Comment Spam results

I turned off all the anti-spam widgets on this site for about 2 days.  That’s quite long enough for a good sample.

In that time I got 106 comments with at least 5 links (and usually more).  I’m not allowed to view most of these at home and wouldn’t dare click them at the office.  Another dozen or so were realistic enough to get posted without requiring moderation.

All that for a tiny little blog with about 4 regular readers.

I think the point is not so much to be read as to affect search engine rankings.  The more links “out there” pointing back to your site, the more popular, and thus relevant, your content must be.

The filters are going back in…

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