A hub purely about promoting your company

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  1. StayAwakeNow profile image60
    StayAwakeNowposted 5 years ago

    A hub purely about promoting your company

    Is this labelled as overly promotional and should this be reported?

  2. dailytop10 profile image90
    dailytop10posted 5 years ago

    I believe it depends on how you deliver the message in your hub. As I see it, one content can only  be overly promotional if it encourages readers to buy a product or avail a premium service in most of its parts.  The best approach is to create a hub that describes your company including its history, services offered, and why it is competitive. It's all up to the readers whether they'll be convinced or not.

    1. StayAwakeNow profile image60
      StayAwakeNowposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Well the hub I mean is encouraging the readers to use their company for their website/software development services.

    2. dailytop10 profile image90
      dailytop10posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      If you plainly talk about its benefits or anything useful and no urging them to purchase in every line...I think there won't be any problem...We can promote sites here but not in an exaggerated manner.

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    JThomp42posted 5 years ago

    This would be flagged as overly promotional here on Hubpages. We are not allowed to write anything promoting our companies, web sites, blogs, etc. I'm afraid it definitely would be unpublished.

    1. StayAwakeNow profile image60
      StayAwakeNowposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Okay thanks, I've asked this because I got disturbed by this one hub.

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      JThomp42posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You are very welcome, I can definitely see why my friend.

  4. Paul Maplesden profile image69
    Paul Maplesdenposted 5 years ago

    In my opinion, I think that a good yardstick is that a hub should add value to the people that are reading it.

    So, a hub could be about the company Google if one were discussing how to use one of their products (for example).

    On the other hand, a hub that only benefits the company being talked about I would think would be classed as overly promotional.

  5. duffsmom profile image61
    duffsmomposted 5 years ago

    Just flag it and let Hub pages decide what to do.  They depend on us doing this and calling things to their attention.

  6. cfin profile image75
    cfinposted 5 years ago

    I have a question. What if it is a review of a service and we are just praising a company?

    1. StayAwakeNow profile image60
      StayAwakeNowposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I don't know what happens to them. But the hub I was talking about had solely the purpose to sell their services.

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      JThomp42posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It definitely depends on how it is written. Overly promotional hubs will be flagged.

  7. dashingscorpio profile image87
    dashingscorpioposted 5 years ago

    I tend to agree more so with dailytop10. If you present the hub in more of a how to format it can be seen as beneficial. Awhile back I did a hub on self-publishing. I used the image of my book in the hub (but) I talked about the publishing process of bringing my book into being. I did not directly promote the book's content.
    You might for instance write a hub about choosing to become an entrepreneur and why you chose your specific enterprise.  Were laid off? What obstacles did you have to overcome to get the business off the ground? What were some of the techniques you used to raise capital? How do companies in your industry help others....etc
    Basically the hub could be: Why I love being an entrepreneur or How I became an entrepreneur...etc (You talk about your company indirectly and not promotionally)
    The same rules pretty much apply in most social media circles. You want to be seen as an (expert) resource in a particular area and not seen as hocking your wares. People who see value in your contributions will most likely check out your company to learn more about it's products/services.

    1. StayAwakeNow profile image60
      StayAwakeNowposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      is it allowed to post a link to the hub I am talking about, so people could actually see what I mean?

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      JThomp42posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, please do my friend.

    3. dashingscorpio profile image87
      dashingscorpioposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I don't think there would be a problem with using a link or (hyperlink) as long as you preface it by stating: If you are interested  seeing an example feel free to....etc

    4. StayAwakeNow profile image60
      StayAwakeNowposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Sorry to dissappoint but it's gone.

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      JThomp42posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Banned by Hubpages.

    6. StayAwakeNow profile image60
      StayAwakeNowposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      So.. I guess I did the right thing.

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      JThomp42posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Absolutely my friend. Keep on hubbing!!

    8. dashingscorpio profile image87
      dashingscorpioposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Here is an example of a hub I wrote called: Authorpreneur: Self-publishing With Pride! The article is about (writing) and includes my book cover. I plan to add an update
      http://dashingscorpio.hubpages.com/hub/ … ingmindset

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    paxwillposted 5 years ago

    A lot of companies create Hubpages profiles for the sole purpose of writing a hub that promotes their business and has links to the business website.  It's almost always the case that the account has only that one hub.  Hubpages considers that flaggable, so if you encounter something like that, just flag it and forget about it.

    1. StayAwakeNow profile image60
      StayAwakeNowposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      The hub I was talking about fits entirely to your description.

 
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