I'm a bit leary of self promotion due to a problem I experienced in forums yesterday. I have a hubpage, actually a children's story, that I would like to explore/to examine in a separate hubpage. That is, I want to write an essay on it and explain parts because I feel some of the ideas are worth discussion. Of course, there is a level of desire to self-promote--I would like more readers and comments--but because of the style and nature of the story, I do feel the second page offers something distinctly different that goes beyond pure exploitation. Generally speaking, will hubpage staff feel two pages, one examining ideas in the other, too overbearing?
Pretty much - as long as you follow the hubpages TOS - you can do as you please. No one is going to read it unless you generate some traffic though.
And hubpages' forum is not the best place to do that.
5.My hub was flagged as overly promotional, what does that mean?
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I am not promoting a business. I plan no links and the content is different, even without the link. I do not plan a "read more at..." (although there is an implication of that inherent). The text is original for both pages. Mostly the Terms refer to links. One is a story, the other an analysis without even linking to the story.
Mark, as for generating traffic, it's doing ok, not great, not horribly. Also, I do not plan to use the forum to generate the traffic. Mostly, I've been playing games in Sandpit, just to get my name seen, not mentioning the page at all.
Go ahead and write your second hub, that's not a problem. (Be sure to link the two hubs.) The main point is that you shouldn't post your hubs here in the forums unless you want to submit them for a "makeover".
If you need traffic, you might want to read some hubs with ideas about how to generate some views. Just use the search box and you should be able to find some applicable hubs.
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