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Converting Spam Comments Into Authentic Ones

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by Rahul V J, Nov 5, 2019.

  1. Rahul V J

    Rahul V J Newbie

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    This is something I thought about doing for my website which runs on WordPress. Two of my articles have 1000+ unapproved (99.9% spam) comments. It looks like all of them botted and spammed an entire list of websites or maybe I'm being attacked :(

    Anyway, I turned a few spam comments into ones that sound authentic; removed the email, and URL posted by the spammers, and even changed names.

    Should I stop doing this or is it okay? I noticed that I can also see their IP address
     
  2. Purush

    Purush Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    i am not sure the impact but great idea. looking to know the answer
     
  3. AngelSeo

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    Yeah its cool. The problem is that those comments are usually generic and not really related to your article so you cannot really use all of them - but if you have the time to filter those that looks decent - go for it.
     
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  4. ContentWriter

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    @Rahul V J, we do that, too! We tell our VAs to do that during their idle time. :)
     
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  5. TheVigilante

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    I honestly didn't think of this but like Angel mentioned few of them might be viable
     
  6. Rahul V J

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    Appreciated, guys!

    I think I'll get a couple of my writers to do that for their posts :D

    Maybe, will have to give them higher privileges.

    How many comments do you ideally approve per post for each of the following - bottom, middle, and top funnels?
     
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    Some spam comments are unusable. We only tweak the ones that won't require too much time on editing.
     
  8. Rahul V J

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    Alright, cool. Thanks, man!
     
  9. slacker77

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    I've been doing this for over 10 years, lol. I change some of the verbiage too if it doesn't make sense, haha.