What do you usually do when someone posts a comment in your hub but attaches a not-so-relevant link?
If someone just post a link (without leaving any remarks related to the hub), we often deny the comment immediately. But what if, a hubber/reader posts a sensible comment, but leaves some link to his articles/blog posts that isn't exactly relevant to your hub? Do you approve it? Or deny it?
I don't approve comments with links, unless they are closely related or complement the subject of my hub. A lot of times people will try to spam through comments, delete them or don't approve them and move on. Most hubbers who link in comments know to not link to unrelated hubs because it brings quality down.
There are hubbers who would most likely post a link to their profile or a recent hub written by them along with the comments. I do not mind having them approved is the comment is sensible. I am using a linux platform, so, I am not very much aware about harmful links. I believe, the site hubpages is protected against such malicious comments. So, the crux is, I usually approve a comment if the comment is sensible and is linked to the issue even if the link is irrelevant.
If the comment really adds value to the hub, especially if the link is relevant and helpful, I might let it go, but generally if a comment has a link I will not approve it.
One thing I have done is to copy the comment and post my own comment that says:
They lose the their chance for any link, even the one to their user name, but I still get the benefit of their comment.
I have a "no links" policy for any comment capsules I have enabled. I don't want to have to worry about what's at the other end of a strange link. When someone posts what appears to be a meaningful comment but also posts a link, I tend to think it's someone who has heard how posting a "meaningful comment" will result in a better chance the link will be allowed. In other words, the person comes across like a spammer who adds "meaningful comments" to their links. I'm sorry if they took a little more time to post their "meaningful comment" in the hopes of having somewhere else to post their link; but besides not wanting to spend time guessing about malicious links, it kind of bugs me that anyone would think my Hub is their "posting board".
These days, more than ever, people have to worry about what links (etc.) are connected to their Hubs/articles.
I have never approved links, mainly because i thought it was against hubpages policy to post links in the comments section. I also agree that with so much spam links, you never know what kind of link has actualy been posted. I once deleted a link to a website, and the woman actualy commented asking me why i have deleted her link and accused me of being afraid of competition. I politely told her that i do not allow any links on my hubs and that i do not write to compete with anyone either.
I don't allow links in the comment section unless they benefit the reader with some additional information related to the article. I agree that we have to be very careful about links now and the negative impact they can have.
by Paula 7 years ago
I am curious what you think about people that post links to their other sites (hubpages or others)?I have been getting lots of comments but that have links to my hubs, and it seems they are trying to promote their stuff on my pages. I am curious what you think about this and others as well....
by Laura Izett 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.
by mega1 8 years ago
This has probably been addressed elsewhere but I haven't found the answer yet. Is it ok to post a link to your own hub in the comments section to someone else's hub on the same or similar subject? I just found such a post in a comment on one of my hubs and don't know whether its a good...
by Michael Willis 7 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...
by Wesley Meacham 5 years ago
Do you approve comments from guest users that only leave links?A guest user commented on one of my hubs leaving a link to a book about the same subject. They don't actually say anything they just give the link to the book. Since there is no actual comment in the comment would you approve it or...
by Cindy Lawson 7 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...
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