help dont want to get flagged

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  1. liswilliams profile image38
    liswilliamsposted 9 years ago

    Hi there

    I'm still new
    I deleted my hub and it says it's in danger of getting flagged. Is this normal?


    1. relache profile image82
      relacheposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      It's normal if your Hub is

      - sub-standard
      - overly-promotional
      - duplicate content

      The warning messages will let you know what the problem is.  I just wrote a Hub about the 10 biggest mistakes that HubPages users make, and whatever you did is most likely on that list. … r-Mistakes

  2. Gale Force profile image59
    Gale Forceposted 9 years ago

    1. Did you delete  your hub *because* it said it was in danger of being flagged, or did you delete it and now it says its in danger of being flagged.

    2. How did you delete it? I've got a couple of hubs I want to delete, and I can't find a way to do it.

    3. If you left the title, but deleted all capsules...that might be the problem.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image95
      Marisa Wrightposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Open the Hub, and you'll see a delete button at the top.  Once you've hit delete, remember to hit "done editing".  It will stay on your statistics for a few days in case you change your mind, then it will disappear.

      1. Dao Hoa profile image60
        Dao Hoaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        I did that in 2 my hubs and they went away in 48 hrs.

        If you deleted all of the content and left the hub empty, you'll be flagged for substandard. Just leave everything in and hit the delete on top of that hub.

  3. Marisa Wright profile image95
    Marisa Wrightposted 9 years ago

    Did it say why? 

    There are a few reasons it could be flagged. 

    One is that it's "sub-standard", which usually means it's too short - you want your Hubs to be at least 400 words. If it's a recipe, you can bulk it up with more photos (make sure you're using ones you're entitled to use), or add a story about how you developed the recipe or when you use it, etc. 

    The other is that it's duplicate content. You should never reproduce articles you've already published elsewhere on the internet - content on HubPages has to be original.

    If it's just in danger of being flagged, I'm guessing it's the first one - make it long enough, and you won't have a problem.

  4. Marisa Wright profile image95
    Marisa Wrightposted 9 years ago

    Also, thinjk twice before deleting any Hub.  Why do you want to delete it?  If you've changed your mind because you can't write enough, OK.  But NEVER delete a Hub because it's "not performing".  It may surprise you six months from now, and it doesn't hurt to leave it sit there.  Even if it doesn't, as you learn more about Hubbing, you'll discover how to go back and make it better.

  5. liswilliams profile image38
    liswilliamsposted 9 years ago


    You guys are really helpful!

    yeah, it was too short. I actually just started another one with the exact same content because I was getting really frustrated because my photos wouldn't load, I should have just edited it.

    Anyways, thanks again


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