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Comment spammers are getting creative. They are posting messages on blogs, that at first glance, look like actual comments:
Here’s a sample of one I got today;
“Hi! I’m David Banner! Your site is good, i love it!”
At first glance, it looked like a genuine comment. The second line was a link: “Buy cialis”
The ones I get on my ObservationMountain.com blog can get quite wordy:
“Hey! , I must say that you have a great information on your blog o Stage A Home For Sale : Observation Mountain. com . Even I could not understand the whole article it is nice to know that people are writing also for removing wallpaper as that is how i found you on Google , anyway just i stop it to say hello and posted my thought on your blog o Stage A Home For Sale : Observation Mountain. com comment section. Cheers and keep growing your blog.”
This links to a site/blog that has one page with some content, and the rest is filled with ads.
This must be a popular one, as I have six of these…all from different authors of the same site. A site filled with content, but lots of ads.
“I searched for \’Teen Obesity\’ at google and found this your post (\’For Parents – Overweight Teenagers : Observation Mountain. com\’) in search results. Not very relevant result, but still interesting to read.”
Here’s a nice compliment from John:
” Interesting information thanks for writing”
This links to an ebook site
And lastly, Mary left this comment:
“Interesting information thanks for writing”
It’s the same as Johns, and links to the same ebook.
FYI: I did not correct the typos in the above “comments”.
Fortunately I have Akismet as my WordPress spam blocker. Although at times a real comment falls into the spam folder, I do periodic spot checks, and “de-spam” any that are not spam.
Thus far, Akismet has blocked over 3200 spam comments on my blogs
Have you noticed comment spam similar to these hitting your blog(s)?
Which spam blocker do you use?
If you do not use a spam blocker, how much time do you spend deleting spam comments?