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Spam comments on your site - do you approve them?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by stharthjw6j, Mar 26, 2015.

  1. stharthjw6j

    stharthjw6j BANNED BANNED

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    Some spam comments I get look otherwise harmless enough, and actually look pretty good as far as social proof. Do you approve them, or will that open the floodgates of spammy comments, which would be duplicate content to boot as other websites have the same comments?

    I think I know the answer to this one, but wanted to run it by some of you BHWers.
     
  2. neverquitting

    neverquitting Regular Member

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    If you're running default wordpress comments, I think there's a way you can delete out the URL/email address of the commenter. That said, there's an easier way...search the BST section for a plugin made by one of the jr exec vips over here that allows you to create and schedule comments on your posts.
     
  3. Nut-Nights

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    I never approve other comments. I comment myself on all post and approve them.
     
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  4. cottonwolf

    cottonwolf Regular Member

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    I just quick edit them sometimes
    They do the work, I delete their urls
    If something looks crappy, I either edit or delete
    Self commenting happens at times
    Reddit did it too so why not
     
  5. M4XW3LL

    M4XW3LL Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Those same comments are posted all over the web. Don't approve them unless you want duplicate content on your site.
     
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  6. redbandit

    redbandit Power Member

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    i rather self comment and approve than approve a spam one
     
  7. Jobdollarr

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    If you have any comments which are relevant to your site, it will create and add keywords in the article.

    But if it is not relevant, it's dangerous, you should delete it.

    Keep live link out of your site
     
  8. smartboyhere

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    If the comments from real user with original content, I ll allow and reply to their comments. It makes my blog more user interactive.
    If the comments are from bot with spun content, I ll delete..
     
  9. Alive and Kicking

    Alive and Kicking Registered Member

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    Real users yes but spam comments no, you should remove those default footprints...

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    aliveandcantthinkofaword
     
  10. karam76

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    1. edit them 2. remove URL's 3. approve them ! 4. if they look too spammy just give them a kick in their asses and don't approve them !
     
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    Like above, if it's relevant it might be ok to apporve. But if to spammy get rid of Em
     
  12. neteater

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    no never, i comment my self, using my three different mobile connection hence differentiating IPs.
     
  13. Windmm

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    If you want duplicate comments and want to give free backlinks...
     
  14. danialdcruz

    danialdcruz Junior Member

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    definitely no no for spam comments. but relevant comments should be alright, without having their links on the comments
     
  15. Zwielicht

    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    This is what I used to do back when I allowed comments on all of my sites. The comments that just appeared to be compliments with spammy URLs were the best to use. :)
     
  16. Jobdollarr

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    You can use email them to build an email list using your email auto.
    And start promoting your products or affiliate links
     
  17. kalios

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    Of course, that's always the best policy as you want comments from real users, that is people who regularly read your blog and have something useful to say. It's the bots that make it difficult to have an open comment system (without moderation) as those will just junk up your comment queue in no time.