I am a new hubber and my 2nd hub got unpublished as Overly Promotional. I had posted 2 links, one to my 1st hub and my Email. "Links more than 2 times to a single domain" is how Hub Pages has itself described what is Overly Pro: Then how come my ONLY 2 links became OP. I deleted both links and my hub is back as published, so all is OK now. But I would welcome more clarity for future hubs from me and fellow hubbers. Thank you.
I have viewed both hubs...no Amazon or Ebay capsules on either, so that could not have set off the filter. What does come to my attention is that you said that you posted a link to your email? That may have been what set off the OP bot, the auto-filter. I don't think we can post an email link as that may be considered OP in the eyes of the auto-filter and other "humans." Not sure about that however.
Welcome to HubPages! I can't speak for others (or for HP), but when I've personally flagged hubs for being overly promotional, it can also be the nature of the content (with or without links). If a hub reads like an infomercial, that (to me) is overly promotional. It's also my understanding that there's a crackdown on that type of content in general. I haven't read your hub(s), so I'm just speaking generically.
Articles (on any site) that are basically ads but are written like news stories can create problems. On HubPages, if you don't give much info in a hub (you just have teasers and praise something, but no real information) and then readers need to click on a link to get the full details, that can be flagged.
Hope this helps - it's tricky to learn all the ins and outs. Don't let it discourage you, and again, welcome to the site!
It should be noted that when we, as members flag, a hub for whatever reason, that does not unpublish it. That action only brings it to the attention of a moderator who then has the ability to review the hub in reference to the flag and make the decision to unpublish it for whatever reason(s).
Thank you all for the replies. I will be more careful in the future.
by RanaKm3 years ago
So, I've had a hub unpublished due to HP claiming that it's overly promotional.The hub only has 2 outbound links ( which is the number of links we're allowed to put for the other external sites ) this is the only thing...
by Perry Fender6 years ago
I'm pretty new to HubPages (joined 6 weeks ago but got "busy" about 2 weeks ago posting Hubs) -- I got spanked last week and had a hub taken down temporarily for citing direct links to the particular...
by Sondra Rochelle3 years ago
Someone recently stated that there are limits to how much you can link to your own hubs. Does anybody know the limitations?
by Mary Craig5 years ago
Wouldn't it be nice if some explanation about the hub came with the above mentioned notices. All you get is the general notice that you hub is overly promotional or substandard and it needs to be fixed. If...
by Mary Hyatt3 years ago
I had a Hub published about two years ago. The score on it was 83 and it received fairly good traffic. I recently edited it to add some additional info and a website for that info. That made two...
by blrmanagement5 years ago
Hi! I am new to Hubpages and I am trying to post my first article but I have been flag as Overly Promotional. I already change the 'Links' so it looks as natural as possible but it did not pass the test. So I am hoping...
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.