Are links to YouTube videos considered promotional links?
In other words, will having more than two videos embedded in your page result in your page being considered overly promotional?
I've always wondered that, but here's my guess: It's only over-promotional if it's going to the same channel. I've wanted to show two of the Cinema Snob's videos in my new critic tribute series, but I'm not sure how it'd go.
I would agree with JGG as you can't just keep promoting one particular site over and over again on the same article, diversity my friend!
Now on the other hand you could write many Hubs promoting a particular site, hence more advertising, money talks!
If you go to FAQ located under your name on the top right side of your account page, and many other pages, you can get the answers to any questions you have regarding what is allowed and what is not.
Here is what FAQ has to say (number 11) about being overly promotional in one's hubs:
11. My Hub was moderated for being overly promotional; what does that mean?
Purely promotional offers and Hubs designed only to promote other sites or businesses are not allowed. In particular, the following actions are likely to get your Hubs identified as overly promotional:
including more than 2 links to any one domain
linking to the same domain in the body of the text AND in an RSS feed
short "teasers" with links to "read more" at another site
linking to sites/pages/Hubs that are unrelated to your Hub's topic
including links to a page that contains largely the same content as your Hub
Please note that promotional links are links that you have any interest in promoting (your blog, your Website, affiliate offers, etc.).
Links to well-known Web resources which you don't have any personal interest in (like Wikipedia, news sites, encyclopedias, open directories, etc.) are exempt from this limitation.
by j-u-i-c-e 6 years ago
My apologies if a clear answer to this question exists somewhere in the FAQs. I wasn't able to locate it.I asked about this a few days ago in the Answers section but didn't really get an answer. One of the replies was a policy quote, which I've already read a couple of times, and which would have...
by ramesh 9 years ago
i am wondering today that some 3-4 of my hubs has been flagged as overly promotional just a few hours ago..i made some changes and submitted for review ..but i do want to know when the overly promotional flag really applies to a hub..i mean each of these flagged 3 hubs have exactly 2-3 links only...
by mrpdg 7 years ago
Please help I'm new here.I created two hubs here and both have been withdrawn for revision.One of which is a hubpage about a boxer in which I spent hours and hours compiling his full 20 year boxing record and linking up each of his fights to youtube so that people could just click on the relevant...
by Sally Gulbrandsen 2 years ago
I have someone who keeps on adding a link to their comment. Thus far I have denied the comments, what should I be doing with them. The comment is always nice but I think they are just using me to promote their links.
by jim10 7 years ago
Some of my Hubs have been unpublished because they were overly promotional. I have no problem with that. I am trying to fix all my Hubs as soon as I can. However even when I delete ALL of my amazon capsules it still says it is overly promotional. I also happen to have about 3 youtube videos that...
by David R Bradley 6 years ago
How come YouTube channels are showing up as broken links?Any thoughts Hub Pages team?
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