How Spam Comments Waste My Time and Yours

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How Spam Comments Waste my Time and Yours

It has been very exciting to watch this website grow over the past several years. My readership has continued to grow and I receive comments from readers all over the world, many of them thanking me for the lighting information I offer or asking valid questions about things I haven’t covered yet.

However, as bona fide comments and questions have grown, so have their evil twins, SPAM COMMENTS.

There is a lot of erroneous, confusing and just WRONG information out there about how to increase your website traffic through link backs and ping backs. All of it boils down to trying to optimize your search engine rankings aka SEO. The best SEO in the world is based on good, solid pertinent CONTENT that readers will step over ANYTHING to get at. That kind of content takes focus, work, time and patience. Period.

There are charlatans business advisors out there who counsel their victims clients to make lots of comments on other people’s websites in hopes that the people reading those comments will click through to their website and VOILA’, their new business will be catapulted to page one of Google. Not so much.

Lynn Terry, a VERY successful blogger/internet marketer at ClickNewz.com recently wrote a great post Blog Commenting Marketing Strategy…(Stupid, and a complete waste of time!) on this very topic.

I moderate all comments on this blog and no comment gets posted without my approval. This means I now spend a fair amount of time sifting through lots of spam. I thought it might be fun to post a few of these insightful comments here for your edification. I am still trying to work out what aromatherapy or cellulite have to do with photography, but what do I know? Without further ado and for you reading enjoyment, here are some of those gems of wisdom:

“Not long ago, I did not give a lot of thought to leaving comments on site page reports and have placed responses even less. Reading by means of your enjoyable post, will assist me to do so sometimes.” I’m so glad you picked my blog to start with the high quality, value added commenting.

“Aromatherapy massage can be a type of option treatment. Aromatherapy massage is in reality two kinds of option therapy remedies. Therapeutic massage and Aromatherapy differ from each other fundamentally. A combination of aromatherapy massage is fairly efficient in its given functions. Nevertheless, there are not a lot of given functions for aromatherapy massage, its functions and it’s effects are truly seen to be a effective way to relieve anxiety and anxiety along with relieving pains and aches.”

“Sure however, if this specific would take place, any idea what would happen for the earlier kinds?” Glad to see you’ve got that English syntax thing worked out.

“I simply state you come up with quite a few great ideas and I will post a number of good ideas to add to soon.” Alrighty then. I’ll just sit over here and hold my breath while you get right on that.

“If you are suffering out of noticeable cellulite upon your thighs or any place else on your body I surely don’t need to tell most people that it can also be embarrassing. It could actually make uncomplicated pleasures which include going on the beach or installing by this pool Money nightmare. Although people are not taking notice of one’s cellulite it is possible to still look very paranoid concerning situation and not feel certainly comfortable. Authorities that fatty tissue is curable. Cellulite can be another phrase for fat and fat can in fact be destroyed. Lets examine what you’re able to do to solve this disorder.” Cellulite can be another phrase for fat, fancy that, Jack Sprat could eat no fat. Look, I too can create utterly useless blog comments!

“If you have been watching a lot of movies on romance, or in the event you only read books, the general view is that marriages only end up happily ever right after. Now right after a look at the recent statistics, it’s obvious that a lot more than half of the marriages commissioned end up in divorce. There is certainly something substantial about obtaining a marriage to weather the storms of life.” Thank you for the completely random, unsolicited advice on marriage….or was it divorce…..movies….no, romance, right? Right.

“Youre so cool! I dont suppose Ive read something like this before. So nice to search out someone with some original thoughts on this subject. realy thanks for starting this up. this web site is something that is needed on the web, someone with just a little originality. useful job for bringing one thing new to the internet!” I’m so cool! I have just a little originality! I feel so SEEN!

“Okay post. You have a important review on this subject and I will be subscribing to your feed and hope you shall post again soon on similar matters. But I was would like to know what your sources for the article are? Thanks a lot” Yeah. Imma do the legwork for you.

And finally –

“I was recommended this web site by my cousin. I am not sure whether this post is written by him as nobody else know such detailed about my trouble. You’re wonderful! Thanks!” Cause it’s all about you my narcissist friend.

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2 comments

  1. This post cracked me up! You make words so nice. Like a music to the ear-brain connection tunnel. My eye-eye sees pretty sentence makings of you.

  2. deborahwolfe says:

    Thank you so much much Kevin! I checked out website of yours and some lovely images have you there. Work of greatness! Thanks for stopping by.