This is why you shouldn't auto-approve comments on your blog

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This is the most blog comment spam I've ever seen on one page before.
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  • Profile picture of the author MrMonetize
    Scrapebox loves that page..
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex Blades
    Lol, great find, Scrapebox makes a stop there everytime it runs to Akismet on other sites
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  • Profile picture of the author J Bold
    Yep, the days of auto-approval are long, long gone.
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  • Profile picture of the author kaposzta
    Wow, these comments are hilarious!

    "I admire you for writing this excellent article. This information is well-researched and interesting. I became so involved in this content that I couldn’t make myself quit reading. Thank you for producing great quality work."

    LOL
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  • Profile picture of the author Jordan Kovats
    Just bleeding linkjuice...major boost in rankings from that comment...lol...
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  • Profile picture of the author thedanbrown
    Wow... never heard of someone auto-approving comments in the last year...

    Way too much spam and link builders out there.
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  • Profile picture of the author MrMonetize
    Originally Posted by Jordan Kovats View Post

    Just bleeding linkjuice...major boost in rankings from that comment...lol...
    They are all NoFollow links so it there is no link juice lost, but if they weren't, with 4106 outbound links the value of one link is pretty much nothing.
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    • Profile picture of the author Chad Kimball
      Originally Posted by MrMonetize View Post

      They are all NoFollow links so it there is no link juice lost, but if they weren't, with 4106 outbound links the value of one link is pretty much nothing.
      it doesn't matter if that particular link has no value because its being created in less than a second by a computer program along with 100,000 others.

      you better believe 100,000 blog comments (spam or not) still has an effect on your ranking, anyone of you tried it recently?
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      • Profile picture of the author MrMonetize
        Originally Posted by Chad Kimball View Post

        it doesn't matter if that particular link has no value because its being created in less than a second by a computer program along with 100,000 others.

        you better believe 100,000 blog comments (spam or not) still has an effect on your ranking, anyone of you tried it recently?
        My reply was to say these links pass no link juice like the poster mentioned, not that the link has any relevance to ranking. Of course diversity in your link profile is key, so a mix of both is preferred.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ephrils
    So much spam on that page it's still loading :p

    I have it set to alert me if 1 link is posted. Even if you bypass Akismet I'm sure I can tell a spammer from a real poster.
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  • Profile picture of the author bangwhosnext
    I, for one, would not want to be linked to that article.

    I would be concerned that it might have negative repercussions.
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  • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
    Any sane webmaster would NOT use a theme that has comments on the Page template. Why the heck would anybody want comments on About or Contact page?

    If they use such a theme... they deserve it.
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  • Profile picture of the author JasonBennet
    Seriously, I feel any sane bloggers will not auto approve comments given the amount of spam comment that is widespread all over the internet. I will just recreate my whole blog if I have so much junk on my website.
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  • Profile picture of the author Benny L
    Can one of you veterans please explain to this newb, either here, or via PM, what you mean by "link juice"?

    I'm american. I get the lingo. But I'm confused as to what you are referring to in this context. Thanks.
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    • Profile picture of the author Gabby12
      Originally Posted by Benny L View Post

      Can one of you veterans please explain to this newb, either here, or via PM, what you mean by "link juice"?

      I'm american. I get the lingo. But I'm confused as to what you are referring to in this context. Thanks.
      Try the search button at top of page, works wonders
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      • Profile picture of the author Benny L
        Originally Posted by Gabby12 View Post

        Try the search button at top of page, works wonders
        Done. So far I've read about 6 or the 299 threads involving "link juice". Instead of reading the other 293, perhaps I'll have better luck on Google. Let me try that next.

        Ah ok. got it. Ummmm... Thanks... Never having heard it before, I naturally didn't realize it was such a common term.
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    • Profile picture of the author MrMonetize
      Originally Posted by Benny L View Post

      Can one of you veterans please explain to this newb, either here, or via PM, what you mean by "link juice"?

      I'm american. I get the lingo. But I'm confused as to what you are referring to in this context. Thanks.
      If you want to melt your mind, read this - PageRank - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

      Link Juice is the amount of authority/PR passed from one page to another via a link.
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      • Profile picture of the author meepmeep
        While loading that page, my browser froze and my laptop's fan turned on. There must be a *LOT* of comments.
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    • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
      Originally Posted by Benny L View Post

      Can one of you veterans please explain to this newb, either here, or via PM, what you mean by "link juice"?

      I'm american. I get the lingo. But I'm confused as to what you are referring to in this context. Thanks.
      You saw the wiki page - that's the scientific mambo-jambo...
      Here, in the WF 'mambo-jambo' is just one of the many SEO urban myths
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Silvey
    You would think people would learn.
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  • Profile picture of the author clever7
    It’s a good idea to have filters and even a captcha to prevent spammers from submitting their comments with links all the time. These comments are a true nightmare.







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  • Profile picture of the author mekdroid
    Originally Posted by Curtis2011 View Post

    Check out this page.

    This is the most blog comment spam I've ever seen on one page before.
    LOL!!!!

    On the other hand ... you could always take some of the comments and paste them in Google to get a quick list of auto-approve sites :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex Greene
    I have seen a lot more comment spam in one page before. But one thing is for sure here, among those comments, not even 2% were made manually. Because the words used in those comments are widely used to blast through scrapebox.
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    • Profile picture of the author Gonzosan
      lol, I've seen a few blogs with replies like that and I always wondered why. My blog had comments enabled for a little while then the first handful of them seemed to be just spam so I closed them off. The blog was really more of a personal project so I didn't need comments.
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  • Profile picture of the author LarryC
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  • Profile picture of the author jvjoe
    People still use Auto-Approve?

    Those days are long gone...
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