Does anyone ever get other hubbers making comments and then plugging their own hubs by pasting their urls in the comments section? What do you do..do you allow it or deny it?
I asked a similar question a few weeks ago and got a lively and highly helpful discussion out of it. I will find the link and post it here shortly.
The first one-third of page one is about other topics. I asked a question (similar to yours) about a very specific comment, not so much about Hub comments in general. But the responses were very, very helpful and enlightening relative to your question/concern.
I get them all the time. I usually check them first before I approve it. If the comment is good but the link sucks I deny it.
Sometimes, however, the links do not work and goes to a no follow page.
I get that a lot, too, but usually to outside sites, not other hubs. I enjoy writing, especially here, but I'm also here to make money and having a reader leave my hub to go somewhere else that's not another hub or link of mine is not in my best interest. If it's truly a great link and relative to the topic then I may keep it, but usually I deny comments with links.
I've had that happen twice so far. Neither of the comments with links have been made by other hubbers and lead to elsewhere on the internet so I have not approved them. I'm all for supporting other hubbers and building a community so I would not have a problem with it if the link was from another hubber and was relevant to and added to the information provided on my hub. As long as it did those two things and was a good quality, well laid out hub I would approve it.
I don't believe the comments page is the correct place to leave a link so I never approve those comments
I have a real "attitude" when it comes to that. I don't post my links on anyone else's Hubs, and I don't want people using my Hubs for the purpose of promoting their own Hubs or anything else. Some people will even go to the trouble of writing a long comment, presumably thinking that their long comment will make me want it on my Hub. It really irks me when they do it on a Hub that has a lot of comments and looks like it has gotten a lot of traffic. Again, "don't use my work or my success with one Hub or another for the purpose of getting your own traffic". Maybe that's unfriendly. Maybe some people just figure that's how things are done on the Internet. It irks the heck out of me. It's not what the comment boxes are for. Or course, there's a whole lot about how things are done on the Internet that irk the heck out of me (and I seem to be getting less and less "friendly" about a lot of it as time has gone on ).
Lisa: Don't feel bad I feel the same way...I guess I just posted this to see if others felt that way too.
I don't think it is unfriendly. The person dropping the link is the one being unfriendly. I always disapprove them.
I don’t post my own links in other people’s comments, but I give little thought to people who do it on mine. I figure it’s a comment from someone else not an endorsement from me.
◦Comments are not for promoting your hubs or other sites
The above is copied from the text that HubPages has pointedly entered beneath every single comment box on the site. Coded in, dear hubbers, cannot be erased, removed or ignored I think the message is clear enough. And for the record, comments left purely for the purpose of a link (on my hubs) are deleted.
If it's a really good hub that relates, I might leave it, but generally not. I don't mind if someone mentions a hub they wrote, like "Oh, I wrote a hub about this or that" as part of a comment, and frequently will go look, but not just spam.
I don't approve fan mail that has links either.
I don't feel bad, I just delete. I have gotten more Squidoo lately.
I got one the other week that tried to link my hub on disability in literature to a dating website for people with disability. The comment that went with it was grossly inappropriate ' If you think that's funny, go to the disabled dating website'. Needless to say, I denied it and tried not to be too offended, as I think it was a clumsy spam.
If people put a link in the comment text I usually deny it unless it is actually relevent to the hub itself (ie, someone saying, nice hub there is xxx information on the hub xxx which is also useful.
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