Spammers these days have a new way of approaching their business. They think that bloggers are suckers with egos that need boosting. They try to butter you up with praise because they think that’s what you’re after. There’s a widespread notion that bloggers are people who are full of themselves and think their opinions matter. This new breed of spammer have decided that the best way to get their spam comments approved is by stroking the ego of the blog author. If you don’t have a keen eye for spotting bogus comments disguised as praise, take the extra second to check for links in your comments. Sometimes legitimate comments include links to the author’s site, but most of the time when someone simply wants to contribute a thought they do not ad a link to advertise.
Some butter-em-up comments from the trash
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It’s harder to tell if the comments are coming from bots or actual people who are paid 10cents for every spam comment they leave on a blog; but whatever the case, unless you don’t mind spam that makes as long as it makes you look good to new visitors, before you click approve, check the comment. It is usually easy to detect spam even when disguised as flattery if you’re paying attention. More often than not the comment does not fit the post. “Thank you very much to share this information. It is very useful and informative.” seems harmless enough, but when left as a comment on a page where no information was shared about anything, and when accompanied with a link to an external website, it is clearly spam.