The past few days I've received a number of comments on several different hubs. These comments have nothing to do with the hub although they are reasonably written. Each is from a different address and none are from hubbers.
Only one has caused any real concern, when the poster advised to sign up *here* and begin clicking ads in order to earn money. As there was no link given it sounded like (s)he was saying to join HP and click all the ads.
These are not a real problem as I don't allow unapproved comments and there aren't all that many of them, but others that do not make that requirement could be showing inappropriate or even dangerous comments.
Anyone else getting a spate of inappropriate comments?
It sounds like they are spam. I have heard of these from others and I believe what you do is deny them. If that does not work then delete them.
I received several of these nonsense comments from China and Japan, then received one from a person in Japan asking to copy my content and put it on HubPages and Ezine in his own articles. He said it was a part-time job.
Comments that are unrelated to your hub are probably being submitted by some sort of automated software. Places like hubpages will always be the target of black hat spammers.
In my opinion, all profiles should have comments automatically locked for review by the hubber before being displayed.
It just occurred to me that maybe those that receive these unwanted comments should check to see if their hubs are also being copied. There could be a connection.
It looks like spam. A webmaster once told me this is a new way of spamming through adding comments.
There is no website that is not going to be attacked by spammers. I agree with the people who mentioned moderating their own comments. For most of the online writing I have done, that is the practice I have always used. Once someone adds to the discussion on something I have written, I usually will allow them without closer scruitny, but I always reserve the right to delete as needed.
Please refer to this forum thread.
Oh, I've had a couple. They were just... odd. Not relevant to the hub at all, although they were slightly related to the subject, iykwim - waffling on about books. I allowed one, and deleted the other. Neither were hubbers.
Some of these may be people looking to get a link from a "sig". This is a trend I have noticed on other forums, where sigs are allowed, but only after a certain number of "posts". There is a business now that will make "comments" for you on "do follow" blogs, so you can put your sig (with of course your link) at the bottom of your post and thus gain a social approval link from a popular forum. While I have not seen anyone having a sig on this forum, spam robots may not know this!
I think it best to set the comment capsule so that you have to approve all comments before they appear. I had a couple of weird ones, including nonsensical gibberish, comments on unrelated topics, comments entirely in Russian, lists of shoes, cursing, and comments made by people who were obviously drunk. Thank heavens they did not appear!
I have been getting loads of them the last few days and simply delete them. Most are completely off topic and some are not even in English. Fortunately I have it set to approve comments first so they are not being seen on the hubs.
by Greensleeves Hubs 5 years ago
What is the best way to increase comments and accolades received on a hub?What is the single best way to increase interest in your hubs? And what is the best way to increase the most obvious evidence of interest in your hubs - namely, comments and accolades received? After nearly 2 years on...
by Jenn 6 years ago
Just in the past 10 minutes or so I've already gotten 3 spam comments, all on the same hub! And whenever I delete one, it seems another immediately comes up!I'm sure that when I wake up tomorrow (it's almost 1 in the morning now) I'll have many more to delete. Ugh, is there a way to stop these spam...
by Indigital 6 years ago
Evening, While I cannot complain with my views on Hubpages, I'm at a bad stage with commenting. I just wonder why nobody seems to enjoy my Hubs enough to comment. Are they too long? Do they not appeal to the Hubpages audience?I do try and make them as lively as possible - but I sometimes find even...
by Deborah 4 years ago
Is it ever justified to delete reader comments?Do you ever delete comments on your Hubpages? Sometimes we get inappropriate or over promoting comments on our hubs, how do you handle the situation?
by Mary Hyatt 6 years ago
I know according to the FAQs this is not the forum for ad related problems, but could you direct me as to where to report this?:I have a Hub on how I moved and restored my house, showing the remodel. Right under my opening photos, there is a photo (ad) of an old dilapadated house! It...
by Cindy Lawson 7 years ago
I am so frustrated and angry right now. I wrote a hub on how to make plant pots from newspaper for free, only a couple of weeks ago. One fellow Hubber 'Harlan Colt', placed the following comments on my hub:"I love this hub! I have so many newspapers laying around I can make pots for days! What...
Copyright © 2018 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.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|