I did a search on this first and didn't find anything related. I'm not sure if this is spamming or not. I got a 'fan mail' from a user who is now 'following' me.
However, upon looking at their profile, they only have 1 hub, have been here 5 months with over 1k followers. Looking at their recent activity, all they're doing is following people on hubpages.
I can tell that they're following people just to get followed back. Does this qualify as spam or something else? How should I report this, if at all? I mean, they haven't hurt me personally and haven't commented on my hubs, but it's still annoying to see the activity abuse.
thanks in advance
It does sound spammy. Each follower is a backlink to your profile, so this is a common thing for a spamster to do. I would flag the profile.
I'd thought of that, but wasn't sure if there was anything else I should do. Kind of tricky when you think about it. All that effort for just one hub too. Sounds more like a waste of time for me
Thanks WE. I wasn't sure where they drew the line. It still looks like spam to me, but that's because anything done in droves is spam in my eyes. I went ahead and flagged the profile anyway. I'll leave it up to the Hubpages team to decide.
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