Can you define exactly what 'spammy elements' mean when publishing an article hu

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  1. Inspired to write profile image79
    Inspired to writeposted 13 months ago

    Can you define exactly what 'spammy elements' mean when publishing an article hub?

    How to get articles features whilst adding Amazon links for products etc. What exactly are spammy emelment? Thanks

  2. lisavollrath profile image95
    lisavollrathposted 13 months ago

    HubPages doesn't like more than two links to any site, and more than one Amazon capsule in any article. (Maybe two, of the article is really long.) Amazon products must be mentioned in the article, and be necessary to the article. Your article must also not be overly promotional, meaning it's solely about selling you, or selling your web site, or selling products.

    1. Inspired to write profile image79
      Inspired to writeposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you Lisa.

      Great information about the Amazon links and the self promotional websites thing, I am guilty and never realized but now I do and it makes sense why it could be called 'spammy elements.' Thanks again.

      Regards, Dale

  3. tsmog profile image81
    tsmogposted 13 months ago

    To begin to understand what Spammy Elements are begin at this link at the FAQ. It is titled; How does Hubpages define Spam? I am not sure how up-to-date it is. More answers may received on what spammy elements are and how to use Amazon capsules can be received by posting at the Forums.

    A note is when you get the generic letter from HP saying one reason is it may be due to spammy elements does not mean it is because it has spammy elements. It may be because of the quality of the article.

    Amazon capsules need to be specific to the article topic. That is guided by the title and content. Today there must be a personal recommendation in the sense you have used the product with reasons why you recommend it. And, today it is a strong recommendation to use in text links for Amazon products instead of capsules.

    1. tsmog profile image81
      tsmogposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Here is a link to information about Amazon capsules or in-text links:

    2. Inspired to write profile image79
      Inspired to writeposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Crucial information, Tim, thanks for sharing this knowledge. I will study the article, and take heed by what you have written here. You have made clear important steps laid down in a simple plain way that I understand

      Thanks again
      Regards, Dale

  4. Marisa Wright profile image97
    Marisa Wrightposted 13 months ago

    I wish Hubpages wouldn't complicate things by using jargon, when the meaning is actually very simple. 

    "Spammy elements" just means that you have one or more links to Amazon products, or other websites, that are against HubPages' rules.

    I wrote an article explaining exactly how to use links "legally": … ed-to-Know

    1. Inspired to write profile image79
      Inspired to writeposted 13 months agoin reply to this


      thanks for the explanation. After reading the informative advice from yourself and fellow hubbers comments, I have around 80 articles and only 1 featured. I have a lot of work to do I know where I am going wrong.

      Thanks again
      Regards, Dale


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