Do you approve comments from guest users that only leave links?

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  1. Wesley Meacham profile image59
    Wesley Meachamposted 11 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 treat it like spam?

  2. Ddraigcoch profile image74
    Ddraigcochposted 11 years ago

    For me it would depend. If a decent user was genuinely trying to help with a very useful link then I would publish it and be grateful for the help.
    I also received a spam comment yesterday and it was basically not even remotely related to my hub, that comment was denied and I hit the spam button.
    In your situation I would treat it like spam, it is spam!

    1. Wesley Meacham profile image59
      Wesley Meachamposted 11 years agoin reply to this


  3. prairieprincess profile image91
    prairieprincessposted 11 years ago

    No, I don't think I would, if it was just a link. To me, that is spam, if they don't even say anything, and it's rude. I would't bother posting an explanation, because that person is trying to use your hub as a  platform for their own work, with no acknowledgement of you.

    1. Wesley Meacham profile image59
      Wesley Meachamposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for answering.

  4. DS Duby profile image85
    DS Dubyposted 11 years ago

    Nope I usually won't approve it even if they leave a comment and a link. Unless it is an extremely relevant page they're linking to.

    1. Wesley Meacham profile image59
      Wesley Meachamposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for your answer.

  5. lburmaster profile image75
    lburmasterposted 11 years ago

    I allow them, but I mentally ignore them. Who knows what they are about, because I don't normally go to the links they post.

  6. profile image0
    Domenick Dicceposted 11 years ago

    No. If it is just a link with no explanation then it is blatant spam being used to help their own site. Even if the link is related they are not adding to your article at all, only promoting theirs.
    Also mark it as spam before deleting so that your account will recognize that user as a spammer. Otherwise you are setting yourself up for for more of these types of spam comments by that user.
    If they leave a comment with the link then it is up to you if you want to leave it up or not. I will usually delete them unless they are from a fellow hubber or take you to a safe website.
    Norton has a site safety checker you can use for free.

    1. Wesley Meacham profile image59
      Wesley Meachamposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you. I did mark it as spam.
      If it had been a fellow hubber I probably would have allowed it but I still would have thought it was wierd.

  7. peacockct profile image69
    peacockctposted 11 years ago

    Link only=probably delete unless it can be considered relevant. If there's a comment with it then it can be good. Comments on a website are recognized by search engines and look good in rankings. I would think it'd be the same for hubpages.

    1. Wesley Meacham profile image59
      Wesley Meachamposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for this answer.

  8. profile image0
    Liberumposted 11 years ago

    Probably it depends from link and content that link will provide. For example, if I write about football and someone posts link to similar theme, no problem. But if someone posts something totally different, like topic about fishing or anything else not related to football, I will not approve it.

  9. taazakhabar profile image59
    taazakhabarposted 11 years ago

    I wont be able to specially comment on your case but in general I see no harm in comments from guest users they too have right to read up whats written and give their view. We may like this or not is a different story

  10. jproldan profile image59
    jproldanposted 10 years ago

    someone use my name to comment abusive language to my company..i advise the author to delete it but no action how can i remove that comment? thanks sad


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