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Allowing Comment Spam on my Blog - maybe not that bad ?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by habanerolex, Oct 2, 2011.

  1. habanerolex

    habanerolex Junior Member

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    I have an Auto Blog that lists Ebay Auctions. There is basically no Content, just a small Image and the Headline of the Auction. Only 2% of the Postings are in Google Cache.

    So I was wondering if it actually might be a good idea to allow Comment Spam.
    Right now I use the WP Plugin Antispam Bee.
    But wouldn't allowing Spam Comment actually turn my Blog into a Content Blog from a no Content Blog and help in SERP?

    Just wondering.
     
  2. zverr

    zverr Regular Member

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    disable links in comments and give it a try. Also if you can ban adult keywords.
     
  3. pokerjk

    pokerjk Senior Member

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    Yes and no.

    What I do is check the comments every so often and moderate them. I remove the links from the comments and then verify them. This way I am retaining my page rank and obl.
     
  4. habanerolex

    habanerolex Junior Member

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    thanks, I'll give it a try. No Links and Adult Keywords allowed.
    Let's see how this works.
     
  5. traveller1970

    traveller1970 Newbie

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    I am not so sure if your page would be seen as a content blog bc of this, but I think the constant updates on the page might help as the Panda values an active participating community and will visit to crawl the page more frequent so you'll show up in the 'last 24hours' etc searches
     
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    WizIMS Power Member

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    I think the best you can try is to disable links in comments

    This way you will get content , but no external links ;)
     
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    johandr Regular Member

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    Thats exactly what i do. Whenever i get a spam comment i change the name of the writer (its almost always anchor text for the related website anyways) and i delete the link. I change the comment to an on the subject comment, with my keyword in it. This way it will look like i have alot of good comments to google!
     
  8. blackhit

    blackhit Super Moderator Staff Member Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I don't allow (spam)comments on my autoblogs but I do need the blogs to look active without too much work...:D

    I use the premium plugin CommentPig to simulate activity. It runs on autopilot, just like the blog.
     
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    TR0J4N Registered Member

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    Akismet has protected your site from 11,789 spam comments already.

    this my stats lol I have only 69 posts but I get tons of spam comments daily I only approved 114 comments in total
     
  10. habanerolex

    habanerolex Junior Member

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    Wouldn't it be easier to block comments and write your own comments?
     
  11. habanerolex

    habanerolex Junior Member

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    Just looked for this Plugin, it says it costs $77 a year. Can you use it for as many Blogs as you want?

    How well does it work? I have Sites with Keywords that might be quite rare. Will it still work?
    Looks like an interesting Plugin.
    Does it only work for english Sites or are other languages supported?
    Thanks.
     
  12. FerrariSEO

    FerrariSEO Newbie

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    I don't allow spam comments for one and only reason, many of my pages has PR4-5, having alot of links in comments etc will lower the OBL. Which means it wont pass that much link juice to my other sites i normally link to.
     
  13. blackhit

    blackhit Super Moderator Staff Member Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Can you use it for as many Blogs as you want?

    Yes

    I have Sites with Keywords that might be quite rare. Will it still work?

    It uses 4 different methods to scrape/get the comments.
    It can look at the tags, title or a custom field in your posts and scrapes comments based on them.

    But you can also scrape comments with other tools, clean the list and add them to a local database. The comments will be posted on autopilot from that local DB.
    This works well for sites focused on 1 topic.
    When your site covers more topics, your scraped comments should be more general to make sense.


    Does it only work for english Sites or are other languages supported?

    You should contact their support with this question to find out how successful CP is with scraping different languages.
    The sites it scrapes are mainly English so I guess it depends on the amount of "foreign" comments there.