Leaving a comment and a link seems to be an acceptable way of generating backlinks, but I have noticed it is very easy to do on HP. I just had someone leave a comment and a link on one of my hubs, so I returned the favor at their blog. But - I had to register, wait for a confirmation email, log in, create a profile page with a web address and then leave a comment. I wonder if that might be a good idea here? The only reason I ask is I read recently that a high number of links leaving a site compared to incoming links will count against you in the google rankings?
There is an option that you can set in the comments capsule that will only allow logged in users to post comments. Currently it is unchecked by default. I guess we could consider changing the default setting (also links in anonymous comments at HubPages have nofollow applied to them, as they do on most other blogging platforms).
OK Paul, thanks I hadn't seen that. This comment that was left didn't have a nofollow though. When I clicked on their name, it went to their own site - does that mean they are logged in in some way?
Mark -- nofollow just tells search engines not to count the link as a vote for the linked to page, the link will still function as normal.
I only let logged in people leave comments. Just another way to hopefully cut down spammy comments.
by mistyhorizon20035 years ago
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by badcompany997 years ago
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by Wendy Iturrizaga8 years ago
Is it ok to put links to your hubs when you leave a comment on someone else's? I've notice that some people made comments on my pages and along with the comment they left a link to their own page.
by Sally Gulbrandsen8 days ago
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by Faith Reaper2 years ago
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by BPO6 years ago
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