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Identifying Spam Comments on Your Blog

If you have a blog, don’t be deceived by auto posts that can fool the new comer. This blog runs on WordPress and I have ping’s turned off, but still comments come in. Like I do, you might want to set comments to moderated so your comments are not completely full of crap and you can manage them effectively.  The following are how I categorize them. You can also tell by the name being singular or obviously made up, the address being .de .ru or some other domain that is not present (sometimes they link to a random website or a Wikipedia page).

One has to wonder why spam-bot creators even bother with this unless it is some sort of testing and they are looking for a way in. To me it is a bit mystifying, so by all means leave some legitamate comments in the comment box and I will post them after moderating – once I dig through the spam ;).

Hope this helps other bloggers to decipher what is real and what is not in terms of commenting.

One Response to “Identifying Spam Comments on Your Blog”

  1. textureweb says:

    A little insight as to how these things get gererated. This post bypassed it’s own filter and pasted all the options.

    .|{Hi|Hello} there, {I found|I discovered} your {blog|website|web site|site} {by means of|via|by the use of|by way of} Google {at the same time as|whilst|even as|while} {searching for|looking for} a {similar|comparable|related} {topic|matter|subject}, your {site|web site|website} {got here|came} up, it {looks|appears|seems|seems to be|appears to be like} {good|great}. {I have|I’ve} bookmarked it in my google bookmarks.}