Has someone been crapping spam all over your blog?
One of the things a blog creator must decide is whether to allow readers to leave comments. Comments usually add to the value of a blog post, yet many comments are nothing more than spam.
Why do spammers spam blog comments?
If a web site places a link to their site on a blog, it counts as a "backlink" to their site. If a site has many backlinks, it’s supposed to legitimately indicate how popular the site is. Search engines like Google use these backlinks to rank a site and improve its position when users do searches.
I’ve read advice on blogging that says to improve my blog’s rank, I should leave comments on other blogs with a link back to Deceptology.
So sites that want to improve their rankings try to create as many backlinks as possible. One way to do this is to leave fake comments on blogs, which is an illegitimate way to do "search engine optimization," or SEO.
Here are some examples (all since removed) from my blog comment sections:
On my post How to steal lottery tickets>>
buy lotto tickets online said…
‘Playlottoworld.com’s knows our worry concerning ticket ownership to claim. We need not to worry about it. Each of its courier’s sign a contract which describes the nature of our lottery ticket purchases, and establishes the ownership of tickets, as well as the chain of custody of every lottery ticket we buy.
Despite the grammar mistakes, this does at least relate to lottery tickets. They sure seem to mention the word "tickets" or "lottery tickets" a lot. The "user name" contains a link back to their site.
On my post about an optical illusion hair clip and a deceptive clock>>
accurate clocks said…
Interesting post! I hope you could also feature some photos accurate clocks in the world. Thanks!
This gets two mentions of their link, in both the comment and as their supposed user name. Did you notice that the grammar is not quite correct? That’s a noticeable feature of these fake comments.
But at least the above comments have something to do with the posts. What about the comment on this post: He created a crappy fake car stereo to save his good one>>
pimples are really annoying, you can kill them using benzoyl peroxide but it will also make your skin red.
I guess there must be a relationship between cheap car stereos and pimples.
Besides leaving a link to a discount online pharmacy, this guy created a fake WordPress blog as his user name. If he had only used the pharmacy link as his name, he would have gotten two links for one bogus comment. Amateur!
Ironically, here’s one for a post called Ha! I tricked you! Now buy something!>>
"Ha! I tricked you by improving the ranking of my network marketing site!" thought the spammer. He has a backlink in his user name, and adds his website address as his message. And for some reason he leaves a string of numbers (his phone.) But he only gets one backlink.
Finally, here’s someone who knows how to scam with spam. This comment was left at the post The strange forgeries of Mark Augustus Landis>>
emma jacob said…
I can’t find the words to express how I feel about Handwriting expert. But your little paragraph really said what I can’t. I am a HUGE fanatic of Signature forgery experts preferably from ancestors and it’s always a treat when one is found that is Forgery expert . Those I cherish the most. They are priceless.
Three backlinks in one comment! And if you click on the fake name "emma jacob," you go to a "Profile Not Available" link from Blogger, so it seems as though this could be a real person who uses Blogger who made a little mistake when she set up her user link. Very nice attempt.
Could a fake comment that sounds somewhat reasonable be created from a form? Let’s try the above comment as a template, but fill it in their links with different words:
I can’t find the words to express how I feel about Fake spam comments But your little paragraph really said what I can’t. I am a HUGE fanatic of Fraudulent comments experts preferably from ancestors and it’s always a treat when one is found that is Fake to spam my blog. Those I cherish the most. They are priceless.