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Benefits of Spam Comments?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Panther28, Apr 30, 2013.

  1. Panther28

    Panther28 Elite Member

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    Just wondering if anyone actually lets people spam their blog with comments, maybe you remove them after a while? Is there any benefit to leaving them open, even just temporally?

    Cheers.
     
  2. JoshuaTreezz

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    Yea I'm sort of wondering the same thing I'm getting a lot of spam comments on 2 of my sites
     
  3. johnpower11

    johnpower11 Newbie

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    hi, there are no benefits to use the more they create link the more their websites will be top...its for link building work.
     
  4. Sombrero

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    You could use them to show certain activity on your blog. Time ago I saw an author replying clearly SPAM messages, I guess he was bored.
     
  5. Panther28

    Panther28 Elite Member

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    There is no way that bloody nikeairjordansnewofficialfastsneakers.con is going to be increasing in rank by leaving a spam comment on my vintage clocks blog.

    Maybe not for the spam comments, but if people are manually searching for blogs, and then arriving on your site, they are obviously spending time there (relevancy factor) which is helping you long term.
     
  6. Known

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    One of my sites get about 50 spam comments a day, I kind of want to try to remove the URL from displaying so I get more "content" per page without having an extra OBL.
     
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    ive battled them for many years. now i just go in and delete the comment form:)
     
  8. Kitsune

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    If you need to build a list for scrapebox they can actually be useful! Just wait until you have around 1000 spam comments and then approve them all. Scrape all the comments with scrapebox and then you can harvest urls and choose the comments as scrapebox keywords. Scrapebox will blogs which have these spam comments approved which means that most likely these will be auto approve blogs.
     
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    goldmercury Newbie

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    ↑ If the comments are not spun
     
  10. otepsphere

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    I think that's not a good idea, you're letting your site messed up.
     
  11. SEO_Alchemy

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    I would say 100% the opposite. They will hurt your page in the long term. I've done a few tests and there have been a few case studies (Extra Winner's comes to mind right away) here about just how toxic SPAM comments are... I've had Web 2.0's and Fanpages dropped like bricks following such blasts. I've also used them to remove some negative reviews for a client from the SERPS.... Penguin is a page based penalty. So it stands to reason that if a certain page contains X amount of links, with such and such anchors (spam keywords), linking out to X amount of unrelated sites, that page gets flagged as a SPAM comment page. This is exactly the sort of shit google is spending all its time and effort cracking down on. Places where people can easily come in and drop their links to their marketing sites with no moderation what so ever. Directories were hit a few months ago, and just a few days back the entire Mozilla user generated content library was hit with a manual SPAM penalty
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     http://www.seroundtable.com/google-penalizes-mozilla-16685.html 
    So why would you want anything that can be flagged as a spam page on your blog/money site? I would say strict moderation of any commenting system is the way to go, not the other way around in the hope of getting some bonus points for extra content or user interaction.
     
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  12. imperial444

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    They do bring value unless used directly on the money site
     
  13. rasmusk

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    There is no benefit of leaving them open? Some people remove URLs and just accepts them to have some "free activity" on their blog. But for your own sake, don't accept them. You end up in a bad link neighborhood automaticly :)
     
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    There is no benefit and sites like that are not really what google likes. At least try to moderate them to be on the same niche. I do think that having multiple spammy comments will be considered as having duplicate content, `Cuz that messages are sent to multiple blogs, not just yours. Just my thoughts.
     
  15. omnipotent$

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    One thing you can do is go in and edit the content of the comments and remove the links. To google it'll appear that people are actively engaged in your site. Kinda outside the box thinking to turn all those spammed comments into an actively engaged blog.

    People generally don't want to be the first to post comments for whatever reason. Seeing other people contribute gives people that mini courage to post.

    When your site is receiving traffic and visitors start posting, you've now got yourself an active site.