You want broken links and amazon ads removed? YOU DO IT HubPages!

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  1. DJ Funktual profile image80
    DJ Funktualposted 3 years ago

    Hey people.  I'm an old-timer round here and I have a beef / suggestion

    I have 207 hubs most written between 08-11 and they are mostly in the 50,000 views.  Some hits, many clunkers.  My issue is simply this, if you are gonna change your product selling policy and want only 1 ad per 100 words then YOU REMOVE THEM!.  Why the hell should I spend another day polishing these hubs when HubPages wants to limit the ways in which I make money from the Hubs? 

    Think about it.  It's your issue, you deal with it. Not to be a jerk but you are the one making the issue, you fix it.  Since you got the time to count words.....

    There should be an opt in for Hubpages to manually adjust to their own specs.

    1. relache profile image86
      relacheposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      If you opt-in to HubPro, and HubPages decides your pages are worth it, that's exactly what they do.

      1. DJ Funktual profile image80
        DJ Funktualposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        relache, you still kickin around too?  What my dear is HubPro?

        1. relache profile image86
          relacheposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          HubPro is something that does just what you were griping about, which you will have been opted into since you have no idea what it is, and therefore have not opted-out, and which a bunch of people are about to show up and tell you to avoid like the plague even though they've not done it.

          Given how HubPages is going these days, it's kinda of amazing that's a genuinely accurate answer.

          1. DJ Funktual profile image80
            DJ Funktualposted 3 years agoin reply to this

            Curious if you'd mind expanding on the whole "way HubPages is going these days".   Haven't been around in forever.  Still in touch with my favorite hubbers but thru facebook.  Is The Hub doing well these days?

            1. relache profile image86
              relacheposted 3 years agoin reply to this

              DJ, you need to pull your head out of the sand and just take a look around you.

              Clearly, the answer to your question is "no."

              1. DJ Funktual profile image80
                DJ Funktualposted 3 years agoin reply to this

                Whoa my bad.  I haven't been around in years.

  2. paradigm search profile image60
    paradigm searchposted 3 years ago

    Well now, this thread could be interesting...

  3. SmartAndFun profile image96
    SmartAndFunposted 3 years ago

    HP will remove them -- by unpublishing the offending hubs. Problem solved.

    1. wilderness profile image97
      wildernessposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      +1  My thoughts exactly.  HP will do the job, but the hubber may not like the result.

      1. DJ Funktual profile image80
        DJ Funktualposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Hmmm, so you saying that rather than delete the offending amazon ad/broken link HubPages would be more inclined to unpublish your work?  That seems like cutting off your nose to spite your face on their part, no?  Why would they do that?  I miss Maddie Ruud.  Whenever The Hub was buggin me about something, she would always work it out for me.

  4. Zhivko Stanev profile image85
    Zhivko Stanevposted 3 years ago

    I agree. If they think amazon ads are holding them back, why not just remove them for good? They can easily define preset ad positions for each hub and every user should be able to place a number of ads based on how long his hub is.
    Not that it matters, if you ask me. We all saw what happened to squidoo and there is no reason to belief HP would avoid the same tragic fate.
    Off topic, I still fail to understand why would someone with the capacity to write 200+ articles would not set up his own darn site and write by his own rules, making a lot more money in the process...

    1. DJ Funktual profile image80
      DJ Funktualposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Alas the reason i'm back.  under construction

 
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