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How to Answer a Comment?

  1. hutura profile image82
    huturaposted 5 years ago

    I am very new, so here goes.  When a fellow hubbers asks a question about your hub, do you answer in the comment box at the bottom of that hub page, or contact them directly?

    Thanks.

    1. Jason Menayan profile image60
      Jason Menayanposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I would respond through another comment. You can start the comment addressing them by name.

      By answering their question, you've added some more useful information to a potential reader.

      1. hutura profile image82
        huturaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Jason:

        Thanks so much!!

    2. Quilligrapher profile image89
      Quilligrapherposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Best to reply in the hub's comment box unless you want to keep the message private.

      1. hutura profile image82
        huturaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Quilligrapher:

        I appreciate your help!!

    3. Laura du Toit profile image91
      Laura du Toitposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Hu Hubura, Firstly welcome to HPages.

      To answer your question I would answer the fellow hubber in a comment box if you feel that your readers could benefit by your answer! If you think that the question is off topic but would like to reply to the fellow hubber then I suppose an e-mail would be more appropriate.

      1. hutura profile image82
        huturaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Laura du Toit:

        Thank you so much for your help!!

    4. kschang profile image88
      kschangposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Definitely answer with another comment.

      I would also put

      @(commenter's handle) -- your comment

      like

      @kschang -- thanks for commenting!

      So there's no mistaking which comment you're replying to. It's just a convention I use.

      1. hutura profile image82
        huturaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        kschang:

        Thanks for your help!!

  2. princess g profile image60
    princess gposted 5 years ago

    answer in the comment box

    ignore the stalkers

    1. hutura profile image82
      huturaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      princess g:

      Thanks for the advice.

  3. Urbane Chaos profile image91
    Urbane Chaosposted 5 years ago

    Here's a tip...

    When someone asks a question, always reply in the comment box.  When you do this, you do several things.  First, you increase the length of your hub, which gives other readers more to look at. Second, by increasing the length, you also add more content that can be picked up by the search engines.  Third, replying in the comment boxes gives you a great marketing tool.

    I try to add at least one keyword in my replies.  This has to be done naturally so as to not be seen as keyword stuffing.  Also, this is a great place to direct people to other hubs that have related content.  For example, if someone asks me a question about the Castles in Oklahoma, after answering, I can also refer them to my other hubs about the Castles in Oklahoma.

    By doing this, I had one of my hubs published in a small-town Oklahoma newspaper - and earned a couple bucks doing so. It's something to think about...

    1. hutura profile image82
      huturaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Urbane Chaos:

      Thanks for a very thorough and complete answer.  I appreciate your help.

 
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