Do 'sexy' hubs reduce our over all quality in Google's Eyes?

Jump to Last Post 1-5 of 5 discussions (18 posts)
  1. SimeyC profile image96
    SimeyCposted 5 years ago

    I had three 'sexy' but tasteful hubs published - one had been moderated and had Ads removed. Do these types of hubs reduce our individual 'quality' in Google's Eyes.

    The hubs in question had no nudity, were all tasteful and were generally well written and had over 500 words in them! Should I amend and re-publish or simply remove them. I note that one of them was getting 50+ views a day....(the one with the Ads removed!).

    1. Randy Godwin profile image92
      Randy Godwinposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Which definition of "quality" are you using, Simey?  The real definition of the word or HP's?

      1. SimeyC profile image96
        SimeyCposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Google's definition....

        1. Randy Godwin profile image92
          Randy Godwinposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Cool!  I haven't seen their definition.

    2. wilderness profile image97
      wildernessposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I doubt it, but who really knows?

      However, it can reduce your standing in Adsense's eyes, and to the point you lose your account.  As a result, HP goes overboard in protecting that account, as well as theirs. 

      Poor policy?  Again, who knows, but losing an adsense account is a very serious blow to free lancers trying to earn from it.  Personally, I'd rather be safe than try to walk that invisible line while keeping my account.  I may find the prudishness of Adsense pathetic and offensive in itself (and I do) but it isn't worth the risk to anger them.

    3. relache profile image85
      relacheposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      The very opening of Google's content policies reads "Sites with Google ads may not include or link to: Pornography, adult or mature content."  Technically, "these types of Hubs" may be an outright AdSense violation, which goes beyond a reduction in quality.

      How that was exactly interpreted and why by the in-house moderation is something you'll have to email them (HubPages mods) about.

      1. SimeyC profile image96
        SimeyCposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        I had no problem with the lack of ads - I am more concerned at what this does to my Google 'author rank' - is it detrimental to have 'Sexy' hubs?

        1. psycheskinner profile image82
          psycheskinnerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          I guess if you push is far enough you might go behind the adult safesearch wall.  Then people with safesearch turned on won't see you.

  2. psycheskinner profile image82
    psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago

    Unless it includes "porn" type words I don't think Google cares.

    1. wilderness profile image97
      wildernessposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      They may not - can the bots recognize a nipple?  Or is a pic just a string of code?

      1. psycheskinner profile image82
        psycheskinnerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        The can't interpret pictures as far as I know.  But if there are any adult words it can get manually checked.

        1. wilderness profile image97
          wildernessposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Exactly.  I suppose that's why you can use "breast" once or twice, but use it a lot and you have a problem. 

          And could by why the Indian Auntie hubs stay around: Google doesn't care, so HP doesn't either, and they do go a long ways toward refusing to censor based on personal like or dislike.

        2. SimeyC profile image96
          SimeyCposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Not so sure about this -they have face recognition software - so why not nipple recognition software!

          1. wilderness profile image97
            wildernessposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            Very true.  My $200 camera can tell when the subject is smiling, too, and will delay snapping the pic until they are.  The technology is definitely there, just is it being used?

  3. psycheskinner profile image82
    psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago

    There is a pretty clear "feeling" you get of what is considered adult over place like Amazon, Google, iTunes etc.  Basically exposed genitals, sex acts and any words relating to these, and topics typically considered legally obscene in the US (e.g. incest, underage sex).

  4. Mark Ewbie profile image86
    Mark Ewbieposted 5 years ago

    Funny really that a company such as Google - well Google in fact - which has made it's fortune from serving up pornography to children, stealing content with no regard to ownership, serving up viruses to innocent browsers and failing to protect copyright - should have a problem with a nipple.

    1. wilderness profile image97
      wildernessposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      $$$.  Google isn't particularly interested in what it requires: it wants those $$$.

      And, to be honest, it's probably a good thing that the big G hasn't set itself up as the morality police of the world.  They could, but so far they seem to police us only to the point that they think is necessary to produce those $$$.

      I'd sure like some help with content theft, though...

  5. psycheskinner profile image82
    psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago

    Google provides safesearch tp filter out adult stuff. They have Adsense guidelines based on advertiser demands.  That seems reasonable to me.

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)