In last few days I have noticed increased number of [tag-tec]comments SPAM[/tag-tec] coming across my site. Right at this moment I was glad I’m using Spam Karma 2 plugin, which kills it 100% and with no effort on my part. Superb plugin for [tag-tec]WordPress[/tag-tec] and I cannot recommend it enough if you are using this blog platform.
But still seeing all the SPAM comments coming in I decided to do a little investigation and discovered that out of 73 spam comments – 65 came on one and very same Article I wrote – “Write Blog Headlines To Explode Article Views And Create Stampede Of Targeted Traffic”. I have to add that I use Google Webmaster tools for sitemap submission and queries tracking alongside with Analytics, so that is what I used for my investigation.
Google sitemaps have shown me that very same article I get all the comments on is ranked number 9 in Google results for a very competitive search phrase “blog headlines” entered as free text, no quotes or anything. Needless to say I’m happy with results of ranking but find it funny that SPAMers made me look into results.
Google Analytics has shown me that I got over 200 hits on my site from this specific keyphrase. Lesson learned – check you stats more often and don’t rely on SPAMers to tell you that you ranked well.
So, the question is – how much comment Spam do you receive?