Question about links left in comments
Sometimes I have people that leave really nice comments that pertain to my hub but at the end of the comment they will end it like this: come visit us @ link.
If I approve the comment because they actually commented on my hub does the link hurt my hub score or search engine ranking?
Should we ever allow outside links in the comment section?
I delete comments with links to external websites simply because that is the only reason they have commented of course they always leave a nice comment they want you to keep it up it is a form of spamming.....jimmy
I think it shouldn't hurt your hub score...if it's an outside link and spam or not relevant, don't publish the comment. I had someone comment on my hub, but then link to their (not relevant) hub...I approved it but I consider that spammy because it had nothing to do with my hub or the type of hubs I write. I don't see how it can affect your hub score unless you yourself linked your hub to disreputable sites.
Depends if the link is relevant to the article published.
If it is a site I have not mentioned because I hadn't come across it, I would check it out and if genuinely linked to the article, then I would approve the comment. Otherwise I would reject it.
The search engines like to see some relevant outgoing links on your page because it enhances the visitor experience.
The person leaving the link might be doing you a favor.
It depends on the quality of the comment that was left and the relevance and quality of the site that the link points to.
Hi Jamie, it all depends on the link. If the link is directly related to my content and if it's and external link I will approve. I do not approve other hubbers leaving links because HP really frown on that. There was one hubber who did that with every hub he read and his score dropped down to 1 and it's been there for more than 6 months. That's because HP system sees that as spamming. As I said, external links are fine so long as they relate and they leave a nice comment...lol
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