Like many of you, I hate spammers because I spend so much time each day cleaning up my comments section to make sure only legitimate comments show up. When I first started blogging, I thought about whether there is a way to eliminate these spammers. After a while though, I realized that thinking about it is useless because there is just no way of knowing where they come from or how to eliminate them.
Lately, I’m starting to think that perhaps spam on my blog aren’t so bad. Isn’t the amount of spam a measure of how popular your blog is? When you first start a blog, don’t you remember the days when you have absolutely no spam? Doesn’t spam start after your blog start getting noticed by others?
Another theory I have is related to Google. We all know that a good chunk of our traffic comes from the Google Search Engine and one of the main factors of increasing our SERPs is how many links the article and domain gets. If the spam comments contains a ping back, isn’t it helping me rank higher for certain keywords?
Another factor that helps articles rank higher within Google is the frequency that the page updates. On this front, spams definitely help. Sure, not all spam comments are on topic but there are some that are pretty good. If Google can’t tell that it is a spam, aren’t those comments good for my article’s SERPs?
Of course, no one really knows what Google’s formula for ranking is but all this in a way makes sense. There is probably a small chance that this theory is correct but at least thinking this way helps me feel better when I wake up in the morning with blogs full of spam. In the small chance that I’m right though, I gotta say “Thank you spammers!”
Google SERPs is a relative system by nature, so in the perfect world of no spams on any blog, I’d be perfectly happy as no one has any advantages over others. In today’s world where we have tons of spam though, I take relief whenever I know that I have more spam than the other blog.