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Shameful, selfish hub promotion!

  1. RKHenry profile image76
    RKHenryposted 8 years ago

    I wished hubpages had a category like this on the forums.  The shameless self promotion category.  That way if we've been gone awhile, or have a hub that needs a little press to drive more traffic to it- we could just post it here.  It could also be a place for shameless announcements.  Like the one I'm about to make;

    I saw Angels and Demons this weekend.  I loved it!  Check out my hub <snipped>

    Got any shameless promotion to share?

    1. wittywriter profile image59
      wittywriterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      That is not shameful. I love to hear when someone has posted a hub. Congrats on another hub. I will check it out soon.

      1. RKHenry profile image76
        RKHenryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          So do I.  Thanks for you comment.

        1. pauldeeds profile image
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          pauldeedsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Every new hub right here for your enjoyment. smile

  2. Benjimester profile image91
    Benjimesterposted 8 years ago

    Haha, that's awesome.  Don't have any self promotion to share myself though sad

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    Janettaposted 8 years ago

    haha, yeah...go read my hubs!  LOL big_smile

  4. Princess Kari profile image55
    Princess Kariposted 8 years ago

    um

  5. girly_girl09 profile image71
    girly_girl09posted 8 years ago

    I used to sell on a site called Etsy and they had one forum dedicated exclusively to self-promotion. I honestly think it helped clear out all the self-promotion out of the other forums; it was virtually eliminated. Of course posts on the self-promotion forum moved so fast you couldn't keep up with them, but the point was to get all of it into one location.

    It's not a bad idea and I'd support it. Not saying I'd use it, but it does give people a place to do so without annoying everyone else! wink

    1. RKHenry profile image76
      RKHenryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah!  I totally agree with you. Other than I'd use it.

  6. Mark Knowles profile image61
    Mark Knowlesposted 8 years ago

    Actually, if y'all read the destructions, we have one here:
    http://hubpages.com/forum/23

    lol

    1. RKHenry profile image76
      RKHenryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah, that's not what I'm thinking.  That's for help.  This is for hub press releases, updates and postings.

    2. bgamall profile image85
      bgamallposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      It is a no follow. No pagerank help with that. But it would be nice to have a do follow promotion forum just for hubs.

      1. pauldeeds profile image
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        pauldeedsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Don't hold your breath. smile

        1. bgamall profile image85
          bgamallposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Paul I am glad you posted that. I was starting to turn blue!

  7. Pete Maida profile image59
    Pete Maidaposted 8 years ago

    I'm not above a little shameless promotion.  I am serializing my novel Champions of Redland; I think it is a unique mixture of real life drama and sword and socery.  Check out the first chapter at <snipped>.  There four chatpers available and more coming.

  8. Mrvoodoo profile image60
    Mrvoodooposted 8 years ago

    Doomsday Predictions:

    <snipped>

    Yep, that felt good! wink

  9. pauldeeds profile image
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    pauldeedsposted 8 years ago

    While it might be nice to have all the promotional posts in one place, we'd really prefer not have them in the forums at all.  There are many ways for people that are interested to find out that you've created a new hub -- 1) they can become your fan, 2) they can look on your profile page, 3) they can discover it in their hubtivity, 4) you can post it to facebook or twitter, etc.

    There is a reason that we display this warning every time you make a forum post.

    1. RKHenry profile image76
      RKHenryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I think it's a shame.  Seems to work perfectly for blogcatalog.com.  But hey- can't say that I agree with this rule and see no justification for closing Hubpage accounts over it.  Your Hubpage spirit is a drag and did nothing but ticked people off.  Hows that for Forum spirit?  Unbelievable!mad

      1. pauldeeds profile image
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        pauldeedsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        They may not enforce their rules the same, but it looks to me like the blog catalog rules are very similar to the HubPages forum rules.  We are committed to keeping the forums here as a place for discussion, not promotion.

        1. RKHenry profile image76
          RKHenryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I disagree;
          # Categories

              * All
              * BlogCatalog Questions
              * Blogging Help
              * General Discussion
              * Making Money
              * Shameless Blog Promotion

          www.blogcatalog.com  It's right there under categories.   But your rules are your rules, until your hub mob forces you to change or Adsense does.  You're just like any business- you have to answer to someone just like we do.  They do have a point about the hubnuggets and hub mob stuff.  There is no difference.  Promotion is promotion.  And YOU use the forums to do it.

  10. HubPolice profile image53
    HubPoliceposted 8 years ago

    Not a whole lot of snipping going on within the Hub-Challenge threads, I guess there's a lot of money being made in there. wink

    Rules are rules, unless the breaking of them increases HP Adsense revenue?

    1. pauldeeds profile image
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      pauldeedsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      In general, we only review a thread if someone in the community reports it.  In a typical month we remove about 1 out of every 100 posts (mostly blatant spam), and snip links out of about 1 out of every 1000.

      We certainly don't read every post and I'm sure there are both things that we miss and situations that we misjudge.  There are a lot of things we'd all rather be doing than policing the forums.

      The HubChallenge may help us and the authors participating make a little more money -- but forum threads about it certainly aren't going to move the needle much.  If you see a post that violates the rules, by all means report it.

  11. Pete Maida profile image59
    Pete Maidaposted 8 years ago

    I find the whole thing amusing.

  12. SweetiePie profile image85
    SweetiePieposted 8 years ago

    Hubpages has the right to set their guidelines and I have no problem with what Paul is saying.  Ehow has informed members they will not be able to delete comments on their articles, even though some of us would like to be able too.  Personally I am happy with Hubpages, and I think it is much more user friendly than many of the other sites out there.

    1. RKHenry profile image76
      RKHenryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Will good for you.lol

      1. SweetiePie profile image85
        SweetiePieposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Not sure why you have to put it that way, but okay.

  13. SweetiePie profile image85
    SweetiePieposted 8 years ago

    It sounds like you only want people to comment that agree with you 100% lol.

    1. wittywriter profile image59
      wittywriterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Lol! SweetiePie, I am just in a such good mood...LOL! I am shamefully happy....LOL! Good news everywhere. <being silly
      I think the cold medicine is really kicking in. smile

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    Leta Sposted 8 years ago

    Hey, RK, lol

    How are ya?  Done with finals?  smile

    You know, just between you, me, and whoever else reads this, there are indirect ways of marketing yourself--even in the forums--that probably work just as well, if not better, than direct links.

    Lessee if you can think of some!

    oh, also, I'm just asking, cuz I'm curious--what's your opinion of uniforms?

  15. Mrvoodoo profile image60
    Mrvoodooposted 8 years ago

    Well seeing as everyone else is offering their opinion on this here's mine:

    <snipped>

    Glad I got that off my chest, I feel much better now! smile

    1. wittywriter profile image59
      wittywriterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      LOL!

  16. Christoph Reilly profile image77
    Christoph Reillyposted 8 years ago

    I used to be uncircumcised, but then I got <snipped>.

    1. bgamall profile image85
      bgamallposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      This is funny. I think you can be snipped on this forum and still be uncircumcised. I really do.

      1. Fishin' Cricket profile image69
        Fishin' Cricketposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Trust me, it is definitely possible...  wink

        1. bgamall profile image85
          bgamallposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Well that was a lot of information!!!

  17. Nanny J.O.A.T. profile image77
    Nanny J.O.A.T.posted 8 years ago

    Read Me! Read Me!

    Ummm please read me?

    Helloooo? pretty please?

    Pretty Pretty Please?

    With Sugar on Top?


    <Note: No snips were harmed in the shameless self promotion of my hubs>

    For more information on our views and policies against unlawful internet snipping please go to NOMOSNIPS.org - The information could change your life - donations always welcome!!!

    HEE HEE HEE - sorry couldn't resist!!!

    1. bgamall profile image85
      bgamallposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Isn't there a Wesley Snips?

    2. wittywriter profile image59
      wittywriterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      lol!

  18. WeddingConsultant profile image68
    WeddingConsultantposted 8 years ago

    The title of this thread should be renamed "hair salon- get your free snips here"

  19. Pete Maida profile image59
    Pete Maidaposted 8 years ago

    You can post umpteen links on the challenge topic but here I get my link deleted.  I guess it is just a matter of whose interest it is in.

    1. Mark Knowles profile image61
      Mark Knowlesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      It is in all our interests that you are discouraged from adding a post merely to tell us about the latest thrilling installment in your book. wink Just imagine if 10,000 posts a day were like that. It would be a waste of time and the forums would be useless.

      1. RKHenry profile image76
        RKHenryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Mark, www.blogcatalog.com forums work just fine.  Better in fact than this one and a lot of others.  Your case is without merit.  Having a shameless hub promoting forum catalog would not take away for the other categories.  And if you simply wanted nothing to do it- it's real easy.  Don't click on it.

        1. Mark Knowles profile image61
          Mark Knowlesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          OK. I give in . I will start dropping links to all my hubs there. Thank you. I will let everyone I know that leaving links there is OK.

          Cheers. Should  be great. big_smile

  20. Haunty profile image81
    Hauntyposted 8 years ago

    Quoting BristolBoy from another forum:



    http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/14575

    So seems like it's not against the word of law.

  21. Pete Maida profile image59
    Pete Maidaposted 8 years ago

    I agree with the reason of why it shouldn't done.  What I don't agree with is the powers that be breaking their own rules when it suits them.

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
      Uninvited Writerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      No...some threads are started specifically where you can post links to. People can avoid those threads if they are annoyed by links to hubs. What others object to is seeing a bunch of new threads saying to look at my new hub or links to hubs in totally unrelated threads.

      I have gotten on fine for 15 months without having to post links to my new hubs in the forums.

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 8 years ago

    Well said Uninvited Writer. Don't break something that isn't broken. Google indexes our hubs quite quickly and they rank well.

  23. Pete Maida profile image59
    Pete Maidaposted 8 years ago

    The one time I tried to post here.  This was the one and only time I tried posting one outside of the challenge and that was only because I got the wrong idea.  I do not and would not make a habit of posting links in the forum.

 
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