Fake comments

If you run a website sooner or later you’ll see spam in the comments. Here are some tips for recognising them:

Spam comments are very vague. Instead of discussing your content, it says something very generic, such as “your website is great”. E.g.

naturally like your web-site however you need to take a look at the spelling on several of your posts. A number of them are rife with spelling problems and I to find it very bothersome to inform the reality nevertheless I will surely come again again.

There is nothing useful in this comment, and it could apply to anyone’s website. So obviously it was sent to every website they could find hoping someone clicks on their link.

Another place to look is the sender’s URL. Some website software such as WordPress allow commenters to include their URL (their web page). Look at it closely, if it says something like paydayloansonlinecash.com then it’s spam – they’re trying to make money off your site.

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