Although in couple of my hubs, I had embedded links going to my own previous hubs and there were no outbound or affiliate links in there, yet I couldn't publish it as 'non-commercial' hub. The software treated it as a commercial hub. I wonder if linking to one's own hubs makes a hub commercial.
If you make multiple links to the same domain, then yes, it could be seen as commercial. I don't know if hubpages filters itself out of the scan, but if it doesn't then multiple references to different hubs could be seen as commercial as they are all on the same domain - hubpages.com
Might I recommend a different strategy if this is the case ... mention the other hubs and allow the readers to know they can be found in your profile.
The automatic alert may be wrong, you will need to contact HP admin by email.
The following thread is quite old, but may be helpful:
by Mary Craig 5 years ago
Wouldn't it be nice if some explanation about the hub came with the above mentioned notices. All you get is the general notice that you hub is overly promotional or substandard and it needs to be fixed. If it is re-submitted and is not fixed properly you could be banned from...
by TiffanyDow 10 years ago
K, so I need some feedback to learn the ropes.I created a cell phone Hub with all text and Amazon capsules.No links in any of the text.Then at the very bottom, I added an rss feed to the Amazoncell phone page.Which part is "overly promotional" - is it the amazon capsules on each text...
by StuartJ 11 years ago
I just had a hub called as "Overly Promotional". It's not a great Hub, but I can't see how it can possibly fit that description. It's here:http://hubpages.com/hub/super14It is about the Super 14 Rugby Competition and provides many links to sites with info about the teams involved -- links...
by Don Wilson 4 years ago
A lens of mine that was transferred to HubPages was identified as having too many affiliate links. I cleared out all the links except one affiliate link and one link to Wikipedia. The only other links on the page are all the ads that HubPages loads up the header, footer, and sidebar...
by Perry Fender 7 years ago
I'm pretty new to HubPages (joined 6 weeks ago but got "busy" about 2 weeks ago posting Hubs) -- I got spanked last week and had a hub taken down temporarily for citing direct links to the particular information relating to multiple parties (all of which linked to SEC.gov, but different...
by BenjaminB 7 years ago
I find it hilarious that Hubpages pushes the concept of helping new Hubbers yet my Hub which has had very good reception by the community has been flagged for being both overly promotional and substandard.I had 5 social bookmarking links,and 2 other links to free tools absolutely related to the...
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