HP banned from propeller

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  1. ProCW profile image81
    ProCWposted 10 years ago

    Just tried to use propeller to put up a few hubs... got this message on the first one...

    " This domain has been banned for the following reason: "pr0n spam" "

    What's the deal with this? Is everywhere going to be banning the HP domain?

    ProCW

  2. gamergirl profile image61
    gamergirlposted 10 years ago

    I'll bet it's because of the 5710956019382927 "sexy actress gallery" hubs.

  3. ProCW profile image81
    ProCWposted 10 years ago

    well then... (grrrrr) when are they going to be going bye bye from here? and can HP clear their name with propeller?

    ProCW

    1. Maddie Ruud profile image76
      Maddie Ruudposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      People have asked this question regarding multiple sites, including Wikipedia.  The fact is, we cannot guarantee these sites that people will not continue to spam them.  There are always people who will try to take advantage of the system and ruin it for the rest of the community.

  4. ProCW profile image81
    ProCWposted 10 years ago

    sad okay ... still ... sad

    thanks for responding maddie. smile

  5. colin mcdermott profile image58
    colin mcdermottposted 10 years ago

    Propellors loss : |

  6. crashcromwell profile image72
    crashcromwellposted 10 years ago

    I got the same message a week or so ago. I had never heard of Propeller until I read the 30 day challenge site. So I signed up and got the same message. I sent them an email to ask what the problem was, and I never got a response. I might add that this occurred before I was educated to the proper netiquette regarding submitting our sites to operations like Propeller.

  7. Misha profile image73
    Mishaposted 10 years ago

    lol

  8. Mark Knowles profile image60
    Mark Knowlesposted 10 years ago

    lol

    Sound familiar?

    I guess it is hubpages' fault for not explaining clearly enough huh?

  9. crashcromwell profile image72
    crashcromwellposted 10 years ago

    Give traffic the green light.

    Here are a couple ways to get traffic moving to your Hubs. You can send links out to the Internet community through:
    increase traffic

        * Blogs or Website (yours and others you can access.)
        * Friends via email.
        * Favorite online discussions forums and chat rooms
        * Social bookmarking sites, like Digg, reddit, and StumbleUpon.

    1. pauldeeds profile imageSTAFF
      pauldeedsposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Read on and you'll get to this:

      1. Mark Knowles profile image60
        Mark Knowlesposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        That doesn't count.

        You can't expect people to read all the way through. That would be too much like hard work big_smile

        1. Marisa Wright profile image96
          Marisa Wrightposted 10 years agoin reply to this

          Mark was being sarcastic, but actually I think he's right - a lot of people DON'T read all the way through.  And I feel the warning is too mild and easily misunderstood.  What does "work against you" mean?   It should spell out the fact that self-promotion on most of these sites is against the terms and conditions and can lead to getting banned.

          Frankly, I think it's a bit hypocritical for sites like HubPages and Helium to tell people to submit their Hubs/articles to social bookmarking sites, even if they do add a (mild) warning.

          Helium is worse than HubPages in this respect - they ban people at the drop of a hat for breaking their own site rules, yet they flagrantly encourage people to break the rules of the social bookmarking sites - that doesn't sit well with me.

    2. smallbizpro profile image52
      smallbizproposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Digg will soon ban in the same way as Propellor if a site is deemed spammy.

  10. SunSeven profile image60
    SunSevenposted 10 years ago

    Many hubs are written on how to get more traffic here. Just do a search. smile

  11. topstuff profile image57
    topstuffposted 10 years ago

    Submitting hubs to these bookmarking sites is a tiresome process.
    Recently i have not submitted my two latest hubs two any site
    except mix.

  12. pauldeeds profile imageSTAFF
    pauldeedsposted 10 years ago

    I couldn't find all the posts, but I think we've made our position pretty clear in the forums at least.

    Social bookmarking is a lot more effective if you focus on hitting an occasional "home run" and manage to get to the front page (or equivalent), and not even for the traffic it will generate but because it means your content is interesting or controversial enough that it will probably accumulate a lot of organic back links (ie. people might blog about it, bookmark it, send it to their friends, etc.)

    For instance, this hub by Hal Licino was featured on Slashdot a year or so ago.  Sure it got lots of traffic for a couple days, but it also got thousands of organic back links (and a page rank of 5).  He didn't do any link building, he just created something the slashdot community would be interested in.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image96
      Marisa Wrightposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Helium would say the same thing - but the point is, a lot of Hubbers never read the forums.  In fact, those who end up spamming  are often the type of people who eagerly skim through the instructions and jump straight in. That's why it's so important to be clear with the basic statement - the qualifying statements so easily get missed by that kind of person.

    2. smallbizpro profile image52
      smallbizproposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      That Hub got the links due to the fact that so many people were calling Licino out for not providing both sides of an argument when challenged.

  13. Misha profile image73
    Mishaposted 10 years ago

    Marisa,

    You can't possibly cover all the bases. No matter how strong of a language you put there, most of the users will skim over at best. It takes a special kind of person - or a lot of online experience - to start actually reading TOS of the sites you sign up for...

    1. Marisa Wright profile image96
      Marisa Wrightposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, I agree.  But all the more reason why the wording chosen is straightforward and clear, not beating around the bush.  Then at least some of those skimming users may be stopped in their tracks.  Every little helps!

  14. profile image48
    fun2hubposted 9 years ago

    OK smile

 
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