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Spam Comments - Do they help me at all?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by september, Apr 25, 2008.

  1. september

    september Newbie

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    I've got a wordpress blog which receives around 15 spam comments daily that are all caught by akismet.
    I noticed these spam comments come with pingbacks and trackbacks.
    If I let those comments come through would they help me increase my SERP or something?
     
  2. Compaqq

    Compaqq Registered Member

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    Comments, I'm not %100 sure. I doubt it though.

    I do know that spam blogs pull your content from feeds such as blogsearch.google.com. As far as I'm aware, feeds like that don't give back links. At least I think they don't
     
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  3. revax

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    Nah, I would say just delete the spam comments, I do not think it would help your site at all. At worst, you could be linking to banned sites (read the stuff on google about linking to "bad neighborhood").
    Though 15 comment links won't be too harmful as opposed to 1000's of spammy links.
     
  4. shylesson

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    If i came across a blog with primarily spam comments, i'd turn away. I have a a blog that gets that many if not more per day and the comments look like crap. How does that look on me accepting crap comments on my blog? :/
     
  5. revax

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    Agree completely. Especially the spammy comments that say "nice blog!" and other one-liner comments. Yeah, they really think that the blog is nice, especially posting with a username like "find best mortgage online" :D
     
  6. pussyback

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    spam but don't be spammed lol... delete them!!