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Last Update: March 01, 2020

Last week, Edwin (EdwinBernard) and Melissa (MRRSP) expressed their frustrations over the comments they received from fellow members of WA. I suggested that if they’re not happy with the comments they’re getting, they can temporarily stop using these features until this issue gets resolved like I have and just focus on good keywords in their articles in order to drive traffic, which will eventually result in organic comments.

Well, last night, I received a notification that there is a comment awaiting moderation for my post “How Can I Become Wealthy.” Looking at the commenter’s email address, I believe it was taken (in part) from one of the articles on his website. He even included the URL link.

The Comment:



The URL link included at the end of the comment:

<a href="https://www.reviewengin.com/how-media-buying-will-help-you-to-make-moneyonline/" rel="nofollow ugc"> https://www.reviewengin.com/how-media-buying-will-help-you-t...

I tried to copy-paste the comment in its entirely for all of you to see but was restricted because the plagiarism checker sensed that it was copied from another website and won't accept it. It says, "Your blog content needs to be unique, original, and not copied from anywhere online. We found that your blog content is already published on other website."

My point is this: even comments coming from outside WA can be frustrating too. This is not the first time I received comments like this. Is this a spam? I guess so. Makes me wonder why and how our websites attract them.

Your thoughts on this?

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edhozubin Premium
The "at" is a temp answer into the future, until the bad guys put in a filter to examine for "@ or at" but should work for quite a while.
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Alysanna Premium
I'll keep that in mind, thank you Edward.

Happy Monday.
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balilux Premium
that is good to know
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Stanleycmng Premium
Since comments are open. You will get spam, copied comments and so on. You would just need to moderate the comments on your site.
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Alysanna Premium
Right. Thank you Stanley.
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DMahen1 Premium
This has not happened to me, Alice, but it could. I suppose it's inevitable. Mariella has a great point for you.
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Alysanna Premium
Yeah, thanks, David.
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balilux Premium
I think it is more likely to get spam comments from outside comments than from the ones on WA community. One of the ways to avoid spam comments is never to put your email address in comments but for example if I want to leave an address for a comment I write it as mariella(at) rather than @. The spam comments are usually from Bots which are planting links on your sites and stealing your traffic
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Alysanna Premium
I guess you're right, Mariella.

In regard to leaving email addresses on comments, I wonder how I am supposed to do that when it is required by the WA Site Comments platform whenever we leave comments on other members' sites to earn credits.
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balilux Premium
that is not a problem. The problem starts stemming when you add your email address either in a post or in a comment
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pawan090 Premium
Interesting question, I too would like to know about this.
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Alysanna Premium
Yeah, I would really like to hear what people think about this.
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