I have no idea what "too spammy" means. This is the first time I've submitted an article. I wanted to keep it short and sweet. It is sort of a bio on my dog, Buddy and embedded in this is information on why Golden Doodles are the best dogs. I plan to expand in the future and talk about general canine behavior and be informative and personable, utilizing my own 2 dogs as 'props'. Why would the rating of my original article not be good enough to be published? The ONLY specific feedback given was "too spammy". Again, I have no idea why that was the feedback given the content of what I wrote. Please advise? Thanks!
Hi there, have you included any links? If yes, try deleting them.
Hubpages isn't a blogging platform. Articles should be of a decent length and be like those you'd read in a magazine.
We have a Goldendoodle too!
Thank you for replying. I did not have any links therefore the only thing I can think of is that it sounds "bloggie". Telling me it should sound like a magazine article helps a bit (although I'm an avid reader and would truly see a blurb like the one I wrote). I will give it another shot! Appreciate it!
The word "spammy" always means there is a problem with links. It could be a link to a website, or to another Hub, or to an Amazon product.
You can use links in your Hubs but they must follow certain rules. If you read my Hub on the Basic Rules, that will tell you all you need to know (you'll find it on the slider on my profile).
Did you get a general email, and the "spammy" thing was just one possible problem? If so, then the other possible problem is that your Hub was too personal.
Let's face it, no one cares how you feel about your dog, or what cute things he gets up to (unless it's really funny and you film it for Youtube). If they're on the internet looking for info about that breed, they want information. Your personal experience on that breed can be really valuable, but you have to differentiate between what's purely personal (not allowed on HubPages) and what's useful personal knowledge that others will want to read.
Not to mention that a Hub really needs to be over 800 words, and ideally you should aim for the "sweet spot" at around 1,500 words.
I've often had the spammy link message because I referenced the source using a URL. Don't bother with the source URL is my advice.
I have to disagree with that advice. If the licence for the photo requires you to credit the photographer, then it's pretty rude not to provide the URL, I think (not to mention illegal).
The only time you'll get a "spammy link" message for a photo source is if you've got several photos from the same website, and you've linked to that website in several photos. Even then, the main photo sites (like Flickr) are whitelisted so you can link each photo individually without any problems.
In fact if you're using Flickr, you must link each photo individually, because each photographer must have a link to their own individual photostream. In most cases, it's the same for Wikipedia/Wikimedia - the photos don't belong to the Wikis, so you can't just credit the site. You have to check the licence on each image and credit accordingly. Like I say, apart from being illegal to do otherwise, I think it's unfair on the photographer to use his work discourteously.
For other sites, you can get around it by putting the name of the source in the photo capsule, leaving the source URL blank, and then adding the link once, at the end of the Hub (e.g. "all photos from .....").
If the problem is a legit image source website you can also request that they be 'whitelisted' so this rule does not apply to them.
Thank you for all of your input. I appreciate it! Please note that I did not have any 'images' on my article. I posted a pic I took myself, of my dog. So, the issue may be that my post sounded too "bloggy" as they say. I will keep trying! Love the site. #aspiringbutverynovicewriter
by Jeff Zod 11 days ago
Hi hubbers,I would appreciate help on how to submit my articles to niches sites.For how long should I wait before submitting an article to a niche site?
by Eugene Brennan 10 months ago
I submitted an article nearly 5 weeks ago after an editor requested that it be edited. Should it take this long to be submitted to a Niche site, or if it is no longer considered, is a notification issued?
by Kori Morgan 2 months ago
I have a featured article that Hub Pages wants to be moved to a Hub Pages network site, but they gave me some suggestions on what I need to do to improve my article. Is there a deadline between polishing up my article and re-submitting?
by Katharine L Sparrow 8 weeks ago
I know you can only submit one article to be considered for a niche site every 14 days. Is that 14 days from when you submitted your last article, or 14 days from when a decision was made on it or it was moved to the niche site? It took almost 2 weeks for the article I submitted to go through the...
by Liz Elias 16 months ago
So----I presume (notice I was careful not to say "assume" ), that if we submitted one of our articles, and it's been almost the 2 weeks between submissions since; that if we've heard nothing about it, it was not accepted???(Sorry for the poor sentence construction. I had to...
by Michelle Orelup 16 months ago
No confirmation when submitting an article for consideration to a HubPages Network site.When I go through all the steps and click the Submit My Article button, nothing happens. How do I know if the request has been processed? Thanks.
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|