Spam – it’s about flattery these days

Just got this spam comment through and had to share it. It’s symptomatic of a lot of comment spam I see these days – trying to flatter you into approving the comment. Ridiculous, especially when the grammar is so bad. This from someone called “Faggs770”:

“Great goods from you, man. I have understand your stuff previous to and you’re just extremely excellent. I really like what you’ve acquired here, certainly like what you’re stating and the way in which you say it. You make it enjoyable and you still care for to keep it wise. I can’t wait to read far more from you. This is actually a great website.”

And these feeble ego-boosting attempts:

“I think this is among the most significant info for me. And i am glad reading your article. But wanna remark on few general things, The site style is great, the articles is really nice : D. Good job, cheers”

“Hello.This post was extremely remarkable, particularly since I was investigating for thoughts on this matter last Wednesday.”

This guy is trying too, but he’s being a bit more cool about it…

“Article quality is good. It can be published as well.”

Why thank you!


UPDATE: As I seem to continue getting these strange comments, I’m going to add them to this post below. I find them quite funny for some reason.

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Omg, this is classic…

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Wow, this one’s pretty deep:

The very heart of your writing while sounding agreeable at first, did not really sit properly with me personally after some time. Somewhere throughout the paragraphs you actually were able to make me a believer unfortunately only for a short while. I however have a problem with your jumps in assumptions and one might do nicely to help fill in all those gaps. In the event you can accomplish that, I could surely end up being impressed.

11 thoughts on “Spam – it’s about flattery these days

  1. Getting Spam comments like this is very much common now. The tools like ScrapeBox and Xrumer are well-used in this. The first comment you mentioned seems to be the result of very bad spinning, being the example of a murder attempt not executed properly.

    I Googled the comment you marked as a classic and guess what there are 139,000 results having instances of the spun versions of the same comment. I wonder, when and how this mass spamming would stop.

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  4. This post now has real spam as comments – yay! I figure that if I take out the URLs and email address from the comment spam then it’s now bad for the interwebs. So bring it on spammers!

  5. I run several blogs myself and I find it infuriating. It seems like an hour of my day is spent just deleting comments which are blatant SPAM. Do you have anything in place to reduce the amount of SPAM you manually have to filter, Grant?

    1. I’m just glad we have blog plugins like Askimet these days which makes it much less time consuming to handle SPAM. If you haven’t looked into Askimet already BO2, I’d recommend you do so, it will make your life that much easier.

  6. Where does this spam come from? I am constantly getting the exact same messages and it’s very annoying. What I really don’t understand is when I go to click on the website they link back to, they aren’t even selling anything. What’s the point?

  7. The comments are generated from SPAM tools like Xrumer and Scrapebox. The idea is the backlinks generated from the comments will increase their search engine rankings and drive additional traffic to their website(s).

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