May 19, 2013

The Evolution of Spam Comments

So, spam comments on blogs have changed over the past couple of years.

At first they were purely complimentary, like this:

Hey, great blog man! I really like your style, and your unique way of writing! Check out my website as well, and let me know what you think!
Howdy! I could have sworn I've been to this site before, but after checking out a few articles I realise it's new to me. Anyway I have bookmarked it and will be coming back often. Feel free to visit my site:! 
Wow, thanks for your marvellous posting, you really are a talented author! I have added your site to my RSS feed and will keep reading with interest. I want to encourage that you continue your great work, have a nice weekend! Check out my site,

Sometimes these were so nice I was really tempted to publish them.

Others don't do it quite as well:

What a stuff of un-ambiguity and preserveness of valuable experience on the topic of unexpected emotions. Here is my weblog:

Then gradually I noticed a touch of criticism creeping in - probably to make them seem more like real people?

Have you ever considered about adding a little bit more than just your articles? I mean, what you say is fundamental and everything. However think about if you added some great graphics or videos to give your posts more, "pop"! Your content is excellent but with images and clips, this blog could certainly be one of the greatest in its field. Fantastic blog! My site -

I was curious if you ever considered changing the page layout of your website? It's very well written; I love what you've got to say. But maybe you could a little more in the way of content so people can connect with you better. You've got an awful lot of text for only having 1 or 2 pictures. Perhaps you could space it out better? My site -

You might be correct, but f*** off anyway, spam robot!

Or there's the fake "hey just letting you know" type:

Hello there, I believe your web site could be having browser compatibility problems. Whenever I take a look at your blog in Safari, it looks fine however, when opening in I. E., it has some overlapping issues. I simply wanted to provide you with a quick heads up! Aside from that, fantastic website! My site:

Lately, they seem to have given up all pretense, and just slam you with volume (hundreds of comments a week) and WORDS. Each one is crammed with as many SEO-friendly words as possible. They don't even attempt to make sense.

Factors several benefits together with the service to the software. If the insurance company believes the repair will be too costly they would rather not pay to fix it. There is a Gamestop located at [address]. My advise is to take some time to research and study the process yourself, which would give you enough leverage to do the property deal on your own. Here is my site:

I know this post is going to get me inundated with more. But I couldn't resist.

Do you have a blog? How are you dealing with spam? 

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  1. In just delete spam without reading - useless waste of time - though it does make quite an endearing blog post.

    1. Thanks x
      I just delete it too - but as they come to my email inbox (must stop that actually) a few catch my eye as I delete them.
      Volume has gone up enormously. I'm beginning to understand why so many bloggers have put captcha back on.

  2. I have Akismet set up on my Wordpress blog. This catches most of the comments. I have a quick scan before deleting as it has caught some genuine comments, but not many. This seems to be enough to stop me seeing any spam comments :)

    1. Ah, I will have to look into that one - if available for Blogger. I hardly used to get any spam, but I think Blogger's spam catcher is not working as well as it used to. We're always going to be playing catch-up I guess.
      Thanks for the tip!

  3. Hi Jackie,

    Yes indeed. I no longer get them because I filter them out. The odd one still manages to worm its way through though.

    If I didn't filter and moderate them I would appear to be the most popular blogger on the planet.




    1. Yes, I too am very popular right now!
      I'm clearly not filtering well enough - will look at this again. Thanks PM

  4. I just stumbled onto this post which is most informative and I will definately be revisiting. Have you considered blocking "Anon" from commenting, I have done this and it elliminates spam. Anyway pls visit me at

  5. I just delete them without reading too, seem to be doing it a lot more than I used to. Saw a post the other day that talked about a few different commenting systems to keep spammers at bay, but don't really want to change. Had a look at blocking Anons on blogger, but couldn't work out how to do it! I am rubbish!

    1. I am too because I couldn't work out how to do it either!



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