Now I know these are not going to be interesting to most people

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  1. JamesCurtis profile image60
    JamesCurtisposted 9 years ago
  2. relache profile image83
    relacheposted 9 years ago

    The official HubPages definition of spam:

    "Spam - Solely promotes another site, especially when Hub links all point to one site"

    All of your Hubs can be interpreted as fitting the above definition.

  3. goodfriendiam profile image59
    goodfriendiamposted 9 years ago

    hi, nice to meet you, and thanks for stopping by on the forum I posted. If I get a chance I will stop by, I have so many back logged people I got to go see. Thanks again. dee

  4. JamesCurtis profile image60
    JamesCurtisposted 9 years ago

    Thanks relache, where do I find their definition? I assumed that it came under the classification 'commercial'. I guess I just saw what I wanted to see!

  5. relache profile image83
    relacheposted 9 years ago

    That's the definition that is shown when someone goes to flag a Hub, specifically the spam option.

    Under the "overly promotional" definition in the FAQ, the first descriptive line reads "linking repeatedly to the same site within a hub or across many hubs."  If all your Hubs contain links back to the same domain, even if there are only one or two per Hub, it will drag down your scores. 

    What HubPages is discouraging is the building of "landing pages," which are meant to try and drive visitors to a specific destination site.  (Your three Hubs on scooters appear to be exactly that)  On the flip side, HubPages encourages and rewards the production of original, diverse resources that offer the visitor a variety of other qualified sites as further references.

    1. JamesCurtis profile image60
      JamesCurtisposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks relache, while obviously I am trying to promote that site I don't want to take the piss. I'll sort those links out ASAP. Well I say ASAP, I mean after the weekend, after all they are still all nofollow anyway...

      1. JamesCurtis profile image60
        JamesCurtisposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        I've started tidying up those links. I've added links to other sites and removed some of my own, do you think that is within the spirit of the thing?

        Also, to help my rehabilitation I have written a hub with no links at all! Let me know what you think. … That-Works

  6. Dame Scribe profile image60
    Dame Scribeposted 9 years ago

    Welcome to HubPages smile JamesCurtis. I read two hubs and found them rather short. If you follow the why, what, where, when etc rules smile your articles will have bulk and more substance. Can add stickiness with pics, videos, polls, etc. Don't be shy to play with the capsules in your Hub big_smile adding more *text* capsules will allow for insertion of ads between them. Just look at other Hubs and see how they are set up and written to get more ideas. wink Otherwise, your writing is great n I say, keep up the good work as you're off to a great start. smile


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