Sneaky Spammy Comments

If you maintain your own dental blog, you’ve probably seen some undesirable comments come along. Some may reference your blog topic, commend you on a job well done, then ask if you’ve heard about a service… maybe an SEO service, a medication for various ailments, or an offer to help with your blog. Some appear to be legitimate. Some even appeal to you with praise, stating what a great writer you are and how the commenter shared your post on social networks and forwarded it to “everyone.” Here are some prime examples of spam that don’t seem, at first, all that spammy:

After reading your blog post I browsed your website a bit and noticed you aren’t ranking nearly as well in Google as you could be. I possess a handful of blogs myself and I think you should take a look here: URL here. You’ll find it’s a very nice tool that can bring you a lot more visitors. Keep up the quality posts

Hey there, I am a fellow internet marketer and discovered your blog off a long-tail keyword search on yahoo. I see your wp blog is quite new and does not have much content yet. I would like to help you out by suggesting something to you that has changed my whole SEO approach. Have you heard of a plugin for wordpress called NAMEHERE? If not, it’s one of the most effective plugins available. It basically automates all your on-page SEO labor for you! I now have 11 of my sites on the first page of google after only 1 month utilizing this simple plugin! It’s really very impressive. You can check it out here: URL HERE

You can use a plugin like Askimet to filter spam, but still, some slip by. To make sure spam comments don’t make it to your blog, set your Discussion settings so that all comments require your approval. This will also allow you to immediately respond to real comments as they’re posted to your blog.

At MDPM, many of our dentist clients don’t have time to manage their blogs. We handle the creation and maintenance, as well as the blog posts and search engine optimization. Our policy is, when a content manager logs in to a blog, he or she reviews the comments, posts real ones, and deletes the spam. If a comment requires the doctor’s attention or direct response, the MDPM content manager will send the comment to the doctor for review.

Do you need help with your dental blog? Don’t have time to manage comments and implement an SEO strategy on your blog? Call us at 972-781-8861. We’re in the business to make dentists smile.