Your ads were probably disabled due to automatic moderation checks. You can get ads reinstated (assuming your hub doesn't break HP or Google TOS) by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org and asking them to manually review your hub and enable advertising.
I was able to do this successfully for my hubs on life modelling.
Paul and Nicole are right- the best way is to ask our support team to have a look to see if our automatic filters were a bit to gung-ho about their ad disabling. As we're a bit overloaded, it might take a little while for us to get back, so thanks for your patience!
I agree. I have a hub titled "Gay Marriage, The Law, and YOU!" which automatically got flagged for lewd content, despite the fact that it's purely about marriage and how it relates to the law. I wrote the HP team, they reviewed it, and ads got reinstated. Of course if I ever change the hub the auto-filter will kick back on and I'll have to write the HP staff once again.
I repeat - the Adsense robots can't read, they can only check for "rude words". So HP takes the same approach. Like I said, someone had ads disabled because they used the word "butt", even though it was in the context of a water butt. There may have been a word in your dress-up party which is similarly innocuous in context but not in isolation?
Hi Brie, Some of the helpful suggestions here involved creative synonyms. Another approach is to use a NON-synonym that makes absolutely no sense in the context of your hub. Or better still, a short nonsense word, which does not contain any of the 3 letters in question, and which cannot be found in any dictionary. The context, together with the frequency of use, will make the intended meaning abundantly clear. Example: Glotology and the Single Christian. But you can probably do better than that.
You really have to make a decision. Remember it's not HubPages being silly, it's HubPages protecting your Adsense account - and mine!
Wizzley lost all its Adsense ads over the entire site because one writer uploaded some images which Adsense considered graphic. Members lost several weeks of income. Is it really worth taking the risk?
Bear in mind that Adsense robots can't read context, all they can do is look for "naughty words". So if you're using naughty words, no matter how serious your article, you are taking a chance.
Perhaps you could post the article somewhere that doesn't use Adsense, or perhaps on your own blog where the only account you're risking is your own - then it's entirely your decision.
Yes, the Wizzley thing was a big deal. I find it a bit over-the-top when hubbers attack HP staff etc., when Wizzley and Squidoo have their own problems that are just as bad, if not worse. People can express their criticisms, of course, but they have to also remember that the internet is always a work in progress - things go wrong sometimes. I agree with you, Marisa that protecting Adsense accounts and Google Search reputation is vital, even if the auto mods get it wrong all the time (I've had the same probs as Brie etc., I email HP and they sort it out within a few days).
Psycheskinner is right: with 7 repetitions of the word in just the first paragraph the HP automatics are almost bound to kick in, and for good reason. Google is all too likely to misunderstand the topic and the result of that could be losing your adsense account.
I have a hub with the word NUDE about photography "Photographing the nude-study of shape,line and texture" and the adds were disabled and never re-instated by the HP staff. Although I don't agree since the hub does not show any indecent images or use any indecent language, I share the cautious approach taken by the moderating team to play it safe and avoid Google taking other action. Hope this helps.
You don't agree with HP or you don't agree with the stupid google bots that think that "nude" refers to lascivious, perverted, pornographic evil women rather than a color of pantyhose?
You're absolutely right - caution is the name of the game here. You don't need a notation that LuisEGonzalez="porno king" somewhere in adsense files whether it's true or not. That Brie could accumulate such a tag would be really ironic, but it's all too possible.
My question is who determines what words are rude? Google? HP? I understand why my Bikinis and Intercourse hub on actual USA locations have ads disabled but I do not understand how my hub on writing (the word Dirty in the title) is disabled. That seems a bit subjective to me. I will contact the team and ask for review...cheers
Google is the ultimate arbiter, but they don't publish a list of the words they consider rude, so HP just has to guess - and since all our Adsense accounts are at risk if they get it wrong, they err on the safe side.
Hi Brie, Nice save! The inescapable reality is that computer programs--including the ones written by the Language Police--are bureaucratic. With that fact in mind, we shouldn't take it too personally when a 'bot flags one of our hubs.
However I understand how you must feel. Several months ago, I had to sanitize one of my tongue-in-cheek mathematical puzzle hubs. The bots have absolutely no sense of humor!
I think some people don't give HP as much credit as it deserves. Lately, there's been a tidal wave of trouble at another site over thin-content articles, and, fortunately, it appears this problem is being addressed. I've found the staff here very responsive.
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