|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|
I just joined so I apologize if this is going over well-travelled ground. Is anybody else having problems with the 2+ overly promotional link rule? My article(s) commonly contain specialized terms, or even just people or organizations that may not be familiar to all. As a result I like to link to wikipedia as a reference source, but then I run into the 2+ link rule. Sometimes I may also need to link to wikipedia and other sites as sources for claims made in the article, and I run into 2+ link rule again. IMHO it is overly restrictive.
Your hubs were flagged for 2+ links to your own site, not to Wikipedia. The 2 link rule does not apply to news sites, most wikis, and most non-profits. For more information, see http://hubpages.com/hub/Overly-Promotional
Hope this clarifies.
Thanks for the clarification. I still think the 2+ rule is a bit overly restrictive though. For example, if I am writing an article on how to deal with dog aggression using clicker training, I may need to utilize many clicker training terms. I probably don't want to explain each of these terms so I may want to just reference my favorite clicker training site (e.g. www.clickertraining.com which is a "commercial site").
Also, I think it is natural for a person to have many related hubs that may want to reference each other, not so much for promotional reasons, but simply because they are related parts of a greater central theme. Like chapters in a book referencing each other. For example, I have more detailed discussions of "leash jerks" and "alpha rolls" on my website, and when I refer to these terms on my hubs I would like to reference those discussions, not for self promotional reasons, but to provide context.
Hope this makes sense. I am not trying to change the rules, just expressing my point of view.
True, but do you really want your readers clicking back and forth to another site - they're just as likely to go to the training site with the first click and not come back! Why not create a highlighted text capsule (floated right) containing definitions?
. Absolutely, that's what Groups are for, or Capstone Hubs - or both! Again, you could use a highlighted text box to list all the related Hubs.
So bring the context here to hubpages. You can link internally as much as you like, so you could create hubs for each of these detailed discussions you'd like to have. You could have one hub on leash jerks and one on alpha rolls, etc. Or as Marisa suggests you could provide a box with some explanations of certain terms.
Self-promotion isn't necessarily about "intent". If the site you are linking to is yours, that is by definition 'self promotion' even if the content is in context and/or non-commercial.
I don't believe the 2+ link rule applies to authority sites like Wikipedia. It applies to self-promotional links.
Personally, I wouldn't just use Wikipedia as my source for everything. It isn't the only site on the internet. There are plenty of authority sources for all kinds of topics besides Wikipedia and reading a hub that just cites it over and over again makes me think I'd be better off just reading Wikipedia directly.
by Mary Craig5 years ago
Wouldn't it be nice if some explanation about the hub came with the above mentioned notices. All you get is the general notice that you hub is overly promotional or substandard and it needs to be fixed. If...
by Paula Atwell2 years ago
Is there a balance of Amazon products on a page that makes a hub overly promotional? Or is it dependent on the individual hub (over and beyond the 50 words per product)?
by Don Wilson3 years ago
A lens of mine that was transferred to HubPages was identified as having too many affiliate links. I cleared out all the links except one affiliate link and one link to Wikipedia. The only other links on the...
by Perry Fender6 years ago
I'm pretty new to HubPages (joined 6 weeks ago but got "busy" about 2 weeks ago posting Hubs) -- I got spanked last week and had a hub taken down temporarily for citing direct links to the particular...
by GojiJuiceGoodness5 years ago
I'm sure this topic has been done to death, but I looked at the FAQs and did a bit of searching and didn't find it, so here goes.My hubpage about dental veneers was marked as overly promotional. I searched other similar...
by Robert P7 years ago
Today I hopped a few hubs and as usual I flagged a lot of them for being overly promotional, for having two links to the same site. The breach of the rules was obvious. For example, in a hub on the subject of weight...
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.