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Google will penalize you immediately for comment spam links to bad neighborhoods and lift the penalty once the comments get cleaned. Excellent case study.
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from millerian 1891 Days ago #
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And the links were even nofollowed.While the page is obviosuly getting a penalty, the nofollow tag is supposed to prevent you "vouching" for any links. Obviously even a nofollow link has some impact on the page it’s on, couple that with the PR sculpting issue and you could easily argue that links in comments can hurt blogs in all sorts of ways.

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from rustybrick 1891 Days ago #
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Googler http://twitter.com/filiber/statuses/2211489132

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from seobro 1891 Days ago #
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Here is one more reason to hate spammers and V!@GRA ads.

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from thefandango 1890 Days ago #
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If they are nofollowed, what business is it of Google’s?  To big for their boots nowadays I feel.

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from TalkingCactus 1890 Days ago #
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OnReact, while I generally like everything you write and submit, this is pointless.  Only a moron wouldn’t moderate their blog and risk linking out to bad neighborhoods.  I even wrote a small script to check all of my comment links once in a while to see if any are getting redirected (don’t end up where the URI says they should).

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from onreact 1890 Days ago #
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@TalkingCactus Well, I think the point here is not the obvious "you should moderate your comments" but the fact how quick and how severe the penalty strikes. Also I check every single comment of mine despite using Akismet and still sometimes some crap slips through, so the post isn’t pointless.The redirect check sounds great though, why don’t you offer it as a plugin or at least open source the code?Thanks for the compliment btw. :-)

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from YorkGraphicDesigners 1889 Days ago #
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I have been looking into dofollow blogs recently for an article and I agree with TalkingCatcus on the point that people are daft not to moderate their comments. Nearly all the dofollow blogs I have checked have some form of spam. On one of the directories i was going through I found a link through to this chaps blog, it goes to show how frustating it can be if a site is wrongly listed as a dofollow.[removed link drop. - Jill]

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from cosmiccarl 1886 Days ago #
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This is true. Get rid of spam and so your site rise.Problem is spammers are 24/7 writing their weight loss garbage. I will exercise my finger hitting the delete key! :D

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from gashburg45 1879 Days ago #
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If you run more than a few blogs it’s almost better to just turn comments off. Maybe leave them on for just your most user oriented blogs.

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from DebbyAdams31 1878 Days ago #
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interesting   thanks

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