This blog has made it on to a number of DoFollow blog directories and as a result every day I get a number of comment spammers telling me how valuable one of my posts is in hopes of getting a clean spammy link.  I have been getting a lot harsher about what I consider comment spam and what I just consider boneheaded posting but this post on How Not to Spam a Do Follow Blog should be must reading for all of the idiots who keep my spam trigger finger limber.

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  • Craig Mullins  August 8, 2008 at 1:03 pm

    You mean I shouldn’t use an automated program to send out 5,000 comments an hour of all the same thing?

    I wonder if I can get my $1,399.97 I paid for my bloggers high performance comment spam script.

    I had a feeling I was getting ripped off. 🙂

  • Mark Laymon  August 8, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    As someone that happens to use comments very heavy to promote money sites. I am amazed that so many spammers just have no clue how to utilize do follow blogs. They are some of the most highly cared for pieces of real estate online. It is often the value they bring to your internal link structure that many just do not see.

    @Craig, you should have come to me, I would have given you a discount…

  • Craig Mullins  August 8, 2008 at 5:41 pm

    Haha, I just wish I could stop getting the 6,000 trackback spam comments I get a day.

    Maybe I’ll buy that script with a rotating IP proxy server & join the crowd. (I’m just kidding folks, don’t get your boxers (or panties) in a bunch.

    I’d be curious if they have any good studies about how many of those comments & trackbacks actually stick from some of those spammers. It’s obviously worth if for them with so many people doing it.

  • Zoran  August 9, 2008 at 1:29 am

    I have same problem with one my blog,a lot of comments every day 🙁

  • Justin Smith | Searching Solutions  August 11, 2008 at 6:48 am

    I finally turned off the dofollow plugin on my older blog. I was so sick of removing the comments. The funny thing is… so many people use this as a spammy technique, you’d think they would get smarter at it. But they just seem to be getting worse!! links in the body, whole comments that say nothing but: “great post man”. It’s ridiculous. Such a huge waste of time. I almost feel bad for them…

  • Johnathan Brandon  August 13, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    Love it!

    Interestingly enough, I found your site through a “do follow” blog list. I was writing an article about what “nofollow” means and the value in posting quality comments. The benefit from the list to me is that it leads me to new sites I may have otherwise not found, and which generally have more interaction. I’m happy to see links on my sites for people who contribute materially to the site, but I tend to focus equal or greater energy on deleting the crap.

    Glad I found the site. I’m looking forward to getting caught up on some of the older posts and hopefully adding a local element to my strategies.

  • Andrew Shotland  August 13, 2008 at 9:28 pm

    Welcome Johnathan. We look forward to hearing more from you (assuming you are not shilling for Herbal Viagra).

  • Johnathan Brandon  August 14, 2008 at 4:35 am

    Thank you… and no herbal viagra. (Just the real thing here, which if your are looking for some just visit my site at . . . just kidding)

  • Sam Chapman  September 9, 2008 at 12:43 pm

    This is exactly why bloggers need to moderate comments. There are plenty of black and gray hat folks out there and it looks like there are more just plain ignorant ones who don’t understand. Both cases are pretty sad.

  • Steve  June 17, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    Why don’t you also install the KeywordLuv plugin to allow people to get their keywords in while also providing their names?