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

  1. SimeyC profile image89
    SimeyCposted 4 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 image93
      Randy Godwinposted 4 years ago in reply to this

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

      1. SimeyC profile image89
        SimeyCposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Google's definition....

        1. Randy Godwin profile image93
          Randy Godwinposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Cool!  I haven't seen their definition.

    2. wilderness profile image95
      wildernessposted 4 years ago in 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 image86
      relacheposted 4 years ago in 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 image89
        SimeyCposted 4 years ago in 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 image80
          psycheskinnerposted 4 years ago in 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 image80
    psycheskinnerposted 4 years ago

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

    1. wilderness profile image95
      wildernessposted 4 years ago in reply to this

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

      1. psycheskinner profile image80
        psycheskinnerposted 4 years ago in 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 image95
          wildernessposted 4 years ago in 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 image89
          SimeyCposted 4 years ago in reply to this

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

          1. wilderness profile image95
            wildernessposted 4 years ago in 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 image80
    psycheskinnerposted 4 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 image84
    Mark Ewbieposted 4 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 image95
      wildernessposted 4 years ago in 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 image80
    psycheskinnerposted 4 years ago

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

 
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