Ads disabled because of content? Brilliant!

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  1. Spencer Camus profile image60
    Spencer Camusposted 11 years ago

    Initially perplexed and frustrated, I have quickly decided Hubpages have brilliant web content protection. They blocked a hub I started to write from generating advertising revenue. Why is this good? Well, as genuine as the hub was, relating to Christmas and presents and my teenage daughter, it was recognised that the subject of teenagers and I guess girls,  could be contentious. Regardless of the fact it wasn't a compromised Hub, it was deemed not right to have advertisers linked to it. Excessive in this case, yes, but can you imagine if they didn't have such a protective system and what damage that could do to the advertising businesses? To techy people, this might  be a simple system language thing, but to any commercial business, this is a gold dust protection that will maintain (to an extent) the integrity of a commercial organisation. Well done Hubpages.

    1. Cardisa profile image88
      Cardisaposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Sometimes the auto filters will generate a warning or alert. If you feel that the hub is not in violation you can email HP staff. I had the same thing happened recently with a hub that had no adult language or behavior, it was not about sex and gender or anything that would warrant my ad being turned off. I was told that sometimes the auto filters do that and my ads were turned on again.

  2. Uninvited Writer profile image77
    Uninvited Writerposted 11 years ago

    It is Adsense that chooses whether ads show up or not.

    1. LuisEGonzalez profile image81
      LuisEGonzalezposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      UW, are you sure that Adsense is the source that chooses whether or not to display ads?
      My understanding is that HP is the one that makes that decision or so I was told by HP staff.........hmm

    2. capricornrising profile image59
      capricornrisingposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Actually, it's HP (robots, not staff). Adsense has nothing to do with it. This happened to one of my hubs, and Brittany Todd told me to just email HP, and sure enough, they agreed it wasn't in violation and turned my ads back on. You have to do this every time you edit that hub, though, because it will probably trip the content filters every time.

    3. WryLilt profile image89
      WryLiltposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      It's Hubpages automatic content filters BASED on Adsense ToS as interpreted by HP staff.

  3. IzzyM profile image87
    IzzyMposted 11 years ago

    It must have been a word or something that you typed. I am assuming this was an HP message because adsense don't send any, but sometimes when you publish they just don't show ads.

    It might be the teenage girl thing, because I recently wrote a hub around a teenage girl and adsense disabled the ads, not HP, adsense.

    But there were no warnings while I was writing it - it just published without ads.

  4. DonnaCosmato profile image93
    DonnaCosmatoposted 11 years ago

    I'm glad to read this post as I had this happen on a hub I was working on about the canine estrous cycle. The only thing I could figure that might has triggered the filter was I had used the technical term for a "female dog" instead of saying female dog. I changed the terminology and it published with no problems. It's nice to know that for once I figured Google out correctly:)

    1. lobobrandon profile image87
      lobobrandonposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Ha ha it's a real victory when we figure out what the big G wants smile
      Congrats - but HP helped you this time (so you cheated hehe big_smilelol)

  5. Marketing Merit profile image96
    Marketing Meritposted 11 years ago

    I had a similar experience when I wanted to add some information about "genital" warts to one of my hubs. You can usually work out the offending words relatively quickly.

  6. bruzzbuzz profile image59
    bruzzbuzzposted 11 years ago

    I am glad that Hubpages has these protections. I would hate to lose the Adsense system network wide because of something innocent being allowed by and Google punishing us for it. Google is kind of the God of the Internet and Hubpages has to be our pastor, warning us when we are straying.

  7. Rosie2010 profile image67
    Rosie2010posted 11 years ago

    I have a hub that tripped the auto filter, and I emailed HP explaining that it was just about men's underwear.. and they approved it with ads.  The only thing is every time I edit the said hub, it keeps tripping the auto filter so I have to explain the situation again and again.

  8. DzyMsLizzy profile image90
    DzyMsLizzyposted 11 years ago

    IMO--This is a case of our society having become "oversensitive" and having made all sorts of ridiculous things "taboo" in an attempt to keep everyone oppressed under Victorian-era standards of so-called "decency."

    If we follow that to those ends, we will once again be barred from using words such as "arms" and "legs," which in those days were only properly referred to as "limbs," and certainly not in mixed company!

    That's why tables were draped in floor-length cloths--heaven forbid any "gentleman" should glimpse the table's "limbs" and get any ungentlemanly ideas concerning the ladies present.

    Why should the word, "underwear" (men's or women's) or the phrase, "teenage girls" trip any filters?  This is hogwash.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image91
      Marisa Wrightposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I find it hilarious myself, and I'm relieved to find there are some Americans who find it ridiculous, too.  We sometimes get the impression that the whole United States is pathetically prudish. 

      However, we have to remember that the rules are set by Google Adsense, and without Adsense none of us can earn a cent on HubPages.  So we have a choice - either suck it up or take our work and go elsewhere.

  9. gamergirl profile image89
    gamergirlposted 11 years ago

    I have a hub that I've not yet even -WRITTEN- that, because the title features the word "Transgendered" has already been marked as ads disabled.  I'm irritated by it.


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