I have someone who keeps on adding a link to their comment. Thus far I have denied the comments, what should I be doing with them. The comment is always nice but I think they are just using me to promote their links.
You didn't say if it was a link to their own hubs or websites. I frequently see links that further information in comments. I was under the impression that HP allowed that type of link. I'm assuming you mean links that are self-promoting. I would delete them and perhaps email the person why.
Whatever the official HubPages or Google position, that certainly seems like a reasonable approach. There should not be a problem with adding links which contribute to the information in the hub. They serve a valuable purpose.
If the comment is sincere and helpful but nonetheless includes a link which you think is inappropriate, maybe you could cut the comment and then paste it again and attribute it, but delete the link - and explain why you were forced to do that.
But if the link is clearly self-promotional or irrelevant - that's different. Just delete.
The link is a URL is a self-promoting website, nothing to do with the word felting which is included in their link. The problem is that they have started visiting more than one of my hubs.
In that case I would mark it as spam. I believe if it's tagged as spam by enough people the IP address may be blocked.
Thank you, Glen, I will continue to deny them no matter how nice the comments are:)
Not only deny, but click the spam button. That's what I meant.
Was not aware I could do that. I think that on the comments section that it says, delete forever accept or deny,,did not think that there was an option for spam.
It's ultimately up to you how you want to manage your comments, but we do recommend deleting any that contain links.
I always delete comments that contain self-promotional links, and I don't feel bad about doing that because the rule is clearly stated under the comment form as follows... "Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites."
If it's a link to another site for the purpose of adding some value, I hesitate sometimes to approve it if the URL seems to be a site that might degrade my ranking. As you may know, Google ranking is negatively affected by outbound links to low quality sites, so we have to be careful with that too.
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by Isabella Snow 10 months ago
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by Dan Harmon 3 years ago
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