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Hey Disqus, 627 Comments in 1 Day is Probably Spam

Here’s one of the commenters that I banned today while moderating the comments on Search Engine Land and Marketing Land: If someone’s writing 627 comments in a single day — their first day! — that’s probably a spammer. It’s not 627 comments on SEL and ML, but across this person’s Disqus account. This has been […]

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Blog Comment Spam: Not Quality, but Quantity

Sometimes blog comment spam isn’t about the quality of the comment, but about the quantity of comments. Earlier today, Kelsey managed to leave 10 comments on my small business search marketing blog in the span of nine minutes. (You can click for the full-size image.) I’m a big believer in brevity, and I try to […]

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Dear Disqus, Here’s a Simple Way to Slow Down Spam

One of my responsibilities at Search Engine Land and Marketing Land is to monitor the comments on both sites as much as possible. I usually check 2-4 times per day to make sure our community guidelines are being followed and to keep an eye on spam. We recently switched to Disqus on both sites for […]

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How NOT to Market on Mixx

We all know that a lot of people and companies are using social media for brand exposure, traffic, links, etc. Marketing is there, and always will be, but the smart companies and people do a great job of not being obvious about it. They work to fit in, to blend in and become part of […]

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Top 10 Signs You’re Spamming Sphinn

Being a moderator at Sphinn is pretty time-consuming, but it’s also fun! I’ve killed thousands of submissions and accounts from users spammers trying to game the site for exposure, a free and followed link, or whatever else they’re trying to accomplish. As Danny (I think) once said, “Nothing smells better than fresh killspam in the […]

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