This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: "https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr"

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
jump to last post 1-3 of 3 discussions (14 posts)

Hubs

  1. Harvey Stelman profile image61
    Harvey Stelmanposted 8 years ago

    I write a Hub and it is published. Within 24 hours I receive 26 comments and my score goes down. The Hub is only rated 74; how am I supposed to take this?

    I also want Google ads removed from my writings since they disabled me with no discussion.

    1. darkside profile image81
      darksideposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      If the majority of the visitors have been HubPages readers its internal traffic, so it won't be the same quality as outside traffic.

      Removing ads isn't hard. But you must fulfill the criteria of what is deemed a non-commercial hub.

      1. Harvey Stelman profile image61
        Harvey Stelmanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        darkside,

        Tell me how to do it. I will also write a Hub on it to inform others.

        1. darkside profile image81
          darksideposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          If you want to publish a hub on it you're better off figuring it out for yourself.

          1. Harvey Stelman profile image61
            Harvey Stelmanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            dark,

            I didn't ask for help on the Hub.

            1. darkside profile image81
              darksideposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              If I were to tell you how to do it (which is what you asked) then I would be helping you with the hub (which you said you were going to write).

    2. Marisa Wright profile image98
      Marisa Wrightposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Harvey - as I posted on another thread.

      If there were no Adsense ads on Hubs, HubPages would not exist. HubPages relies for its income on Adsense.

      Disabling ads on your Hubs is therefore a self-defeating act.

      1. Harvey Stelman profile image61
        Harvey Stelmanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Marisa,

        I'm not asking everyone to do it. If one wishes to, I can't stop them. The people that have been unfairly disabled may wish to do this. That constitutues a small portion of Hub writers. If this is done on other sites also, Google might suffer.

    3. Susana S profile image96
      Susana Sposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      It's an automated system and there's no personal aspect involved, so don't take it personally! If you want to write non commercial hubs it's quite simple. Just do as Oli explained. smile

  2. myownworld profile image77
    myownworldposted 8 years ago

    I can imagine your frustration, but from my experience, I really do believe that even if countless readers within HP comment, 'external' traffic is the best way to raise that score...

    1. Harvey Stelman profile image61
      Harvey Stelmanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Myown,

      Please read what I wrote above.

  3. thisisoli profile image73
    thisisoliposted 8 years ago

    Harvey, if you want to remove Google Adsense adverts from your page, then on NON COMMERCIAL pages, you can do the following.

    GO to the Hub you want to change
    Press Edit
    Where it says 'Settings' at the top tehre is a box bellow it.
    There are two Check boxes.
    Untick 'This Hub May Be Considered Commercial'
    Then go to the drop down list by Ads (Default set at High) and click None.

    Click Done Editing.

    And your hub should be advert free.

    Remember this is only for non-commercial hubs, if you do this on commercial Hubs then you will be violating the Hubpages Terms of Service.

    1. Harvey Stelman profile image61
      Harvey Stelmanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      this,

      What is considered NON-COMMERCIAL?

      1. thisisoli profile image73
        thisisoliposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        To be honest I am not sure where you can draw hte dividing line, however I am sure if it is informative you can class it as non-commercial, try checking in with Hubpages to see what they say!

 
working