I'd love to see the ability to create an Amazon or Text Master capsule that could be added to all of my hubs without having to duplicate the coding. You would be able to change the master Capsule and all Hubs using it would automatically have the new information. So if you had an Amazon Capsule in 100 Hubs and you wanted them all to show the new Kindle Fire, for example, you would only have to edit the master Capsule, not all 100 hubs. Similarly you may want to create a text capsule that contains links to other related hubs (recipes, for example). Having a master text capsule would make the job of maintaining your hubs so much easier.
That sounds like either a forumla for making spam easily, or a way of making all your Hubs be potentially flaggable as having unrelated products listed on them.
I think this would lead to a lot more duplicate content, as well as increase the chance of unrelated information being shown on a hub.
Not if used as I suggested. I have Amazon capsules in a lot of my Hubs. Amazon just released the Kindle Fire, which is an iPad rival at a really good price. I have to locate and edit each and everyone of my Hubs that point to the old Kindle models. As a programmer of Object Oriented applications, I find the current system to be a throwback to the 1970's.
Maddie explained that the reason the "Link" capsule cannot be changed on more than one hub and has to be manually changed is to make it less easy for spammers.
I would have to think that the same goes for any other module(capsule). Not to mention, not having that kind of power should be fine and it does prevent having unrelated products on unrelated hubs, as Relache said.
Wow, people can't think outside the box! Are hubs really flagged for having unrelated Amazon products listed? I don't remember seeing that in any guidelines. This has nothing to do with spam and everything to do with making it easier to keep your hubs up to date.
I add a text capsule with links to all of my related hubs. Every time I create a new hub in a particular category, I have to go back and edit every one in that group to add a link to the new hub. That's crazy. You should be able to do it once and have all of the related hubs reflect the new information. How is that spam?
They are moderated by staff. I've never flagged a hub for unrelated products.
That's the problem with writing niche hubs. You force yourself to update them. Hubpages prefers evergreen content, stuff that doesn't necessarily need to be changed once published.
Bill, I understand your frustration. I have over 30 celebrity hubs and they have various links to related celebrities. However, I do not internally link one specific hub to all the other 33 hubs.
It's not SPAM. But, as I said, it prevents Spammers from quickly throwing up hubs and then modifying them quickly. Too quickly that the moderation team cannot(would not) be able to keep up with the amount of SPAM that would result.
Bill, there are some great ideas that have been raised in the past that would really help hubbers.
However many things cannot be implemented because there are so many spammers who would take advantage of them, meaning the site would lose authority and Google traffic.
So get mad at the spammers, not at Hubpages.
There actually is a category under flagging that does include unrelated ads; Unrelated links or products.
I have only flagged a hub for unrelated products maybe once, but I don't see how selling items completely unrelated to the content of the hub would be worthwhile.
I personally limit the amount of products I show because I want them to be super related to my topic.
When I come across hubs or articles on the internet that show high ticket items like kindles or laptops and these products are unrelated to the article, I kind of think it's cheap looking and actually kind of spammy.
I don't know what others think and I really don't know the difference in sales between unrelated items shown on an article and related items shown on an article. That said, if you can flag something for having unrelated products, there probably is a good reason (other than it looking tacky.)
by Bill Yovino 5 years ago
Hi All,I received an email from Hubpages -"We are writing to notify you that your Hub contains Unrelated Links or Products. Your Hub remains published, giving you the chance to address this violation."There are no flags or warnings on my account page and nothing indicated in the Broken...
by Teri Silver 2 years ago
I have had a hub on this site for several years that only contained TWO eBay capsules. Today, they were "snipped." What is the point of partnering with eBay if HP is going to interfere with that? Now, I understand that too many "spammy elements" as they call...
by Luis E Gonzalez 5 years ago
I think that HP should discontinue Ebay capsules. The earnings are pitiful at best. Instead of Ebay I am sure that HP could use another advertiser/provider in its place.
by Paul Deeds 7 years ago
We just released a small update to the site. Among a slew of bug fixes and small updates, there are two notable changes.The first is that you can follow the comments on a hub, and receive email notifications when new comments are made. Just click the follow button near the top of the...
by Rosheda Stephenson 12 months ago
I am yet to successfully publish any articles with amazon products. I am trying to be clear on the requirements for these articles. I thought articles should be limited to 1-2 products, however I have seen list based articles with multiple products (ideas for gifts) on niche site, Holidappy. Would...
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)?
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