Damn Comment Spammers

I guess one of the signs that a blog is getting bigger can be based on the amount of comment spam one gets. If that is the case then my blog is growing at a pretty good clip because I’m up to 10 comment spam per day. Most of the spams are the bot type that you can kill off with anti-spam software. However, the comment spams that are submitted by real live spammers are a bit trickier because most software can’t catch those.

Believe it or not, there are spammers out there who go from blog to blog entering the same “I like your blog!” message to every posts you have indexed on Google. Many of these spam gets posted because the blog owner thinks it’s a real comment. However, if their name links to some online casino, chances are it’s spam.

I have zero tolerance for comment spam. I moderate every single comment to this blog so you spammers can go elsewhere because you’re never getting any backlinks from me.


15 thoughts on “Damn Comment Spammers”

  1. cameron says:

    how many people read your blog? (It’s in my newsgator)

  2. John Chow says:

    I don’t know how many people are sub to the RSS feed but according to my stats software, about 100 to 200 people per day visit this blog.

    One thing for sure. I’ll never get rich on this traffic. LOL

  3. Hey all my blog posts leave a link to a non-adsense, biography page about me really.. Doesn’t bother ya does it?

  4. John Chow says:

    You’re fine. I know your comments are legit and not spam.

  5. Stephen says:

    And you told me getting spammed had nothing to do with being popular! 😉

  6. Marco says:

    I don’t know why those spammers bother… There must be some money in it otherwise they wounldn’t be doing it.

    Just imagine the amount of lost productivity from all this blog spamming with blog owners needing to manage their spam… errrr….

  7. Kenny says:

    Hi John,I found your blog via tyler`s blog links..:) anyways, I read this post about those spammers … Im having the same problem at my blog, they spam like 7-10 comments everyday and its usually about drugs or something.. wanna team up and beat the shit out of those suckers? 😛 haha

  8. John Chow says:

    Oh how I would love to beat the crap out of spammers.

  9. Stephen says:

    I bet you’d love to open up a “CAN” of it on them. Get it? Can? Spam? LOL! 😛

  10. John Chow says:

    You want to see an example of sneaky comment spam? Go here http://www.johnchow.com/index.php/dine-out-vancouver

    Comments 3 to 6 are all comment spam. I removed the backlinks from the comments before approving them. He he he.

  11. Mudzy says:

    WTF.???

  12. John Chow says:

    I installed Spam Karma 2 to the blog last night. So far so good. No one spam got in yet!

  13. HMTKSteve says:

    I find that many spammers try to hide comment spam by commenting (and trackbacking) to very old posts.

    The rational is that if they drop a comment (and link) on an old story no one will notice it but the search engines.

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