Thursday, October 01, 2009

Fulsome Compliments or Spam?

I regularly receive the following statements on one of the blogs that I manage:

Generally I do not post on blogs, but I would like to say that this post really forced me to do so, Excellent post!

Hey, I found your blog while searching on Google your post looks very interesting for me. I will add a backlink and bookmark your site. Keep up the good work!

I read a few topics. I respect your work and added blog to favorites.

I usually don’t post on Blogs but ya forced me to, great info.. excellent! … I’ll add a backlink and bookmark your site.

Such an enjoyable read, and fantastic comments

Sounds great, doesn't it? Except it's spam, and links from these compliments take readers to get rich quick schemes, porn, sites selling stuff that really would not help my readers.

So I treat the comments as spam and delete them. But there's a part of me that wishes that the compliments were real, and not a hook intended to make me overlook the fact that these people do not read my site, and their comments are automated and intended to sell their products using my platform.

Do you also receive these kinds of comments on your blog? How do you deal with them?

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