Comments on: The New Bloggers Phony Blog Comment Overview http://searchmarketingwisdom.com/2010/07/the-new-bloggers-phony-blog-comment-overview/ SEO industry Thoughts and Rants Sun, 12 Oct 2014 06:21:05 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.3 By: Alan Bleiweiss http://searchmarketingwisdom.com/2010/07/the-new-bloggers-phony-blog-comment-overview/comment-page-1/#comment-2689 Sat, 30 Oct 2010 16:10:46 +0000 http://searchmarketingwisdom.com/?p=1518#comment-2689 Thanks for commenting Betsy! One of the things I enjoy most about allowing comments is getting to meet others based on common thinking, or even on differing viewpoints. I consider the time it takes as being part of life. If you’re at a conference as a speaker, would you tell people at the end of it – thanks – that’s all. No questions please. And no, I’m not going to acknowledge you after I step down off the stage…” ?

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By: Betsy http://searchmarketingwisdom.com/2010/07/the-new-bloggers-phony-blog-comment-overview/comment-page-1/#comment-2688 Sat, 30 Oct 2010 15:57:43 +0000 http://searchmarketingwisdom.com/?p=1518#comment-2688 I agree with Rebekah, no disrespect to those that don’t allow comments, but why blog if not for the community of information sharing that is created through your blog? I mean, look at all of the awesome posts that you have gotten through this one post.
At the same time, I totally understand not wanting to deal with the spam and I am generally disgusted when I see comments such as “great post!” I think that they are kind of a slap in the face to not only the author of the blog, but their regular readers.

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By: Doc Campbell http://searchmarketingwisdom.com/2010/07/the-new-bloggers-phony-blog-comment-overview/comment-page-1/#comment-1557 Tue, 27 Jul 2010 02:39:30 +0000 http://searchmarketingwisdom.com/?p=1518#comment-1557 Great post, Alan. I imagine we’ve all been frustrated by seeing that we have a dozen comments on last night’s post, and then find that we have to delete ten of them as spam.
I’d be following Michael and Rae’s example, if I didn’t have Akismet to run point for me, and I think I can safely say that I get just a little bit less comment traffic that either of them.

Like you, though, I see blogging as a joint effort, between my readers and myself. If I turn off comments, I might as well just publish a book and be done with it.

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By: Sharon A Bunting http://searchmarketingwisdom.com/2010/07/the-new-bloggers-phony-blog-comment-overview/comment-page-1/#comment-1514 Fri, 23 Jul 2010 01:15:13 +0000 http://searchmarketingwisdom.com/?p=1518#comment-1514 Great article!
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By: Josh http://searchmarketingwisdom.com/2010/07/the-new-bloggers-phony-blog-comment-overview/comment-page-1/#comment-1409 Wed, 14 Jul 2010 14:19:32 +0000 http://searchmarketingwisdom.com/?p=1518#comment-1409 I’m with you 110% Alan. I get the notification “You have a comment awaiting moderation” Happily I zip over to the log-in page and read something that has NOTHING TO DO WITH THE POST ITSELF!!!! One of the latest comments I got was on a post when I did an attempt to live blog at SSSS (I’m gonna own you btw in LA). The comment was something along the lines of “Hi this blog really help me with seo/sem/smm/ppc. This post is a great example of your knowledge. Link me and I’ll link you!” Umm no thanks, delete. Though now I’m starting to keep a select few spam comments up just to alter their screen name, and respond accordingly.

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By: Jim Rudnick http://searchmarketingwisdom.com/2010/07/the-new-bloggers-phony-blog-comment-overview/comment-page-1/#comment-1408 Wed, 14 Jul 2010 13:16:41 +0000 http://searchmarketingwisdom.com/?p=1518#comment-1408 ;-)

comments…yes, I have looked into same especially after Graywolf turned his off…and I too wonder if the time I spend seperating the wheat from the chaff, is worth it…

..sigh…

Jim
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By: Halvorsen http://searchmarketingwisdom.com/2010/07/the-new-bloggers-phony-blog-comment-overview/comment-page-1/#comment-1406 Wed, 14 Jul 2010 08:53:15 +0000 http://searchmarketingwisdom.com/?p=1518#comment-1406 I can’t believe some of the comments that come through on my blog. I turned Akismet off after Edward Lewis complained about it. I now get on average 20-30 comments that are awaiting approval each day. All of those usually end up being spam. Some of them are legitimate comments so I will remove the crap links.

It is truly a good link building tactic if you can find a blog that has follow links, especially one that has a decent PR or 3 or more. Just have to find a blog that is relevant (not the case to all the spam I see) to your link spam.

The ones that get me the most are the ones left that deal with nothing on your site. I have over 4,000 comments sitting in my WordPress back-end. If I had to guess, 80% of them are for medications and Viagra. Keeping some of the Viagra comments should the time ever come that I’ll need it.
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By: Halvorsen http://searchmarketingwisdom.com/2010/07/the-new-bloggers-phony-blog-comment-overview/comment-page-1/#comment-1405 Wed, 14 Jul 2010 08:43:41 +0000 http://searchmarketingwisdom.com/?p=1518#comment-1405 I’m okay with being called an asshat. In fact, I love calling people asshats :)
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By: Rob Woods http://searchmarketingwisdom.com/2010/07/the-new-bloggers-phony-blog-comment-overview/comment-page-1/#comment-1404 Wed, 14 Jul 2010 06:44:32 +0000 http://searchmarketingwisdom.com/?p=1518#comment-1404 Yeah. We have comments get mailed to me and the social media guy and between us they get approved fairly quickly.
Rob Woods´s last blog ..robdwoods- -mattcutts while youre at it maybe you can teach ZDNet a bit about spam Look at the comment above yours http-googl-XiwzMy ComLuv Profile

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By: Alan Bleiweiss http://searchmarketingwisdom.com/2010/07/the-new-bloggers-phony-blog-comment-overview/comment-page-1/#comment-1403 Wed, 14 Jul 2010 06:32:23 +0000 http://searchmarketingwisdom.com/?p=1518#comment-1403 Great points Rob. I too moderate all 1st time comments then let them fly after the 1st is approved. It’s a challenge sometimes because it’s important to me that when someone comments legitimately their comment shows up right away.

So far, it’s been a labor of love :-)

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