Comment Spam - Embrace It!

Dofollow and spam are closely related otherwise there would be no such thing as the 'nofollow' attribute.

When is dofollow and comment spam a good thing?

Keywords - Depending on the keywords if they are closely related to my blog and their site checks out okay I will allow the comment. The reason for this is to get some organic traffic off of their keywords. Less work for me.

Affiliate Marketers
- First I check out the program and if it seems legit or popular again I allow it. Keywords again are in play here. People pay a lot of money to compete in PPC, and usually the keywords they leave behind is something, someone, somewhere was searching for. Less work for me again!

Twitter Spammers - Please, leave your Twitter profile link on my blog. I could use the followers! Then I can spam you back! Ha ha just kidding. Spammers are acutally too busy spamming to really use Twitter effectively so I don't mind following them as they only send out five or six Tweets a month.

Repeat Offenders - When the spammers seem to visit often I send them an email or leave a comment on their site asking for a back link. After all my blog is dofollow so it does not hurt to ask.

How to combat anchor text: If someone spamming my blog leaves useful info or is contributing I just rewrite their comment for them, and exclude the anchor text. Everyone is happy!

So see comment spam is not all that bad. You can still offer your readers some dofollow juice and keep your spam audience at bay.


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Comments

  1. I usually judge the comment by if they add to the conversation of blog post. When the comment sound like the person has not actually written the post I delete it.

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  2. It sounds like you do a good job moderating your comments! It is good to meet another dofollower. I too have a habit of re-writing comments people leave on my blog (though only to fix grammatical errors).

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  3. Now these ideas really make make me want to try a do follow blog. great ideas!

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  4. Pretty much good reasoning behind it. In my own experience, I have seen the "keywords" in the comments help me well for Google search, specially for long tail keywords. If my post is missing one, the comments fill it up. :)

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  5. Definitely, I agree in my blogs I also delete those comments that I believe they are spammers, like 'thanks for the updates", "thank you", and etc.

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  6. I usually allow anchor text but draw the line at including direct links in the comment itself. Trying to get 2 links seems a bit aggressive.

    I also recommend using Akismet is eliminate the obvious computer generated comments.

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  7. Given your remarks on keyword comments I hope you'll be kind to this one. I have a brand new blog that makes money, or soon will anyway, teaching beginners how to buy and sell websites. Any kindness will be reciprocated in due time!

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  8. Seems that many people are moving towards a similar approach. I don't mind this, but draw the line at totally unrelated posts. It seems that the more comment spam you delete, the more that you get.

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  9. Thats a completely unique way of looking at Comment Spamming

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  10. Haha. I never thought to actually tolerate comment spam. I usually just get kinda ticked off and end up deleting it. Your method is actually very rational and I think I'm going to adopt it if I can. Thanks for sharing another view point on this issue, it's a good one.

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  11. wow thats really interesting i never thought of it in that way and you did provide some decent points as well but the one that does make a lot of sense to is when repeat commentators or spammers comment on your site and that you send them an email asking them if you can comment on their site that does make a lot of sense i would certainly allow you to comment on my blog since you did provide me with several dofollow backlinks

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