Saturday, February 05, 2011

Stupid Spam Comments

I sometimes wonder if I'm the only one that gets daily spam comments.  I moderate all comments just so I can catch the spam that might slip by Blogger's spam filters and every week I catch some.  The comments are never for a current post, but go back to something posted weeks or months ago.  Some post titles get more comments than others.  For some reason the post entitled My Italian Stone Fruit Collection is especially popular.  Also one of my posts with Christmas pictures from the 1950's that I posted back in 2009 gets quite a few.  Do they really think I'm going to let their comments go through?  If a comment  is even slightly questionable I delete it.

I'm assuming the people that don't moderate or have the dreaded word verification set up on their blogs are getting these comments and don't even realize it.  They are never for a current post and are usually for things like escort services, enlarging body parts, etc.

Today I got this one:

Hi, i simply needed to come here to show you of a super inexpensive service that posts comments similar to this on millions of Wordpress blogs. Just why you might ask, well you may wish to sell a product or service and target webmasters or merely just increase the amount of backlinks your website has that will improve your Google rankins which will then bring your web site much more traffic and cash. Take a fast look at this website for more information.

This one was caught by Blogger's spam filters.  I removed the link to this website, but it kind of explains how people are able to post so many bogus comments.  This is for Wordpress Blogs, but I'm sure they have it for Blogger too.

It's annoying, but I guess I'll just have to continue to delete, delete, delete.  I have a feeling I'm not alone.


  1. Hi Betty, No, I haven't gotten any spam comments on my blog, and so far google is doing a good job in keeping them off. But I did get a nasty comment, which I deleted, and then I set my blog to 'comment will be published after ... approval'. And then I skipped the word verification, since I have to look at every comment anyway.
    Oh, and I live very near Parsippany, in Rock.a.way. I'll think of you when I drive through Parsippany! Also, NJ IS very expensive, in the housing/property taxes department, at least!
    Hope all is well - oh, btw, did you get a lot of snow? Just saw in the news that Texas, I think the Dallas area, got snow.... Did you remember how to drive in it?!

  2. Betty..... for awhile I was getting all sorts of naughty and annoying spam, but for some 'unknown' reason it stopped, and I'm so thankful! I agree, it sure does feel intrusive and maddening.
    I hope yours stops like mine did!

  3. Betty, do you have your comment ability set to registered users?

    That should cut a lot of them.

  4. Hi. Yes, they are a pain and some slip through the comment moderation and blogger. And you're right - they are always on old posts.


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