Mar 11 2013

Smart and dumb SEO

There are a lot of bad spam out there, as you all k now, and although not the most annoying is the spam you get in the comment section of your blog, it is a bit of a pain.  I got one the other day that read like this:

A person necessarily assist to make significantly posts I’d state. That is the first time I frequented your web page and so far? I surprised with the analysis you made to make this actual put up amazing. Fantastic job!

It was obviously written by someone whose first language was not English, but when I traced the back-link I did not find a cigarette or porn site, but rather a site that was telling you how they could build up your SEO (Search Engine Optimization) with back-links.  Not only that, they were going to charge you $500 a month for the privilege.  They said they got results, and I found, or rather Google found, about 3 million similar if not exact phrases like the one above.  I went to the first few links, and sure enough, the comment section had let the spammer post their comment.  Some were related to SEOs, but others were about things that had nothing to do with their site, such as housing, or recipes.  When I took a look at those back links, they didn’t go back to the SEO site, but probably to their clients.  Nice that they sometimes changed the phrasing.

What can be done about this type of spam?  Just keep them off your website comment list.  I have noticed that if you let one in, then they all swarn there like ants to leftover food.