In the four years that have passed since I set up this blog, I’ve seen literally thousands of comments submitted by spammers, mostly offering to enhance a piece of anatomy that I do not possess. Some of the comments have been rather more original and/or amusing, so I thought I’d give a few of them the light of day – although without their dodgy links. (Sorry spammers.)
“Write more, thats all I have to say. Literally, it seems as though you relied on the video to make your point.You clearly know what youre talking about, why throw away your intelligence on just posting videos to your blog when you could be giving us something informative to read?”
A reasonable point if we overlook this spammer’s inability to use apostrophes … except that the comment was posted underneath a 500 word educational blog piece that did not contain any video.
“Always go after your heart.”
Good advice, but irrelevant to content marketing.
“A doctor or dentist can do a thorough examination of the nose, throat and mouth and will far better have the ability to pinpoint the underlying result of one’s snoring.”
“Wonderful items from you, man.”
I’m a woman.
“I was recommended this blog by my cousin. I’m not sure whether this post is written by him as no one else know such detailed about my problem. You’re incredible!”
Your cousin did not write this post.
“I see that you write a lot about zombies.”
No we don’t.
Thankfully none of these comments ever saw the light of day, thanks to the amazing Askimet, our WordPress plug-in of choice for spam filtering. If you have a blog or are thinking of setting one up, make sure you consult with your web developer to choose the best protection against spammers. They can do worse things than offend with their poor spelling and inane content: if their comments go live they can actively damage your website’s standing with Google. Make sure that doesn’t happen!