Says my hub violates terms of use

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  1. johnsams profile image68
    johnsamsposted 8 years ago

    Hello guys,

    I havent done anything wrong, not posted my hub links anywhere yet and they show following error.

    Can anyone please help me on figuring out
    This is the link to the hub in question, Thanks

    It also says "This hub needs to be revised before it can be published."

    This Hub has violated at least one of our Terms of Use. The Hub may:

        * not meet with the terms of Google AdSense Program Policy
        * have been promoted through spam - including blog spam, comment spam, forum spam, email spam, or other types of link spam
        * "phish," or request private user information for fraudulent purposes
        * hijack users, or pass them onto a different site than they intended to visit
        * infringe on trademarks

    If you would like to make substantial changes to it in order bring it within our Terms of Use, please do so and then use the Submit for Publication button. We will review your Hub, and if appropriate, republish it. If you have any questions, you may contact us. Please include the title or a link to this hub in your email.

    1. johnsams profile image68
      johnsamsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Please let me know what changes I need to make to fix this.

      This hub was doing fine till today and it was published a few months back so I dont understand how all of a sudden I get this warning

    2. Norah Casey profile image70
      Norah Caseyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      As Website Examiner said, promotional weapons content is a violation of AdSense policy. For more information, please see: … wer=105950

  2. katiem2 profile image59
    katiem2posted 8 years ago

    I couldn't read the hub as the link lead to a hub that is no longer published.

    It looks like the word use is in voilation.  Unpublish it, and edit it rewording the words in questions.  I'm assuming it's the ones in regard to firearms, sensitive subject content there.  After you publish it the warning will go away if you've met the guidlines.  Good luck tweeking is something we must all do from time to time unless your ME and I do it all the time. 

    It just happen recently as it takes a while for a indepth check of content, the bots didn't catch then what someone is catching now.  smile  This to shall pass.

    Peace smile

    1. johnsams profile image68
      johnsamsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hey Katie thanks for your quick reply,

      What If I reword it and they still dont like it yikes

    2. johnsams profile image68
      johnsamsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I just removed some tags that had words such as "weapons" and "firearms" in it. Now its submitted, it now says "This hub has been submitted for publication, and will be published once it has been reviewed by the administrator."

      Its an informational hub nothing bad really yikes

      1. katiem2 profile image59
        katiem2posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        That's the process, I don't think it'll be hard to get it published again.  I've changed just a few words in the past and had no worries.  Just use your gut and pick the word content you had a feeling might have been pushing the envelope a wee bit and you should be good.  OBTW Your welcome.  smile

        1. johnsams profile image68
          johnsamsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          This is my first time with this violation thingy and I am crossing my fingers .. :s

  3. profile image0
    Website Examinerposted 8 years ago

    Your entire site, including the URL of the hub in question, glorifies weapons and munitions. It is against Adsense TOS to sell, facilitate or advocate the sales of weapons and weapon accessories. So if you get under close scrutiny, you may be in for a rough ride, I'm afraid.

    1. johnsams profile image68
      johnsamsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Website Examiner, I removed both the links pointing to that website. I hope it works this time :S

    2. suziecat7 profile image89
      suziecat7posted 8 years ago

      I just deleted a Hub I wrote two years ago about the history of the Derringer pistol. I also received a notice that it was in violation. It seems to me the history of weapons shouldn't be an issue but I didn't want to chance it so deleted the whole Hub. It's been a good Hub for me so I hated to do it. I tried first removing the links but that didn't work either. Apparently writing about weapons at all is taboo.

      1. Norah Casey profile image70
        Norah Caseyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        You can write about the history of a weapon, but advocating its use is strictly prohibited. If I remember your hub correctly, it was primarily the links and a few sentences that were the problem.

        In the future, please contact us and we will give you clarification on what you need to change. It is pretty rare that a hub is so far gone that it cannot be republished.

    3. IzzyM profile image89
      IzzyMposted 8 years ago

      Is wwriting Amazon hubs about selling gun safes and stuff going to be at risk too?

    4. relache profile image86
      relacheposted 8 years ago

      Izzy, if you take the time to click through the link tha Nora provided, and read Google's statement, you'll realize that writing about gun safes may not be allowed.

      The key is their use of the word "advocate.".  It means "to speak or write in favor of; support or urge."   Any sort of recommendation winds up as something that could be interpreted as advocating.

      Actually, the quote that Nora linked to shows that there are a significant number of Hubs still to get shut down.  Stun guns are verboten, and ads are still running on those here... And a ton of the airsoft gun Hubs do not contain the statement required by US law that Google mentions.

      1. IzzyM profile image89
        IzzyMposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Well its hypothetical because I don't have a hub about gun safes, but gun safes are there to prevent the use of firearms so no promotion towards gun use is being made.
        Seems strange when Google are based in the US where gun carrying is legal and gun safes are mostly compulsory if you own a gun.

    5. suziecat7 profile image89
      suziecat7posted 8 years ago

      Thanks, Norah - I will rewrite it and contact you for advice. It needed a rewrite anyway.


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