jump to last post 1-6 of 6 discussions (7 posts)

Another help for overly promotional

  1. spooon profile image50
    spooonposted 9 years ago

    I'm new here.

    I'm trying to tweak and edit a hub that has been marked. I have only 1 link in there that goes to the site that I want to write about. Goozex.

    I have linked other sites comparing it to Goozex.
    I list why Goozex is good and also why you wouldn't use it. So I can't be overly promotional if i have listed reasons to NOT use the site right? It's not perfect but it has uses for a certain group of people.

    It doesn't have any porn or sex references. I'm wondering if it's because the name has "ex" at the end? Cause if so that is crazy. Goozex derived it's name from (goods exchange). It's a legit site that averages 5000 trades per day and its only a couple years old with limited advertising. It's worked with CAG (cheapass gamer) so it's legit.

    Wondering if it's because I posted a hub so early from joining?

    I have pictures and videos from other Goozex members.

    Still trying to figure out why I can't avoid the overly promotional label. I have e-mailed support and hope they can point a newbie in the right direction.

    Oh, I have over 2000 words in it so it's not because it's short.


  2. profile image0
    cvaughn570posted 9 years ago

    Since I can not see the page that you are referring to, here is a link that describes what overly promotional is


    1. spooon profile image50
      spooonposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Read it and and I don't know what I need to tweak. I read the e-mails coming from hubpages also.

      I wonder if it's because I have a review of the site on another place but I butchered it and placed it here. Plus if that is the case, the other place gets ZERO traffic since placing it there like 1 yr ago. So maybe it has like 500 of the same words out of the 2000 total.

      But i made sure to chop it up and not make it so "for" the service. I placed alot more emphasis on why to NOT use it. So you can just say it's to Push the Service.

      I just hope someone just "thought" it was promotional since they knew I was new. But after being rejected a couple times there has to be something I'm missing

  3. darkside profile image81
    darksideposted 9 years ago

    How many times have you linked to the same domain? Not the same URL, but the same domain.

  4. Maddie Ruud profile image80
    Maddie Ruudposted 9 years ago

    HubPages does not allow RSS feeds that point to the same site as a link within the body of the hub (ie text/link capsules).

    For further information, see http://hubpages.com/hub/Overly-Promotional

  5. spooon profile image50
    spooonposted 9 years ago

    total of 3 links. Each going to a different domain. One of them is my affiliate referral link.

    It might be the RSS feed. I'm going to take it down. That really is too bad since anyone who is interested in the site would want to know what is in that RSS feed. The Games MOST offered right now. People would want to know if the service has good games or junk games. Obviously it's good since the most offered games are next generation games on the xbox 360 like bioshock. Removed just in case.

    "It might provide very little information or value and/or excessive linking to one or more domains."

    Please. If my hub has "little information" on the service I must be crazy. So must be the RSS feed as I only have 1 link pointing to that domain now.

    thanks for helping a newbie out.

  6. spooon profile image50
    spooonposted 9 years ago

    yipee!!! it finally cleared!

    Thanks to everyone.

    here is the hub I was talking about.

    The video at the bottom is from another goozexer (SPJglitches)  that I think won 2nd place

    Thanks for getting this up and running.