Do you accept or deny comments that leave a link to someone's website?

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  1. izettl profile image94
    izettlposted 7 years ago

    Do you accept or deny comments that leave a link to someone's website?

    I don't mind people leaving a link to one of their hubs but I don't know about people leaving a link to their own website.

  2. Aya Katz profile image81
    Aya Katzposted 7 years ago

    A lot of the people who are not registered with HP (aka non-hubbers) have a link to their name when they leave a comment, and that link is to an outside website.

    Up until recently I was unsure what to do about this. Now, I go  and check out their site and if it's okay, I allow the comment,  link and all. If my browser or security software won't let me go there,  because the site is quesitionable and might be virus infested,  then I deny the comment.

  3. rachellrobinson profile image83
    rachellrobinsonposted 7 years ago

    It depends, usually I look at the site first. If it something that I approve of then yes. Like say for instance I didn't know Manwithnopants, and he left a link for Housefire Project, after looking at the link I would definitely approve the comment and leave the link there so that other people could check it out. I think its a good way to get the word out, esp. about something I believe in. I've had people link up sites that I thought were useless, but then usually so were the comments, those I will delete because I see them as just being spam.

  4. sixx4our profile image61
    sixx4ourposted 7 years ago

    if its a link 2 a website i deny it only if da person who commented doesnt have a pro pic or is not registered here on HP. Even wit my browser security settins an wit avast an malware bytes installed on my laptop im not chancin it.

  5. nicomp profile image65
    nicompposted 7 years ago

    Some comments are obviously left by bots. Someone paid a fee to have comments inserted into web pages that are related to a specific topic. it doesn't work, but people keep paying for it. usually, the grammar is atrocious and the content has nothing to to with the subject of the hub. These comments are always stunningly positive and never have anything specific to say. Those get deleted immediately.

    I have several hubs on cheap designer watches and those hubs get spammed by bots all the time. Lately I have been deleting the comments and re-posting them, with links removed, under my name. That's a little fun.

    Recently I asked permission to leave a link to one of my hubs in a comment I left on another hub. The link was germane to the hub I was reading. The writer politely declined my request because he/she wanted his/her readers to have 'exits' to his/her hubs and no one else's hubs.

    Oh well. That's certainly his/her prerogative. I will allow other hubbers leave links in my hubs if the links are relative and the other hubber has a decent track record of writing. I do not allow links in comments when the other hubber obviously created his/her account simply for the purpose of plugging his/her other sites or products.

    But that's just me.

  6. MickS profile image69
    MickSposted 7 years ago

    I haven't noticed any on my hubs; however, I think I would deny them, their own hub page is the place for that link.

  7. Nicky Smart profile image60
    Nicky Smartposted 7 years ago

    I 100% allow if the comment is related to the content. And spammers not allowed... smile

  8. craftybegonia profile image72
    craftybegoniaposted 7 years ago

    Sometimes I do, and sometimes I don't. There are ways in which the person can discreetly attach their link to their name, but most people that add a long link after their comment are just not computer savvy enough. If I notice that the person is opportunistic, then I do reject their comment. If their comment offers value, and it is obvious that person means well and the link is only there because they don't know HTML, I accept it.

  9. Pamela N Red profile image86
    Pamela N Redposted 7 years ago

    I've only had this happen a few times and they were harmless so I let them stay.

  10. jenniferg78 profile image58
    jenniferg78posted 7 years ago

    Like everything in life, there no black and white answers. It's all about context - if the link is relevant, and it's not just spammy marketer trying to drop a link on me, I'll ok it. But if it's just there to spam my site for their benefit, I won't let it up.

  11. profile image45
    CarolCTposted 7 years ago

    If their comment is obviously spam I always delete them. However if the comment is useful and their website is useful then I usually accept them.

  12. sarkodieh profile image58
    sarkodiehposted 7 years ago

    yes, because the person's site which am been referred may be the best place to get the right answer's to my question or give me more explanation to the answers i may need pertaining my question or research.

  13. Keanku profile image70
    Keankuposted 7 years ago

    I just started as a hubber, but what I will do is check out the website before I accept or deny. If I approve of the website, I'll approve of the comment! If not, deny!

  14. elrangatang profile image68
    elrangatangposted 7 years ago

    If it's relevant to the content I see no reason not to accept.

    Happy blogging smile

  15. profile image0
    fordieposted 7 years ago

    It's good that we have the choice, not some algorithm. I deny links that are obviously spam and have denied links to competitors but wouldn't rule out a link to a site that enhanced the content of one of my hubs

  16. mannyrolando profile image58
    mannyrolandoposted 7 years ago

    I haven't had to deal with this yet, but as other have said, I would first make sure to check the website linked and then decide.

  17. adviceforyou profile image53
    adviceforyouposted 7 years ago

    i don't mind people leaving links unless they are drastically irrelevant

  18. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image98
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 7 years ago

    . . . .but what if the link contains superior information to the hub you'd published?  You'd be a fool, IMO, to look such a "gift horse" in the "mouth."  I accept all comments that do not insult my beautiful Mother.

  19. profile image0
    BenjaminBposted 7 years ago

    Just like for comments made on the blogs at my websites this is how I look at it.

    The comments are part of the Hub in the eyes of the crawlers and as such only benefit your best interest in the eyes of Google when they ADD to the discussion or topic.

    At the same time you don't want a link that directly competes with your Hub topic or the product or service you are trying to promote with your Hub.

    Therefor I only allow links to websites that are for actual related niche products,services or informational sites that do not directly conflict with my money making potential for my Hub.

    Before I approve a comment with a link to anywhere I follow that link and make sure it does not directly compete,make sure it's something that goes hand in hand with my Hub topic and then look over the site to make sure it is of acceptable quality and contains nothing that could be deemed as substandard by Google.

  20. suncat profile image58
    suncatposted 7 years ago

    As long as it's a decent comment, I mean a comment that is not unreasonably negative toward anything or anyone, and most people do leave comments just to show their appreciation of your work or to let others know about theirs, I don't mind their links.

    The whole Internet is about links and it's OK to share them. wink

  21. profile image0
    deepakkumaarrposted 7 years ago

    yes most of the hubpages user comment with a hub
    i will deny those comment with lot of links and spam

  22. parthavi profile image60
    parthaviposted 7 years ago

    It is an accepted practice for people to have a link to their websites when they make a comment. Hence I am not concerned about this. I understand that these links will improve their search engine rankings even if others don't click on them. I do not check the website because I may not be able to judge it quickly. There is also the time factor. I look at only the relevance of the comments.

  23. pegasus525 profile image34
    pegasus525posted 7 years ago

    if the comments are useful and not spamm i leave it and if not i deny  it at once

  24. Chicbrand profile image52
    Chicbrandposted 7 years ago

    I don't care if the links are healthy or interesting. But I don't like the links are violent.

  25. Jordan Riley profile image52
    Jordan Rileyposted 7 years ago

    it depends on where the link is. Actually.... i will most probably accept it

  26. Dr. Amilia profile image37
    Dr. Amiliaposted 7 years ago

    I think Aya Katz approach is perhaps the best one.

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