When you start a blog you wonder if anyone out there in cyber space is reading it.
Then something strange happens, you start to get comments.
If you’re like me, you eagerly look to see what they are saying.
Are they bagging your opinion or praising it?
Then your ego takes over.
Following are a few of the comments I received. Some were written by people who obviously had English as a second language but that didn’t deter me, they were positive comments.
“You certainly deserve a round of applause for your post and more specifically, your blog in general. Very high quality material.”
“Hi my friends! I would like to say that this article is really awesome, very well written and have almost all needed info. I’d like to see more posts like this :)”
“Wonderful entry, until it was pleasant to see him. Already I threw myself your blog to bookmarks in my web browser.”
“Hi there, just wanted to show my appreciation for your time and hard work.”
I am now feeling really good about myself. There are people out there who actually like what I am saying.
But what sort of a person would use the name ‘Sex’?
Then I got this one and started to wonder.
“I’m 21 but can only develop thin blond facial hair. How long till I can grow thick dark hair? I realize everyone grows at distinct charges and occasions in their lives but what about individuals in a comparable situation to what I have described?”
Is this some obscure reference to my moustache?
At this point I spoke to Hayden, who knows about all things internet.
I think his explanation went something like:
“I’m sorry to tell you but they’re all spam.
Their comments are general and don’t actually refer specifically to your post, they could be about any post. They are just playing to your ego.”
He went on to tell me that it’s known as “Comment Spam” which is a guerrilla marketing technique, usually promoting dodgy products such as copy-watches, porn and Viagra.
They’re probably using a program that’s searching WordPress blogs and then submitting comment automatically to those sites.
The link on their user name goes to a web site and the more incoming links from different sites gives them a higher google ranking.
For instance, ‘exam training’ would link to a web site about training.
However it isn’t of much use to you, as you are linking to sites with a lower ranking and that will in turn lower your ranking.
Here are a few more, unedited, comments for your entertainment.
Some of the names are rather creative as well.
cope with break up songs ladies.
“I’m curious if it’s okay to borrow part of this publication to use for my research project.”
rock songs get over sad.
“My husband and I genuinely loved learning about on this publication, I was just eager to know if you barter featured posts? I am always attempting to find site owners to make deals with but it’s only a point of view I would call for.”
80 tals kläder.
“Very interesting and useful information, thanks!”
“When i visit a blog, chances are that i get disappointed. On the contrary,I could honestly say that you writting is decent and your website solid.”
“How to make thin hair grow quick and lengthy? I have supper thin hair and it grows truly sluggish how can I make develop faster and longer in the least expensive way?”
get over your ex husband.
“I’m just wondering if it’s okey to borrow some piece of this publication to use for my research project.”
Haven’t I seen this comment before?
I have just received this one. I think it’s time to get some anti spam software.
“lol, nice article friend!. I was reminded of my friends about it, maybe I’ll tell her this blog, and some other friends.”