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I'm in violation

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    Sophia Angeliqueposted 7 years ago


    I've just received an email saying that I'm in violation of my terms and conditions and I have absolutely no idea what I've done wrong.

    It says, "Deceptively Tagged/Titled/Categorized – Hub is improperly categorized, has a misleading title, or has tags that don't match the Hub's content; possibly including irrelevant or excessive tagging or keyword stuffing."

    I was searching for pictures of Sophia Loren to use and found that finding photos of her that had a creative commons license was really difficult. So I decided to do a hub with photos of her and a note saying that these were all creative commons pictures and as I found more I would add to it.

    Also, where does one categorize it? If you could give me the steps to do it. The email also says, "Note: Hubs that consist mostly of photos must be categorized within the Entertainment > Photos & Videos category."

    I didn't realize there was a photo category. Please could you tell me where it is. What buttons do I click to put it in there?

    And what is keyboard stuffing? I wrote a very small article about Sophia just explaining why I liked her, etc. and essentially, if I remember correctly, only had a few keywords like Sophia Loren and creative commons licence. I used those two words because those were the two words I used yesterday when I was searching for photos of her.

    Thanks very much for your assistance. smile


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      Susana Sposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Looks like you just got your hub in the wrong category. Photo hubs have to go in the photos section because they tend to have very little text and are not subject to the minimum word requirements that all other hubs are. To change the category just go to edit mode for the hub, click settings and then click on the category link. From there you can choose the right category >> entertainment >> photos & videos. Click done editing.

      Keyword stuffing means going overboard with your keyword in the text, but I don't think that's the problem here.

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    saleheensblogposted 7 years ago

    keyword staffing is keyword placement and frequency. If you use your keywords everywhere meaninglessly to show that your hub is optimized for that words it is an abusive keyword stuffing.

    As your hub is mainly a photo hub you should categorize it in Entertainment > Photos & Videos. Go to edit mood. Start over the category and reselect the proper one.

    Creative common is a misleading keyword for a sophia loren hub for sure.

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    Website Examinerposted 7 years ago

    This is the category you can use: http://hubpages.com/topics/entertainmen … leries/772

    To re-categorize your hub, go into editing mode, then use the tabs on the upper right part of your screen. You can use the search function, then look-up "photo galleries," and the category suggestion should appear.

    It is advisable to use no more than 12 tags in a short hub. I am not familiar with the exact count in a photo hub, but certainly no more than 12.

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      Sophia Angeliqueposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Hi, I think I used about 4 key words, one of which was a creative commons.

      But as that is what they would be searching for, why is it not an acceptable keyword. That is what is in the title. It is what the articel is about.

      I don't understand.

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        Website Examinerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Your article is not about Creative Commons. The reference to Commons should be placed in the caption beneath the images, possibly within your body text, not in tags.

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          saleheensblogposted 7 years agoin reply to this


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          Sophia Angeliqueposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          My article is about photos that have a creative commons licence for Sophia Loren. How is the Creative Commons licence not involved?

          Everything else I've written is irrelevant. The entire point of the hub is that they are all pictures that can be downloaded and used because they have a creative commons licence.

          If someone is looking for photos of Sophia Loren with a creative commons licence, they have to put those words into the browser. I did that yesterday the entire time I was looking for photos.

          Incidentally, I only had three keywords. And they're all relevant.

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            saleheensblogposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            well, I am looking to know about what is creative common license, how it works and everything else about creative common license. Now do you suggest me to read your sophia loren hub for getting ideas about creative common? If not, how is it relevant. If yes, I have no say.

            To me creative common is totally a misleading tag for your photo based hub but "creative common sophi loren photo" can be relevant for sure.

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    Website Examinerposted 7 years ago

    Sophia Angelique, I am not a moderator. I am trying to get you out of trouble. If you don't mind being in trouble a little bit longer, I suggest that you discuss the tagging issues with a moderator by contacting HubPages directly. You can provide a link to this discussion.

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      Sophia Angeliqueposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      That's an excellent idea. I have fixed up the categoring. Thanks for the input. I got quite a fright when I saw it. smile

      I think it's probably the photo category that was wrong. smile

      I'll email them and ask.

      Thanks again. smile

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    jennyb30posted 7 years ago

    Hi Sophia!

    I got an email yesterday and I got such a fright! I wrote an article on beauty products but it was refused because it was too promotional! I think we need to take our time and read what the longest hubbers have to say! Good Luck

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      Sophia Angeliqueposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Jenny, you are so right. My heart really did miss a beat there! Anyway, it's all sorted out. I had miscategorized it. Didn't realize there was a section for photos only! smile

      I'm still battling with the promotional stuff so I'm going to take a look at your website and see how you do it. smile