Can't pub my Hub due to its being 'overly promotional'...please help.

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  1. 6 String Veteran profile image62
    6 String Veteranposted 8 years ago

    My Hub: Sitting or Standing, The Best Way to Play Your Guitar <snipped link> has been blocked due having too many 'affiliate links'. Yes, the Hub has many links--due in part to having many images--but these are in no way promotional of any thing other than the concept the Hub itself is dedicated to.

    I deleted some of the URLs I had previously included in my images. I also changed one URL because it was from the same domain as another use in the article.

    At this point I cannot take out any links without sacrificing content.

    What do I need to do to get this Hub published without redoing the honest link-work I've already done?



    1. kschang profile image86
      kschangposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      The auto-warning is triggered when you have more than 3 links to the same domain. The URLs in pictures are considered links as well.

      Remove all URLs in pictures, only include domain name like "" in the source, not URL.

      See if you can find similar picture via Google, manufacturer's site, competitor's site, and so on.

    2. profile image0
      ssaulposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      If it doesn't have more than two external links and still generating that warning then contact HP for them to review it. If you have more than two external links consider removing some.

      1. 6 String Veteran profile image62
        6 String Veteranposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Everyone, thanks.

        Just got a msg (below) saying it's been cleared up so I'm going to go and pub that Hub.

  2. relache profile image81
    relacheposted 8 years ago

    Make sure the Hub meets all the criteria for not being overly-promotional, and then contact admin to review it.

  3. tritrain profile image80
    tritrainposted 8 years ago

    Remove most, if not all, affiliate links (not including the Amazon or Ebay modules).

    Write more content.

    Do these things and it should be ok.  You could add affiliate links back once your Hub is higher rated.

    1. 6 String Veteran profile image62
      6 String Veteranposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      There weren't any ffiliate links in there. I've re-linked the article, so now 90% of the links are to other hubs, excluding my own. The remaining links are to images.

      But I'm still getting this warning: 'This hub is at risk of being identified as Overly Promotional for use of affiliate links...Overly Promotional: This Hub excessively promotes another site. This hub needs to be revised before it can be published.'

      I've made all the changes I can. Short of deleting all links--which I'll do if it's a last resort but would like to be sure this wont happen again--what should be done next and how can this be prevented in the future? These were all legitimate refs, nothing to promote or sell anything.

  4. profile image0
    mtsi1098posted 8 years ago

    this is just a crazy process - I had one of my hubs fall into this category and cannot determine what is causing the issue - what aren't all the problems identified up front or why does the tool even allow publishing if it does not conform to the hub police standards?  I have never had an issue with my hubs until recently and I am frustrated to why this one is causing an issue

  5. Maddie Ruud profile image74
    Maddie Ruudposted 8 years ago

    I just went and took a look, and it looks like it was moderated for 3 links to a site selling guitars.  I've investigated further and decided you do not have a vested interest in the site, so I've cleared the Hub for you.  Sorry for the confusion.

    PS> You can always email us if you are confused about a moderation, or believe it was done in error.

    1. 6 String Veteran profile image62
      6 String Veteranposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Music to my ears, Maddie.

      Yes, I had three Musician's Friend links in there when I should have gotten the images elsewhere.

      Thanks for clearing that up. It may have been inconvenient for a minute but I appreciate the procress; it's in everyone's best interest.


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