|What Is Comment Spam?||Kevin Hicks||3/5/13 11:23 AM|
I've read the FAQs and searched the help center: Yes.
My URL is: http://www.leslielovesveggies.net
This website was recently contacted by Google about violating the Quality Guidelines and we're trying to determine if comment spam may be a contributing factor. The site owner posts frequent contests and requires commenting for contest entry. Thus, a post (e.g., http://www.leslielovesveggies.net/2011/03/therabreath-toothpaste-therabreath-oral-rinse-duo-giveaway.html) may have a lot of short comments that may seem meaningless on their own. Could this be considered comment spam if no link building is involved?
Thanks in advance for the help!
|Re: What Is Comment Spam?||travler.||3/5/13 2:39 PM|
This part is:
10. FOR 5 EXTRA ENTRIES – Blog about this giveaway, with a link to my blog and come back and leave the link to your blog post. Post FIVE separate comments that you’ve blogged about this.
backlinks not good - see https://www.majesticseo.com/reports/site-explorer/summary/leslielovesveggies.net?oq=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.leslielovesveggies.net%2F&IndexDataSource=H shows a links issue
|Re: What Is Comment Spam?||Kevin Hicks||3/7/13 1:01 PM|
Apart from backlinks, what I'm actually wondering is if comments are considered "comment spam" even if they *don't* have any links in them. Is it still "comment spam" if there is a high number of short, meaningless comments?
|Re: What Is Comment Spam?||travler.||3/7/13 1:10 PM|
a high number of short meaningless comments are of no use to anyone, or just a spambot trying it on.
Sounds like spam, looks like spam, chances are, it's spam.
|Re: What Is Comment Spam?||Kevin Hicks||3/7/13 2:32 PM|
Good point, but do you think this kind of spam (i.e., short, meaningful comments) would have a negative impact on Google ranking?
|Re: What Is Comment Spam?||travler.||3/7/13 2:42 PM|
Don't think it would have any impact on serps. Trying to imagine what you consider short meaningful comment:
|Re: What Is Comment Spam?||Kevin Hicks||3/7/13 2:51 PM|
Exactly. If you consider the sample blog post I originally shared (http://ow.ly/ixd3y), sample comments include:
|Re: What Is Comment Spam?||travler.||3/7/13 6:39 PM|
That's your idea of a good meaningful comment?
okay go for it - your site, your call :-)
|Re: What Is Comment Spam?||Kevin Hicks||3/7/13 6:55 PM|
Sorry! I meant short, meaningLESS comments. Would these examples of short, meaningless comments impact Google ranking.
|Re: What Is Comment Spam?||webado||3/7/13 8:09 PM|
Because the site has Adsense on it, comment spam as well as seemingly meaningless comments can seriously affect the displaying of ads by altering the nature of the page content.
Content can be spam without any links.
|Re: What Is Comment Spam?||Kevin Hicks||3/7/13 9:49 PM|
That's what I suspected. Thanks so much for your input, Webado!
|Re: What Is Comment Spam?||Suzanneh||3/8/13 2:17 AM|
Look at what the page looks like to the bots: http://totheweb.com/tools/spider-test/index.php (sorry, that page doesn't allow a string query; you'll have to enter the URL yourself.)
As webado said, the comments (as the site has them set up) are part of the content. The page I just linked to shows word counts: therabreath = 82 times.
Not very useful to a site visitor and just filled with a lot of nonsense for the bots.
|Re: What Is Comment Spam?||Kevin Hicks||3/8/13 8:09 AM|
What a great tool, Suzanne! Thanks for sharing that and for helping us delve into the "minds" of bots. Your comment was very useful.