I'll be the first to admit that when I click on a new comment for one of my posts and see a guy trying to sell Air Jordan's, it doesn't irritate me a little. Sometimes AR beats me to the punch and the comment is magically removed from my post and other times I manually remove it. Either way, we have seen a significant increase in these comment here in the past few weeks. I had about 20 posts hit just last week, and another this morning.
The fact of the matter is that I have noticed one similarity in all of these. The comments are not coming from someone who is logged into AR. This means that the post has been found somewhere, by something or someone. If they can find it, so can consumers.
I had a local businessman tell me years ago that he used fair weather friends to gage how good he was doing. Once those guys started to disappear and he was left only with his true friends, then he knew times were getting tough. However, when he had would be friends rolling out of the woodwork and dying to hangout, then the good times were on a roll.
Frankly, if you use this same thought process when it comes to spam and the amount of it infecting our network here, then with all do respect spam's not such a bad thing. The spammers have become our fairweather friends and as long as the Google Juice flows freely here, then they will be right by our side. The second they disappear, the we may have a problem.
The thing is I figure the more people that can find our posts the better, and if every once and a while it happens to be one of our little friends, then so be it. Who knows how many potential clients find our posts for every one of those spammers that attack them. So, as I type this there is a spammer out there diligently typing away on one or more of our consumer posts, and I say let the good times roll. As soon as they disappear, then we might be in for some tough times ahead in the battle for search engine placement.
JL Boney, III - Columbia, SC Realtor - Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate
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