Spam comments on your blog

When you run your own blog, especially one hosted on WordPress, you’ll eventually start to attract some spam comments from people trying to build links for their websites (or rather for their clients’ websites).

Unethical SEO companies employ cheap foreign workers to scour the Internet adding bogus comments to blogs, usually with the same sort of comment, and attaching links to their clients’ website. You can spot them a mile off because the comments are often nothing to do with the actual blog post, or it’s something generic such as ‘great blog, I will come back often’.

They’re also easy to spot because instead of being attributed to an actual person, the author name is always a keyword or key phrase. Very spammy.

I had two bogus comments recently, one for a dog training website and one for an ‘earn money from home’ website, neither of which were approved, naturally.

What is especially funny about this one is that whoever paid to have the ‘work from home job’ link must be really annoyed with their SEO company because the idiots even forgot to add the client link!

At least whoever has been employed by stopdogfrombarking.info had the good sense to attach a link. That site is just a portal for the website www.kingdomofpets.com, so that they don’t get caught by Google spamming the crap out of other websites.

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Darren Jamieson, aka MrDaz, is the Technical Director and co-founder of Engage Web and has been working online in a career spanning two decades. His first website was built in 1998 and is still live today.

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