All of my hubs were turned from Featured to Needs Revision

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  1. profile image38
    JefHenningerposted 9 years ago

    I feel like someone at Hubpages is suddenly against me for some reason.  I posted about one topic and it said that I was being overly promotional when it wasn't.  It just had one link so I took that down.  Then it said that another hub was a duplicate when it wasn't so I took that down.  Then yet another said that my link was not relevant when it was on the exact same topic!  I took the link off and asked for help.  Made a minor correction and the person I was talking to (no name) at HP said that he would look at it again.  Instead of him/her getting back to me, I get the hub take down again for not having a relevant link (this time I linked to the same blog, just a more specific post). Now, after being a member since 2008, all of my hubs are marked "needs revision".  I only found out about this from logging into my account.  No one contacted me.  Who do I upset over here?

    1. profile image53
      Abdul Sattar Aminposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      My friend I have the same issue and I don't know what to do Check my Post here and i also want answer.


    2. The Examiner-1 profile image60
      The Examiner-1posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      This sounds similar to a problem others were having, and 'unclear' notices they received. Have you checked to see what types of ads were on your Hubs? The others just cleared a couple of ads they had not noticed specifically, before looking, and it cleared their problem.
      This still does not clear the part about the blog.

    3. Rock_nj profile image90
      Rock_njposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      So sorry that happened.  What a bummer.  Looks like HubPages has messed up another new feature with this Featured Hub policy.  I just turned off their ability to feature any of my Hubs.  Too many stories like the one you are posting that it is causing major complications and even drops in traffic.  They should have given Hubbers a chance to opt into the Featured Hubs program, instead of just taking Hubs they wanted and putting them in Featured status.

      HubPages is starting to look like the gang that can't shoot straight.  They should stop doing these new features for a while and just fix the site.  The Hub Counter is broken again!

    4. Lastheart profile image66
      Lastheartposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I had to go through all my hubs. 1) HP wants only 2 amazon or ebay in the same capsule. 2) HP wants more blah, blah than main facts.  3) HP finds over-promotional any link to the same page more than 2 times.

    5. Marketing Merit profile image94
      Marketing Meritposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      What I find irksome is the inconsistency in flagging these hubs for the author's attention. I usually log in daily and check the stats page, which is where any problems are typically identified.

      Why haven't these hubs been flagged on the stats page, prior to unpublishing, the same as any other problem is?

  2. nafretiti profile image58
    nafretitiposted 9 years ago

    My Advice would be to try and go back over all of your articles, double check and re check. If it looks questionable to you try and revise it some way, it might of also been a glitch of some sort so I would e-mail in and see if there is anything that the Hubpages team sees wrong there in order to double check. Save your work if possible before anything, I always save mine on word pad because that way I can go back and make changes if need be. So before freaking out too much please contact the staff and see what they say, I really hope you get the issue resolved. As with any website things can happen including insane glitches:)

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      JefHenningerposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I don't think its a glitch based upon what has been going over the last few weeks.  No one responded to my email from yesterday and I emailed them again today.

    2. profile image38
      JefHenningerposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      They all say overly promotional.  So I can't link to my blogs at all?  Some of my hubs have been the same since 2008 and all of a sudden there is a problem?  That seems crazy

      1. galleryofgrace profile image69
        galleryofgraceposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        You say"I can't link to my own blogs at all?" you're right you can't promote yourself on here.  A link to another hub maybe but not an outside site.

        1. Cardisa profile image88
          Cardisaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Where did you get that information? It is not correct. You can link to your own site or blog but it must be relevant to the content.

          You can also link to outside sites so long as they are not promotional sites, gun, drugs or porn related.  Sites that are blacklisted or MLM sites are prohibited as well.

          1. Barbara Kay profile image74
            Barbara Kayposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            I checked and he has been here for 5 years and he now has 0 featured hubs. If guns, porn etc were the problem it would have been caught long ago. This is strange.

            1. Cardisa profile image88
              Cardisaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

              I didn't mean he had those links, I meant to tell the hubber I was replying to that we can link to any site except those.

  3. IzzyM profile image86
    IzzyMposted 9 years ago

    If ALL of the OP's hubs carried even just a single link back to his own site, that would be considered overly promotional.
    HP always threatens to pull an entire account if there are more than 2 or 3 warnings sent out about one or two hubs.
    The OP said himself that emails were going back and forth with HP staff, as they demanded this change, then that change.
    Then they pulled the account.
    There is nothing we can do now. It is up to the OP to get this straightened out with staff.
    And yes he had a few hubs as you can see in Google cache.

  4. petepr profile image61
    peteprposted 9 years ago

    Yeh.., i think we both know your sites eventually pointed to your own offline business.
    And even though we're allowed to link to our own hubs, it's the way you linked them that was irrelevant+promotional.
    I can't fault the content though, I bet if you remove every single link, then they all get featured again.

    1. IzzyM profile image86
      IzzyMposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      If just half of the hubs carried links back to his own site, then that is OK, just not all of them.

      1. Cardisa profile image88
        Cardisaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        I agree with Izzy. There is no reason to link all your hubs to your own site unless you are seeking to promote your site through backlinks. Remove all the links and see what happens. I think the whole thing started with the linking back to his blog.

        1. profile image38
          JefHenningerposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          What's the point of hubpages if I can link to my own blog?  By the way, one of the moderators told me that I could.

          1. Cardisa profile image88
            Cardisaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            You can link to your own blog but not on all your hubs, plus the blog must be relevant to the content of the hub. The best way to link to your blog is through the link portal on your profile.

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    Bob Bambergposted 9 years ago

    That happened to me, too.  I had 130-odd featured hubs and suddenly about a third of them needed revision.  I'm in the process of doing it now.  I find that if I change a picture or two, or perhaps add a poll or rewrite a sentence or two, that does the trick.

    I was one for putting at least three Amazon products in a capsule, so I reduced it to 1 and just put the others in different capsules.  Actually, it helped me line up products with appropriate text within the hub, so it turned out to be a positive.  I'm also finding that in some cases, I find a better way of phrasing parts of the hubs, or I've come across additional information that I can update the hub with.

    I actually find it helpful, otherwise I'd be careless about refreshing hubs...and they do need it from time to time.


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