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Ads appearing in "Related Hubs"

  1. Faith Reaper profile image90
    Faith Reaperposted 2 years ago

    Why are ads now appearing in "Related Hubs" under our hubs?  It does not look right for ads to be placed there.

    1. Phyllis Doyle profile image98
      Phyllis Doyleposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I agree - it not only does not look right, but is rather sneaky. Someone may click on the ad thinking it is a "related hub".

      1. Faith Reaper profile image90
        Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        Yes, they are sneaky, as I almost did do just that, Phyllis!

        1. Venkatachari M profile image80
          Venkatachari Mposted 2 years agoin reply to this

          Yes, I also was about to click an ad when suddenly my hand stopped finding the ad choice button on it. They are very confusing and misleading.

          1. Faith Reaper profile image90
            Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

            Hi Ven, yes, they are misleading, as they are placed in a spot normally reserved for related hubs.

      2. profile image0
        calculus-geometryposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        Well, that is how HP makes money.

        1. Faith Reaper profile image90
          Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

          Yes, that is the bottom line no doubt. But we are not to click on any ads and where they are placing the ads is tricky.

    2. peachpurple profile image82
      peachpurpleposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      i think it is the keywords that are related to the unrelated ads?

      1. Faith Reaper profile image90
        Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        Oh, really, peachpurple ...hmmm

    3. Matthew Meyer profile image77
      Matthew Meyerposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      There was a forum announcement about native ads a few weeks ago.
      You can find that thread here.
      http://hubpages.com/forum/post/2688553

      1. Faith Reaper profile image90
        Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        Okay, thank you ...native ads?  Will check it out.

  2. NateB11 profile image95
    NateB11posted 2 years ago

    These are the new native ads, introduced a few weeks ago over here http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/127468

    1. Faith Reaper profile image90
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Oh, really! Thank you for the heads up, Nate. I still do not think that is an appropriate place for an ad.

      1. Barbara Kay profile image90
        Barbara Kayposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        +1 It doesn't give us a good reputation.

        1. Faith Reaper profile image90
          Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

          It sure does not, Barbara!

  3. Sparklea profile image75
    Sparkleaposted 2 years ago

    Faith, I am having an awful time with the hubs I have published since I joined Hub Pages.  I am getting lots of notifications in my email that ______has commented on (title of hub).  All the names are just one first name, and they are NOT comments.  They are ads, some are not in English, and some talk about computers or anything totally unrelated to the hub.
    This has been going on for the past couple of weeks.  I have not approved ANY - I don't know if I am being hacked, if my hubs have a virus, but the comments are from people I never heard of.  If I look up a name, sometimes I get a profile page stating, "zero hubs, zero followers" -
    Can you or anyone give any advice? 
    I will check out the unrelated ads also.  And Nate's feedback.
    I am very upset about this as it seems MOST of my hubs are under attack.
    Blessings, Sparklea  PS: Faith, I will email you.  Dave and I have been very sick since New Year's Eve

    1. Faith Reaper profile image90
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Oh, no, dear Sparklea!  That sounds so strange indeed.  It happened to me for a couple of months but it seems just on my Christmas Tree hub, but way before Christmas, where outsiders would leave comments in another language totally unrelated to the hub.  It was as if they were talking to each other on my hub.  I could translate some of it and something they would mention something about the hub.  So, I think they were spammers or something, but I have no idea why they felt the need to comment on my hub?  I hope your problem ends soon!  If you keep deleting them, maybe they will get the hint.  In the meantime, I would set your comments to be approved by you before they appear on your hubs.  That way no one will see the comments unless you approve them.  (((Hugs))) Love you

 
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