For business owners and practitioners newly venturing into blog marketing, it’s becoming downright annoying, to say the least. Yes, I’m referring to the spam comment “attacks” that tend to plague newly created blog pages. Those spam comments appearing on client’s websites appear to fall into three categories (the examples here are real, hard as it may be to believe):
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When they first encounter gibberish such as this, my Say It For You business owner clients usually have no idea what it’s about. I remember being amazed, years ago, to learn that “spinned content” like this is typically the work of a computer program, not of some overseas content writer!
2. In real English, but having nothing to do with the topic of the blog:
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3. Blatant advertising for web services:
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According to anti-spam service Askimet, at least 80% of all comments posted to blogs are spam. Most of this sea of blog content, what successcreeations.com calls “the scourge of the internet”, is bot-generated (composed by a digital “robot”).
Have you been having this very problem on your business blog? Watch for a post later this week on spam remedies….