Spam Comment I thought I Would Share :)

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I've got a small "high" PR blog network (really just 4 non-money blogs at this point) for my own use - not that high of PR's, but it helps my local SEO rankings, so that's what matters). It just consists of aged domains that I purchased and then duplicated the old content as much as possible onto Wordpress themes.

I get a few spammer comments from time to time, and this one was great:
The next time I read a blog, I hope that it doesn't disappoint me as much as this one (some other negative stuff, then) All I hear is a bunch of whining about something you could fix if you weren't too busy looking for attention.
The blog has absolutely no "whining", it's content that I copied from the original site that was a website for a broadway play that toured across the country.

If you're going to spam blogs, you might want relevant content first; and then even better, you probably shouldn't slam the person running the blog if you want to get your comment published. :confused:
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
    It is a common technique used by spammers. They create controversial or agitating comments. The theory behind it is that the webmaster is more likely to approve the comment in order to respond to it. They are trying to generate an emotional, rather than rational, response.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mark Bradley
      Here's hoping you didn't approve the comment.
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      • Profile picture of the author bdavisx
        Originally Posted by Mark Bradley View Post

        Here's hoping you didn't approve the comment.
        Certainly not

        Originally Posted by MikeFriedman View Post

        It is a common technique used by spammers. They create controversial or agitating comments. The theory behind it is that the webmaster is more likely to approve the comment in order to respond to it. They are trying to generate an emotional, rather than rational, response.
        I get the psychology behind controversial comments, not so much with agitating - but I guess I'm not that kind of person; but if that works for some people, great.
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  • Profile picture of the author Domainate
    Clever idea - haven't run across any of those kinds of spam comments but I'm sure that kind of comment probably works better than the usual crap that comes through.
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  • Profile picture of the author thebitbotdotcom
    LOL! I recognize that one.

    Whenever I see odd comments like that I Google them and more often than not, they are duplicate.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bofu2U
    I would have approved that out of the sheer fact that it's well done. Haha.
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  • Profile picture of the author MattinSD
    I've gotten that exact comment on all of my sites after they started to build PR. It's automated garbage and has nothing to do with your content. I'd just toss it in the spam folder.
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  • Profile picture of the author Maraun
    What I almost fell for on the first time I saw it was: "Your site doesn't display properly in Internet Explorer". I checked and it worked ok and I almost approved it to reply. But then I looked at the backlink of the submission and went: "Ah, ok. That makes sense. To the trash you go."

    Similar vain: "Subscribing with Google Reader didn't work".
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  • Profile picture of the author DPM70
    It's an old trick. It adds nothing to any potential conversation. If they're fishing for backlinks I don't even bother. Just another spammer or spammer employed by a marketer. If it adds even an inkling of relevancy to the conversation then, yeah, maybe. But I'd always be wary of any blog comments with a URL being used.

    People that are honestly joining in a conversation or want to comment on your writing don't usually bother including a URL and these are the most valuable comments to let stand, IMO.
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  • Profile picture of the author Harry John
    I started using disqus on my blog and the amount of comment spam dropped a lot, but I had an increase in the number of trackbacks.
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    • Profile picture of the author prcys
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      Originally Posted by Harry John View Post

      I started using disqus on my blog and the amount of comment spam dropped a lot, but I had an increase in the number of trackbacks.
      Yes disqus is great site for blog and it approve only quality comments on site and remove if there is any spam content. I used to use it.
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