Is HubPages a Porn Site?

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  1. Sue Adams profile image95
    Sue Adamsposted 5 years ago

    This is a picture of an advert placed at the bottom of my articles:

    http://s1.hubimg.com/u/8293288_f248.jpg

    It is in Spanish and advertises remedies for premature ejaculation and erection problems.

    1. Writer Fox profile image46
      Writer Foxposted 5 years ago

      Are you sure that is from HubPages and not from a browser extension you have installed on your computer?  The browser extension that displays the PageRank add-on shows its own ads, for example.

    2. Sue Adams profile image95
      Sue Adamsposted 5 years ago

      I find that hard to believe Writer Fox, how would HP allow others to place ads on their website?

      1. Writer Fox profile image46
        Writer Foxposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        It may not be from HubPages.  Are you using the Chrome browser when you find this ad?  Do you also find this near the ad:
        "This ad is supporting your extension Pagerank."

    3. Anamika S profile image71
      Anamika Sposted 5 years ago

      I definitely would not want to have such ads on my content.

      1. ologsinquito profile image87
        ologsinquitoposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        I certainly wouldn't want it on mine either.

    4. janshares profile image96
      jansharesposted 5 years ago

      I've seen similar provocative ads on other hubs that were not as blatant as that but certainly selling something other than what the author intended. It makes the page look trashy. It seems to have started after the new positioning of ads, the skyscraper, at the top right. I've seen them at the bottom, too.

    5. Sue Adams profile image95
      Sue Adamsposted 5 years ago

      Is there anyone at HP who has control over this? Surely they must have rules or guidelines for advertisers as to which types of ads are acceptable and non-acceptable on their site? How can we get rid of such junk on our pages? I for one would rule out the scrolling Related Search ads and penis ads on my domain. So really having our own "domains" is but a farce when we have no control over what goes into them.

    6. Sue Adams profile image95
      Sue Adamsposted 5 years ago

      Look Writer Fox,

      No, there is no note next to the ad.
      I do use Chrome and do have an extension for Page Rank.
      BUT
      I am a domain owner of other websites. On those domains I have total control over where the ads that are displayed on them come from. Page Rank extension ads, don't barge into them.

      1. Writer Fox profile image46
        Writer Foxposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Would you post some of the titles of your Hubs which are affected?

    7. profile image0
      Beth37posted 5 years ago

      I hate when they use my personal pics without my permission. At least my face wasn't on that one.

      1. Writer Fox profile image46
        Writer Foxposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        I think they wanted to use your face but didn't because it has a HubberScore slapped on it.

        1. profile image0
          Beth37posted 5 years agoin reply to this

          hahaha... that freakin' hubber score haunts me every where I go!

          1. Writer Fox profile image46
            Writer Foxposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            At least you don't have the big A on there, too, covering up your face.  That always reminds me of the Scarlet Letter!

            1. profile image0
              Beth37posted 5 years agoin reply to this

              lol. Less of a badge of honor when you put it that way.
              Can you imagine if our greatest failures/sins were plastered over our pics?

              "Procrastinator"
              "Heroine Addict"
              "Bad Kisser"
              "Dumb as a Rock"
              "Likes to burn things."

              No one would ever show up online again.

              1. Writer Fox profile image46
                Writer Foxposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                In 2006 when HubPages began, it published porn and adult content.  It had to stop doing that to get venture capital funding.

                1. profile image0
                  Beth37posted 5 years agoin reply to this

                  Straight up porn? Hard to imagine.

                2. FatFreddysCat profile image96
                  FatFreddysCatposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                  Dang it, sounds like I missed out on the good old days. (SIGH)

        2. Sue Adams profile image95
          Sue Adamsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          big_smile big_smile

      2. Nicole Winter profile image60
        Nicole Winterposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        *giggle* Nice one, Beth!

    8. FatFreddysCat profile image96
      FatFreddysCatposted 5 years ago

      Not for nothin' but if HubPages WERE a porn site, it would be receiving much more traffic....

      as for the advert at hand (d'oh!)... "Problemas de Ereccion" would be a fabulous name for a band.

      C'mon people, I don't care who you are, that's funny right there.

      1. profile image0
        Beth37posted 5 years agoin reply to this

        lol

        1. FatFreddysCat profile image96
          FatFreddysCatposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Beth37 "gets" me. High five.

          1. profile image0
            Beth37posted 5 years agoin reply to this

            We'll always have Dave Barry, Freddy.

    9. moonlake profile image89
      moonlakeposted 5 years ago

      Really what an awful ad. This could cause our traffic to go down if these kind of ads are showing up on our hubs. I haven't seen any on mine but will check them.

      1. profile image0
        Beth37posted 5 years agoin reply to this

        I have a feeling a lot of our male hubbers instantly checked their pages.

     
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