I have a hub that needs revision.

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  1. brimancandy profile image74
    brimancandyposted 3 years ago

    One of my hubs about donating to charity is flagged as needing revision. It was also flagged for being called overly promotional. May I ask why?

    I'm just curious as to what is overly promotional about it? If anything, the hub is somewhat of advice to some people about which charities they should not give their money to. Of course it is up to the person to decide where and how they want to give their money.

    I try to also try to give people advice and smart ways to give their money. So, I don't see the problem.

    Any comments on what I should do to revise it? When I posted it it was my next fastest hub for traffic. Now it doesn't get any views at all. Very few of my hubs see traffic.

    Though one has topped 100,000 views.

    1. Anna Marie Bowman profile image86
      Anna Marie Bowmanposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Could you provide a link to the hub?

  2. brimancandy profile image74
    brimancandyposted 3 years ago


    I guess I can get the link typed correctly. My hub is not published due to being over promotional.

    1. psycheskinner profile image85
      psycheskinnerposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Rather than typing it just cut and paste, or change your profile so non-featured hubs are displayed.

      1. brimancandy profile image74
        brimancandyposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        i did what you suggested and my charity hub is not on the list.

    2. Anna Marie Bowman profile image86
      Anna Marie Bowmanposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      If it was unpublished, there is no way for us to see it to give you tips. However, if it was unpublished for being overly promotional, my suggestion is to remove links, and add more textual information instead.  It's really hard to say what this issue is without actually seeing it, but that may be all it needs.  It's confusing that a hub about charities would be overly promotional, though.  I suggest contacting the hubpages team, and see if they can tell you what the issue is. They will still be able to see it even if it isn't published.

  3. brimancandy profile image74
    brimancandyposted 3 years ago

    thanks for the comments. The traffic is rising in almost all of my hubs now.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image94
      Marisa Wrightposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      "Overly promotional" just means you had links in the Hub which are not allowed.

      So it's just a case of working out which links they don't like.  The easiest way to find out is to send an email to team @ Hubpages.com, but in the meantime you can also work it out for yourself.

      You are not allowed to have more than TWO links to the same website.  So check that.

      If you've included Amazon or eBay capsules, they MUST be very carefully chosen and relevant to what you're talking about. So in this case, they'd need to be something to do with charity.

      ALL links must be related to the topic of the Hub. So if you're talking about charity, you're not allowed to suddenly start talking about managing your money and add a link about that.  You can only link to sites related to charity.   

      You also can't add a link to your own blog UNLESS you have a post on the blog that's about the same topic - in which case you need to link to that particular post on your blog, not the front page.


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