I am having trouble drawing comments from "organic traffic" or non-hub-pages friends, because of this notation next to the comments box:
It is apparently off-putting, making people feel that they cannot leave a comment without signing up for a HP account.
Since this is not actually the case, I wonder if you could follow the format used on Blogger, which has a drop-down menu at the comments box, reading, "Comment As:" ... and there are various options, one of which is "anonymous" but you could change that to "guest" and still leave the person able to fill in their name, if desired.
I, and other Hubbers realize that people can comment anyway, but general traffic does not seem to be able to figure this out, and comments is one way (easier than trying to figure out Google Analytics) how much outside traffic (if any) I'm getting. It would be nice if the comments box were more... shall we say, 'welcoming,' or 'encouraging.'
Just a thought, since massive changes seem to be in process anyway... ...
In your Comment Capsule, you must have "Only signed-in users may post comments" checked. If you uncheck it, people who don't have a HubPages account will be able to leave a comment.
No, I don't check that...it is not checked by default, and I don't use it...I only use 'comments will be moderated'...
And, I double-checked on someone else's hub after signing OUT, myself, so I'd see what the general public sees.
It does not SAY you cannot leave a comment without signing up...it just has that bit about "signing in or signing up" NEXT TO the comment box...that I feel may confuse some people.
I would check your comment capsule, just to make sure what the settings are at or on.
Something might have changed as a default setting or it could be a glitch. I checked a couple of my hubs and I don't have what you have.
by mistyhorizon20035 years ago
I am not looking to name names here as this happens quite a lot on Hubpages, but can someone please clarify whether or not it is against the rules for a Hubber to come to your hub, leave a comment and then include a...
by 2uesday4 years ago
I was looking at the new layout on a hub and it made me think that the 'go to last comment' does not really show up as much as it might. I sometimes get comments from people who are not regular HubPage visitors and they...
by R.S. Hutchinson5 years ago
HI!I have a suggestion for the HP staff. Please change the wording on the public hubpages near the bottom where it asks for comments. Currently next to the comments section it has a little box that reads:Members and...
by Mark Ewbie5 years ago
It's nice to get comments on hubs, but I am less sure about their value on commercial hubs. In fact I am tempted to leave them off.I think there are two games in town - the internal Hubber traffic - very nice no...
by Daily Matters5 years ago
As the title says, i would like to know how do you thank people that provide great content here on hubpages.I'm fairly new here, i'm still exploring this world. I don't know too much people or follow much hubbers. The...
by nasus loops6 years ago
I have been a part of Hubpages for a while now and try to comment on other peoples hubs when I read them. However for some reason although I am getting regular traffic (admittedly not high, but regular) I am not...
Copyright © 2016 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.