Are these Hub Hacker's Comments and links hurting my ranking with Google?
I am finding at least one hub of mine a day with comments from non-hubbers. each of these are usually news releases with a link attached. I do not get a notice from HP that I have a comment, rather I end up seeing them in my real-time list of hubs and comments.
Each time I find one, have to open my own Hub and delete the Comment.
I can understand the complexity of blocking outside comments, but these people with three or more links are bound to be hurting my ranking.
Is anyone else having this problem?
And, what can we do about this problem?
Yep, having the some issue on one of my hubs. It seems unlikely that these links will hurt you very much, but I am not positive on that.
For me at least, I don't think the comments are live until I approve them, so these comments don't show up anyway. Perhaps adjust your comment settings.
There is a control panel in your account pages where you can oversee and moderate all comments from one location. If you are not getting notified of new comments, it's because you have set your comment notifications that way. You may wish to go take a look at your global comment controls and review how they work and what options you've chosen. (or not chosen)
You sound like you are describing the recent spam attack issue that is effecting all of HubPages. There are several discussions in the forum addressing this and offering info on how to respond.
Great questions.....I will have to go explore my hubs and check this ask. Thanks for asking....and to others...thanks for you replies!
I have not seen this on my hubs by typically links in commons are going to default to nofollow which means that Google will ignore them. They should not count against you. As other hubbers have said you may want to turn on moderation to avoid the hassle but I think this is more of an annoyance than a problem.
I get spammers from time to time, not all of them are trying to do anything negative, though in my opinion it hurts the integrity of our hubs when there is spam all through the comments. So I just delete any comments that are irrelevant to the hub or that have links without any comments to describe what they are. I'm cool if another hubber wants to share their hubs on my comments so long as their relevant to my post and so long as they actually take part in the conversation and aren't just there to promote their own work. The same goes for any "non-hubbers".
Hope this helps
Well for a start, you can moderate the comments in any case by denying those comments you deem to be without relevance. In terms of google and ranking you will find that alot of these comment links don't get indexed anyway.
In terms of rankings this is based more on links pointing to the hub than links pointing out so it is unlikely that it makes a difference overall.
If they're leaving crappy links, or lots of misspellings and lots of obscenities in their comments it will hurt your ranking. like someone else said go to the control panel and don't let comments automatically post.
by Cindy Lawson 12 years ago
I am not looking to name names here as this happens quite a lot on Hubpages, but can someone please clarify whether or not it is against the rules for a Hubber to come to your hub, leave a comment and then include a link to one of their own hubs as a part of that comment. I know it says under each...
by L C David 8 years ago
Look at one of your articles and check out the format for the Related Hubs. On mine it now looks like a list.
by chet thomas 8 years ago
The same person has twice commented on my hubs leaving a link for a related product, I think; I have not clicked on the links. She joined 8 months ago, but has no hubs, followers or following. Her only activity is commenting and posting links. I'm surprised she is still here.
by L Izett 12 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.
by Thomas Swan 9 years ago
Someone left a bunch of wikipedia links in a comment on one of my hubs. They were relevant to what we were talking about. I would rather not delete the comment unless I have to. However, I'm also aware that mass-linking, especially to wikipedia, can be a problem. Do google and other search engines...
by Michael Willis 12 years ago
It there a way we can allow comments and at the same time "Disallow" the hyperlink? Especially for the non-members of Hubpages.Sometimes the comments are OK to allow, but I may not want the link on my page, especially when multiple links on multiple hubs are the same. I know I could...
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