I was wondering whether anyone else has experienced an explosion of spam comments this week and whether this has any significance to or relationship with the recent traffic downturn and all the other problems just lately?
I never allow comments to be posted without moderating them but if anyone is allowing comments to be posted automatically this will be filling HubPages up with more meaningless c**p!
My overall traffic is now around 25- 30% of what it was two weeks ago but I have lost almost all my Amazon income as my top performing hubs were ranked in google via the hubpages topic pages - now they are indexed on my subdomain, traffic for these has fallen to less than 10% of what it was.
it hasn't happened to me so far - touch wood
Alison, it's not a problem I'm having (comments), but there's another thread about it here:
As for traffic - that is a problem I'm having.
So far, so good for me! I haven't had any spam. There was one marked as spam by HP and therefore hidden by them as well (as I have my comments automatically posted without moderation). However, that one marked by HP was actually a 'real' comment and I approved it. As far as views and earnings, I have only improved these last few month. I hope it continues (knock on wood).
I have about 20 new followers who haven't written a single hub. As regards traffic, it has improved over the last week and a half.
I've had absolutely loads of spam comments this week, all from non registered users. After deleting them all I've set it so that only registered users will be able to comment. If anything, it will deter most of the spam bots for the meantime.
I haven't gotten any SPAM comments this week or in a while. I don't check SPAM that often though and it's frustrating that sometimes when I do check SPAM I notice good comments there that are not SPAM at all.
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