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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?
Wayne, the only time I've seen that is when I included several of my brother's paintings and referenced his web address beneath each one. Once I removed the address from 2 of the photos, the message went away.
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.
We are, but apparently I had too many of the same in my last post. :-(
The only thing that I can think of is that you used too many links in your poem... either that or perhaps one of the pictures you used had a logo or brand name on it
All of the pieces that have had this warning attached have gone on to become featured...so maybe it's just a generic warning that comes with a piece containing a small word count.
Wayne, if they have some of your drawings or paintings, you sign them. They are probably seeing that signature as a watermark. You might try using photoshop to block out the signature, and only using the caption to identify where they came from. That is the only thing that comes to my mind on this.
I am very impressed by your art work, by the way. I wish I could draw like that.
If you have more than 2 of the same link, then it will be considered "overly promotional."
The only thing I list on some of them is Amazon books. Could it be because I am listing 3?
Wayne, try adding a video and see what happens.
If they are all different books, I don't think so. I am an author and sometimes list my book twice in a hub and don't have a problem. But, I have gotten the "overly promotional" for using (1) the same link twice, and (2) a video with a watermark.
If this is in regard to your poems , then only the second half of that warning applies to you. It just means that you do not have enough content. you could try publishing a set of poems , maybe 5 to each hub, once you reach above 500 words per hub you will not get that warning message anymore.
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