You cannot promote your own writing as advertised, apparently.
After the full problem that was posted at http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/91277 I got a final response saying:
"The link to the site promoting your articles is considered unrelated. Please let us know if you have any other questions."
Completely disgusted. I will not be using HubPages again. If you want to know whether YOUR efforts are at risk, you can evaluate my remaining hubs for the next few hours to see how they compare, but I will be unpublishing all by tomorrow.
You can promote your sites to your hearts content on your profile.
Don't let the website hit you in the butt on the way out.
Interesting comment from a marketing pro. Would have thought you'd understand cross marketing better. No worries, I am adept at opening and closing doors.
I'm not a marketing pro. I just actually read and comprehend the TOS and rules for websites I join.
Ah, well, after five or six years online, I would hope you'd understand the ToS perfectly. As for us who have been doing this for oh, fifteen days over a period of several months, we stand in awe of your outstanding skills and truly appreciate your sarcasm. It's ever so helpful. Thanks. Not.
I'd like to like you, because it seems you have some very good hubs, but coming at me this way offset any positive regard I might've had for you. Take care.
Leave your hubs up, the $5 a month you make is good money for the average worker in China.
It is a shame you feel compelled to leave. Personally I make a very good monthly 3 figure part time income from HP without the need to promote my private writing work. I do agree that you can promote it on your profile as 'Uninvited Writer' suggests, and to be honest this is a better option as it doesn't appear 'Spammy' (like promoting it on most of your hubs could do.)
I have at least a dozen websites. Nearly every single one is linked to from a hub, but each link is on a closely related topic. I've never had a problem.
Whereas I got my Hubpages account put under a spam lock several years ago for doing the exact same thing.
I came back and found all my hubs locked and my account under some kind of Scarlet Letter that would unpublish any of my Hubs and submit them for moderation if I so much as edited a typo. As a compulsive tweaker-and-polisher, I couldn't be bothered with that, so I deleted my hubs, reposted them elsewhere, and left HP for a few years.
I am now paranoid about linking to anything else I've written anywhere, which is a bit of a handicap when one has written a number of educational articles on different sites. I've wound up writing on topics outside my usual niche to avoid being tempted to link to my other work.
t's a bit silly, but it's the house rules, so... take 'em or leave 'em.
Based on my own experience, I'm a little more sympathetic to those who chose the "leave 'em" option, with or without a flounce.
Maybe I'll study your method a bit, then. Thank you for this tip!
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