One of my most popular hub is showing incorrect warnings " more than two links to single domain" . I can not specifically understand which links are causing the violation? With all truth for help, I have references to official websites that helped me. I am not associated to these sites by any means. Can huboages team help understand which links are violations?
As per the original post here, the warning may have indeed been "incorrect". My post on this thread my help:
To see what link is being flagged go to the right column and click on the question mark.
I am also running into the same problem. All four hubs with the little red skull did have more than 2 links from the same source but I corrected them last evening. The skulls are still there.
Question: do more than two links from my own hub pages posts count? Each one is a different post but I am the author.
I think it's merely a glitch, but unfortunately staff does not think it's worthy of addressing at this time. I think they are all asleep or either mentoring newbies in the new Apprenticeship program now.
Or maybe you should stop making assumptions and just give the staff some time to figure things out? YOU try running a website of this magnitude. I certainly wouldn't want to try, even if I had twice the staff size Hubpages has now!
I suppose it's too much trouble to at least type out a few words to reassure lots of folks who are concerned about this crazy stuff, right? At least to say they are on it or it is a glitch. They have time to post the silly hubnugget stuff, why not take a minute or two to at least let folks know they are looking at it. This has a lot of folks concerned here, Shanna. Common courtesy seems to be sorely lacking from staff these days.
But then, you haven't been here long enough to know the difference, I suppose.
No, I haven't. Speaking from experience on the wide variety (hundred +) of websites I use though, most don't respond to glitches regularly or let the users know. If they did, they'd be making notes to the users ever five minutes.
Maybe they haven't figured out the cause themselves. You don't have a concrete answer as to why they haven't responded to this problem, so it's best to not make assumptions. You know what they say about people who assume!
Aren't you assuming this is my assumption?
Are you assuming my assumption about your assumption was actually an assumption?
What-- me? NEVER!
....are you assuming that's what I'm calling you?
same here - logged on and hubs that have been fine for years suddenly have violations all over the place. I really hope it is a glitch and not a change in policies!
Same here - loads of violations - more than two links to a single domain. I checked one and I have two Amazon ads and my own pictures where the source points to my profile. But I do that on all my pages.
NO LINKS AT ALL!!!
Please help, HP...
edit: And that skull frightened me half to death.
I've got the red skulls all over the place too; apparently linking to NASA or the USGS on educational hubs about astronomy and geology is now verboten.
In some cases, the count of "overly promotional" links seems to be doubled. I have a suspicion that the new obligatory slideshows using our images are counting image credit links TWICE, once for the slideshow (which I didn't even want; I want photos to be viewed in context) and once on the actual hub.
Phew, and thanks.
Now, can you do anything about my traffic?
I am going to have to reassess my entire world view now.
Wait, so since my hub never said that it was in violation across the top of the page, I only have the skulls, I changed my links for no reason. I didn't think that I made that error. Or am I mistaken, if you do not get the warning...I should ignore the skulls? Right Jason
If you really do have 2 or fewer links to any domain, but are still getting the warning, then I'd attribute it to the bug (which is going to get fixed).
Thanx JM. There were two other hubs that the 2 links rule was an obvious problem. I am revising and or removing them now. But the one I was refering too, I removed every single hyperlink. It still has the glowing red skull, but it never gave me the signal in the bar above my saved hub with any violation notice. Appreciate the info about the bug. Keep on Hubbing.
I wondered about that with so many violations all at once.
I can stop worrying about them ~ and trying to put them all right
There you go, it only took 12+ hours and numerous threads.
I wonder how many people have unnecessarily deleted their links by now. I only had one hub with 2 links to a state site which I deleted to get rid of the skull, but I'll bet others have been busy trying to do so for no good reason. Ah well, better late than.....!
I was in "my account", opened Hub Violations, then opened one of the hubs and read the warning. It said that if the links are not promotional, nothing else needs to be done. I have two hubs with skulls now. All of my problem links are images. In one hub, all of the images are USDA. So it was nothing to worry about.
Yep, I had the red skulls too, where there were none before. I checked the hubs and the links. I did see the notice 'that if they are not overly promotional, then you need not take action.' I actually deleted the links just to be on the safe side.
Here's a sort of blessing in disguise: after going to any hubs with violations and tweaking them a bit, well whaddya know, the pageviews went up.
Honestly, I experience the same thing with Google - the more active I am on my account, the more views they send my way. I haven't been here long enough, nor have I published enough to consider it a sample to refer to others, but, for me anyway, if I'm active, I get views. (not referring to in house views).
EDIT: active on my hubs, I should point out, not active on forums, etc.
I have 18 of my hubs that are showing violations that were up and running for several months with no issues. Now I keep fixing and submitting... but they keep sending them back unpublished with the same violations! Ugg it's getting very frustrating!
libby, did you click the 'check for violations' button on your accounts page? Are you sending too many outbound links to your personal blog or website? Or someone else's? Look at your outbound links and keep them to a minimum, especially when being sent to a low rank website.
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