I need your help. I made this hub "How to Create a Successful Website". When I started it, I rated it as high in advertisement and commercial, so I thought links were ok. This was entered into a contest, along with 439 others. The other participants had squidoo lenses. This hub made it to the finals. If it's too self serving, I doubt it would make it to the top 100. It made it to the top 35.
Although it seems promotional, it's not a company I own. There were also links to many competing companies.So that readers could compare.The links to one company are those used so that the reader will find the page easy. The company has more than 200 pages on it's site. Links to specific pages make their browsing easier. I've had many wonderful comments because of that. People say it's informative, great hub etc. I've also had several fans because of that.Just today alone, I've had 3.
The timing of the flag seems unusual. It was flagged just 5 hours before the voting is over. I wonder if the person who flagged my hub had a competing hub? Please publish it back soon. Do something about it. I worked hard for it and know that it will help a lot of people.
Mschanl, Rose Marie
I'm not sure what competition you refer to, since HP is not sponsoring one at the moment.
Rating a hub as commercial and setting ads to high does not excuse you from the Terms & Conditions at HubPages, which specify no more than 2 links to any given domain in a single hub, whether or not the site belongs to the hubber.
As far as timing, I have only just joined the HubPages team as head moderator this week, and there is a large queue of hubs to be reviewed that are just now being sorted through. Yours seems to have been one of them.
Did you post it in the wrong forum? Hubpages did not have any contest involving squidoo - Stompernet had. I think your speculation about contest participants behavior belongs to SMARTS forums, not here.
As for your title question - I guess as soon as your hub was checked and found to be overly promotional, it was removed by moderators. You should have received an email with explanations of what you did wrong. Make your hub compliant, and re-submit...
Thanks for your response. Yes, this hubpage was a stomper contest. I had to write it here because only hubpages could do something about it. I included squidoo lenses because many of the lenses there mostly promotes a specific company. I also find pages here that mostly promote another person's company.
Not that I think it's wrong.I think it's ok as long as it benefits others too. If you've seen my hubpage, you'll know what I'm talking about.I know, hubpages have different rules but I wonder why remove it when the voting ends 5 hours before. It makes me kinda suspicious. It's been there more than 3 weeks already.
I have removed many of the links and it's still not published.
I hate to blame people but my mind just can't seem to get rid of the thought.
I might get rid of this post if my mind is clear.
When a hub has been flagged and removed, and the user resubmits it, it has to be manually reviewed. We try to get revised hubs that meet the Terms & Conditions back up and running again as soon as possible, but as I mentioned above, there is a large queue of things to be done, this being only one of them.
For some reasons, I wanted to send you a message earlier, to ask for help.Glad you're here and thanks for your response. Right now as I checked on my hubpage, it was restored. I'd think you helped it get restored.
Thanks a lot!
It should be on the right track.. post it in right forum
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