Why do People Send all these Spam Comments?

Posted by Deb | Uncategorized | Monday 28 July 2014 5:22 pm

The comments on this site are moderated, but recently I get so many spam comments I just don’t get around to sort them. I now decided to sort some. I logged into my admin panel and found 568 comments. The big majority of them are just spam. Comments whose sole purpose is to get a link to the commentator’s webiste, or youtube video, or whatever.

I wouldn’t mind if these commentator’s write an intelligent post, adding something to what I wrote or even thanking me for writing it or commenting on it in a nice way, and in words that show they have read my post and know what it is about. But so many of these comments are clearly sent by some robot. Some comments have some rubbish. Others have a few sentences which speak about the link they are posting, even though it is not related to my post, or to trading in general, in any way. Other comments repeat themselves so many times, clearly by a few people that bought the same robot and are sending their comments everywhere hoping some sites are not moderated and are posting them.

I have once got from a friend such a robot utility, and took a look at the comments it generated. Honestly, I was embarrassed to use it. Especially since I have this blog and know how irritating it is to get all these comments and sift through them.

I will copy here some of these rubbish comments (without their links, of course), so you can see what I mean:

 ”Hey There. I found your blog using msn. This is a really well written article. I will make sure to bookmark it and come back to read more of your useful info. Thanks for the post. I will definitely return.”

(I got this comment a few hundrend times, and I am not exaggerating)

“Acitretin has been approved by the FDA for treatment
of psoriasis, although it is less effective than Etretinate, which it has replaced.

This allows fresh new skin cells to replace the old ones that have flaked off.
It is also really drying so applying a moisturizer first before the treatment and allowing it to dry is recommended.”

What is the connection to my blog, you ask? No connection. I have never posted about anything remotely connected to this. This is just a spammer trying to add a link to his supplements site.

“Fantastic blog! Do you have any helpful hints for aspiring writers?

I’m hoping to start my
own website soon but I’m a little lost on everything.
Would you suggest starting with a free platform like WordPress or go for a paid
option? There are so many choices out there that I’m totally overwhelmed .. Any ideas? Many thanks!

I would be inclined to answer this person seriously had I not gotten this same exact comment, in the same exact wording, so many times. Anyway, it is so annoying to do all this sifting. It is especially when I really work on some post, and they I get so much rubbish comments, I don’t know how many people have actually read my post.

 

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