If an outside souce puts up a backlink with a "nice message" to one of your hubs in the comments section, is it good to approve the comment, or do you deny it straight away, or do you see if you can put up a backlink on their website. Some feedback would b appreciated, Thank you!
I automatically deny all comments with links in them. I don't want to have to worry about what those links are and have to go click on them to see if they're something I don't want on my Hub. I feel bad if someone took a long time to write a long "message", but a) we never know if the person really meant that "nice message" of was just putting in a little more obligatory work in order to post his link, and b) I have too many Hubs to have to treat/think about comments with links on a case-by-case basis. I use my "comment time" for responding to non-link comments that people post.
This may not be very "Internet-like" or "friendly" of me, and maybe I'm just a big control freak; but I don't like people coming along and deeming what ought to be posted on my pages by turning them into their personal bulletin board. I just figure that there are more public sites for posting links, and there are other people's own sites for posting their own links. I see a person's Hubs as their own, private, thing (sort of, anyway).
thank you very much, and no i think you're right. i was honestly confused, if i should be nice and let it go or be like, why backlink freely if not remotely interested, unless we can swaps links on your site too. (site seems dodgy anyways)
Very well said. I have been going through and removing links on my hubs that I should not have allowed. If it adds greatly to the content I let it stay after I check it out. This a great topic BTW.
Anyone who says "nice Hub" or "great work" with a link is very obviously just trying to get an easy backlink. They've got no interest in my Hub! So I deny it straight away. I'm not going to click on the link to see what it is, in case it's malicious.
If the person has left a long, meaningful comment with a backlink, that's different. I'll read the comment, visit the link and then think about it. Quite often I will still delete the comment, but not 100% of the time. It all depends if the link really adds value.
I thought it was against hub rules to put a link in comments. I wouldn't do that but I have offered people who may be interested in an organization the opportunity to email me. I probably would deny a linked comment for the hub rule reason.
It is also against HP TOS to use the comments section to self promote, although there is some flexibility on this based on the Hub Author's judgement. I judge each case based on the comment and where the link leads, but I will advise a hubber who posts their link in my comments that they should really have asked first and that they have broken the HP TOS. Outside comments I tell them it is against HP TOS to allow SPAM on hub comments, but if it is useful to the hub content and not to a commercial site I will allow external linked comments.
Usually I delete self-promotional link drops. I did not make the effort of writing an article so that my content could be a free billboard for somebody else. How would you feel if you found that someone had added stickers advertising their books to the covers of your books in the local Buns & Noodle store?
Rarely, I may leave a link drop if I feel that the link points to a resource or related article that would be interesting to my readers. In other words: does the linked content add something of value, which is strongly relevant to the topic? In that case, great! I may add a link to it in the body of the article.
But if I think the link dropper is just trying to exploit my content for self-promotion, it's gone.
by Paula 7 years ago
I am curious what you think about people that post links to their other sites (hubpages or others)?I have been getting lots of comments but that have links to my hubs, and it seems they are trying to promote their stuff on my pages. I am curious what you think about this and others as well....
by brandonhart100 7 years ago
There is a stigma associated with backlinks on HP that can sometimes leave those less experienced a little bit confused about what is allowed and disallowed by Google. While I won't go into that topic of conversation I wanted to go in to what types of links Google says are ok for you to setup...
by Dorsi Diaz 6 years ago
I am working on one of my new websites - and I want to link back to my hubs here. How many times is this OK to do on a website page before it is overkill?
by Laura Izett 7 years ago
Do you accept or deny comments that leave a link to someone's website?I don't mind people leaving a link to one of their hubs but I don't know about people leaving a link to their own website.
by Eddie Carrara 6 years ago
Is it OK to put links to other hubs in the comment boxes?Sometimes I want to point a reader to another hub of mine where I know they will find the answer to their question. So is it over promotional to add a link to another hub of mine in the comment box. I have done it in the past and haven't had...
by Michael Willis 7 years ago
It there a way we can allow comments and at the same time "Disallow" the hyperlink? Especially for the non-members of Hubpages.Sometimes the comments are OK to allow, but I may not want the link on my page, especially when multiple links on multiple hubs are the same. I know I could...
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