I have had a hub flagged for overly promotional, I had one embedded link in my text and then I had the same link with a description in a link capsule..I thought the overly promotional was MORE than 2 links to the same domain or a link and RSS to same domain
You're right, it is MORE than two links - but there are two exceptions.
One is if the text is duplicate content. The other is if you have several Hubs all pointing to the same site.
I have several Hubs pointing to my belly dance site, several to my flamenco site and several to my ballet site. But I also have a larger number of Hubs that DON'T point to those sites, so it's allowed. If all I did was write Hubs to link to my websites, I probably wouldn't be allowed 2 links in each.
When you look at the overly-promotional entry in the FAQ, it says more than two links to one domain.
When you read the definition of "spam" that is listed when you click on the link to flag a Hub for admin to review it, the definition says "Solely promotes another site, especially when Hub links all point to one site."
Essentially, that spam definition covers "landing pages," which drive traffic to a single site, even if there's just one or two links.
If you want to build landing pages, it's better done over at Squidoo, where you can have up to nine links to a single domain.
I'd be curious to know how many links you can make to a particular domain (across all of your hubs)until you get pulled up by Hubpages. It's about time I started making my own sites.
I only post my personal sites- and then not too many - on my profile pages.
HubPages really frowns on creating hubs to just promote another website, as already pointed out by Relache.
And I hope that they continue that policy. I can't prove this quatatatively, but I think that that strictly enforced limit is one of the reason that HP gets such great google traffic.
Google hates doorway pages that provide nothing of added value, and just point to other sites that have substantially the same info on them.
How does that affect a blog that is used for backlinking purposes, or do you have any idea?
More thoughts. The HP team really knows what they are doing in terms of website optimization and layout. Look at their bios and you'll see their wealth of education and experience.
So I really try to stay not only within the letter of the law but the spirit of it as well.
by taxman813777 8 years ago
I had 2 links in my hub pointing to different pages of my site and got the following message:Overly Promotional - Solely or excessively promotes another site(s), especially when Hub links all point to one site.This is my first hub and can't understand how many links to your own site you can put and...
by BenjaminB 7 years ago
I find it hilarious that Hubpages pushes the concept of helping new Hubbers yet my Hub which has had very good reception by the community has been flagged for being both overly promotional and substandard.I had 5 social bookmarking links,and 2 other links to free tools absolutely related to the...
by Kate Swanson 6 years ago
We all know you can't have more than 2 links to the same domain in a single Hub. However, there used to be another rule - that if you linked to the same domain over several Hubs, that was also overly promotional.I think we need to know if that still applies, because some of us are...
by StuartJ 10 years ago
I just had a hub called as "Overly Promotional". It's not a great Hub, but I can't see how it can possibly fit that description. It's here:http://hubpages.com/hub/super14It is about the Super 14 Rugby Competition and provides many links to sites with info about the teams involved -- links...
by Paula Atwell 3 years ago
Is there a balance of Amazon products on a page that makes a hub overly promotional? Or is it dependent on the individual hub (over and beyond the 50 words per product)?
by Don Wilson 3 years ago
A lens of mine that was transferred to HubPages was identified as having too many affiliate links. I cleared out all the links except one affiliate link and one link to Wikipedia. The only other links on the page are all the ads that HubPages loads up the header, footer, and sidebar...
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