Recognizing Spam on Your Blog

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Blogging is a great way to get your message out the the masses but one thing you must always be conscious of is something called SPAM.  Those are the comments someone posts on your blog that seem to make absolutely no sense at all…..like these Anonymous comments I received on my post:  Helping A Reporter Helps You:

Hi to everyonw My name is Hiepladia and I really want to know how how alive this forum is . So, I onlyneed to know : how long should i wait before I’ll get an answer to my questions.
Thanks

 

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Some spam is blatantly OBVIOUS:  Have you played [url=http://mastercardcasinos.biz.tc]MasterCard casinos[/url]? Can I trust it?

 

Now I must admit, this comment almost got by me until I read it a second  time:

What a great web log. I spend hours on the net reading blogs, about tons of various subjects. I have to first of all give praise to whoever created your theme and second of all to you for writing what i can only describe as an fabulous article. I honestly believe there is a skill to writing articles that only very few posses and honestly you got it. The combining of demonstrative and upper-class content is by all odds super rare with the astronomic amount of blogs on the cyberspace.

Here are three warning signs to help recognize blog spam:

1)  Any comment that is left without the name of a person is usually a big flag. Normally these spammers use keywords instead of a name in an attempt to get back-links to their sites.

2) Comments left that say very little other than some polite chatter or remark about nothing in particular is a strong clue they have been software generated. These comments tend to draw you in based upon their complimentary nature.

3) Irrelevant comments that say absolutely nothing.  These are pretty easy to recognize and usually target sites that do not use any type of spam filter. The remarks normally contains information or a response that is clearly NOT intended for the blog they are found on.

I’ve been getting a lot of these unsolicited blog comments lately.  Hope this helps you.  Another good post on blogs and spam comes from my good friend Mitch Mitchell.  Check it out:  Strange Looking Spam

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4 thoughts on “Recognizing Spam on Your Blog

  1. There are people who pay others as little as $5 an hour to go to lots of blogs and post comments. Many times these people create a one line comment so they can easily post it on a lot of blogs. And the website links always go back to the person paying for it. It’s their own way of trying to build up one directional links to their websites or blogs. And it’s easy to discern, as you stated, because the comment that’s written is so generic that it can apply to almost everything, such as “nice post; I learned a lot.”
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  2. I received that exact same comment!! On the same day, May 31st, I also began receiving traffic from random .ru sites and have been ever since. I get about 10-12 a day.

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