Hub has been identified as Overly Promotional, now it's Irrevocable?

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  1. profile image32
    D Teamposted 6 years ago

    What gives. I had a half dozen buying used cars at auction hubs running for months and suddenly they are all flagged "Needs Revision" due to links, which BTW were links to/from each hub page so the domains in the links were all

    So no big deal, I removed all the links and republished and all but one went just fine. Now one of them is "irrevocable".

    Just when my Google traffic is shooting up! Doesn't make much sense, doesn't hubpages want the Google search traffic?

    If that's the game you want to play, I'll just take my stuff elsewhere!

    Overly Promotional means that your Hub:
    *Solely or excessively promotes another site
    *Links more than 2 times to a single domain
    *Gives a short teaser and a link to "read more" or "continue"
    *Links to a page that contains largely the same content as your Hub
    *Contains an RSS feed that directs to the same site as a link within the body of the Hub
    *Has excessive Amazon or EBay capsules

    None of those things exist in my hubs!

    1. Marisa Wright profile image97
      Marisa Wrightposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Usually, you can click on the question mark next to the message in the Hub and it will highlight the specific links that are causing the problem. Can you do that?

      If it's irrevocable, I guess there's nothing you can do - but it's important to work out how you broke the rules so you can avoid doing it again.  I recommend emailing the team @ Hubpages and asking them to give you specific details so you can avoid future problems.

  2. girlgonestrong profile image61
    girlgonestrongposted 6 years ago

    I wouldn't get to down about it.  Just write something else.  If you really are going to tear it up with this one niche and Hubpages doesn't seem to like it you might want to consider setting up your own site.  Then, if you were to earn the traffic you'd get all the ad revenue.  If you want the authority of Hubpages backing your stuff up and boosting it in the SERPs, then I think there are going to be times when you are just going to end up taking a hit.

  3. profile image32
    D Teamposted 6 years ago

    just doesn't make any sense that they would deactivate an article that is just starting to get the Google rankings it needs to become popular. As I'm sure you know, it takes a good couple months for a page to land on the 1st page of Google results. it's pennies in terms of revenue, but still....

  4. Healthy Pursuits profile image89
    Healthy Pursuitsposted 6 years ago

    Sounds like a good niche for your own website. Have you considered that?

  5. Dame Scribe profile image60
    Dame Scribeposted 6 years ago

    it's always good to have a extra site or two going on smile revenue from all sites put together, add up.

  6. libby101a profile image61
    libby101aposted 6 years ago

    I feel for you! I had been working quite a bit over the past several months and very little time to do anything much less be writing or on hubpages... but I had over 100 hubs before my pause here. When I returned I had at least a dozen hubs that were unpublished for links not working or overly promotional. I tweaked them and republished them...several kept coming back! I finally deleted some myself and one is irrevocable. I couldn't seem to find the issue even though I erased all links and only left a couple of promotional items which were associated with the article... it still came back irrevocable! However, out of all of my hubs it didn't really hurt me. I am still making money and I've started writing again. I hate that google comes out with it's big hit when I start writing again and making good my money has slowed but still making some!

    Just write another hub and move on! Never let anything get you down...always think positive and learn from the experience! Next time email hubpages if you can't figure out the issue! That's exactly what I learned!

    Good Luck

  7. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
    mistyhorizon2003posted 6 years ago

    Email: for clarification. Only they can tell you exactly what the problem is.

  8. profile image32
    D Teamposted 6 years ago email, already tried when I replied to the notification. It was returned as undeliverable. half expected that  wink

    All good advice on a niche website, thanks. I actually do have several of my own websites, none of which I blog to per say. I joined up here for a trial run, knowing from many years of creating websites, it would take a good 6-8 weeks before any of my articles would start getting hits from Google searches. I wanted to leverage any existing web presense HP already has, and didn't mind sharing some of the pennies.

    All in all, I'm cool with the progress. Just can't understand why HP would want to block content that will only continue to get more and more Google traffic due to the subject matter -- used cars. I know from experience that the CPC paid by car dealers is very high.

    1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
      mistyhorizon2003posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Surprised to hear this as I always use this address to email them and it has never been returned as undeliverable before. I last used it only about 2 weeks ago without an issue, and got a reply okay. Have you tried emailing them from the different email address at your end in case it is your email address being rejected for some reason?


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