How do I figure out automatic content filter flag?

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  1. Lauragowens profile image84
    Lauragowensposted 5 years ago


    I just submitted my third Hub for review. I received this:

    "Advertising has been disabled due to automatic content filters."

    I'm not sure which content or links are being flagged? … stead?done

    Thank you smile

    1. wilderness profile image97
      wildernessposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I'm guessing of course, but with 85 repetitions of the word "breast" I'd start by taking out about 84 of them.  Automatic filters are not typically smart enough to figure out that you haven't written a fine piece of porn, with that terrible word repeated so many times.

      1. relache profile image85
        relacheposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        I'll second this.

      2. Lauragowens profile image84
        Lauragowensposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks. Yikes. This is troubling. After a week of doing mega research and writing what I think is a well-thought out article, this isn't supposed to make Google Bot see it as content stuffed porn site.  Ugh. I had no idea I was writing porn, LOL.  But it def makes sense.  I used the word so many times organically because "breast" goes with the associated phrases (breast cancer, breast cancer prevention, breast cancer screening, breast MRI, breast thermogram to very PURPOSELY distinguish these imaging tests from just any ole MRI or thermogram ...critical this is specific). Hmm.  I'm going to petition for an override (for lack of terminology at Hub, I'm new here). Thanks for the detective work!

        1. nArchuleta profile image93
          nArchuletaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          I had something similar happen on a Hub about contratiempo in flamenco. The English for that, which I used, is "off beat." Switch those two words around, and you see what the algorithm thought I was talking about! Just send in a request to have the Hub reconsidered, and all should be well.
          Good luck!

          1. Lauragowens profile image84
            Lauragowensposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            Hmm, interesting! Amazing how Google bot algorithm reads into things.  It's like Hal from 2004 Space Odyssey. Creepy smile Anyway, thanks, Hub responded and gave me back my ads.

        2. wilderness profile image97
          wildernessposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          You're welcome. 

          This kind of problem is not new.  Sometimes it can be solved with the use of other words, sometimes not.  Why you used "breast" so often is obvious and I don't see getting around a lot of it.  While "boob thermogram" might get the point across, it isn't going to do much for your hub!

          Nor is it HubPages fault.  Adsense rules are extremely strict in this regard, and violation can not only cost you your adsense account (forever) but that of everyone writing on here as well.  Far better to err on the side of caution than take chances, and that is what HP does.

          Good to see that you got your ads back.

          1. Lauragowens profile image84
            Lauragowensposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            Thanks. I completely understand the "mindset" of Google trying to protect users from slop and risque stuff. Glad I got my ads back , too.

  2. relache profile image85
    relacheposted 5 years ago

    Google gets very sketchy about "mature" topics.  Unfortunately there are a variety of legitimate discussions and information which fall into this unresolved grey zone.  As a result, HubPages has set some algorithms in place on this end which are meant to protect your AdSense account (and HubPages') from being canceled due to accidentally being perceived as "adult" by the Big G.

    What you want is to email admin and request a "manual review," meaning a human reads it and makes a decision.

    1. Matthew Meyer profile image72
      Matthew Meyerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      As Relache stated, ad-safety questions for specific Hubs are best addressed by contacting us directly at the link below so a moderator can review the Hub in question.

  3. Lauragowens profile image84
    Lauragowensposted 5 years ago

    Many thanks for the prompt and helpful replies smile


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