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I keep getting spam comments on my blog. What does that mean?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by ravid32, Sep 7, 2012.

  1. ravid32

    ravid32 Power Member

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    Recently I've been getting non stop comments with backlinks on my blog. Is that a good thing? Should I approve the comments? I heard outgoing back links can hurt my site, is that true?
     
  2. spenzo

    spenzo Senior Member

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    no don't approve those comments..
    and go to Wp settings and uncheck option "post comments on new posts"
     
  3. Th3T3chGuy

    Th3T3chGuy Senior Member

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    Don't approve those comments.

    Btw, it means that someone's ScrapeBox is on, lol.
     
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  4. ravid32

    ravid32 Power Member

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    Oh ok, but getting spam only means your blog actually rising in ranks, right?
     
  5. Seankearns

    Seankearns Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Well in that you have a blog that shows up in the first 1000 results or so for some terms.
     
  6. HerbaL

    HerbaL BANNED BANNED

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    Yes someone is trying to find auto approve blogs. I get about 10 a day. I usually approve the 1st one so my /feed/comment/ url in WP doesnt 404
     
  7. tedchang8592

    tedchang8592 Regular Member

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    means your blog was indexed
     
  8. ryan-isra

    ryan-isra Junior Member

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    means welcome to the jungle :p

    I installed WP Hashcash to handle this kind of comment, just make sure to empty spam once a week or a month.
     
  9. sunnybora18

    sunnybora18 BANNED BANNED

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    Actually Yes Outgoing links are not healthy for a website ..
    So don't approve them .. :)
     
  10. veheme

    veheme Elite Member

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    Even if the comments are pointing to authority sites written by experts in their respective niches?
     
  11. bytzu

    bytzu Registered Member

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    You should recognize a spam comment form one related to your content. Usually the second ones do not have a back link pointing another website. Akismet is doing a great job for me of filtering the comments .
     
  12. seo-dude

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    They are all spam, so don't approve them. Activate the aksimet plugin and get rid of these comments from the bots.
     
  13. babasss

    babasss Regular Member

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    you can remove comments fields from theme, if you don't want comments. that spam will stop
     
  14. Don Escobar

    Don Escobar Newbie

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    The spam addons are usually pretty good about grabbing most (if not all) of the spam comments. That's what I use and have been safely deleting all spam but lets real comments thru.
     
  15. ShabbySquire

    ShabbySquire Power Member

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    bertbaby Elite Member

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    I wonder how many of the comments are from BHW members?
     
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    daztrouk Newbie

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    Approve them, help others to rise in the SERP'S lol
     
  18. liviug

    liviug Junior Member

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    Approve them man. I need the backlinks :peace:
     
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    Make them register to post comment, the one who want to post will be the real one and not bots.
     
  20. swi7ch

    swi7ch Power Member

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    Just delete their URLs and approve SOME of the comments so it looks like your site is busy/popular from their comments but don't get any additional outbound links as you've deleted their spammy URLs. Of course, make sure the comment is somewhat readable (like "Great blog!" or "I enjoyed reading this!").