Why does my hubs continue to be marked as "spammy" by HP.

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  1. kalmid profile image44
    kalmidposted 3 years ago

    I am back to HP after a long hiatus.
    I have published two hubs, and both have been marked as spammy. WTH.
    One was a review of a product, and the other, was how to plant chamomile. Nothing spammy about it.
    If this is the "new" HP after acquiring Squidoo and making changes, I'm out of here...again.

    1. firstcookbooklady profile image88
      firstcookbookladyposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      hmmmm.... you said the name of the product more than once... there was no picture of a cold sore, just a picture of the product....so, spammy.

      1. kalmid profile image44
        kalmidposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        I don't have a picture of a cold sore, but I was given permission to use the product pic. I wrote about my experience with the product, just like other reviews I have seen on here. Of course I said the name of the product more than once.  It's not spammy, and was not intended to be spammy.

      2. clivewilliams profile image84
        clivewilliamsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        mmmm...if that is what spam is then shut down the internet

    2. Millionaire Tips profile image92
      Millionaire Tipsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      HubPages has tightened up its rules about what is considered over-promotional or spammy.  Here's the forum post, and it links to the blog post.


      The blog post shows examples of what is considered acceptable and what is not.

      1. kalmid profile image44
        kalmidposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks, I shall check it out.
        I tried to write a review from my experiences, and I could not figure out why they would consider it spam.

    3. colorfulone profile image84
      colorfuloneposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Your Cold Sores hub looks fine to me.
      (I did notice two paragraphs that do not have a space between other paragraphs.)

  2. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image96
    Marcy Goodfleischposted 3 years ago

    I glanced briefly at the title and the synopsis, and they read like advertisement text. Try wording both more objectively.

    I didn't read the content, but one thing that helps is to include comparisons to other products, and to mention negatives. It sounds like you like the product, so that can be a challenge at times, but would you like it to be cheaper, or to come in different sizes, or smell differently?

    Did you try other products that don't work?  Mention them if you can. Do some other products work more slowly?  Could this product be better? Just think about how you'd improve it in some way, and that will give you some ideas for objectivity.

    Good luck!

    1. kalmid profile image44
      kalmidposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      If you had read the article, you would know I did mention other products, but not by name. I talked about how using a prescription and other OTC products made the situation worse. I also talked about how I was looking for an all natural product.
      This hub is now a featured hub. The problem is no longer this hub, the problem is HP.

      1. Marisa Wright profile image98
        Marisa Wrightposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Looks like both are now Featured?

        I think it's a pity they've used that word "spammy" as shorthand for not meeting the new guidelines, because writers are bound to feel insulted by it - and often the problem is not "spam" at all.

        The most likely reason is that you had an unrelated link in the Hub somewhere.  Perhaps a link to your profile, or an Amazon ad that wasn't directly related (tangentially related isn't enough)?

        1. kalmid profile image44
          kalmidposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          Yes, they are both featured now...finally.
          I didn't have any links, other than the photo link. I didn't put any Amazon ads in...didn't even think of it.
          I don't know what their problem is, but I have seen some shotty work on here.

      2. firstcookbooklady profile image88
        firstcookbookladyposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Way to go, Kalmid!!! We'll be looking for more hubs from you!

        1. kalmid profile image44
          kalmidposted 3 years agoin reply to this



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