Check out some of these just totally nice comments I've gotten recently:
"Thanks for the post. You should take part in a contest for one of the best blogs on the web."
"I just want to offeг you a huge thumbs up for youг grеat information you've got here on this post."
"This design is wicked! You obviously know how to keep a reader amused. Between your wit and your videos, I was almost moved to start my own blog (well, almost. ..HaHa!) Wonderful job. I really loved what you had to say, and more than that, how you presented it. Too cool!"
"Superb blog! Do you have any tips for aspiring writers?"
"This is the perfect site for anybody who wants to understand this topic. You understand so much its almost tough to argue with you (not that I personally will need to…HaHa). You definitely put a new spin on a subject that's been written about for years. Wonderful stuff, just excellent!"
"Saved as a favorіte, ӏ love your wеbsite!"
Really nice, right? Except for the fact that the next line of each of these posts was "Check out my new website for V1agra!"
Seriously, I like how they take the time to really pour on the compliments. This obviously must work on some people. They must think to themselves, "Well, this person took the time to read my blog and really likes it. Maybe I should check out this product of theirs, this... Viagra, and maybe buy some of it."
Well, if we're being honest, I really do love your blog and it WAS one of the reasons that I started my own. (Along with Dr. Grumpy's.) I do like your blog a lot more than Viagra's, too.ReplyDelete
Wait, so this isn't the site where I go to order Viagra?ReplyDelete
Did you makes those up??ReplyDelete
I don't think they're quite after YOU going to get whatever drugs, but more putting their site information out there with the term so that Google and other searching engines rate it higher and put it up on the list on the top of the first page. And as much as possible, it's bots posting these, too.ReplyDelete
Yeah, I recognize that it's almost entirely bots. I couldn't imagine a human being actually doing it. Plus the fact that they increased exponentially since I got rid of captchas.Delete
Yeah, it's time to turn up your spam filter on the comments. . .ReplyDelete
But when I did that, everyone complained (like, daily) about the captchas being too hard.Delete
How about the ones that are all in Japanese/chinese - don't click those. One company I know had their website hacked and their entire website started selling Viagra. yay!ReplyDelete
hehehe! If I remember correctly, I started following your blog when I was a young (sigh...), scared second year medical students. I am not sure what linked me to your blog, I think it was probably a Google search... and to REALLY, actually, compliment you - your blog is fantastic. There are few moments when you agree with/associate with all/almost-all of a blogger's posts and your posts are *always* stuff I would want to read. Even if I disagree with some of the content sometimes (ahemWeeklyWhinesahem...), I still enjoy reading them. And goodness, your cartoons!! I bought the book but I am too scared to read it cos THEY WILL ALL FINISH :( and your new cartoon posting rate is slower than previously so I cherish them all the more.ReplyDelete
Also, I have comment moderation on my blog, so I see a range of some of the spam posts you mentioned - and I swear to God, sometimes, it is *genuinely* difficult to tell whether they are just being complimentary visitors or spammers!! I have to look at some comments two or three times before marking them as spam... ooops. Maybe that's just me being blonde, of course. (This is, of course, just to clarify - NOT those kinda spam comments that BLATANTLY advertise viagra, I know *those* kinds of spam, guys!! Sheesh. :P) lol jks I have black hair. :P
Thank you :)Delete
The second I see a link in the comment, I just delete it. Google is actually pretty good at doing it for me, but I get to see the comments when they're emailed to me.
Hahahahahaha, as I was reading these I totally was like "I bet they're selling c14l1s or v14gr4 or something. :/ReplyDelete
But your blog IS truly awesome and wonderful, Fizzy <3