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Friday, January 25, 2013


Popularity and Spam

Popularity and Spam


Fellow bloggers-a question please!  Do you see an uptick in spam with the more hits you receive?


Obviously, I am.  Why else would I be asking?


The last month or so my daily readership has swelled by about 3-4 times!  Now I’m glad to see this (even though I have yet to earn a single penny from all these years of complaining), but along with this ballooning readership-I am seeing a huge amount of spam artists.


At first I would go into all the recent posts and delete them.  Then some of them would come back-several times over.  I then thought, “You fool, the more you delete them the more those spammers will come back.” 


With that in mind, I stopped deleting all but the slightly, um, how do I say this in polite company?  Oh, the h-e-double sticks with it-I deleted the ones that were lewd.    Even with my ignoring them, they still visit and feel the need to leave their “mark” in my comment section.




I understand that they want people to go visit their sites.  One even said they “came back to see my site because I had visited them.”


LIARS!  I have not ever visited any of the spam sites-and I will not do so anytime in the future.


Do you think this statement will discourage them?  I sure hope so. 

Where do they come from and why?  Is it my subject matter?  My style of writing?  Could it be that they take turns irritating those of us who have blogs?


Maybe I should try an honest plea to cease and desist?  How’s this for both a request and an ending to this week’s post:


SPAMMERS:  PLEASE GO AWAY!  NONE OF US HERE WANT TO GAMBLE ON YOUR SITE OR BUY ANYTHING OFF OF YOUR LESS THAN WHOLESOME URL.  GO AWAY!  (I’m putting this in caps because I want you to know I really mean that I want to you listen to my published yelling)

Often the spam is automated and it does increase as your bog increases in visibility. I would change your settings to Moderate so you can just delete it before it appears on your blog. The other thing is to use the word verification so a real person has to post it, but I don't like those. Moderating your comments should be enough.
I looked for that when you first mentioned it-but, as usual w/ miss Technodweeb-couldn't find it!
I'll send you a screenshot showing you where to set it.
Just saw it, but I've got 2 interviews! Hopefully I'll be able to figure this out-had 4 more yesterday!
I get a lot of spam too, but blogspot catches all of it and puts in a separate folder awaiting my moderation. It's easy to just delete all of it at once. I have it set up so that any comments posted after my blog has been up a week need to get my approval before they're posted.

Some spam does come within that one-week grace period but somehow blogspot manages to catch those. I only wish my e-mail program at work could function as well. Every day I get spam e-mails with the same subject; I block the sender but the sender uses a different address each e-mail to get around it.

I agree too that some of these spam comments are clever, making it sound like they're almost relevant to the blog you've written. And I've noticed that there's certain blogs I've written that attract a disproportionate amount of spam, despite the blog being years old.

Weird, huh.
somehow it has really blown out of proportion lately-wonder why?
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