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No better time than April Fool’s Day to share a particularly lame — yet often humorous — type of “prank” that graces the Wallflower Blog from time to time: blog spam.

Blog spam is created by software applications called “bots” that run automated tasks over the Internet at blinding speeds. Bots can be programmed to do all sorts of tasks, some beneficial and some not. Blog-spamming bots are programmed to automatically find blogs and other web pages that accept comments from readers, and post random comments that promote commercial services, along with a link to the spammer’s website.

Google and other search engines assume that when a website has a lot of other sites and blogs linking to it, it must be popular and important. Search engines want to return the best results possible by listing the most popular websites first, so blog spam artificially increases the search engine ranking of the spammer’s website. A higher ranking generally increases the number of potential visitors and paying customers coming to that site, and that’s the whole point of blog spam. Blog spam is illegal, and most comes from overseas (Eastern Europe seems to be the most common source) because it’s harder to track down the perpetrators.

While blog spam is annoying, and can be blocked easily enough, I’ve grown oddly fond of reading the bizarre comments that occasionally pop up here, so I haven’t put up the blockades yet. Remember, these comments are written by people who don’t speak English well (or at all), so they get pretty wacky! For the last few months, I’ve been saving the best comments before I delete them, and now it’s time to share!

Now, most blog spam comments are flattering, probably because the spammers are hoping I’ll choose to keep their comments on my blog.

This post is pretty educational. Everyone loves how you would write the item.

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I discovered your blog web site on google and verify a couple of of your early posts. Continue to keep up the excellent operate. I simply additional up your RSS feed to my MSN Information Reader. Seeking forward to reading more from you in a while!

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Wow, what a blog! I mean, you just have so much guts to go ahead and tell it like it is. Youre what blogging needs, an open minded superhero who isnt afraid to tell it like it is. This is definitely something people need to be up on. Good luck…..

This writer gets a little extra friendly:

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I couldn’t agree more with the next commenter:

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I’m always happy to make my readers jump for delight!

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Sounds like I deserve a medal, after reading this next one!

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Of course, not all blog spam is complimentary. This guy really lets me have it!

The subsequent time I read a blog, I hope that it doesnt disappoint me as much as this one. I mean, I do know it was my option to read, however I actually thought youd have something attention-grabbing to say. All I hear is a bunch of whining about one thing that you possibly can repair in case you werent too busy on the lookout for attention.

Is this complimentary or critical? I guess it’s a little of both.

I cherished as much as you will obtain performed right here. The sketch is tasteful, your authored material stylish. nevertheless, you command get got an shakiness over that you wish be delivering the following. ill without a doubt come further earlier once more as precisely the similar nearly very often within case you defend this increase.

Gustavo Temoshenka, who wrote the next comment, wants to help me with my comment-spamming problem! I never did click that link …

Do you have a problem with bots comment spamming on your blog? Click (link) for the solution.

We’ll end with this particularly zen-like comment:

Ask five economists and you’ll get five different answers – six if one attended Harvard. If you should forecast, forecast often.

Happy April Fool’s Day, everyone!

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