Overly promotiona: Looks for 3 or more links to site in Hub

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  1. KathyMcGraw2 profile image75
    KathyMcGraw2posted 4 years ago

    I have 2 lenses/hubs that were made to highlight facts, myths and superstitions of 2 different birds.  There is a lot of info, and the one that I just looked at has a red skull saying it is too promotional.  The links go to a few of the myths, and there are several links at the end of the page to give credit.  Can someone check it and tell me what is the problem?  Would taking out the links to the different stories help?

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    Oh, and if this isn't OK to write this here, or link to the page...please tell me where I should do this.  This page has been very popular with school kids and a library back East so really don't want it to have issues here.

    1. bethperry profile image92
      bethperryposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I honestly don't see anything overly promotional about your Hub. You have credit links, and I think these should be seen as a considerate inclusion.

      1. KathyMcGraw2 profile image75
        KathyMcGraw2posted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you Bethperry for looking.  I too never would have considered this a too promotional piece smile

    2. DrBillSmithWriter profile image76
      DrBillSmithWriterposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I count eight Amazon product links. I've never seen a hub with that many links, in my several months on this site. If you removed 5 of them, you'd be just fineā€¦ for starters. One point of view. ;-)

      1. KathyMcGraw2 profile image75
        KathyMcGraw2posted 4 years agoin reply to this

        OK...I will go back and check the Amazon links.  Are you talking about ones in what you call capsules here...or ones in text?  My notice didn't mention affiliate links and I sure have more than 50 words per module so should be OK there.  But who knows, so thank you for checking for me.

        I haven't even got to the point of checking to see what transfer problems might be showing on the hub...first things first wink

    3. sockii profile image78
      sockiiposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      It's the number of Zazzle links. You can only have 2 per hub. The overly promotional warning comes on when you have more than 2 to a single domain that is not on their white list.

      It's NOT the Amazon modules. Those are fine; they are interspersed between text modules and with plenty of supporting text.

      When you are editing you will see style tips that will warn you if you have too many Amazon/Ebay modules bunched together - HP doesn't seem to like more than 2 in a row. However you can definitely have more than 2, 5, or even 8 if you have a lengthy hub, with lots of text, and the products are all directly related to your topic.

      Oh, and another thing is that I've noticed the HP Style tips thing doesn't like just lists of links, especially not without any description (like at the end of your "lenshub" smile ) While it's tedious work, I'd go in to edit and add the credit links and info directly on each photo, in the photo modules.

    4. Camille Harris profile imageSTAFF
      Camille Harrisposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Kathy,

      It looks like you have 8 links to Zazzle. We only allow 2 links to promotional domains.

      Hope this helps. Please contact us if you have any other questions/concerns.

  2. Millionaire Tips profile image92
    Millionaire Tipsposted 4 years ago

    There is a limit of two links to most domains. Exceptions are big sites such as Wikipedia, etc.  You have more than two links to Zazzle.

  3. Shorebirdie profile image76
    Shorebirdieposted 4 years ago

    The Amazon links, I've found, don't seem to be a problem as long as they're not all grouped together and they're related to your topic.  Generally, it's affiliate links that are the issue.  When you're editing your hub, there should be a box to the right with a question mark on it.  When you click on that, it should tell you exactly which links are the problem.

  4. Cari Kay 11 profile image91
    Cari Kay 11posted 4 years ago

    I am running into this with my Allposters photos.  It's not the Amazon links at all.  I can keep two linked Allposters photos with no problem but any more will give me the dreaded skull smile

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