non hubber wants to link to one of my hubs, why? Is this a spammer?

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  1. Art 4 Life profile image60
    Art 4 Lifeposted 8 years ago

    What is the meaning of this, can they use my hub for other things, copy it, etc, if I do link, or is this guy just being useful and trying to be helpful. I have not responded back,... What do you think? This is a copy of the email I got through hubpages, I left out his name or email addy...he is not a hubber, but contacted me through the hubpages..I am not on the computer much, so know nothing about spammers...his email addy is from the UK
    Need your opinion,
    Art 4 Life

    Hi there,

    I really like your "stuck in the woods, of geese and frogs, chapter 4" hub! I work on a website which involves geese. Would you be interested in placing a link from your hub to this article? I could place link in one of my articles to a website/hub of yours.


  2. sunforged profile image72
    sunforgedposted 8 years ago

    not a spammer - just a fellow webmaster who wants to create a linking partnership with you.

    If he was a "spammer" he would have just hit you with a comment linking back to your hub - this person is offering a trade.

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    Website Examinerposted 8 years ago

    A couple of things:

    - You would not want to link to any website that hosts malicious code, publishes unlawful contents, and the like;

    - You would want to be sure that the website in question is also reputable (in the sense of being worthwhile linking to) and getting links from;

    - You would want to feel comfortable that this email is not a precursor for some kind of illicit arrangement/scam. Even responding to the email will reveal your email address. This again has to do with whether the website appears legitimate.

    As for copyright, there seems to be no such implications. Matter of fact, it is highly unlikely they would copy your contents after having introduced themselves to you.

    I do not see the email as being suspect in and of itself. If their activities are related to yours, it would not be that unusual of a request.

    1. Art 4 Life profile image60
      Art 4 Lifeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      thank you, I will try and investigate his website...I'm really new at this computer thing, and have no clue about malicious codes, unlawful contents, and such...I appreciate your help, sorry I appear to be so dumb..LOL..but, I am totally lost in the computer world...

  4. profile image0
    Website Examinerposted 8 years ago

    If you need help with checking it out, I am available to do that. Of course, I cannot endorse it, but finding signs of suspect things is nothing alien to me.

    1. Art 4 Life profile image60
      Art 4 Lifeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I would really appreciate that...I have no clue how to look for anything malicious...

  5. thisisoli profile image70
    thisisoliposted 8 years ago

    Website examiner has said what to watch out for, this should benefit you though if the website is a good site.

  6. LeanMan profile image86
    LeanManposted 8 years ago

    As long as the site is not a crappy site link to it, after all this is a HUB, it is meant to have links to other sites..

    1. Art 4 Life profile image60
      Art 4 Lifeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      the man that emailed me, never gave me his website addy...all I have is his email addy...

  7. Lisa HW profile image64
    Lisa HWposted 8 years ago

    When I get those I use an e.mail address that I have for that kind of stuff (and don't get care about anyone having), and ask to see the site.  Usually, when people have told me they'd link if I link to theirs, they also explain their site and post the address.  The person who wrote you may just be new at the kind of thing.

    1. Art 4 Life profile image60
      Art 4 Lifeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      well, I am very new to writing, hubs, and this sort of thing...but Website Examiner is going to find out for me!
      He's my new knight in shining armour...
      I mean really, I can barely get took me forever to figure out how to publish a hub..LOL

  8. Jeff Berndt profile image89
    Jeff Berndtposted 8 years ago

    Good for you, A4L! If this person is legit (and he sounds legit to me) it will drive up your traffic.

    You're right to be cautious though, and it looks like you've found good help. I hope it works out for you.

    1. Art 4 Life profile image60
      Art 4 Lifeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Jeff...
      wow, I am so impressed with the responses I got here, I thought it would take awhile to get anyone's attention...the hubbers are so nice~


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