It is great for us as blogger to receive comments from our readers. We feel like we get an appreciation, feedback from our readers. Moreover if the comment we get is a positive feedback, we feel like we have done a good job in making a post, or share information to them. But be careful of those positive feedback/comments, it might be comment spam that will hurt our content originality in Google's sight.
If you are new with blog, maybe you haven't have any idea about what is comment spam. In a short definition, comment spam is random comment which either promoting commercial services, blog or containing short sentences like "cool website", "nice article" in purpose to get links point to the spammer's websites/blog. At the first time, comment spam is done automatically by engine, but as the war against spam increasing, and it's hard for engine to break captcha verification code, therefore comment spam is now done manually by the spammer.
Like i mentioned before, there is a common path of comment spam, such as comment like these:
"Nice info! keep up the good work"
"Cool Websites, enjoy reading"
"Thanks for your information"
Those are the most common comment spam in blogging world, i'm sure that you have experienced that.
comment spam will hurt your page
It's true! comment spam will hurt your page. There are several reasons why this thing can happen:
- First, by having comment spam, your page will be considered as a copycat page by Google.
How come?? Because most of comment spam have the same keywords inside it, like : Great info! Great Websites! And there are lot of web page containing all those crappy keywords on their comment section. And if you have many crappy keywords on your comment section like that, your page will be known as a copycat page.
- Comment spammer = Bad Neighborhood
Always and always, spammer always leave a URL/link point to their websites/blog. Because Google is the cleverest search engine in the world, google is able to detect which URL/link is spamming, or not. And all those websites/blog which do spamdexing to other blogs will be blacklisted by google and it's commonly called "Bad Neighborhood" And it's obviously not a good idea for having "bad neighborhood" link on your page.
So what should we do about this? Obviously you have to reject all spam comments either manually or automatically. If you have many readers, and many comments you should install spam comments filter plug in to your blog, but if you just have a few numbers of comments it's better to do it manually.