What does "This hub may be considered commercial" mean?

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  1. vocalcoach profile image96
    vocalcoachposted 7 years ago

    The ad level has a check mark for "high" followed by "This hub may be considered commercial.

    What exactly does this mean. Is this a good thing and if not, is it ok to check a low level?

    1. sofs profile image89
      sofsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      If you want to earn from your writing mark it up as high so Google and Hp ads can be plastered all over your hub.. if you do not want adverts ..tick low. But I guess you want to earn, so high may be good for you big_smile

      1. sdmathis profile image75
        sdmathisposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I've heard that too many ads will hurt your ranking on Google. Will marking it as high put enough ads on your hub to hurt its ranking?

        1. facebookpokerguy profile image64
          facebookpokerguyposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          After panda upadte this is truth, too many ads can hurt a bit your SERP, but the level of hubpages ads i don't think its TOO much

      2. Dale Hyde profile image87
        Dale Hydeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I have a few commercial and most not, sofs, and I see the same amount of ads on both.  Or...... I am missing something.  Any insight on that?

      3. vocalcoach profile image96
        vocalcoachposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Now, I understand and know what commercial means. I will keep the ad level at high then. Thanks so mucn.

    2. profile image0
      Website Examinerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      If the hub promotes a business or if there are any outbound links to a commercial site - one that sells products or services, collects donations etc. - then the hub is considered commercial, and the ads level must be set to high. However, HubPages maintains a list of sites that are considered non-commercial due to their public beneficial nature.

      1. Dale Hyde profile image87
        Dale Hydeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Would this apply to Amazon and eBay?  Would those links be considered commercial?

        1. profile image0
          Website Examinerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Only if you were to use your own affiliate links, i.e. textual hyperlinks. Capsules with links that are part of the official affiliate programs (shared between the Hubber and HubPages) do not make a hub commercial.

          1. Dale Hyde profile image87
            Dale Hydeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Okay, Thanks again, Website Examiner. smile


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