How does one know whether a comment left is spam related or not, other than the

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  1. Faith Reaper profile image86
    Faith Reaperposted 5 years ago

    How does one know whether a comment left is spam related or not, other than the obvious?

    Other than the obvious, when one goes to a hubber's profile page, one can tell if it is solely spam; however, if it is not obvious, how does one know?  When HP asks one to decide if a comment left is spam or not, how does one really tell?  Going to the person's profile page and they happen to have recently joined HP and have no hubs at the moment, should one approve a comment by that hubber?  If one does approve a comment and it is truly spam, how does it harm one's hubs, if at all?  Thanks for answering

  2. CraftytotheCore profile image76
    CraftytotheCoreposted 5 years ago

    I only ever had one comment that I thought was truly spam.  It was a link to a totally different site and the person was a guest user. 

    However, on another occasion in the answer section, someone stated a very nice comment, and HP notified me that it may be spam.   I had no idea why.  I looked at the Hubber and it was a regularly active participant.  I chose not spam and then the comment showed up.  It was very strange.

    In another situation, I recently had a new Hubber follow me.  They left me fan mail.  I looked at their 3 hubs and they were all well written.  I followed them back to encourage their writing, and the next day they were banned by HP.  I have no idea what happened.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image86
      Faith Reaperposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks so much CraftytotheCore!  Yes, that has been my experience as well.  I recently approved one too, as I saw they had a couple of well-written hubs, but then went back and they were banned?  I do not understand it when it is a long-time hubber?

  3. Rosemay50 profile image73
    Rosemay50posted 5 years ago

    I have had a few comments which HP have notified that it may be spam. However these were hubbers I knew well.
    I think if someone makes an unusual high number of comments (maybe catching up) the robot picks them up as spamming
    Quite often if I have been away for a couple of weeks I will spend a day just reading and commenting on numerous hubs to catch up, so I wouldn't mind guessing that they may be spam suspects too.
    Sorry I've not answered your actual question smile
    But one way you may be able to tell is by going to their activity and checking up on just what they have been up to.
    I doubt it would harm your hub

    1. Faith Reaper profile image86
      Faith Reaperposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks so much Rosemary.  Oh, that actually helps a lot. Never thought about the active commenting, but that makes sense, as far as the hubbers that are well known.  Yes, good advice on the activity too.

  4. The Frog Prince profile image74
    The Frog Princeposted 5 years ago

    Notice if the comment is off topic or on topic.

    1. Ericdierker profile image52
      Ericdierkerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yea and if it looks too generic like one size fits all. "great article, very interesting for another great article look at this ::::"

    2. Faith Reaper profile image86
      Faith Reaperposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you TFR and Eric... yes that would be a good topic for a hub.

      Have a great Sunday!

  5. Hendrika profile image77
    Hendrikaposted 5 years ago

    I have to be honest, when in doubt I tend to go with my gut feeling

    1. Faith Reaper profile image86
      Faith Reaperposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Hendrika,  Thank you for answering here.  Yes, that is pretty much what I do, if that intuition kicks in, then that is a good sign that there may be something not right about it for sure.

  6. Pamela N Red profile image86
    Pamela N Redposted 5 years ago

    Sometimes people join only to leave comments. If they haven't left a link or other ad related comments I leave them. If I can't detect spam my readers probably can't either.

    Having comments looks good on your articles, it shows people were moved enough to say something and that is always good for your rankings.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image86
      Faith Reaperposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Pamela N Red, yes, I have found that to be true too.  Yes, I love getting comments as feedback, and I have been blessed to receive many on hubs.


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