keeps posting his website at the bottom of everybody's hubs. I've asked him not to but he keeps coming back to just post his website under my comment. I've checked his hubtivity and he is doing it for everybody.
I've emailed him twice to ask him not to do that but he is still doing it.
What do I do?
Have you flagged the profile?
Sudhakia was on a spamming spree in the forums a little earlier today and got caught. I imagine it won't be long before the account is banned, but it wouldn't hurt to flag the profile, just to add one more way for it to be noticed.
I did flag the profile but I suppose it is too soon to remove him. I also asked him why he was doing it and he answered with please to instruct him how to spam. I just don't get it.
You are mistaken - s/he's already banned from HP. Quick work on the part of the staff.
Your flag could well have been instrumental in the banning - if so, good work!
I understand what you mean! There are some people I will probably never understand, and spammers fall in that category. But then, I don't know what I might feel willing to do, if my life circumstances were truly desperate. To some people, spamming may seem like a quick and easy way to make a living.
I got the impression he really thought it was a legit form of marketing. Probably, if he doesn't think too much about what he is taught, it's understandable. I've looked at some marketing courses and they actually suggest using HP as a way of introducing one's products and of giving one's website details in the comments. I suppose some wouldn't question this and they would think it's legit.
That's rather sobering, isn't it?
But I also have to say that when I first started here, I knew so little about online publishing and about marketing in general, I didn't know the difference between black hat, gray hat, and white hat - even just the meanings of the terms; and I didn't understand for a while the implications of paying for backlinking and similar methods. Those are not things I ever did or would now ever do, but there was a time when I might have considered doing some of them, just because I didn't know enough.
So, I'm not completely surprised that someone somewhere on earth, who just wants to do a relatively simple job they are being paid for, might just try to do the best job they can do in order to get paid - without initially thinking through the significance of it.
Sophie, two things to note.
1. Never, ever email a spammer. If he's a spammer, there's a good chance you'll just be inviting oceans of spam to your email inbox.
2. Never, ever post a link to a spammer's profile or Hubs on the forums. That's just free publicity and a valuable backlink - why do him the favour?
As others have said, the thing is to report him to team @ HubPages. They may not react immediately, but they will react.
Why bother asking them to stop? Just report them and move on. So much easier.
Forum spamming is pointless in my view since most forum has moderators lol
At the risk of giving this guy publicity.
Check out this crap
I'd hate to know what kind of SEO training they offer...
There are two more (rosemarypaul and debbyray) who are either one and the same or working in tandem who post the same answer, same sob story and same contact information for a lending company. They have posted spam under at least 40 questions.
I have flagged one profile and am going back to get the other one now.
Yes, but the hubs themselves make for fascinating reading.
If you want to look at answers 1-38 you will see a trend:
He/she even has an accolade for answering 10 questions.
All with the same words, too. How hard can that be? It will be 100 in no time, unless...
Yes, I'm sure he is also following an infinite number of people just to get the opportunity of drawing attention to his hubs... um marketing efforts.
Does a person have to have a sad story to get their millions from that outfit that person is pushing - or will any pea-brain do? (Oh - and as for the thing about that person coming from Atlanta... I somehow doubt that as "a single parents" she does.
Instead of booting these people, HP ought to have a button people who run into them could push and add the comment on those profiles: "Save It, Dummy."
I cannot remember the name of the hubber-brand new yesterday-but he?/she? was posting hellfire and brimstone type comments everywhere. I flagged the profile when I read it on one of Chuck's hubs on improving your hubbing . If it had been just on hubs about politics, religion, etc. he had commented on I wouldn't have considered it spam.
Spam comes in all shapes and sizes. Some of it is so subtle that one has too examine it very carefully to realize it is.
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