100,000 Spam Comments

I had to turn off Do-follow and Keywordluv. I just don’t have the time to moderate so many comments each day. There are too many dickheads out there using spamming tools to waste my time. There is a changing environment in SEO and blog comments, so I am now using Disqus for comments, as it uses java script to embed comments so they are not counted as outgoing links. Anyway, thanks to all those that have made comments over the last year or so contributing to the 4000 + legit (ish) comments on this blog. I appreciate the extra user generated content you have added to this site.

Check out my Akismet stats:

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Turning off Dofollow and keywordluv has sorted out my spam issues.

These stats are a pretty extreme example of spamming. This blog has been do-follow for the most part for the last 2 years. It has been on many do-follow lists, and I know the only reason many people come here is to comment to get a backlink. I knew that, and I supported that idea. But there comes a point when it becomes too much. I still stand behind my belief that Keywordluv is a fantastic plug-in for generating extra comments for your blog.

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32 thoughts on “100,000 Spam Comments”

  1. Check out the guy above me (auto)

    Anyway, I understand completely, I had a blog dofollow for one month and spam comments went through the roof. Anyway, thanks to akismet for keeping me alive for that month 🙂

  2. The stats provided are pretty extreme example of spamming. thanks to akismet for providing such a use full data. this would help in removing the spam comments

  3. The stats provided are pretty extreme example of spamming. thanks to akismet for providing such a use full data. this would help in removing the spam comments

  4. Hi,
    This is well explain article to creating back links. I
    am agree with do follow blog commenting because this is one of the fast way to get ethical back links.

  5. I don’t run a blog myself. Periodically I think about it and then I get scared by the potential of having to deal with something like the figures of spam you are talking about. That’s just horrendous.

  6. Nah, not ALL people came here to spam. It was quite entertaining to see some try to pass of as legit commenters, actually. Moreso, the “spamming tools” you're talking about were, without being racist or anything, scores of indians. It's about $100 for 3000 posts.

  7. For those 2 years – 100k spam comments thats HUGE number.
    why dont you add captcha or other spam protection ?
    In one of my blogs im using are you a robot question , its simple and helps preventing the blog from those annoying spammmers !

  8. For those 2 years – 100k spam comments thats HUGE number.
    why dont you add captcha or other spam protection ?
    In one of my blogs im using are you a robot question , its simple and helps preventing the blog from those annoying spammmers !

  9. I thought there couln’t be much danger when you have comment moderation enabled.But you showed me an authentic exapmle what can happen.

    It depends on the traffic and how known you are.

    enjoyed your blog

  10. What can I say other than..WOW!

    I have two blogs and the amount of spam it catches on my two new ones are just unreal. Sometimes 7 to 1. In spam to good comments. I enjoy the tools and the advantages of dofollow and keywordluv, but dang! Why do there have to be so many lazy ass people out there who just abuse it!?
    They need to show some respect, read the post and comment on it.

    Question: are all the comments that Akismet designates as spam, really spam? Should I just delete all that it labels as spam?

  11. I agree that most is automated and a captcha would correct a lot of these issues, but as usual, it is the dickheads that cause untold trouble for us all. Mostly from india and china. If we could block overseas IP addresses, it would cut 90% of the spam down.

  12. “If we could block overseas IP addresses, it would cut 90% of the spam down.”

    I won’t accept these words …

    adding captcha or other spam protection is the best way to reduce spam.

  13. hahah 100k comments to approve !! OMG, i feel tired after 100 comments and nowadays i dont even go to approve cuz 90% of the comments are spam, and i dont get the 10% in my blog :-/

  14. Interesting that the spam peaks at the start of the graph and gradually decreases (with a few bumps) before you turned off the plugins.

  15. If a blog has a captcha code, isn’t that sufficient to trap spam comments? (Without having to turn off the plug-ins.) Short comments can be read pretty quickly or just glossed over.

  16. It would be interesting to see how your web traffic changed as you turned off the plugins. In particular I would like to see time on site before and after plugin turnoff. I am looking at setting up a blog and would like to know whether to make it nofollow or not. Could you do an update on this?

  17. Hey, Bootcamp. Most users are very annoyed at CAPTCHA. I am one of those.

    Akismet keeps you safe. Hey Simon, how many spam gets through Askismet in one day?

  18. 100,000 is a lot, considering most of them where just using Google site operators to find your website. You made an interesting point about comments and decreasing outgoing links though, wise SEO 🙂

  19. Keywordluv is definitely attractive to spammers, but it great for rewarding genuine bloggers too. I mainly blog on Keywordluv sites because you get rewarded for your efforts.

  20. Shocking stats – but doesn’t surprise me. Thing is, if you run a business, then fine, so long as you’re involving yourself in a conversation and not doing it solely to get your link in, but these Indian SEO companies (and I use SEO in its loosest term) just spam en masse, adding no value to anyone – not even their customers, I guess.
    Good luck with the spam capture…

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