I've just checked the FAQs and Jennifer Bowman's question on the subject, but I'm still not clear. I'm planning to sell books from my website and to write a hub about my work with a link to my site so that readers can buy books directly from me, rather than going through Amazon. Is this "overly promotional"?
The spirit of the idea is this: (and this is just the way I see it - my personal opinion, not part of the FAQ )
If a hubpage is written and designed with the sole purpose of sending traffic and income elsewhere, it is considered overly promotional.
i.e. - you come in write a page, use the hubpages software, use the authority of the site etc, but do not wish to share any of the revenue from that page.
But the rules are pretty simple. No more than 2 links to the same domain in a single hubpage. And I think that is checked automatically because I had a couple of my motorcycle hubs come up with a warning - I was sending people to a specific model page on the Honda website after writing up each model, which meant lots of links to Honda.com
So as long as you stay within the rules......
I agree with Mark. Maddie also has a useful resource about this: http://hubpages.com/hub/Overly-Promotional
My hubs have been flagged by the automatic system a few times for similar reasons to Mark's. So far I've been comfortable enough with the quality and relevance of my links and the usefulness of my hubs to ignore them and it hasn't come back to bite me yet.
I just had this problem with a three hubs. I'm new, so I take it and fix it. Mostly I agree with their assessment. In one case, though, there was no fixing it to meet their specifications. I played with it for far too long and finally just gave up. Still believe I was right, in that case, and they were right in the others.
However, it's their court, so one needs to use their rules. And that's okay.
by John Bullock7 days ago
Hello all,So I've just had a hub unpublished on first review for being overly promotional due to having 3 links to the same domain, and I had a few questions I was hoping someone might be able to answer.The links were...
by Mary Craig4 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 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 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 StuartJ10 years ago
I just had a hub called as "Overly Promotional". It's not a great Hub, but I can't see how it can possibly fit that description. It's here:http://hubpages.com/hub/super14It is about the Super 14 Rugby...
by BenjaminB6 years ago
I find it hilarious that Hubpages pushes the concept of helping new Hubbers yet my Hub which has had very good reception by the community has been flagged for being both overly promotional and substandard.I had 5 social...
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