Why do people feel the need to ruin a good thing? I had a perfectly good arrangement going with a blog where I was able to post comments and add a link to any of my relevant pages...the last 2 days some jackass has been posting spam and links to products not even related and now the blog posting feature has been turned off by the blog admin. I wrote a hub about this little gem of a marketing method and now I find that this may quickly become obsolete because of a few morons. sorry for the rant but just to let everyone know if you use my tips for using blogs to get traffic, PLEASE DO NOT SPAM. This just ruins it for everyone else
sorry this happened to you..
unfortunately I've noticed that most spammers are not actually hub members. That's one thing you can't really escape from.. spammers..
Agreed. The more involved you get and the more properties you have out there the more peripheral issues you'll have to deal with.
It's always an opportunity. In the same circumstance, I usually find myself bumping into something better.
I agree tho. Get out of your parents basement and welcome to real world.
Any blogger that doesn't have moderated comments is just asking for this to happen.
Skyfire how do people spam, I do not understand I thought that was just in e-mail.
if you are giving comments with unrelevent matters and links, putting links forums or any other place without its requirement then its cal spamming. It is basically used for promoting anything anyhow. but that is not a right way. Some guidelines are used for it.
It is possible to spam on forums, blogs and social communities. irrelevant ads, comments and meaningless post qualifies for spam. Oh well, let's get back to topic.
Ensuring that all comments are screened, rather than being immediately published, is always a wise option in my opinion. I've used this method for years on my blog, and also since writing here on HubPages. Reading through the screened comments only takes a minute, and it silences cyber-pests.
I set up a niche article directory site last year, and I've basically had to abandon the whole site because for every geneuine submission I was getting there were 50 odd spam submissions completely unrelated to the topic of the site, and I just didn't have time to wade through an ocean of spam to find the genuine ones. It really annoyed me that that basically killed off the whole site for nothing - all submissions were reviewed before publication and I never published any of the spam, so they got nothing out of it.
Sorry for the rant, it just pissed me off for a minute. The blog owner is working on a system to prevent the issue and re-open to comments. Real Moderation isn't an option because the blog in question gets 1000's of hits daily and dozens of comments. He is looking into some ways to catch spam posts. I hope it gets fixed because it helped my traffic immensely and I encourage anyone to use this method in a tasteful and helpful way.
That sucks. There's nothing more irritating than someone using your hard work to spam their crap.
by Tony T 10 years ago
Im sure many questions relating to spammers have been raised before, but i will explain and ask anyway...I have recently had many of my hubs spammed by blatant spammers and i always delete these comments...I then look at the spammers recent activity and find they have been spamming in...
by Carolee Samuda 7 years ago
This might be my last forum post because I am tired. I can't be wasting my time beating a dead horse.HP is a business and they need to start treating their business more seriously. They need a task force to sit and brain storm about how to keep spammers out in the first place.I know that I have...
by Adrienne Janet Farricelli 6 years ago
Is anybody else getting a bunch of spamming comments advertising drugs with a link to a website? I am deleting like 9 of them a day for the past 3 days. I have reported them as spam.
by writinginalaska 4 years ago
i am suddenly getting spam comments on almost everyone of my Hub articles that have nothing to do with my Hub topic. They appear to be from new or foreign Hubbers. What can i do about this besides click the Spam button and delete forever? It's a lot like a game of...
by HeatherH104 4 years ago
This morning I was surprised to find I had 11 new hub comments! Considering I'm lucky to get 1 every 3-4 months I wondered if I was fortunate enough to have a HOTD. To my disappointment, every comment was spam. (No HOTD...lol) Is there anything I need to do other than mark the comment as spam? How...
by Kate Swanson 10 years ago
I've never been able to understand why the comments capsule is optional. After all, we have the ability to moderate and deny comments if we don't like them. Seems to me the only people who wouldn't want comments are the spammers, so why do we make it easy for them?
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