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If I were to be approving spam…

Today’s post is somewhat funny, but you have to be unique in all you do. Everything should not just be work and work and work, there should be fun in what you do.

I was reading the comments on a particular post (about blogging mistakes) on Webmasters Success, I came across a comment made by Ms. Ileane, the comment is quoted below.

“Kharim, excellent points here. I’d like to add something I read about earlier today. Some new bloggers so very anxious to receive comments that they approve some comments and trackbacks that are actually spam by mistake. I remember that it took me a few days to recognize the spammers, now I can spot them pretty easily.”

If I were to approve spam, I know I will be having hundreds of comments on each post, what of you? If you were to approve spam, how many comments do you think you will get?

Category: blogging

20 Comments on "If I were to be approving spam…"

  1. lol. 😀 If i started accepting spam comments, then you’ll see my every post getting 200+ comments. 😀 !!

    Here are some of the very interesting spam comments that I keep receiving:
    “I found your blog via bing search and bookmarked this page. Keep up good work.”
    “Hi, i must say fantastic blog you have, i stumbled across it in Google. Does you get much traffic?”..

    Thanks for sharing this funny post..!!
    .-= Dev @ Blogging Tips´s last blog ..Why you need to take action: In order to make money online =-.

    • Onibalusi Bamidele says:

      Hi Dev,

      Exactly, I didn’t want to install akismet before but I was forced to do so because I started getting spam comments I could no longer bear.

      Thanks a lot for the nice comment,
      -Onibalusi

  2. Kharim says:

    Thanks for the mention bro. I also would have lots and lots of comments each day. My spams are more than my comments 😀
    .-= Kharim´s last blog ..Encouragement To Boost Self Confidence =-.

    • Onibalusi Bamidele says:

      Hi Kharim,

      I am very happy to do so because your blog really inspires me.

      Thanks a lot for the nice comment,
      -Onibalusi

  3. Tushar says:

    if i would have approved spam, my comment would have been 1500 instead of 600….
    .-= Tushar´s last blog ..Who are You Writing For- Google Spiders or Real People? =-.

    • Onibalusi Bamidele says:

      Hi Tushar,

      Ahahha,

      If it were to be for social proof, it would have been very interesting to be approving spam 🙂

      Thanks a lot for the nice comment,
      -Onibalusi

  4. CJ says:

    My blog is definitely still in it’s growing stages because if I started accepting spam, I’d only be getting like 20 comments on each post! Haha

  5. Agent Deepak | Blogging, Marketing & Success says:

    Just yesterday I deleted 20 Spam Comments which got though my Anti-Spam Plugin. Now you can think of the no of Spam that do not get through.
    .-= Agent Deepak | Blogging, Marketing & Success´s last blog ..Personal Branding – What Color is Your Brand? =-.

    • Onibalusi Bamidele says:

      Hi Agent Deepak,

      Exactly, I would be killing my time if I had not installed aksimet.

      Thanks a lot for the nice comment,
      -Onibalusi

  6. cumpryt says:

    hi, kharim. I have many friends from comment spam. I could not give them money, so instead I allow them spam comments. success for the spammers ………
    .-= cumpryt´s last blog ..Website Mouse Trap =-.

  7. Mike Auricchio says:

    Hi Onibalusi,

    I just read your article at maxblogpress, nice work and great advice.

    I started a blog about a week ago that is really soaring with traffic, check it out http://www.gulfoilspill.net/
    .-= Mike Auricchio´s last blog ..BP shows Oil Spill Live Feed as slick scale estimates questioned =-.

  8. Curtis says:

    I have excepted spam. I assume because my blogs are lousy. I never get legitamate comments. I have to figure out how to just be better at writing and blogging I suppose. Sad thing is I am 51 years old and it is tuff to change the mind set. You all good luck in your blogging.
    .-= Curtis´s last blog ..Finally You Can Enjoy Naturally Low Caffeine Coffee instead of Decaf =-.

    • Onibalusi Bamidele says:

      Hi Curtis,

      I wouldn’t deny this; I do accept spam before, but I will rather prefer a post to have no comment than to have 5 spam comments.

      Thanks a lot for the nice comment,
      -Onibalusi

  9. Verliebte says:

    Hi Onibalusi (BTW does your name have a translation in English),
    how does one determine which comment is spam and which is not. If somebody basically just wants a backlink but takes the 3 minutes it takes to read through the post and at least write a comment which relates to the original post, does that class among spamming?

    • Onibalusi Bamidele says:

      Hi Verliebte,

      It is funny I don’t know the meaning (;)).

      You will determine a spam comment by the way it is written, it might be off topic, it might be “great posts”, and it might also be linking to adult sites and gambling sites.

      The 3 minutes read might still be classed as a legitimate comment because the commenter has an idea of the post (who knows if He/She is in an hurry).

      Thanks a lot for the nice comment,
      -Onibalusi

  10. If I have to approve spamming comment on my blog, I think 9I will approve up to 10 in a day.

    • Onibalusi Bamidele says:

      Hahaha!

      That is really great.

      Thanks a lot for the nice comment,
      -Onibalusi

  11. I am not yet sure if I know who spams and who doesnt. All I do is just accept them. I am still new at this and I am definitely getting some ideas that would help me on this. And you are one of those who is really helping me with your posts. I am so amazed that at a very young age you are this good at blogging.

    • Onibalusi Bamidele says:

      Hi Ernest,

      It is nice words like yours that keeps moving me forward.

      Thanks so much for your nice words,
      -Onibalusi

  12. Oni, i was getting too much spam comments on my main blog http://www.earnbyblog.com that’s why i installed plugin. . . . thanks

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