help, my hub says potential adult content--It's not!

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  1. blessedmomto7 profile image83
    blessedmomto7posted 3 years ago

    I wrote a hub about the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile after my family saw it in person.  Now I get a notice saying that it is possibly going to be unpublished due to adult content.  I can't find any adult content at all--this hub is just fun and history.  Can you see what is wrong with it? I realize that it includes the word "wiener" but that is actually the name!  Here is the link to my hub:

    http://blessedmomto7.hubpages.com/hub/o … enermobile

    1. peachpurple profile image83
      peachpurpleposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      maybe there are some words related to adults contents, like pornography?

      1. blessedmomto7 profile image83
        blessedmomto7posted 3 years agoin reply to this

        No, nothing.  It is about a car.

        1. psycheskinner profile image81
          psycheskinnerposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          It's a wiener car. I think it is plausible that using the word wiener a few dozen times might have raised a flag.

          1. Sed-me profile image83
            Sed-meposted 3 years agoin reply to this

            I guess I need to go fix my Oscar Meyer hub now!

    2. Christy Kirwan profile imageSTAFF
      Christy Kirwanposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Hi blessed,

      It sounds like you tripped the automatic filters because of the use of "wiener" multiple times. If you're worried about being moderated for adult content, you can always email team@hubpages.com in the future and ask for a manual review. If a Moderator confirms that your Hub contains no adult content, it should be fine to publish with ads. smile

  2. Marisa Wright profile image97
    Marisa Wrightposted 3 years ago

    HubPages relies on Adsense for its income, so it applies the Adsense rules very strictly.   Adsense has a list of "prohibited subjects" and adult content is one of them.

    Adsense uses automated software to pick up on adult content, and since the software is dumb and can't read context, it relies on finding "naughty words".   Adsense doesn't share what those naughty words are, so HubPages has its own list.  Obviously wiener is on the list!   

    It's quite likely Adsense wouldn't have a problem with that Hub but because Adsense is so crucial to HubPages' survival, the team don't like to take chances.   You can understand why they're so touchy - one of HP's competitors lost their Adsense account once, all because ONE member uploaded ONE photo that broke Adsense rules. 

    It is a bit annoying when that happens,but just remember HubPages is safeguarding their livelihood AND ours by being strict with the rules - and it's easy enough to find other places to publish what they don't accept.

    1. NateB11 profile image92
      NateB11posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I'm even super careful about that on my own sites. Only on one of them, the content could be considered kind of border-line adult; it's about music. At any rate, what I do on that site now is only put adsense ads on pages without the more "adult" content. It's really easy with a plug-in called WP-Insert. You can put ads in different spots of the page, middle, top of content aligned left or right, bottom--and it will put it on every page; and you can exclude the ads from certain pages. Thought it might be a plug-in you could use, though you've been doing this longer than me you probably have your ads set how you like. But thought I'd mention it if it's something you could use.

      1. Marisa Wright profile image97
        Marisa Wrightposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        I always understood that Adsense looks at your site as a whole, not at individual articles.   It's the reason I've never been able to understand how HubPages can allow adult content to be published even without ads.

        A good example is a Hubber who applied for Adsense recently and got turned down because of one of her Hubs.  That particular Hub didn't have ads enabled, but because it was on her account, Adsense wouldn't accept her.

        1. NateB11 profile image92
          NateB11posted 3 years agoin reply to this

          What happened to that Hubber is sobering for certain. I might rethink my decision.

          My decision was made based on this advice from Adsense here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=p … R1E#t=1540

          He first states that if the majority of the site is okay that you can just exclude ads from those "questionable" pages. Of course, he backpedals a bit afterward.

        2. psycheskinner profile image81
          psycheskinnerposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          Adsense definitely looks at every piece of content.  My blog lost adsense over a single post using a slang term to refer to the male reproductive organ.

          1. NateB11 profile image92
            NateB11posted 3 years agoin reply to this

            wow.. wish there was an ad program with a little less archaic rules.

          2. Sed-me profile image83
            Sed-meposted 3 years agoin reply to this

            I guess I need to go fix my Richard Nixon hub now!

            1. NateB11 profile image92
              NateB11posted 3 years agoin reply to this

              Hahaha!

              1. Jean Bakula profile image96
                Jean Bakulaposted 3 years agoin reply to this

                Seeing the Oscar Meyer you know what mobile is kind of funny the first time you see it. I never heard of it before I saw it and couldn't believe my eyes!

                You do have to be really careful about what words you use on this site. I am trying to move a group of pieces about couples in love, and have to make them so tame they seem more like YA literature. I don't want them to be pornographic, but I don't want all my couples to seem like they are in Middle School either. It's hard.

            2. NateB11 profile image92
              NateB11posted 3 years agoin reply to this

              It's not your fault he was named after a male body part. I too will have to review my Hub about a songbird whose name rhymes with bit house, and my Hub about that lake in the Andes on the border of Peru and Bolivia that rhymes with bitty flocka.

          3. Marisa Wright profile image97
            Marisa Wrightposted 3 years agoin reply to this

            Ouch!

    2. misterhollywood profile image95
      misterhollywoodposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Very good info Marisa - I honestly didn't know some of this!

  3. Valerie P Davis profile image84
    Valerie P Davisposted 3 years ago

    If you think your content isn't actually adult, just contact HP and ask for a manual review. I had one flagged by an automatic filter, but the human review passed it immediately.

    1. misterhollywood profile image95
      misterhollywoodposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I had this happen to me too. I think they are just being REAL cautious

  4. psycheskinner profile image81
    psycheskinnerposted 3 years ago

    Automated content detection always makes mistakes. In this case I would just ignore the flag.

  5. word55 profile image73
    word55posted 3 years ago

    What's the tittle? Which hub? I'll read it and determine for myself.

  6. word55 profile image73
    word55posted 3 years ago

    I see nothing "adult content" wrong about it.

 
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