Is HubPages becoming too "vanilla"?
Is HubPages becoming too "vanilla"? It seems that more and more people are being censored by having ads disabled for various reasons. Can we get too bland?
I really thought that the hub pages were located in the Orange state. Try to find a word that rhymes with Orange. Actually the hub pages share their home the with the San Fransisco Giants who are just one win away from becoming the new world series champions. How's that for bland? Keep on hubbing
I have had 2 hubs withdrawn by the moderators and wasn´t pleased about it. The first hub had Google ad´s withdrawn because of the content, but it was not in the least offensive, just written about a disease that can cause problems of a sexual as well as emotional nature ( Peyronie´s disease that affects the penis) The second time I had a hub withdrawn was because of eBay ad´s. The hub was about wildlife where I live , and I had put on wildlife related eBay products, but as you know these change on their own and somewhere along the line someone had commemorative coins featuring Canadian wildlife for sale. I was unpublished because of this. I did feel on both occasions that HP was being over picky, although in the case of the peyronies disease hub I had a feeling Google would be unhappy, but as for the coins, that just left me speechless and then quite angry. All in all though, I do love HP, but I have to say that yes, I also think we are getting a bit puritanical.
I think what is happening here is that HP started out as a site for people who could write pretty much what they wanted, but as time has gone on, Google Adsense has tightened the reins and HP has had to comply. They apparently don't want hubs that are non family oriented or that refer to or show photos of distasteful things such as certain body parts.
Google calls the shots and if HP writers don't comply, they lose money. Google knows that these things cause controversy, which in turn causes hard feelings, which in turn can lead to people getting turned off on Google.
Just remember, it's all about the money.
I'll be honest, in today's world where everything is so crass and in your face - I actually crave a little blandness and decorum.
I think Hubpages is getting less vanilla and more overrun with religious and politcal rants in the guise of articles, and way too personal sob stories that don't really shed any light on a problem. As a site that depends on Google Adsense and must abide by GA's vanilla guidelines, I think HP need to get back to vanilla or else no one will make any money.
There are better places to post diatribes and tales of personal woe, like a personal blog, where you don't have to worry about moderators disabling your ads.
by JeremyB10 5 years ago
Why is my Google adsense account not becoming active?
by Larry Horton 6 years ago
Has Hubpages become a dumping ground for mediocre and vanilla hub content?I am convinced that the censorship on hubpages has gotten completely out of hand and has turned this venue into a completely mundane and boring collection of redundant babble.
by Tim Mitchell 4 years ago
What do you remember most while initially becoming a member of HubPages?I remember reading as much as I could first and commenting. Next, playing with the capsules. Then venturing my first article / Hub.
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