what do you think of people posting links to their hubs when...

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  1. Richieb799 profile image66
    Richieb799posted 13 years ago

    commenting on your hubs?

    just wondering because someone just did on mine, Im just thinking it would of been more polite to ask if we could of done a link exchange, that way we'd both benefit, now im stuck between deleting a good comment or not sad

    1. Marisa Wright profile image90
      Marisa Wrightposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      It depends on the comment.  If it's a good comment and their Hub adds value to mine, I'll leave it. Otherwise I delete it without remorse!

    2. NoRR4Me profile image68
      NoRR4Meposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I think the same person commented with a link on one of my Hubs too. I'm new, so I approved it. I guess I need as many comments as I can get.

    3. Sab Oh profile image56
      Sab Ohposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Is that considered poor form?

  2. relache profile image72
    relacheposted 13 years ago

    Sadly, when this happens on my Hubs, it most often is someone just trying for a backlink with an unrelated topic.

    Suffice to say, those comments don't cut the mustard.

  3. Cagsil profile image75
    Cagsilposted 13 years ago

    I'll agree with both Marisa and Relache. smile

  4. Richieb799 profile image66
    Richieb799posted 13 years ago

    she has read the hub, but it about mayan history and she wants to promote her egyptian hub.. she said 'hope you don't mind me slipping this in'

    I think shes a known hubber with around 60 hubs, but Im a little annoyed about this and think I will delete it or suggest a link exchange

  5. waynet profile image66
    waynetposted 13 years ago

    I just delete them, because it's someone forcing their links onto your page and most of the times the link isn't that relevant to your pages topic, so it's no good, I mean Mayan + Egyptian are they the same topic or different? I'd say not relevant and would delete it!

  6. Cagsil profile image75
    Cagsilposted 13 years ago

    It's Shazwellyn, who left the comment which you are referring to?

    Yes, she has done that with other hubs and they are connected in the manner in which they are both cultural history.

    I personally don't see a problem with, but then again, it's your hub and your decision.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image90
      Marisa Wrightposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Personally I feel that connection is drawing a long bow and it's likely that Shaz is misinterpreting the suggestion that posting links on other blogs and Hubs helps your traffic.

      There was another Hubber who used to do the same thing - I dropped her an email and explained the correct etiquette, i.e. that you should only add a link if it's directly relevant to the subject, and she appreciated the advice.

  7. Shinkicker profile image92
    Shinkickerposted 13 years ago

    Shouldn't do it I would say, Hubpages don't encourage it so I don't put links in. I think everyone should stick with this rule.

  8. Richieb799 profile image66
    Richieb799posted 13 years ago

    well, i slipped one in one her hubs now wink so i can't really retract her comment, feel slightly violated now sad my best hub

  9. wsp2469 profile image59
    wsp2469posted 13 years ago

    If it is related in any way I will allow it. In your case i would agree with marisa in that they are both connected to world cultures.
    Personally, I rarely do it myself but figure if the person doesn't want the link on the hub he/she can delete it.

  10. brimancandy profile image80
    brimancandyposted 13 years ago

    Most of the people who comment on my hubs have been cool.

    I do notice when I check my analytics that my hubs are being linked to from some bizzare places. One is Bad vaginal odor?
    I wonder how in the heck my hubs got hooked up with that?
    I wonder if this could have anything to do with people adding a their tracker to link to my hubs.

    I haven't added a tracker to mine yet. Do you think I should do it to generate traffic? I don't get how it works anyways.

    1. CMHypno profile image86
      CMHypnoposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with the bizarre places - a site called 'He wears panties' came up on my analytics.  When I checked it out, it was a site for men who like wearing ladies underwear!

    2. wsp2469 profile image59
      wsp2469posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      There is a difference between what hubs HP hooks you to and someone just posting a link in a comment.  I think we get hooked to other hubs by HP because of our chosen tags.

  11. Petra Vlah profile image61
    Petra Vlahposted 13 years ago

    One guy (that now is not comming around thanks God), used to post his own poems (not a link, mind you - the entire poem) in my comment page rather than leaving a comment to my poems.

    I had to ask him a few times to stop doing it or I would delete his "comment" that was only self promotion since he knew my pages were visited by other poets.

    Very annoing when that happens

  12. Mike Rogers profile image60
    Mike Rogersposted 13 years ago

    I think that it is important to remember that for anyone who includes a URL in their comment, that URL is attributed by Hubpages and referenced by Google as a "nofollow" link.

    The general industry consensus is that "nofollow" attributed links are not counted as backlinks by Google and therefore do not contribute towards indexing or page rank.

    As such, posting URL's in comments is a fruitless endeavor as it relates to Google.


  13. Bard of Ely profile image82
    Bard of Elyposted 13 years ago

    Mostly I have had links that are to do with the subject matter so I don't mind.

    1. wsp2469 profile image59
      wsp2469posted 13 years agoin reply to this


  14. AEvans profile image74
    AEvansposted 13 years ago

    I let them stay I don't care so long as it is not spam. smile

  15. whiteorchids profile image60
    whiteorchidsposted 13 years ago

    I do not write much on here but my sister is an avid writer, I know I certainly would not have any issues with someone doing such a thing, there are other concerns to worry about besides a link in a comment box, just like sis said Spam is the worse so I personally would eliminate it altogether.

  16. Misha profile image64
    Mishaposted 13 years ago

    Nothing in general. I take them on case by case basis. If the link makes sense and/or comment really adds to the conversation, I let it stay. Otherwise not. smile

  17. Dee Dee MonSherie profile image60
    Dee Dee MonSherieposted 13 years ago

    As long as their link is sexy I'd leave it there, my readers have probably read my own Hubs all the way to the end before they get to the comments capsule, right?   Hub links are better than comments of outrage or masked self-righteousness, I'd would be tempted to delete those....cool


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