Is it spam to do this?

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Dear warriors,

Scenario: A post in facebook fanpage with 100 comments. Is it spam to like and reply to at least 50 of them? I just made a decision to work LIKE HELL!!!

The comments will be related to the topic....if facebook won't remind me for aggressive behavior then where is the problem ?

Thank you,
Zourkas
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  • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
    Originally Posted by zourkas View Post

    Is it spam to...
    Once you get that far, the answer is yes. If it were not spam, you would not have to ask the question.
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    • Profile picture of the author GrowTutor
      If you're not commenting to be a part of their community then I call it spam...
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      • Profile picture of the author altitudemarketer
        It may not be technically SPAM... but it is overkill... and Google bot now looks for overkill on comment posting, comment replies, and even guest posts and articles... their on a rampage to stop "Link Schemes" as they call them.

        Watch the recent Matt Cutts videos, and you'll see what I mean.

        I think what would be a better use of time is one or two really good replies with a ton of value and a link to a free offer or helpful info leading to an offer... and do this on multiple forums, blogs... without overdoing it. High value will be more attractive to the reader and Google.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nail Yener
    Originally Posted by zourkas View Post

    Scenario: A post in a page with 100 comments. Is it spam to like and reply to every comment? I just made a decision to work LIKE HELL!!!
    Is there any practical reason to do that? Unless it is your page.
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  • Profile picture of the author zourkas
    I forgot to mention that this is a facebook post with a lot of comments
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    • Profile picture of the author GrowTutor
      Originally Posted by zourkas View Post

      I forgot to mention that this is a facebook post with a lot of comments
      Is it YOUR FB page?
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      • Profile picture of the author zourkas
        Originally Posted by GrowTutor View Post

        Is it YOUR FB page?
        No but I want to promote myself and to do massive valuable work!
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        • Profile picture of the author GrowTutor
          Originally Posted by zourkas View Post

          No but I want to promote myself and to do massive valuable work!
          Spam isn't valuable work. :rolleyes:
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        • Profile picture of the author WillR
          Originally Posted by zourkas View Post

          No but I want to promote myself and to do massive valuable work!
          Adding a ton of comments to one post is not being valuable. It's being a pain in the backside and won't do much for your reputation at all.

          If you want to add value then you wouldn't need to ask this question in the first place. You know it's spammy, that's why you asked. Value of information is not dependent on the quantity of information but the quality of that information. Focus on quality.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by zourkas View Post

    Is it spam to do this?
    Yes; yes, it is spam, of course.

    The only way anyone could say that isn't spam, it seems to me, would be by constructing some pedantic definition specifically for the purpose of saying that, such as "spam refers only to things sent by email" or whatever. And we all know that isn't true. Yes, it's certainly spam. It's unsolicited, and done with solely self-promotional intent, and done in circumstances under which the owner of the page clearly wouldn't welcome it, given a choice about it. I'll have to look up "spam" in the dictionary, but it seems to me that you can't get much spammier than that?

    Originally Posted by zourkas View Post

    I just made a decision to work LIKE HELL!!!
    I wish you good luck with that, in principle ... but there are better ways.
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  • Profile picture of the author IggyRay
    I think that if you can manage to provide value on each and every one of those comments I would not consider it spam on the "Facebook level" but doing so might trigger some filter on the google Algo level
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  • Profile picture of the author IvoryPulse
    Originally Posted by zourkas View Post

    ....if facebook won't remind me for aggressive behavior..
    I wouldn't bet it won't.

    And I agree with everyone else here - yes, it is spam. And it won't do you any good.
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  • Profile picture of the author zahanega
    If your replies actually contain substance...then I wouldn't consider it spam. But I wouldn't count on facebook NOT flagging you
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