This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: "https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr"

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
jump to last post 1-13 of 13 discussions (14 posts)

Shoe Spam

  1. Whitney05 profile image82
    Whitney05posted 8 years ago

    Did we all get hit with shoe spam comments on every hub, or was that just me. It was about 4 days ago, but each hub that I go to of mine to answer comments, has a spam comment.... Took a good bit of work or was done automatically or something.

    1. Richieb799 profile image80
      Richieb799posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      yeah I got this too, comments with about 4 links to shoe websites

  2. relache profile image86
    relacheposted 8 years ago

    I didn't see any shoe spam, until I went into my comments and looked to see what the spam filter had caught and there were five of them.

    But they're being automatically caught and not displayed so it's a non-issue to me.

  3. thranax profile image53
    thranaxposted 8 years ago

    Lol wow.

    ~thranax~

  4. Luciendasky profile image72
    Luciendaskyposted 8 years ago

    I didn't get one for every hub - but every morning for the last week - I have gotten between 25-30 shoe spams on one of my hubs (one about a child who died no less - those... well, I don't want to be kicked off the forums)

    How do you turn on a spam filter?

  5. profile image0
    Nelle Hoxieposted 8 years ago

    I haven't gotten any recently, but a few weeks ago I had several comments that were pure spam - and involved shoes among other things. I just deleted them and reported as spam.

  6. WeddingConsultant profile image67
    WeddingConsultantposted 8 years ago

    I got just one and the comment (minus the many links) was simply "excellent". Literally, that's what they said..."excellent".

  7. Whitney05 profile image82
    Whitney05posted 8 years ago

    I got them on almost every hub. It's not a problem, but I was just curious if anyone else got them too. They included like 3 links to various shoe places, and the name was linked to one of the listed sites. I haven't read the comments, but I was just curious.

  8. KCC Big Country profile image87
    KCC Big Countryposted 8 years ago

    In the last few days I have been getting 8-10 shoe spam comments on the same hub....my #1 hub.  I report them as spam and delete them.

  9. girly_girl09 profile image77
    girly_girl09posted 8 years ago

    I just took a look at my spam comments. WOW. I got a TON about Ugg Boots - about 10 of them.

    I also just found a person that tried to post a message every week on my low calorie breakfast hub. Their message gets deleted every week, but they keep trying. It's a different message every week with the same link attached....too funny.

  10. CarpetDiem profile image74
    CarpetDiemposted 8 years ago

    hmmm... I guess I'm not popular enough yet... I haven't gotten any.... yet... at least that I'm aware of. smile
    However, I like the term "shoe spam" because that is where spam belongs, on the bottom of my shoe after I squish it! smile
    And it sort of reminds me of doggie waste, though I try to avoid stepping in that.

  11. Zsuzsy Bee profile image87
    Zsuzsy Beeposted 8 years ago

    I got six, all about Ugg boots knock offs with links two weeks ago. Whitney how annoying and a pain having to delete them off each hub. What a waste of time...

  12. profile image0
    Crazdwriterposted 8 years ago

    Oh yes because we are ALL so in love with shoes they just HAVE to get the word out to us lol yea I did see that on one of my forum posts but thankfully none on my hubs...yet yikes

  13. Ivorwen profile image73
    Ivorwenposted 8 years ago

    A couple weeks ago I ended up with 1-3 on most of my hubs.

 
working