Buying Blog Comments? Are you F**king Kidding Me?

Darren Rowse from ProBlogger is bringing some attention to a new service called BuyBlogComments (I’m not going to give them a link) that is aiming to sell blog comments with his “Buy Blog Comments – A Sick New Comment Spam Service Launches” post. 100 comments for $20. 500 for $99. 1000 for $19.99. The site speaks for itself by saying –

We dont use people who cant even speak english. It is important to have well written blog comments so that they wont get deleted by the blogger. All of our trained staff are currently from the USA and Canada and speak english very well.

The fact that they are aiming to create blog comments that “won’t get deleted by the blogger” is just pathetic. Doesn’t that just scream of SPAM? I’m with Darren and Josh Catone on this one — this is the worst damn business idea I’ve heard in a long time.

This is the kind of crap that ruins the blogosphere. Bloggers shouldn’t have to spend time deleting comments from services like this, but I think companies that use this service will get what they deserve. I almost feel sorry for any company that doesn’t understand social media & actually pays BuyBlogComments for comments. I sure wouldn’t want to be the 1st company caught using BuyBlogComments — the blogosphere is going to tear whoever it is apart.

Update: Mashable! covers the service by saying “This business model rarely works out in the long run”.

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  • How utterly f**king stoopid.

    And you’re right. The blogiverse will *shred* whoever gets uncovered first. And someone WILL get exposed. It’s a matter of when, not if.

  • So the idea behind buying blog comments is that the comments bring validity to your blog quickly and ideally your search engine ranking will go up and that in turn means more business for you…

    I can see the next chapter being a company that will actually sell you a complete blog with all the posts already written and all the comments in there and you just add your contact information and reap the benefits.

    Unbelievable…

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  • Tom

    Rob- That will not work because the blog is only one site. The reason people buy blog comments is to get many backlinks. The strategy works and well executed properly you cannot distinguish between legit vs. paid blog comments.

    Think about it… it’s not any different than you and 99 of your friends getting excited about something and writing a comment on 100 different web sites. In this case, someone is paid to get excited.

  • Think about it… it’s not any different than you and 99 of your friends getting excited about something and writing a comment on 100 different web sites. In this case, someone is paid to get excited.

  • Rob- That will not work because the blog is only one site. The reason people buy blog comments is to get many backlinks. The strategy works and well executed properly you cannot distinguish between legit vs. paid blog comments.

  • Google will eventually work out a way to ban these sites – it might be harder to determine, but I’m sure they’ll do it.

    Most of the sites would be filled with ‘spun’ articles and not really be a valid site.

    I suppose it really depends on how many people use this service too – if you can call it a service.

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    If professional blog comments is done you get more traffic as referal way. which is healthy sign for any website owners.

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