Is it in bad taste for hubbers to respond to a question or hub with their own li

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  1. cre8ivOne profile image75
    cre8ivOneposted 6 years ago

    Is it in bad taste for hubbers to respond to a question or hub with their own link?

    I have been  noticing people putting their own links into an answer or comment.  To me, it seems sort of rude to the hubber.  What do you think?

  2. thejeffriestube profile image72
    thejeffriestubeposted 6 years ago

    I don't think so, as long as it's relevant and adds to the discussion. If it's just posted as, "Hey, click on my Hub!" then not so much.

  3. lady rain profile image94
    lady rainposted 6 years ago

    I don't mind if it is closely related to the topic of my hub, but if it is a link to promote their own blogs or marketing websites, I usually delete it off the comments section.

  4. Millionaire Tips profile image92
    Millionaire Tipsposted 6 years ago

    It irritates me too, but mostly because the ones I have seen don't seem to have much to do with the topic.  I don't like others advertising on my hub, because I wouldn't do it on theirs.

    Only on rare occasion, if the hubber asks a question or needs some help, and and I would link a hub no matter who had written it, I could see a link then. I haven't done that though, because I haven't come across that situation.

  5. relache profile image86
    relacheposted 6 years ago

    In the Answer section (here), a lot of questions can be best answered with a link to a Hub.  In the comments section on a Hub, a lot more authors are going to interpret links left there as being spam or an attempt at a backlink.

  6. billdowis profile image61
    billdowisposted 6 years ago

    I would just mention that I wrote a hub about something before linking to it... but if the hub directly answers the question, no problem linking to it.

  7. suncat profile image58
    suncatposted 6 years ago

    I think it's OK, it matters what's in the comment, if it's a thoughtful comment it's good for the post. If the comment is not useful or nice, even if it doesn't have a link it's still not a good comment.
    So it all depends on the comment and how it's written.

  8. smcopywrite profile image25
    smcopywriteposted 6 years ago

    i dont think so. if you have a link that provides valuable information and answers the question i find it quite useful.

  9. rajan jolly profile image91
    rajan jollyposted 6 years ago

    I think if the link adds to the answer it's ok otherwise it is something I wouldn't want to read. Yes then it wouls be rude and insulting to the one who asks the question.

  10. Beth Pipe profile image84
    Beth Pipeposted 6 years ago

    I think this is one of those "you're never going to please everybody" kind of questions.  I wouldn't mind at all so long as the intent was to help - others will probably not like the idea on principle.

    As long as it's not spamming then I wouldn't have a problem with it at all.

  11. Brian Burton profile image58
    Brian Burtonposted 6 years ago

    If their hub is relevant to the question, then I would actually welcome it.  Otherwise, I would have to agree with you.


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