Top blog-comment spam on the Arts Talk blog

One of the blogs I help run is the Times Union’s Arts Talk blog, which gets a lot of blog-comment spam. The spam is a product of people trying to scam Google. Included with the comment is often a URL that links to some awful website, so if the comment is approved, then it appears a different web entity is linking to the awful website, thus raising its Google profile.

The thing is, the blog-comment spam is just so nice and positive and reassuring — though it often has nothing to do with the content of the post to which it is allegedly commenting on. I never approve these comments, but I like sharing them. Here’s the best comment of the week:

“I’m impressed, I have to say. Really rarely do I encounter a weblog that’s both educative and entertaining, and let me inform you, you may have hit the nail on the head. Your thought is outstanding; the difficulty is something that not enough individuals are speaking intelligently about. I’m very happy that I stumbled throughout this in my seek for one thing relating to this.”

Published by Michael Janairo

Writer. Reader. Coffee drinker. Fiction. Poetry. Art. Museums. (My family name is pronounced "ha NIGH row.")

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