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 everyone elses hubs too and these hubbers are choosing to leave the comment there because they either 1, dont moderate their comments, 2 Are too nice and polite to delete them or 3, They think its a compliment that someone has made nice comments in the hub without realising they have left a totally random link which mostly ends up at a site which is 95% adsense ads and 5% content!! and just encourages other spammers to use and abuse Hubpages!
Would it be possible, or is this feature in place already, for spammers links, to automaticlaly be delete, especially after the majority of hubbers have deleted as spam!! Hopefully this will not encourage other future spammers.
I believe this is how it works already. At least I saw several comments appearing on my hubs already denied and marked as spam - and most of them were spam, and a few were not...
We do notice when a high percentage of the comments from a particular source are marked as spam. If it is a user with an account on HubPages, it can impact their HubScore, or even get them banned. If it is an anonymous comment, we take note of their ip address and consider activity from that ip address with more suspicion in the future. Generally we don't delete comments en masse, we just mark them as spam and leave the final decision to the owner of the hub.
Thanks Paul for clarifying this issue-problem..
A note for hubbers..
Please check-moderate your comments and please do not leave spammers links in them as you are not doing yourself or Hubpages any good!
I feel better now:)
Its probably worth mentioning for other benefit: a spammer will say something like "nice article really useful" or "great tips here" "or good work" - generic comments - which sound OK - most aren't stupid enough include blatant advertising : but if the site they come from is a blog full of bland content and adsense you can be assured they only want the link so spam them
Spamming them is good but they say and eye for an eye and if we all took all this advice we would all be blind!
I still might spam back
Pretty much what I was going to say We all are not perfect, and there is a plenty of cases when we ourselves act as spammers on other sites. So I usually give the guys a benefit of doubt and act only on outright blatant spam.
One other thing to note is that all anonymous comment links have rel="nofollow" applied to them, so they aren't of much value to the spammers. However, when people with a HubPages account leave a comment they generally get a "follow" link back to their profile page from your hub. For that reason, it is probably more important to identify the registered HubPages users that are leaving comments more for their own sake than out of genuine interest or good spirit.
Nothing much else to report except, i have just had more spam......."in batter" for lunch!! its the first time i have actually eaten it since skool dayz and i can't think of why it ended up on my shopping list today!!
The no-follow thing is all very well, but there is some chatter on the internet that the links are still followed (although no pagerank or value is passed to them) and carry some kind of benefit...
I suppose as well if they can get several thousand links, then someone somewhere is going to follow them...
by Adrienne Farricelli 7 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 Susan Keeping 11 years ago
I got a nice comment on my Kenneth Branagh hub:"Great information. I'll have to put some of your suggestions into practice." Makes me thing the person didn't even read the hub...marked as spam
by world of the wise 10 years ago
Hi, blogger once deleted my blog saying that i was comment spamming, actually, i had only commented on around 8 blogs. I was using a blogspot domain. But now i have a custom domain though ob blogger. Do i still stand the same risk of losing my blog or could it be that they only care about blogspot...
by Prayer Power 6 years ago
I keep getting 4-5 spam comments daily from witches and spell casters that I would like to stop. How can I block them or stop them from spamming my posts. Its becoming like a job to keep deleting them every day.
by HeatherH104 5 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 jaydawg808 6 years ago
How do you feel about people spamming the questions section here on HubPages?Any time I see spammers, I report them to get their posts taken down. We need to be more proactive about this because it's bringing quality content and questions down. I personally think spammers do not belong here.
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