I had a comment on a hub and the name was in blue, assuming it was another hubber, I clicked on the name & was directed to HIS article on the same thing on Squidoo....beware, they may not all be hubbers! Pissed me off!
This is nothing new. People have been putting their emails, web sites and other URLs linked to their comment names since the feature was first invented.
Why did it piss you off?
Now you know how to create an incoming link to your hub from another site.
I've been curious about this too. I have quite a few. At least two are Hubbers. When I clicked on their profile name in my comment box to read their Hubs, it took me to a webpage of theirs outside HP.
Now, I don't click on such names cos you can tell. (a small square with a little arrow)
yeah I don't know how they do that...you click on their name and instead of taking you to their Hubpages profile, it takes you off the site to another site.
I hate that.
Yes, I've had that happen quite a lot and have never worried about it. You'll see it on lots of blogs as well as on HubPages - I just assumed it was normal.
On a second thought, I recalled that if you are not logged in, you have an option of putting a link to your name, Marisa is right. So no, scratch what I said before and just watch for that little arrow after the name
whats to watch out for? ...this is completely normal, a hubbers name leads to their profile an unregistered commenter leads to wherever they designate, it doesnt hurt anything
Exactly sunforged - its how the internet works -get used to it!
You're going to go nuts when you find out about emails with spoofed addresses.
just a method of BUM marketing, bloggers do it all the time
we all want back links to our hubs, he does the same
pretty normal in internet land.
As long as the comments are legit and supportive it doesn't bother me in the least. What goes around comes around.
The offsite links like those are nofollowed as well, so if they are using it for link spam to help their Google rankings it's for naught.
Do you guys also hate having the ability to leave a link to your hubs when you comment on someone's blog?
Wow - thanks for the feedback! Not pissed off anymore, the light bulb went on!!! It makes perfect sense now!
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