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What are these spam comments on my website good for?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by canonkanon, Aug 16, 2016.

  1. canonkanon

    canonkanon Registered Member

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    Could be a million reasons. Spam is automated, and spun... could be just a spun hash of random letters and numbers in order to be unique.

    -ThopHayt
     
  3. Carreira

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    They are useful to create spammy links for TIER 3
     
  4. canonkanon

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    And why would someone but time and resources into spamming random letters with no backlinks or anything? Just worthless crap.

    Can you elaborate?
     
  5. BassTrackerBoats

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    If you follow the link it takes you to a PPC site; I'm sure he is just hoping that people will click on the links and go to his PPC ads site.

    Lots of website owners do not monitor the comments and allow them to just go live so setting up Scrapebox or some such thing and letting it run is making him some sort of money.
     
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    Because they spam by the million and they need unique comments, and are too lazy to spin a readable comment that can be used a million times. Simple.

    -ThopHayt
     
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  7. canonkanon

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    The site is not accessible for me: https://gyazo.com/facbb87998da4904edb22cba38b5d834

    As I can't access the site I don't know what type of ad he's running on it, but if he's running Adsense, wouldn't Google ban him pretty fast for this?

    You're still not answering WHY they are spamming this (which seems to me as) worthless shit. But BTB just did.
     
  8. BassTrackerBoats

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    It is not adsense but I had no issue getting to it:

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    That's so funny, looks like the spam that domain squatters toss up. Apparently this guy isn't a fan of spending time on spinning or web design lol.
     
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    I clicked on the server ad and it actually is cloaked to show the end site (a site selling servers) that the traffic is coming from Google.
     
  11. canonkanon

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    I don't care about this guy, I'll let him do is shit. But wouldn't it be fairly easy for me to report him to the advertisers with proof of all the hundreds of thousands of spam links he's posted?

    Let's say he's spammed 1 M links on different websites and these websites all have an average of 5 visitors per day, his CTR for the spam links are 0.01% and his CTR on his ad site is 0.1%.

    1 000 000 * 0,0001 = 100 visitors per day on his website
    100 * 0.001 = 0,1 click on ad per day

    A CPC of $0.5 would give him 5 cents per day. Doesn't sound too lucrative. My calculations are probably fucked up, but where?
     
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    I tell you what, I have not looked at comments on my sites for so long I forget the last time I looked.

    In fact for my WP sites I've been building for the past couple of years, I delete all the php in the comment section so nothing can be posted.
     
  13. tb303

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    I seem to get a different site to @BassTrackerBoats just a generic parking page.

    In my opinion its someone cleaning an auto-approve list.

    for example you can auto comment to the list with a random UNIQUE domain name that you do not care about.
    then after some time you can scrape google for the unique part of your spammed domain.
    Then you have a list of auto-approves that are also indexed by google.
     
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    Wouldn't it be

    1,000,000(links) * 5(visitors) * 0.0001 = 500 visits/day
    500 * 0.001 = 0.5 clicks on an ad per day.

    A CPC of $0.5 would give him 25 cents/day.
     
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    This! I think this is why he is doing it. A nice way to find auto approved comments on blogs. He just have to use the page scanner of scrapebox 5 mins after posting to find wich one are autoapproved.
     
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    Yep, of course I failed in my calculations, I knew it.
     
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    thanks, i learn something here today
     
  18. canonkanon

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    You learn a lot here. Some even learn english.