How Blog Spammers Should Be Treated

Comment spam: it sucks. Anyone that owns a blog knows how annoying it is going through comment spam everyday. It’s more time consuming than email spam, since it takes a little longer to sift through (for me anyway, using WordPress).

What to do? Luckily blogging software makes it very easy to report spammers and include all the necessary details. The idiots I recently had issues with were attempting to pimp pharmacy links from my blog. So, in a matter of a few seconds, I copy + paste their info and immediately send an email to the free hosting company being whored out, in this case Ripway. Here’s my email:

Hello,

One of your users keeps spamming my blog, which hopefully is in violation
of your TOS. Please bitchslap this clown by revoking their account.

Author : Lars Norberg (IP: 68.87.77.183 , cdn-ce-wland-t2-04.westlandrdc.mi.michigan.comcast.net)

URI : http://h1.ripway.com/n135/purchase_phentermine_pill.html

Whois : http://ws.arin.net/cgi-bin/whois.pl?queryinput=68.87.77.183

Comment: purchase Phentermine pill

Less than an hour later, I received a confirmation email from a very helpful Ripway employee:

Absolutely, that account has been terminated. Let me know if you see any more of these.

Scott

Wasn’t that easy? Quick, painless, and I got exactly what I wanted. I did end up seeing more of these coming from several different accounts with Ripway, but all I had to do was email Scott and he promptly deleted each account.

The squeaky wheel gets the grease, and simply ignoring comment spam won’t help the situation. Do something about it. I have respect for those that choose the dark side and are successful at it, but don’t try to push your sh*t on my blog, comment spammers.

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Comments

  1. Kelly
    November 24th

    General idea – why not add a survey to this awesome blog so that you can know what us users want? Something like the runpolls surveys would fit in great.

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    November 27th

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  3. Ken Tucker
    December 3rd

    Does anyone have any info on about blog spam software? Some of my friends told me that it is easy to make some big bucks through online marketing, but my blog gets overrun by spam comments. I’ve tried other blog software to no avail.

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  4. George
    December 4th

    Hi all. I was hoping that I could pick your brains a bit. I am new to WordPress, and just finished my first TV show website. I was wondering what plugins have worked best for you with regrds to SEO. Any suggestions or tips would be greatly appreciated.

  5. Nerd
    December 6th

    Hello,
    I’ve just started a blog and im looking to get more traffic, but PPC is so expensive 🙁 Is there a way to get free blog traffic? Thank you in advance!

  6. Ted
    May 7th

    Cool post.

  7. Selina
    May 9th

    Great article, thank you very much!

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