What are spammy elements?
I really don't understand what are spammy elements in hubs.Nonetheless, some of my hubs were not featured on basis they had spammy elements.
Can someone give me an insight on this.
Spammy means your hubs appear to be more about "marketing" a product or service rather than being an informative article on a specific topic.
Oftentimes you see hubs written about how someone got their ex back by going to blah blah blah for advice and the article contains their email address, website, or book.
I've seen others that literally list escort services in various countries.
Sometimes writers approve of comments that contain obvious spam.
If you're attempting to (sell/market) anything it has spammy elements especially if you're providing links to buy a product or service.
Here is the related FAQ entry.
New Spammy Elements FAQ
Check Your Hubs for These Issues
Based on recent information about what Google considers "spammy" we've created a new FAQ entryto help Hubbers identify spammy elements in Hubs and rectify them. Here's the gist:
Links are considered spam that are misleading, keyword stuffed, unrelated to the Hub, identical to what's in the Hub, or link to window confirmation boxes that interfere with site navigation or redirect users to unwanted websites.
Products are considered spam that are unrelated to the Hub, excessive, meant to benefit the Hubber and not the reader, and unnecessary to the reader's experience (i.e. the Hub would work fine without them).
Text (yes, even plain text can be spam) is considered spammy when it is keyword stuffed, contains plaintext urls to a business, excessively promotes a business or product.
by Erin Day 14 months ago
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by BILAL EJAZ 17 months ago
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by Liz Elias 5 years ago
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by Nikki Khan 3 years ago
What are spammy elements?I am getting mag on my article again and again,not publishing thats there are spammy elements.Please explain what those are?
by Ahmad K Shallal 6 weeks ago
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by Marina 6 years ago
Hi Hubbers! Please be sure to read today's blog post about spam and product capsules. In the post, I invite you all to ask questions in this forum thread. Paul E., Robin, and myself will be monitoring the thread over the next couple of days. Ask away!
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