Monday, March 18, 2013

A Pet Peeve: Sp@m Comments

Seriously, are there marketers out there who genuinely believe this type of promotion actually works?

Step 1 Go to (random blog)
Step 2 Leave grammatically incorrect, ingenuously flattering, entirely generic comment - sans identity
Step 3 Include link to (p0rn site, etc) as a shortened URL and ask for a courtesy visit

Examples:
Thanks for your support on my weight loss? Also, maybe Google Translate needs an update?

I'm pretty sure the only points I was trying to make in that post was that fresh fruit is yummy and my kids are cute. 

To be clear, I am absolutely giddy when any of you comment on the blog, which is what makes the fake ones so much more of a let down.

What are some of your blogging pet peeves? 


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6 comments:

  1. Spam comments are the pits! You can easily stop them, though, by changing the settings on your blog to only accept comments from Registered Users. I did this recently and I noticed a 0% drop in comments from real people but a 100% in comments from spammers!

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  2. I get that same sp a m! Driving me crazy! It's actually the primary reason I'm migrating to WordPress this week, it seems to be Blogger platform-specific.

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    1. Bleh - if I could justify the $ for moving to self-hosted WordPress, I'd give serious consideration to following you over!

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  3. I'm real! I'm real!:-)

    Ugh. Spam is the worst. I got theeee grossest one last week too. xoxo

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    1. lol Yay for real people! Good to know I'm not alone in this, but wouldn't it be nice if we didn't have to deal with it at all?

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