Take a look at these commenting sections from today’s Social Media Examiner and Content Marketing Institute posts:
Content Marketing Institute has a bit more respect for itself.
They at least took the offending comment down, as you can see:
Honestly, I don’t think so, however. Joe Pulizzi would much rather blame his problems on Disqus than look to his own choices.
I don’t use Disqus so I don’t have this issue. What’s more, Weebly sends me an email each time a comment is posted on my site.
Since I’m not 21st-century challenged, I can click on the link to the post from that email and go ahead and delete that spam comment.
Why can’t big name sites do this?
I’ve spoken a lot about spam comments and blog comments in the past. You might remember my post Why are My Blog Comments Going to Your Spam Folder?
That was back in January 2014 when Copyblogger was having issues.
We all remember how they just ditched their commenting section. I ditched them, haven’t looked back either.
God, how silly you look when you can’t control spam comments.
This argument that you don’t have the staff to monitor comments is silly at best and lying to me at worst.
Those comments I show above appear on this post, this post, and this post.
Each of those posts has about 5 comments or less. You’re telling me you can’t monitor that?
A fucking intern that’s still drunk from the night before can monitor that!
Hell’s bells, what a mess.
You go to these sites each day expecting them to give you authoritative advice. Sadly, they can’t even get their own house in order.
It’s like going to a security store to buy a home security system. Alas, the police are there because someone broke into the place the night before.
There’s a huge loss of trust and respect for sites when they allow this problem to happen. Worse, when they do nothing they breed resentment.
I expect more from these sites, a lot more.
Will I get it?
No, instead I’ll get another spam comment tomorrow.
P.S. – Please take note that our three posts today have 1,400 Twitter shares, 924 Twitter shares, and 322 Twitter shares respectively.
They have lots of social shares but no one comments.
Why is that?
Think about that, think about it a lot.