I've found the ads HubPages has chosen for the main site to be extremely disappointing ever since my content was transferred here in September of 2014. They're unrelated to the content, unrelated to my own search preferences, and some of them are spammy and trashy or disgusting and vulgar while others advertise questionable or predatory services. The revolting ads on recipes even made me avoid using HP to search for recipes until my ISP blocked HP's ads last year!
Well, my ISP recently changed to Comcast from Suite Solutions and I can see the ads on HP again. They are just as disappointing and unrelated as ever.
But I've been reading hubs on PetHelpful and they have some pet-related ads such as ads for tropical fish at PetSmart on articles about tropical fish! The other ads I've seen on PetHelpful have been completely inoffensive. I've seen ads for cars, trucks, and normal products and services that average people might buy. I haven't seen a low-class ad on PetHelpful yet!
The car and truck ads even make sense because I was very recently helping someone do research online before he bought a car!
Is it possible that HP could benefit from ads that match the content and user search history and aren't trashy and low-class, too?
by Dr. John Anderson 6 years ago
This issue has been raised many times in the past – but given the 20% drop in traffic it should be rectified urgently (good enough is no longer sufficient (IMO)Links to unrelated pages is something that Panda and Penguin have hit sites for. If an author puts an unrelated link on their page they...
by Lily Rose 7 years ago
I thought I read the new rules about word count and Amazon links, etc. and I put in the time to fix every single hub that was on the list that HP emailed me. Apparently some hubs didn't make the list and now I'm getting about 2 emails a day telling me that a hub of mine was unpublished for...
by Faith Reaper 4 years ago
Why are ads now appearing in "Related Hubs" under our hubs? It does not look right for ads to be placed there.
by Elisabeth Sowerbutts 7 years ago
Hi I noticed recently that when hubs are listed in the Google search results the 2nd link doesn't got to the hub but to the category page - for example: You can see the tumblr page has the normal double link to the page ranked - but the hubpage doesn't the 2nd link is to...
by Ben Guinter 6 years ago
I've gotten two emails about the same hub, which of course was one of my holiday hubs - the hubs that helped build up most of my following on here.It was about the first flights between the Hawaiian islands, and the content talked about airplanes, airports, Hawaii... and the picture had a hang...
by Bill Yovino 6 years ago
Hi All,I received an email from Hubpages -"We are writing to notify you that your Hub contains Unrelated Links or Products. Your Hub remains published, giving you the chance to address this violation."There are no flags or warnings on my account page and nothing indicated in the Broken...
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