannot be placed. I feel ads about therapists, parental educations, etc. are okay. However my most visited Hub has no ads and I cannot even feature it on my profile. It is the subject matter. I have learned to live with it. At least people are finding the Hub on Google and it now has over 17,000 hits. I am pleased people are learning from it and ultimately that is the goal.

    4. Marisa Wright profile image86
      Marisa Wrightposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Hubbers rely on Adsense for their income (if we don't have Adsense, we can't earn from any of the ad programs here except Amazon).  Therefore HubPages sets its rules to reflect Adsense rules. 

      Adsense monitors compliance using automated systems which can't read content. All they can do is look for "naughty words".  That means that if you write about child pornography, for instance, it doesn't matter whether you're writing to promote it or condemn it - Adsense sees those words as prohibited, and you could lose your Adsense account for displaying ads on a page containing them.

      All of which means that if you want to write anything which may contain prohibited words, you would be far better off putting it on your own blog or website.  Yes, the subject is important, but so is your adsense account.

      1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image91
        mistyhorizon2003posted 10 years agoin reply to this

        But it is also worth remembering that if you do this on your own website or blog you can still lose your Adsense account, which would then affect you everywhere online (including here on Hubpages). Best not to chance it anywhere unless you check out the exact Adsense content rules first and make a decision as to if you feel HP is taking them much further than Adsense intended.

  2. mistyhorizon2003 profile image91
    mistyhorizon2003posted 11 years ago

    I had hubs (frustratingly) unpublished because of Google rules, e.g. one I wrote on the best self defence gadgets for women, which was unpublished for promoting weapon sales!!! I had another one unpublished on Vaginismus ( a female medical condition) because of terms I used  which referred to specific parts of the female anatomy (which was unavoidable in the hub). Unfortunately the decisions are not always logical to a rational mind!

    Of course Dale may well be right, but if not, the above could be the sort of thing you are experiencing.

  3. Barbara Kay profile image74
    Barbara Kayposted 11 years ago

    The photos might be the problem. Why not change those and resubmit it? I viewed the hub and those could be what the problem is.

  4. mistyhorizon2003 profile image91
    mistyhorizon2003posted 11 years ago

    Or do what I have done in the past and simply email and ask them exactly what the problem is that is causing ads not to be allowed on your hub. The photos could be an issue (certainly the third one and possibly the first one) but this may not be the real cause of the problem.

    1. wilderness profile image94
      wildernessposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I hadn't caught that first pic - it is faintly possible that bots could be picking it up as watermarked.  That won't result in pulling ads, though it might get the hub unpublished.

    2. Will Apse profile image89
      Will Apseposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Google unfortunately is in thrall to its advertisers who are in thrall to their users, too many of whom who are in thrall to 19th Century evangelicalism.

      Another reason why rural Christians should be visited by the Intelligence Police.

      First though they, should be contacted by gentle, caring Christians who live in the real world so it is not too much of a shock. They should also be disarmed.

  5. psycheskinner profile image82
    psycheskinnerposted 11 years ago

    I doubt it is the issue but those don't look like sources if copyright - free pictures

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    Sarra Garrettposted 11 years ago

    frustrating to say the least.  Thank you everyone for your feedback!!!!!  I'll write HP and see what's up.  You would think though that there could be ads for therapy, but maybe not.  Like Hypenbird said, it's an informative hub and that's my ultimate goal to have people read it and get educated. 

    I'll let you all know.

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    Sarra Garrettposted 10 years ago

    Contacted hubpages and ads are now on my hub.  Yeah!!!

    1. paradigmsearch profile image60
      paradigmsearchposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I did a hub entitled Sexy Sisters or some such a long time back. The pics were all fully-clothed women that I had liberated from a .gov site. Ads were disabled on it. Oh, well. I deleted the hub and moved on. I'm glad yours got approved.

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        Sarra Garrettposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        me too.

  8. instargam profile image60
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  9. IzzyM profile image87
    IzzyMposted 10 years ago

    The mods must be going to town just now, as they have disabled ads on quite a few hubs from the sound of things.

    They just disabled ads on my 'Normal Pregnancy and Childbirth' hub, which would be understandable if this was a banned topic or something.

    I've appealed, but am being ignored as usual.

    Pity to have to unpublish and move a hub that has brought in thousands of views over the past two years since it was published.

  10. leahlefler profile image95
    leahleflerposted 10 years ago

    I'm glad you managed to get your ads re-enabled, Sarah. I have a hub about the Virginia Slave Act of 1705 and the ads were disabled due to the mention of tobacco plantations. The moderators enabled the ads after review, but every time I edit the hub, it goes back to the "disabled" status (I try not to edit this hub very often).


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