How Much 'Blog Comments'-SPAM Is Okay?

@mythociate (15963)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
February 15, 2013 10:36pm CST
And I don't mean SPAM that is just out-&-out product-placement; I mean comments that spend a line or to saying something about your blog or -site (something that MIGHT even be "true" ) and then slappin` a link at the end. Personally, I'll sometimes even go & APPROVE SPAMmy comments that BlogSpot had automatically put into the SPAM-folder ... just for the 'positive reinforcement' (even if it IS fake ... like they say at AA-meetings and with some kinds of prayers-to-G*d, "Fake it `til you make it!") But how much is too much?
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3 responses
16 Feb 13
No one needs a link in their comment unless it's pointing you to something appropriate. In WP, their URL is included as a link from their name, so no other URLs are required... so anyone putting one in a comment gets binned, IMHO. The only people who don't are those who actually add something to the conversation.
@mythociate (15963)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
10 Mar 13
But I can appreciate the silent message that "spammers" give---that your blog is WORTH getting a link from (even if they are 'nofollow'-links---links the search-engine spiders won't COUNT as a link from your blog to their sites).
@joliefille (3696)
• Philippines
16 Feb 13
I notice in Wordpress the SPAM comments don't make it because they filter it well. However in Blogger when I don't moderate comments I get a lot of spammy comments. Too much is when the spam comments have strange links in them and totally unrelated to my article post.
@mythociate (15963)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
16 Feb 13
I accept the unrelated links (lately, a lot of 'online casino'-links) as 'signature links'---the commenters' kinda 'this is what I do' ...
@ayano678 (441)
20 Mar 13
if you try to prevent it, try it on your blog to replace "Dofollow" to "Nofollow". you will be free of spam.