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Spam Hub Comments

  1. HeatherH104 profile image80
    HeatherH104posted 2 years ago

    This morning I was surprised to find I had 11 new hub comments! Considering I'm lucky to get 1 every 3-4 months I wondered if I was fortunate enough to have a HOTD. To my disappointment, every comment was spam. (No HOTD...lol) Is there anything I need to do other than mark the comment as spam? How did I end up with 11 spam comments in one day, should I be worried about my content?

    1. sriramapriya profile image72
      sriramapriyaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Hi Good Morning! I am also getting this Spam Comments on my Hubs, from yesterday, comments are not relative to Hubs. I also simply marked as Spam.

    2. peachpurple profile image77
      peachpurpleposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, i also cluck spam and delwte forever for the spam comments

    3. Christy Kirwan profile image
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      Christy Kirwanposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Hi Heather,

      Occasionally we do get influxes of spam comments to the site. We do our best to block IPs that spam HubPages as they show up, but sometimes it can take a little while. If you haven't already, it's a good idea to set your comment settings to require approval before comments show up on your Hubs (so your readers don't have to see the spam). And as always, please report any spam comments to help us identify and block the spammers more efficiently. smile

  2. Taylor Qualman profile image61
    Taylor Qualmanposted 2 years ago

    doesnt seem like hubpages really uses captchas so their comment section is at will for spammers. not that there is much to target here....not much to gain in a site for writers except knowledge, and to promote other things. either choose to mark them as spam or take it with a grain of salt as its boosting the visibility of your hub.

  3. Josh Ruga profile image82
    Josh Rugaposted 2 years ago

    Mark them as spam and do not allow them.  You control what shows up in your comment section, so that allows you to steer the attention that your hub is getting.

  4. Rochelle Frank profile image88
    Rochelle Frankposted 2 years ago

    I have been getting a lot of these too. They do not have visible links, but are completely off topic. I have been marking thm as spam, just so HP can check them out.
    Yes, we love organic comments... but these are suspicious.

  5. littlething profile image86
    littlethingposted 2 years ago

    Sometimes in my feed there is a forum post that's just all spam. It's just gibberish with what looks like keywords. I normally just ignore it. I'm not the only one to have seen them, right? I'm pretty sure they're taken down quickly by the mods....

  6. littlething profile image86
    littlethingposted 2 years ago

    Sometimes in my feed there is a forum post that's just all spam. It's just gibberish with what looks like keywords. I normally just ignore it. I'm not the only one to have seen them, right? I'm pretty sure they're taken down quickly by the mods....

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image88
      Rochelle Frankposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Hit the report button and mark it as spam... That will help get staff attention. We can all help.

  7. Carola Finch profile image97
    Carola Finchposted 2 years ago

    I have been blessed with many gifts. I can sing and dance (enhanced by lots of training and experience).  I love performing and public speaking.  I am a good cook.  I also find it easy to pick up languages, and know German, French, and American Sign Language.   I am also an outgoing person who makes friends easily.  One of my best and most cherished gifts is writing.

    1. Taylor Qualman profile image61
      Taylor Qualmanposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Wrong forum friend.

  8. tlcs profile image80
    tlcsposted 2 years ago

    Yes definitely hit the report button we don't want spam on hubpages!

  9. HeatherH104 profile image80
    HeatherH104posted 2 years ago

    Thank you everyone. I've marked all of them spam. I was worried something weird might happen or happened to my content but it looks like thankfully that is not the case.

    1. TolovajWordsmith profile image82
      TolovajWordsmithposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Your article may somehow get in the feed which attracted spammers. It's not so rare. I often get more than one hundred spam comments on one of my blogs (with only about a dozen of visitors per day).

      I look at spammers as kind of indicator. If I got no traffic and no spam comments, then I should be REALLY worried;)

 
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