Is it okay to leave a link to your blog when you comment on someone's blog or social site?
Is it considered good social networking to add a link to your comments on others blogs?
Typically NO! This would generally be considered self-promotion. If your comment is interesting enough, the writer will often click on your comment and track back to your site and investigate you and your works on their own.
Many sites do not even allow links to be placed in comment space.
I'd say it mainly depends on if your comment is relevant to the subject matter of their blog. I recently started my own sites and I get dozens of comments that are not relevant but include a link to the commenter's site. So, I conclude it's spam. But it seems legitimate to include a link, as in a signature, to your blog when your comment is genuinely relevant to the blog post you're commenting on.
Yes, it seems to me it would be okay, as long as your link is genuinely relevant and provides useful additional information. Many people commenting on blogs include links that provide more in-depth information. Sometimes that link could be to your own work.
To me - and aside from other reasons given here - it's not OKAY. It's very transparent when someone makes that effort to try to make the comment and link relevant while their real motive is self-promotion. To me, links in comments sections are obviously not links the writer, or even an advertiser, put in; so - again, to me - they kind of "scream", "not relevant" even if whoever places them there has deemed them to be.
by Laura Izett 7 years ago
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by BaliMermaid 7 years ago
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by David 3 years ago
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by Cindy Lawson 7 years ago
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by Cat 4 years ago
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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...
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