Is it flattering or offensive when someone comments on a hub & promotes their ow

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  1. Alphadogg16 profile image91
    Alphadogg16posted 5 years ago

    Is it flattering or offensive when someone comments on a hub & promotes their own link on your hub?

  2. Georgie Lowery profile image92
    Georgie Loweryposted 5 years ago

    I honestly don't like it. I also don't dig it when people post links to their Hubs in the Questions and Answers section - I think I read somewhere that we're not supposed to do that? To me, it just seems like the Hubber is trying to get him or herself more traffic. I'm sure others will see it as they're just sharing information about a specific topic.

    1. Sue Bailey profile image81
      Sue Baileyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      True I sympathise with anyone wanting more traffic and finding a way to get it with the massive drop that a lot of hubbers have experienced of late. I don't think it affects your traffic if they post a link so what's the harm?

    2. Georgie Lowery profile image92
      Georgie Loweryposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It's all a matter of opinion, but I wouldn't want someone using my questions for self-promotion. I get enough of that on Twitter.

  3. Rochelle Frank profile image93
    Rochelle Frankposted 5 years ago

    Sharing a LINK in response to your hub, (unless you asked for more information on your topic)  seems, at the least, to be impolite.
    If you are writing about health, exercise and nutrition-- I think it is OK to say you write on the same subjects, but posting an actual link should be avoided.
    Links in comments= spam.

  4. Bishop55 profile image91
    Bishop55posted 5 years ago

    I kind of think it's a bit annoying myself, but my hubs must bore people because most of them don't have comments.

  5. Sue Bailey profile image81
    Sue Baileyposted 5 years ago

    If it is relevant I wouldn't be bothered by it personally.  For example if I'd written a hub and someone had written one on the same or a related subject and sent me a link in a comment so I could read theirs I wouldn't think it a problem.  Clearly I am interested in the subject as I've written about it and would welcome reading their take on the subject. It's only the same as the automatic links that show up with related hubs.  That's just my opinion though!

  6. Randomovic profile image70
    Randomovicposted 5 years ago

    i think its flattering as they believe that your hub is more to watch and would like to share some of your viewers to view their hubs.

  7. Sherry Hewins profile image96
    Sherry Hewinsposted 5 years ago

    If the link is directly relevant, I would probably allow it. If it is not closely related to the subject of my hub, or if I do not think is is a good quality hub, I would delete it. As for it being flattering or offensive, I think it is neither of those.

    1. Sue Bailey profile image81
      Sue Baileyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I'd agree with that Sherry.


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