Says I have to make changes to get it published again, I have changed nothing and it has been published for a long time. How do I know what to change?? says it promotes one site too often. I have no clue.What site does it promote??? Any help here??
The hub you linked to does not exist. If it did, I would be able to see it in Admin mode, and see what it had been flagged for. I've snipped the URL, since it had the URL of another site tucked inside, and could be interpreted as promotional in and of itself.
We don't know. It's unpublished. My guess would be it promotes the site which is part of the name, and since it got unpublished for being overly promotional you decided to come promote it on the forums instead? Bad call.
Maddie, you're a superhero.
Come visit, I'll make you spam sushi.
Actually, I just got the same treatment as the original poster only I had links to Clickbank products on the hub. I removed them and am now not only being flagged as overly promotional when I'm not promoting anything but being threatened with being banned.
The only thing on that hub that wasn't produced by me is a link to a YouTube video and that doesn't promote anything either.
Linking to Clickbank products is a great way to earn the label "spammer".
Hey, Patti, how about this
http://www.digitalexcellent.com/catcare … pecies.php
you deserve to be banned, you know
That isn't the subject of the hub in question. That hub is not currently published due to this 'overly promotional' accusation that really needs to be more specifically laid out since I'm not mind reader. I saw the first problem and fixed it only to have the threat level raised.
Your Hub links to another site, but includes copied content. As the notification email you were sent clearly states, you can not include links to other sites you are trying to promote on unoriginal content.
That hub was written by me based on an article that I own the rights to. That is a far cry from copying material which is copyright infringement.
"You may only use Content to which You have the necessary rights, including (but not limited to) intellectual property rights regarding copyright, trademark, and trade secrets. You must have permission to use third party content from the content owners."
From the TOS, my read is that I can use material I have the rights to.
My read on linking is 'excessive linking' to any one site or domain. The remaining link at the foot of the hub goes to ONE of my sites. I've removed it. Anything else you don't like?
So, as I understand it. I'm not to link to other websites for any purpose or it will be considered to be 'overly promotional'?
It doesn't matter if you own the content. You can not syndicate your own content on HubPages with the purpose of using it as a springboard for backlinks to your own site.
However, if you'd like to remove all links and instead post your blog's entries as Hubs, and save your links to your blog in your profile instead, that is perfectly acceptable.
Since you've taken out all promotional links, that Hub has been approved for publication.
I took out the link to my site that was there. In reading other posts in the forum 'promotional links' appear to be defined as links to commercial sites. The ONE link that was there was not to a commercial site. It was to a blog that contained excerpts to my other writings which cover a range of subjects. For rules that are supposed to be so straightforward there seems to be a pretty wide interpretation which makes posting a precarious effort at best.
It doesn't matter - you have a personal interest in promoting your blog. You can not insert promotional links on content that is not exclusive to HubPages.
There is the occasional confusion about what constitutes "original content" (ownership vs exclusivity) and when unoriginal content is allowed, but if you need questions answered, it's best to ask me, Maddie or Paul (we all work at HubPages).
I believe the thinking is that if you are going to use the HubPages platform to promote another business, you at least have the decency to do it using ORIGINAL material.
While HubPages doesn't prohibit re-using your own material from elsewhere, it lowers your Hub Score.
You can have up to two external links OR duplicate content,but not both on the same Hub.
You can't have copied content at all - that will get you banned from the site.
It is not so hard to paraphrase your stuff,anyway.
Just to clarify:
- you can publish any content you have the rights to, provided you don't use it to link to sites you are trying to promote (even if it is NOT unique); i.e. you can post a Wikipedia article with the original links to Wikipedia and proper attribution, but you can not add additional links to affiliate offers, your blog, etc.
- you can publish *unique* content with up to 2 links to any one domain; i.e. if you want to put in links to affiliate offers, blogs, sites that you want to promote, then the content must be exclusive to HubPages
Good lord....have I got myself hooked into another site like craigslist where folks have nothing to do all day but be "content nazis"? If you work here, fine. Obviously Hubpages is in it for profit, and I do not begrudge that. I understand we should only promote your business affiliates. Your pages, your rules. But there are a lot of folks here who just want to stomp on fellow hubbers.
I always say...how can we celebrate diversity if we cannot achieve tolerance? I don't understand most of what the complaints are other than they sound pretty friggin' petty in light of the thousands of blatently self-serving hubs that stay published. EVERYONE HERE has a personal interest. Who you tryin' to zoom?
Hmmm, would be interesting to know what exactly triggered this particular reaction of yours to this particular thread?
People are entitled to their opinions, but we (yes, I work at HubPages) have rules that we adhere to. Of course you can promote whatever you like...provided the content you publish is original. That is probably the reason so many "blatantly self-serving hubs" do stay published - they abide by the HubPages rules.
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