Flagged for overly promotional!

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  1. Mark Knowles profile image57
    Mark Knowlesposted 16 years ago

    At last !

    One of my hubs has been flagged as overly promotional LOL

    Or at least :

    WARNING: This hub is in danger of being flagged as Overly Promotional, for 2+ links to a domain.

    I feel so proud. Almost like a "real" internet marketer. smile

    2008 Motorcycle Guide

    1. LdsNana-AskMormon profile image79
      LdsNana-AskMormonposted 16 years agoin reply to this

      Oh Mark, stop your bragging!  I hit that milestone months ago!  In fact, I think YOU flagged me!  LOL


      1. Mark Knowles profile image57
        Mark Knowlesposted 16 years agoin reply to this

        LOL - Yes, I did.

        But not for being overly promotional big_smile

  2. Uninvited Writer profile image80
    Uninvited Writerposted 16 years ago

    Congratulations, you made it wink

  3. Zsuzsy Bee profile image84
    Zsuzsy Beeposted 16 years ago

    Congratulations! Good for you! I knew you could do it.
    regards Zsuzsy

  4. Stacie Naczelnik profile image69
    Stacie Naczelnikposted 16 years ago

    What a milestone.  You must be so proud.

  5. profile image0
    RFoxposted 16 years ago

    You've joined the ranks of the elite now. You are my mentor!

  6. embitca profile image83
    embitcaposted 16 years ago

    I got the same thing on one of mine today. It was just lucky that I happened to be going to that hub to add some tags to it anyway. I didn't see anything indicating it needed revision on my stats page, but possibly I missed it.  Shouldn't it be highlighted in pink?

    Anyway, I'm glad they gave me warning before unpublishing so I could go in and fix it instead of flipping out over my traffic arriving at a 404 page smile

  7. chantelg4 profile image69
    chantelg4posted 16 years ago

    Mark, I am shocked! Bad Boy! Lol!

  8. Lissie profile image76
    Lissieposted 16 years ago

    Mark read my hub! It will explain it all to you! http://hubpages.com/hub/HubPages-Internet-Marketing

  9. Shirley Anderson profile image69
    Shirley Andersonposted 16 years ago

    Mark, you naughty boy.

    These two are promo hubs - out and out!


    I gave them both a thumbs down, I don't know if Maddie & Paul get those or not.  I considered flagging them, but not sure what to call them since promotional or spam wasn't one of the options.  Guess I could just choose 'other'.

    1. Maddie Ruud profile image72
      Maddie Ruudposted 16 years agoin reply to this

      Please do flag hubs like that as overly promotional or as substandard, since they're both.  Short hubs are substandard, and short hubs with links are overly promotional.

      1. donnaleemason profile image60
        donnaleemasonposted 16 years agoin reply to this

        You know, I understand about the short hubs being substandard but, there is a new hub written by a young fella  with an Autistic brother. I think his name is Scotty.

        I think it is nice that he is trying to raise money for Autism and some kind of camp.

        I sincerely hope that his is not going to be flagged and thereby disencourage him from trying as I think he is only 7. It is such a sweet thing that he is trying to do.

        And , congratulations Mark, not trying to hijack your thread honest.

        1. Lissie profile image76
          Lissieposted 16 years agoin reply to this

          I probably won't - I havnet seen the hub but its usually pretty obvious the dfference between an innocent but honest attempt at promotion and an incompetent/lazy  internet marketer! 

          Paul you have me blushing with embarasement!

  10. Lissie profile image76
    Lissieposted 16 years ago

    I flagged them both as substandard technically insided the TOS because only 2 links but  Ithought u had to have 250 words?

  11. Mark Knowles profile image57
    Mark Knowlesposted 16 years ago

    Maddie, while you are on this thread, what am I supposed to do about this?

    Like the new avatar by the way. smile

    1. Maddie Ruud profile image72
      Maddie Ruudposted 16 years agoin reply to this


      These warnings do not affect your HubScore, or unpublish or flag your Hub.  They are merely designed to help point newbies in the right direction, and clear up confusion on our rules. 
      They're automated, so they will catch some stuff that actually isn't overly promotional or substandard, but as I said they don't affect the hub in any way other than when you yourself view it, so go ahead and ignore it.

  12. waynet profile image68
    waynetposted 16 years ago

    Yeah you will be one of us....keep up the great work and who knows maybe just spam a little too and you'll be well on your way!!

  13. Shirley Anderson profile image69
    Shirley Andersonposted 16 years ago

    I too rec'd my first warning - on my Places To Sell Your Writing hub.  I've had it there for quite awhile without any probs, so I guess it's the new system.  What I can't figure out is why just that one....my other lists haven't been flagged.

  14. Mark Knowles profile image57
    Mark Knowlesposted 16 years ago

    OK, thanks. Didn't want it to get unpublished big_smile

    It obviously isn't overly promotional, but I have a bunch of links pointing to particular motorcycle manufacturer's web pages regarding specific models. I will just ignore it.

    Now I have to give back my "I had my hubpage deleted for being overly promotional" T shirt. sad

    1. Maddie Ruud profile image72
      Maddie Ruudposted 16 years agoin reply to this

      Sorry to disappoint. wink

  15. Misha profile image64
    Mishaposted 16 years ago


    Spamming forums is much more rewarding! I proudly wear a T-shirt "I got my affiliate link deleted!" tongue

  16. Rik Ravado profile image86
    Rik Ravadoposted 16 years ago

    This is really shocking - all my Hubber role models such as Mark and Misha are turning to the Dark Side.

    Next you'll be published Hubs on curing the common cold with shameless promotion of an e-book and links to Squidoo where you can be even more shamelessly promotional.  Then you'll threaten to leave us because you've purchased several 100 'good links' and haven't made a cent in the first 24 hours. 

    How the mighty are fallen! 

    (Can I slip a link in here for my ebook on how to earn $1000 a week on Hubpages without any hand-written content?)

    1. profile image0
      RFoxposted 16 years agoin reply to this

      I am falling off my chair laughing wink

    2. darkside profile image62
      darksideposted 16 years agoin reply to this

      But what are they turning to me for?

      1. ripplemaker profile image78
        ripplemakerposted 16 years agoin reply to this


  17. Mark Knowles profile image57
    Mark Knowlesposted 16 years ago

    * hangs his head in shame and vows never to earn another T shirt * big_smile

  18. profile image0
    terrygposted 16 years ago

    Personally I believe forty per cent of nothing is nothing.

  19. pkmcr profile image66
    pkmcrposted 16 years ago

    That hub by Lissie (http://hubpages.com/hub/HubPages-Internet-Marketing) has to be one of the best I have read about the value of HubPages and how people should not abuse it.

    I think it ought to be required reading for anyone before they start LOL

    It frustrates me no end when I see Internet Marketers trying to game the system or a site as I have seen of late.  As someone who is passionate about the power of the internet to give real value through Internet Based Marketing I despair of some of what I see.

    Lissie I was nodding and agreeing all the way through your hub so thank you for the great read!

    Take care


  20. LdsNana-AskMormon profile image79
    LdsNana-AskMormonposted 16 years ago

    LOL....  I know that silly!

    1. MrMarmalade profile image69
      MrMarmaladeposted 16 years agoin reply to this

      All you people are going to give me Grey hairs.Now i will worry about loosing all my hubs and what about my comments?
      Still I will go to sleep tonight sometime thinking I am joining the superior ranks.


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