Blog Comment Spammer Trick

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I came across a trick that’s been used by blog comment spammers in the hopes that they receive a back link on popular blogs that receive traffic. This trick is used on blogs that allow previous commenters to post comments without being moderated, something many bloggers prefer rather than having to moderate all comments.

Spammers will post a comment that is related to the topic in discussion. While the comment may or not be entirely on target, the post is generally on-topic enough that it doesn’t raise any red flags to the blog owner. The blog owner will approve the comment, and with that approval, the spammer will have gained access to post unmoderated comments carte blanche using the email address with which he signed up.

Although many blog administrators will see subsequent comments, including the URL, they can be easily missed, especially when a blog receives many comments. It’s amusing to see spammers try this method, especially because their keyword names are usually dead give aways, and most blogs use “no follow,” preventing them from receiving any search engine benefit.

3 COMMENTS

  1. Hi Elliot,

    Good point, have noticed this happening on a few blogs and even my rookie blog.

    Like the changes on your blog, looking good!

    One thing I have noticed while using chrome is the “Catergories” drop down menu on the right hand side is too wide. It sitting under the latest blog post and very hard to click to open and use the drop down menu.

    By the way have you heard of NameRegistrars.in ? Looks like they have shut down, and I have a domain with them that is about to expire! contacted icann to see if they can help with the transfer. Fingers crosed.

    Ross

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