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Does comment/referrer spam really work?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Red__, Apr 25, 2015.

  1. Red__

    Red__ Registered Member

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    For anyone who has ever run a website (primarily wordpress based) once you start to get even the slightest google rankings your blog will get slammed with comment spam. I've noticed over the years that a lot of this spam will be comments trying to sell their SEO service or web traffic. I know this is all automated from scrapebox, but you have to figure that if people have been doing it for years, it must have some sticking power.

    Before anyone says "just try it and find out" - i don't sell SEO services or web traffic and would just feel bad about spamming hundreds of thousands of websites like that.

    But back to my original inquiry because i know some of you are doing this. Does this work? Do you get any sales? Is there weight behind this?
     
  2. cottonwolf

    cottonwolf Regular Member

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    run a test.
    see if you get results and or complaints
     
  3. Red__

    Red__ Registered Member

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    Ohh, so i just "try it and find out"?

    Not a bad idea
     
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  4. asap1

    asap1 BANNED BANNED Jr. VIP

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    Pretty much, the best way to know is to try it out.

    For some it will work for others it wont.
     
  5. EvilByte

    EvilByte Registered Member

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    lol the amount of times people don't read the posts in a thread is amazing.

    As you pointed out people keep doing it so they must see some value in it
     
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  6. praetserge

    praetserge Power Member

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    at times, I feel like BHW is a bot as people post without even reading the thread.

    as to OP, I get lots of weird stuff in the comments but I never bother but I guess they do it because it's worth it.
    the funny bit is that a few times I actually replied to them how much I want the service and never got a reply from them... go figure.
     
  7. Red__

    Red__ Registered Member

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    haha seriously,

    Now that my creative juices are flowing i was thinking of signing up for the fiverr affiliate program and running a test. If i ever do that, i'll post back here.