Totally Disgusted and Ready to Bail

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  1. nicomp profile image65
    nicompposted 2 years ago

    I am absolutely sick of trying to fix my hubs to sate nebulous faceless administrators.

    This stoopid hub has well over 300 words per ad capsule. It's published in the proper category. It deserves to be 'featured' and I have no clue what so-called "Spammy Elements" are extant.

    http://hubpages.com/literature/Cecil-Th … e-Be-Saved

    I give up. Why bother? I can put up a WordPress blog and get more page views. At least Google will index it.

    1. theraggededge profile image98
      theraggededgeposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Too many unrelated product capsules. You  only need one click-through to Amazon, so pick one that is relevant to the topic. I'm afraid silly string and fake mallard ducks just don't work.

      In fact, I'd say the whole article is not written to the title. Anyone who clicked on it looking for information about Cecil is going to press the back button with alacrity.

      Edit: I see you've placed it in 'Dark Humor'. Dark it is, but not very funny.

    2. EricDockett profile image98
      EricDockettposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Your hub has products that it doesn't need. That's why it isn't featured. And it's too bad, because the Cecil the Lion story is important I think, and you made some interesting points, albeit in roundabout ways.

      People are going to read your Hub to get perspective on the Cecil story. Nobody is going to read it and say, "Gosh, this is interesting, but I suddenly realize I need to buy a duck decoy and a toy truck." That's what makes it spammy, not the number of Amazon links vs words. This is true whether on WordPress or HubPages.

      It's up to you what you wish to do with your own content, but I think it would be shame to move an interesting Hub when all you need to do is get rid of products that don't belong to begin with, and probably are never going to make a single sale anyway.

      Good luck, whatever you decide.

      1. nicomp profile image65
        nicompposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        Please define "doesn't need." How is that measured? I'd like to see that algorithm.

        1. lobobrandon profile image89
          lobobrandonposted 2 years agoin reply to this

          It's not an algorithm. In fact it's common sense. Would someone reading that topic want to buy rubber ducks or any of the other stuff mentioned? Not trying to be rude, just giving you some honest feedback.

          1. nicomp profile image65
            nicompposted 2 years agoin reply to this

            I don't take your comments as rude but I think you're way off. It's juxtaposition for sake of humor. I can relate any topic to any product capsule: that's my special skill.

            1. theraggededge profile image98
              theraggededgeposted 2 years agoin reply to this

              Well your 'special skill' is preventing your hub being featured, so why don't you take some of the suggestions here and see if you can get it through QAP? You've asked for feedback and we've pointed out the problems.

              While I believe that humor can be applied to almost any subject, the animal lovers and conservationists don't see the willful killing of a beautiful creature as particularly funny. People looking for information on Cecil, as per the title of your hub, are going to be disappointed.

              1. Jesse Drzal profile image96
                Jesse Drzalposted 2 years agoin reply to this

                I do not find it funny either.

    3. Sherry Hewins profile image96
      Sherry Hewinsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Good luck with that.

  2. psycheskinner profile image84
    psycheskinnerposted 2 years ago

    I think that opening with a passive aggressive call out box complaining about not being featured is not a good look.

    The new requirement is that Amazon boxes be dead serious recommendations of products you have personally used, and nothing else.

    1. nicomp profile image65
      nicompposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Please let me know how that is measured. I'd love to hear it.

  3. profile image0
    calculus-geometryposted 2 years ago

    The hub is a funny spoof of a typical "product hub" and maybe the moderators simply didn't get the joke. Or maybe they did get the joke but they can't make any exceptions to the rule, not even for humor.  Unfortunately I don't think it will win on appeal.  For what it's worth, I laughed smile

    1. nicomp profile image65
      nicompposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks

  4. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago

    I so wish my worst problems were HubPages. Unfortunately, they are not. In fact, HubPages seems to be my only shining beacon in the night at this time.

    1. theraggededge profile image98
      theraggededgeposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Aw..{{{hugs}}}

      1. paradigmsearch profile image89
        paradigmsearchposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks. Looking at the news puts things in perspective.

        1. Jesse Drzal profile image96
          Jesse Drzalposted 2 years agoin reply to this

          Everything ok? Need a chat?

          1. paradigmsearch profile image89
            paradigmsearchposted 2 years agoin reply to this

            Real World? I'm basically f-cked.

            1. Jesse Drzal profile image96
              Jesse Drzalposted 2 years agoin reply to this

              You are a good thinker and bright..use this to work on outside of the box solutions. Head up is first though..negative thoughts will only hamper this.

            2. lobobrandon profile image89
              lobobrandonposted 2 years agoin reply to this

              Oh... you could always send a message if you want to talk. Tc

              1. nicomp profile image65
                nicompposted 2 years agoin reply to this

                So happy I could bring people together...

    2. Dale Hyde profile image86
      Dale Hydeposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I know that is right!  HP is on my very, very low end agenda these days!

  5. VirginiaLynne profile image95
    VirginiaLynneposted 2 years ago

    I took a look at your hub and you really don't need the capsules for the joke.  Just put in pictures and it should get featured.  You aren't really making sales off of all those are you?

    1. nicomp profile image65
      nicompposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hey, I might sell something!  smile

    2. nicomp profile image65
      nicompposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Who wants to know?

  6. stephenteacher profile image71
    stephenteacherposted 2 years ago

    Hub can do what it wants, it's their baby.

    But about certain products.

    People are people no matter what or where.

    They buy things. They read. They laugh.

    I watched the super bowl and saw no ads for
    any football related products.

    I actually saw one for opioid induced constipation,
    among others. And you are going to tell me that
    football fans are prius fans? If so, then you
    prove my point above. Other big ads were
    from turbotax and paypal, of all things.

    In that whole mix of super bowl watchers, there
    were a lot of people that pay taxes.

    Who knew they might be interested in a
    talking marmot?

    I stay on Hub for the fun and enjoyment.

    1. nicomp profile image65
      nicompposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Fantastic analogy regarding the Super Bowl. Well stated. By HubPages logic, the only ads during the Super Bowl should be for footballs and HGH.

 
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