A few days ago you may have seen my post “3 Ways To Blog Better”. If you read it, then you also read my 3 messages throughout the post, which clearly stated “Do not like, or comment, this is a test for spammers”. Before I go on let me tell you what a spammer is, in the Blogosphere.
What Is A Spammer In The Blogosphere?
A like-spammer is someone who Likes random posts without reading them. They go through, and like everything hoping to get some free advertising, views, anf follows to their blog. A comment-spammer is very much the same, except for the fact that they leave vague comments like “Wow, really enjoyed this post”, implying that they read the post, but showing no proof, leading us to believe that they are a spammer. Or more commonly “This post is so great! Come help support my blog too”, or “Hey I have my own blog, come check it out”, and even just leaving a link to their blog in the comment section. Again they do this with the Hopes that someone will see them, and visit their blog.
Why Is It An Issue?
Because you don’t get real results!
It’s that simple. How do you know if someone really likes your blog if they’re just trying to promote theirs. Fun fact: That post (3 Ways To Blog Better) takes 4 minutes for the average person to read. It got 5 likes in the first 2 minutes. Can people read 13 paragraphs in 2 minutes? I’m gonna say no. You see you may not see this as an issue, you may see it as free likes. But serious bloggers want serious results. We want to know how our blog is performing, and if we need to improve something, or if we aren’connecting with our audience. Spammers delude you, and blind you from your mistakes, and what you need to improve.
How can you make your blog better if it’s getting spammed with likes, and Comments?
If something is working, why change it? That’s the mentality of most people. So if your post isn’t real good, and could really use some quality improvement but its getting 50 spam-likes, and comments all the time, how are you supposed to know it’s bad? The average person will say “Oh, well this works, so I’ll keep it up”.
So here’s our results. Again let me say that I left 3 messages saying not to like, or comment the test post.
Avg. First 72 Hours:
This is the average amount of Likes, and Comments Pooja gets on her posts after the first 72 hours, I determined this by examining her blog, and using simple algebra:
Comments: 38.4 Comments
Study Post Results:
After the study posts’ first 72 hours it received
NOTE: 19 comments, & likes were subtracted from that number, for various reasons. We only counted the generect comments that can be copied & pasted over and over from one blog to the next.
This means that Pooja’s blog received about 57 less likes, and 31.4 less comments. Roughly 27% less likes, and 82% less comments. Which would mean that about 70-73% of her likes, and 18% of her comments are spam.
How You Can Test For Spammers On Your Site
Let’s say that hypothetically you receive 100 likes, and 20 comments every single time you make a post. So that means that if you made a poll on your website you should receive at least 100 likes, right?
So the simplest way is to make a poll, and post it. Spammers don’t read the posts they just randomly Like, and Copy & Paste generic comments that can apply to pretty much any article. So if your poll gets 10 likes, but no votes then you’ve got some spammers.
A Note To Spammers:
I know that the chances are literally 0.01%, but if you are reading this then please recognize the negative results of your actions. It’s not fun when you find out that people only like your blog, for advertising there own. Or that they only comment for the same reason. And that’s just the touchy, feely side of it.
It’s bad for bloggers who—as I’ve said—want real results.
And seriously how much do you actually profit from doing this? What? An extra 2 views a day?
If you want advertising then pay for it with Facebook Ads, Microsoft Ads, Or Google Ads. Heck If it gets you to stop spamming I’ll even help you with it! If you need help, or advice for ads contact me at email@example.com
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