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Applying for "Overly Promotional" Exemptions?

  1. kschang profile image89
    kschangposted 7 years ago

    Here's a bit of a problem.

    I write "app review roundups", usually for Android OS devices.

    Instead of making one hub per review, I usually write grouped reviews, listing like a dozen, 20, 30 reviews per hub. And I include link to Appbrain, which is an unofficial library for Android apps.

    My latest review hub was marked with the warning about possibly overly promotional, since I included like 10-20 links to Appbrain, but how else do I link to the apps? I can't link directly to Android market on a PC. Google does not allow that yet.

    I guess I can switch to QR codes if Hubpages is that hot and bothered about linking to outside, but I think reviews that links to well-known download sites (download.com, for example) should be exempt the "overly promotional" warning.


    1. pauldeeds profile image
      pauldeedsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      What was said below is correct.   Your hubs linking to appbrain.com should be all right, but if you run into trouble you can contact us.

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    Website Examinerposted 7 years ago

    Overly promotional applies to self-serving links. If they are not self-serving, an exemption seems in order and it would be worthwhile to contact HubPages to ask for one. Without contacting them, they may presume your links are self-serving.

  3. CDL Career Coach profile image75
    CDL Career Coachposted 7 years ago

    Warnings are computer generated, I guess some real person looks at the hubs that are flagged by the computer.  It sounds like a human could tell you aren't trying to promote yourself with the links.