jump to last post 1-5 of 5 discussions (8 posts)

If A Hub Has Been Unpublished By HubPages, How Can I Find Out Why?

  1. Rock_nj profile image91
    Rock_njposted 4 years ago

    I have a hub that's about making easy money in the stock market using volatilty ETFs that trade off the stock market VIX volatility index.  The hub was flagged by a HP scan as a possible Forex hub (as if that's a bad thing?) because it mentions the Chicago Board of Options Exchange (CBOE), which happens to be where a lot of Forex products are traded, along with a lot of other options and futures for just about everything that is traded in the stock market and commodities exchanges.  I informed HP of this error and within a few hours, I received an email saying I was right that it was not related to Forex and the Hub was restored. 

    Then, later that day, another email came from HP saying the Hub was unpublished (again) for a variety of reasons from "keyword stuffing" (even though no keywords are present above 2%, and despite the constant calls by HP staff in articles and via these forums for making hubs Google search friendly), improper categorization or inappropriate use of ratings capsule (no ratings capsule at all, so it can't be that, and it is categorized with stock trading, where it belongs), misleading title or links (the title is what it is, it describes the hub's content, there are no external links and all links are relevant).  So what is the problem?  Wish I knew, and wish I could actually converse with someone at HubPages about it, instead of receving canned email responses that are impossible to interpret or rectify.  I wonder if the editor who slapped this hub even understands the topic?  For some reason, speculative stock trading appears to be taboo subject here at HP and is arbitrarily banned by those who don't understand it.

    If anyone knows how to get in touch with a HubPages moderator about this, please let me know.  Thanks!

    1. tirelesstraveler profile image82
      tirelesstravelerposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Check for violations.  Bottom of Account page there should be a red skull with a sign that says check for violations.  I had a hub last week that it took careful reading to discover what the uproar was about. Somewhere in the fine print I suspect you will find there is something significant.
      If you link to anything more than once HP gets stuffy.

      1. Rock_nj profile image91
        Rock_njposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks.  I just ran it and it came back, "No Violations Found", so now I am really scratching my head?  It would be nice if I could at least converse with a human at HP.  It seems like this hubs is stuck in some computer loop that keeps finding the same problems, even though I addressed the ones I could see needed to be addressed.

  2. tirelesstraveler profile image82
    tirelesstravelerposted 4 years ago

    Have you gone into FAQ to see if there's anything there?  You send a message to HP tech support. It could just be a bug.

  3. psycheskinner profile image83
    psycheskinnerposted 4 years ago

    The specific reason will be at the top of the hub in view mode, click on it for more details.

    1. Rock_nj profile image91
      Rock_njposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I know.  I ran through the specific reasons in my original post above.  I have corrected what needs to be corrected and pointed out why some of the reasons (such as keyword stuffing & rating capsule) are irrelevant to my Hub.  The Hub is still tagged as may be about Forex with limitations, even though HubPages acknowledged in an email that this was a mistake.  They haven't corrected this mistake.  How do I get in touch with a real person at HubPages?

  4. psycheskinner profile image83
    psycheskinnerposted 4 years ago

    If a manual check has applied the reasons, they question is how they apply--because they get to decide whether they do or not.

    You can ask them about it here: http://hubpages.com/contact_us/

  5. ladydeonne profile image79
    ladydeonneposted 4 years ago

    I feel your pain. I am new at HP.  I have published only one article. My second article was labeled as a non-pub.  I had a link violation.  I linked to an article in one of my blogs on the same subject.  In reviewing
    info at the learnng center, I found that my article would remain in a non-pub status even after I changed to a link not associated with my blogs.  I asked for help in the forum and was able to take resonsibility for getting my post submitted under a new topic.  You might need to dig deep and come up with a solution to get your article published.  Sometimes we can't CHANGE the system, so we have to work around it.

    I wish you the very best!