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One way to identify blog commenter?s who are just looking to build back links.
I tend to look through the stats in the admin area of my blog about once a day. This not only gives me a chance to see what key phrases I am getting hits from but, also lets me identify post that have been hit by link builders.
By link builders I mean people that really may not want to be part of your blog community but, they just want somewhere to leave their link. Some do seem to actually read the post and make a helpful comment while others just take a few sentences from your post and ad one sentence say something like ?yes, that is great?.
When I look in my ?Search Hits? area of my stats I see all of the key phrases that were typed into a search engine that came to one of my articles.
I always take note when I see something like "leave a comment"+health nutrition
This is a search query that a person has put into Google. When I see the main query is for ?Leave a comment? I know that is all they were looking to do ? build a backlink!
Where you see the + (insert topic here) means they may or may not be in that field and want to get links from like sites. Then again, I get people doing this to totally unrelated crap.
Ok, back on track.
Once I see that someone is coming to my blog post using this method I know to see which post they hit and check out the comment they left. Most of them get deleted because they are just crap. If they do happen to have read the post and left a decent comment I may go ahead and post it but, I give them a NoFollow link, or take their link out.
I know that many bloggers already know to watch out for this but, it seems I have been getting several this week and figured I should make a post as a reminder and to help new bloggers that may not know what to watch out for.
Now, go blog, be happy!!
If you are wanting to find some great blogs to read be sure to watch the Blog Co-Op, I hope to have more members posting links to their great articles soon.