You’ve probably seen it: comments that say something entirely vague and either flattering or condescending, that could apply to just about any article. And then they link to an “escort” site, or a pill seller…or some small-town insurance office in the middle of nowhere who hired a black hat “SEO expert” who promised he’d get them backlinks and doesn’t care about the site’s reputation.
I got a great one last week: Somehow instead of getting one randomly-chosen message from a set, I got all of them in one comment. I ripped out the link, but posted it as an example on LOL Spam.
If you see any – or all – of these comments on your site, it’s a safe bet that the commenter isn’t interested in having a conversation.