Dear NING Creator friends ~
Over the past 10 days I have been dealing with an issue at Hubpages community - author mill - where I blog.
If there are an advertisements [in right hand column on NING network], affiliate programs [which would probably be those tool bars], clickbank, watermarked images or videos, or links to sales of E-Books, the Hubpages blog is in violation of rules. It will be taken down.
Now all of my 125 hubpages had to be reworked, including removing any links to my NING network.
Perhaps someone can talk to those folks over there?
They now use automated systems that supposedly catch all these indiscretions and much more, like too many tags, duplication of work across the internet [even if it is your own personal unique work], etc.
I recently even received approval for one page in which I did not show the right side bar and had no offending links, but when I inserted that page link into the blog, an automated violation [RED SKULL- Whack!] appeared.
Any kind of intervention would be helpful.
Blessings to all
Hey, Debby. Sorry that you had trouble. I'm a little confused about what happened. Are you saying that something on your Ning Network isn't working as expected?
i think she is wanting someone from Ning to see if the can compel Hub Pages to change their TOS?
I don't think I like how that works over there. It's like they want to have your content exclusively, if I'm understanding this correctly.
Hello Eric and Speedy ~ Yes, exactly. Hubpages only allows exclusive information on their blogs, "Supposedly." I have read too many blogs there that appear as if they are common knowledge and commonly found information. But, somehow those blogs make it through their screening process. Some of the blogs written in what I consider "non-English" with words all out of order and misspelled can receive the highest ratings.
What I'm very concerned with and requesting some mediator negotiator from NING to do is contact Hubpages and find out why we can't put a link from their when we identify ourselves on our blogs to our pages on NING?
They disallow any of their pages to link to other internet pages with affiliates, e-book sales information, advertisements, etc. That means my NING can't have any sales. I have even removed all of the advertisements to appease them. But, still they do not pass their test of acceptability. My friends say to leave Hubpages, but I feel they also have value.
I'd leave if all of that is the case. Seems almost Orwellian to me, lol.
Dear Speedy ~ It is Orwellian if you mean that Big Brother and the All Powerful Guru Google has control over the Internet. It is a fact! The question is do you play by the game rules, do you quit and walk away, or do you find solutions?
no, i was speaking specifically of Hub Pages. Nothing they do or say should have any impact on how you run your Ning network. If you are having to remove advertisements on your Ning network, that you pay for, just to get your blogs approved on another service that is free, to me, that's just not right. Don't allow them to control what you do somewhere else on the internet. Start blogging on Wordpress or something.....JMHO.
Do Hub Pages offer something unique you can't find elsewhere?
It's a thought and possibility. The think about Hubpages is the number of people in the community that bring attention to the blogs and then bring in more readers. Plus, like NING, they have good SEO on Google. It is a dilemma. Kind of like don't throw out the baby with the bathwater, or cut off your nose to spite your feet.
Time for a birthday walk.... we ain't getting any younger.
Google's blogging service, Blogger, lists your blog for free and without any additional effort on your part if you allow your blog to be public... Not to mention... Google's own products tend to have the BEST SEO of all... I've been very happy with them:)
Please explain further. I don't understand what you are talking about.
Well it might be easier to show you.
Here are the settings options:
You'll notice in the bar at the top of one of my blogs, Bruised Wings, there is a thing that says "Next Blog", you can click that and it will take you to a random blog.
There is also a site created for discovering new blogs, "Blogs Of Note".