Moderator could you explain why you allow other people's businesses

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  1. threekeys profile image73
    threekeysposted 16 months ago

    to be advertised in (in question and answer) and not be removed, When in the forum section you cannot do this. So, is it okay then to promote anything of yours (book or website) as long as it is in Q&A section?

    1. theraggededge profile image99
      theraggededgeposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      It's irrelevant. The forum rules are clear. What applies to all of us, applies to you too.

      http://hubpages.com/help/forum_rules

      "The Forums are for discussion, not self-promotional link-posting. We encourage you to avoid posting promotional or irrelevant links, be they to Hubs or external sites in which you have a vested interest."

      1. threekeys profile image73
        threekeysposted 16 months agoin reply to this

        I will read.
        What about q&a section tonight i saw a number of ads for MBA courses tonight. And other times its been customer service businesses with upteen ads.
        I understand rules but this doesnt seem right.
        I still have to read your link moderator. I agree- what is good for the goose is good for the gander.

        1. Marketing Merit profile image95
          Marketing Meritposted 16 months agoin reply to this

          Just flag them for review Threekeys. There does appear to be an increasing amount of spam being posted on this site at the moment.

          As has already been said by TheRaggedEdge, you are not permitted to self-promote. You can post links to your website and social media in your profile. You can also make reference to the fact that you are a published author in the bio section of your hubs. However, you cannot market your business anywhere else on this site.

          Hope this helps.

          1. threekeys profile image73
            threekeysposted 16 months agoin reply to this

            Yes thank you.

        2. theraggededge profile image99
          theraggededgeposted 16 months agoin reply to this

          It sounds like you are referring to the ads that HP partners place on the site. Those are the ones we earn from. They are not posted by individuals unless I'm mistaken. I don't visit the Q&A. I'm pretty sure that members aren't permitted to place self-promoting links in Q&A.

          Use personal contacts, social media and your own website to promote your book, not HubPages. Try making it free for Kindle Unlimited users, then you may pick up some good reviews.

          1. threekeys profile image73
            threekeysposted 16 months agoin reply to this

            Ok:)

          2. Marketing Merit profile image95
            Marketing Meritposted 16 months agoin reply to this

            Don't normally visit Q&A but Threekeys is correct. Loads of spam for MBA courses. Just spent 10 minutes flagging a lot of it. Some adding images with links in them or simply nonsensical questions.
            Most of these are posted by new members, who have no published hubs and have literally just joined.

            I appreciate that genuine new members may need help, but can't help feeling that the site team needs to somehow restrict their ability to repeatedly spam the site. The MBA guy had about 10 questions posted within a matter of minutes!

            1. theraggededge profile image99
              theraggededgeposted 15 months agoin reply to this

              Oh dear. I stand corrected. You are right, this shouldn't be allowed. I suppose that threekeys is perfectly entitled to post their link there too.

              Not here though, we like it clean and tidy in here smile

              1. Marketing Merit profile image95
                Marketing Meritposted 15 months agoin reply to this

                Believe you are correct Bev, insofar as personal/business links are not  allowed.

                However, we appear to have attracted a deluge of spammers who realise their posts are not flagged as quickly in Q&A, as they are on the forum.

                [Not wishing to hijack this thread as well, but I happen to live in a neighbouring authority to yourself. Such a small world! wink ]

              2. psycheskinner profile image82
                psycheskinnerposted 15 months agoin reply to this

                It's not allowed.  It's just the spammers are having more success breaking the rules in one area than they other.

        3. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image98
          TIMETRAVELER2posted 15 months agoin reply to this

          Those ads are spam and should be reported to the team.  If nobody reports them, they can't be removed.

    2. psycheskinner profile image82
      psycheskinnerposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      They also remove spammy Qs if you report them.  However it is harder to report them in that area, i generally go back and flag their profile with a note.

      1. vocalcoach profile image96
        vocalcoachposted 15 months agoin reply to this

        I've noticed an increase of spam.  Personal and business links are a no-no. It's somewhat irritating when I visit a new hubber with the intention of welcoming the person and then finding that the only reason the person joined was to promote a business or product.  I report these people.

        1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image98
          TIMETRAVELER2posted 15 months agoin reply to this

          You can always report them by emailing the team as well.

    3. Marisa Wright profile image97
      Marisa Wrightposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      It's not OK to promote anything.  If you see it happening, it just means it's been posted recently and the moderators haven't caught up with it yet.  They can't be everywhere all the time, so they do rely on us flagging stuff.

      1. Marketing Merit profile image95
        Marketing Meritposted 15 months agoin reply to this

        Can't help wondering if they're a little bit irritated with me as I have been flagging so much in the past few days! wink

        However, I feel that it is important to flag these posts in order to maintain the integrity and reputation of the site, which ultimately benefits us all. I didn't realise that Q&A was being spammed so heavily until Threekeys raised the issue.

        1. Christy Kirwan profile imageSTAFF
          Christy Kirwanposted 15 months agoin reply to this

          We actually really appreciate your help with flagging spam and rule violations. smile

    4. Christy Kirwan profile imageSTAFF
      Christy Kirwanposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      Hi threekeys,

      This type of advertising is not permitted anywhere on HubPages. If you see posts doing it, please flag them for us. Moderators aren't always able to get to rules violations immediately, but we review every report carefully.

      1. threekeys profile image73
        threekeysposted 15 months agoin reply to this

        Okay, will do.

  2. Terrielynn1 profile image92
    Terrielynn1posted 15 months ago

    I reported a couple of then too

  3. MontanaTroyBrooks profile image83
    MontanaTroyBrooksposted 15 months ago

    Moderator? Looks like either some form of AI or Amazon mechanical Turk scheme to save money.
    But I agree with the promotion policy the site has and think it is good.

 
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