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What does, "Overly Promotional" mean?


On some of my short poems I get a warning when I publish that states, "this Hub is at risk of being identified as Overly Promotional or Substandard.". I understand the substandard implication, but can anyone explain why HubPages would consider a short poem, overly promotional?

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4 years ago
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    Wayne Barrett 4 years ago

    The only thing I list on some of them is Amazon books. Could it be because I am listing 3?


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Shauna L Bowling (bravewarrior) says

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4 years ago
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    Wayne Barrett 4 years ago

    Hmm, The only pics I have used other than my own have been free domain pics. I do add the pic address, but I thought we were supposed to do that if possible.


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4 years ago
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    Wayne Barrett 4 years ago

    Thanks, Becky. I thought about that , but even poems without my art work show the same warning. i have noticed that it only shows up on the poems that are short, so I think that is why I'm getting it.

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    Shauna L Bowling (bravewarrior) 4 years ago

    Wayne, the small word count would account for the latter half of the warning. Try adding an Amazon or Ebay module and see if it goes away.