Is this spam?

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  1. SummerSteward profile image61
    SummerStewardposted 8 years ago

    on one of my articles..[/url][/url]

    this comment was posted:

    "Meghan 19 hours ago

    Forget just "conflict-free." Discover ethically sourced diamonds at C5 company."

    The name Meghan was linked :

    Which is another bloggers blog within the c5 company. I haven't yet approved the comment and I am not sure that I should? Although I can't really see what's wrong with it though either? Maybe you folks have some words of wisdom for me?

    1. aka-dj profile image78
      aka-djposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I am very selective of what links I approve.
      It's a question of how you feel about promoting it, or seen to be supportive of it.
      Your choice.big_smile

  2. Daniel Carter profile image74
    Daniel Carterposted 8 years ago

    I would say it's a form parasitical spam. They are parasiting off of you to promote themselves. There is no reciprocol linking or sharing.  I don't usually allow plugs to other sites unless they are truly useful and beneficial.

    1. SummerSteward profile image61
      SummerStewardposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      ya, I think your right.. looks like she is the founder for the company.. weird. "deleted"

  3. wyanjen profile image80
    wyanjenposted 8 years ago

    You'll get different opinions about this. Some hubbers delete any comments that have links in them.

    If it's me - if the link is to a commercial site, I'd delete it.

    If it links to somebody's blog or hub, and they are looking for a back link from a hub that is about the same topic but they are not selling anything directly - I go ahead and leave it. If it's tasteful and the topic is relevant to my hub somehow.
    (I do this because back links can be hard to get, and I appreciate it when bloggers let me put my links on their pages.) smile

    1. SummerSteward profile image61
      SummerStewardposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      hmm, well it is relevant, it's a diamond company selling ethically sourced diamonds. However, I have no idea if she's gonna share the love.. or even how to begin to understand her blogging world lol. It seems like the blogs within the company. A diamond company.. whatev. I obviously have a long way to go before I get a firm grasp on different blog avenues. I think I'll just delete it..


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