I published this hub today -
I now see it has this warning at the top:
WARNING: This hub is in danger of being flagged as Overly Promotional, for use of affiliate links.
I did add several amazon product links at the bottom, but that's because I wanted to use the amazon images, and in keeping with the TOS, I have to promote these products in order to use the images. I tried to make it less spammy, by tucking those links down at the bottom. It's not like I'm hoping to make money off these $5 products there... I also have several informational links back to my sites. I'm not sure which has triggered the warning and what I should do about it. It's a unique content hub and I put a lot of effort into it.
Some people are here for 18 months and never found time to read the rules
You have more than 2 links to one domain, that's why.
Also, placing a link to your hub on forums is considered spam here.
And the last - next time you have a problem of that kind just email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you use an outbound link more than twice in all your hubs to a single domain (not just a web page), then you are likely to get that error. Exception is on links to hubpages and non-profit making sites like Wikipedia.
Well, that hub has 5 links to your own site, as well as 5 Amazon links. We allow a max of 2 links to each domain. If you'd like to add Amazon products to your hub, you can use an Amazon capsule and add specific products by URL or ISBN number.
PS> The users above are right that posting links in the forums is frowned upon, except when asking for constructive criticism, so I've "broken" the links above by inserting a space.
Oh my, so many rules broken.
I have indeed created my account here 18 months ago, and looks like many rules have been changed since then. Consider me a newbie then, I guess, despite having an 18 months old account.
Oh well, I thought the links were relevant. I went ahead and removed some of the amazon images, leaving only two, so I'll be within the quota. I'll have to look into editing the amazon ads, but I really wanted the pics as illustrations in the hub.
I think I've conformed to the rules now and submitted the hub to be published again. Thanks for the feedback everyone.
You can usually use pictures of products under "fair use." And, as I said, it's easy enough to add the very same products you linked to to an Amazon capsule (which you add, just like any other capsule, under "Add more stuff" on the edit screen).
This is much better
You still need to re-do the Amazon, though. You can't link directly to them, cause this way you don't give Hubpages their 40% share of profits. If you have to have Amazon, use a capsule instead.
Can one not put link to his own hubpages (more than two) ? Is it ?
by Paula Atwell 3 years ago
Is there a balance of Amazon products on a page that makes a hub overly promotional? Or is it dependent on the individual hub (over and beyond the 50 words per product)?
by StuartJ 10 years ago
I just had a hub called as "Overly Promotional". It's not a great Hub, but I can't see how it can possibly fit that description. It's here:http://hubpages.com/hub/super14It is about the Super 14 Rugby Competition and provides many links to sites with info about the teams involved -- links...
by BenjaminB 7 years ago
I find it hilarious that Hubpages pushes the concept of helping new Hubbers yet my Hub which has had very good reception by the community has been flagged for being both overly promotional and substandard.I had 5 social bookmarking links,and 2 other links to free tools absolutely related to the...
by Perry Fender 6 years ago
I'm pretty new to HubPages (joined 6 weeks ago but got "busy" about 2 weeks ago posting Hubs) -- I got spanked last week and had a hub taken down temporarily for citing direct links to the particular information relating to multiple parties (all of which linked to SEC.gov, but different...
by Mark Knowles 10 years ago
At last !One of my hubs has been flagged as overly promotional LOLOr at least :WARNING: This hub is in danger of being flagged as Overly Promotional, for 2+ links to a domain. I feel so proud. Almost like a "real" internet marketer. 2008 Motorcycle Guide
by ramesh 9 years ago
i am wondering today that some 3-4 of my hubs has been flagged as overly promotional just a few hours ago..i made some changes and submitted for review ..but i do want to know when the overly promotional flag really applies to a hub..i mean each of these flagged 3 hubs have exactly 2-3 links only...
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|