Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Rejecting Blog Comments

People leave a lot of comments on this blog, and we reject just about all of them. If you have something to say about any of our posts, or even about internet marketing in general. Your comments are welcome and will be posted.

I'd like to give you an example of a comment posted today, that is one to watch out for. Here is what it said:

I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


It was followed by a link to a web site. It sounds like a nice comment from a nice person who really liked the blog. But, do a search for a phrase from this comment and Google will show you that the exact same comment is being left on blogs across the internet. It is nothing more than a technique for getting around comment moderation and adding their link to your blog... even though Blogger marks all comment links as no-follow, meaning they have little SEO value.

There are many varieties of this type of comment spam, but they are all similar. Usually a nice but generic comment from a nice sounding person, with a web site link included.

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At Friday, April 03, 2009 12:47:00 AM , Anonymous internet marketing services said...

nice blog. your posts are really amazing.

At Sunday, May 17, 2009 7:38:00 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have several blogs and noticed the same thing. I never bothered to trace them as you did. I just delete them.

At Saturday, August 08, 2009 5:36:00 AM , Anonymous Sulumits Retsambew said...

I got your blog from Dmoz. I think your blog is the best site for SEO news.

At Sunday, August 16, 2009 7:05:00 AM , Anonymous Patrice said...

I have also received comments just like that or even read some blogs with comments same as that. Well, you have a valid reason why you have rejected blog comments.

At Sunday, September 06, 2009 6:11:00 PM , Anonymous Ant said...

I used to think that those comments were from people who wanted to subscribe to my blog. Then once I actually saw that I had few subscribers, I knew that's what it had to be. Just wanted to thank you for reinforcing that for me and I'm gonna keep a stronger eye out.


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