This blog gets about 20 views a day. Mostly on the page about Toto, but I do get a few on my post about who has the best burritos. What’s interesting is how many comments I get every day. I usually get about 4 or 5, which means that 20% of my views lead to comments.
Who are these commenters? Spammers. I’m not sure if they’re robots or lazy people from Mechanical Turk. All I know is that I get a kick out of how they try to make the comments seem real.
“Im sure I can speak for all that we would love to see a follow up to this post.”
“I was very pleased to find this site.I wanted to thank you for this great read I definitely enjoying every little bit of it and I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you post.”
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Those are just a few of the most recent ones. When I first started writing the blog, I let a few of these comments through. I didn’t really pay attention and just approved any comment that came through. As the comments became more ridiculous (and I actually started to get some real ones) I stopped approving the spam.
I can get a WordPress plugin that will automatically filter out the spam. Too bad it costs money. For now, spending a few minutes every month or so and deleting the spam isn’t a big deal. If I ever started getting any traffic, maybe it would be worth it.
So what I’m planning to do for this blog post is approve ALL comments. I’m kind of curious to see what happens.