I've been hubhopping lately, and I only flag hubs that are obviously spam or against the TOS. I keep running across hubs that I'm not sure what to do about: they seem to be spam, but have some original text.
For instance, they have exactly two links to the same website (the max allowed), and some basic text encouraging people to "check out my website." Many of these are real estate hubs: some basic text about apartments in Ft. Lauderdale, FL (for example), with two links to a real estate website.
So, are these OK, or should they be flagged? There are an awful lot of hubs like this in the hubhopper.
If the hubs give a brief overview and then tell the viewer to visit the website for more info, I'd say yes, flag away.
I would say that if you feel unsure about flagging but don't feel that the hub is up to standard flag the hub for review. Remember that the Hubpages staff will then decide whether or not to unpublish the Hub.
I've been Hubhopping lately too.
It seems like the more I HubHop, the more the staff looks at my Hubs and finds something wrong with them.
Are we better off keeping below the radar?
Why would hubhopping have any affect on your own hubs?
I have been hubhopping every day for the last two weeks and am totally astonished at the garbage that gets published here.
None of my hubs have been flagged as a result and I have flagged dozens of hubs!
I can't tell you the number of substandard hubs I have come across that one person, always the same person, has said it was great... I know he/she is looking for followers obviously.
I went hubhopping again after reading this, and now my head is sore.
It's all those obviously badly spun hubs that get me, then you look at the profile and see they have put 30 hubs up in 2 hours or whatever.
by Maddie Ruud 7 years ago
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by David 470 8 years ago
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by Andria 7 years ago
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