Thursday, May 10, 2007

Using my blog to launch your Blog!

This is an offtopic rant - you have been warned. For the past few weeks I have been trying to delete comments posted by a lot of bloggers who have been simply trying to get a link spam going from my blog to theirs. Looks like they are hoping that Google will improve their page ranks. Honestly, I would not have minded doing something like that if they have been polite enough to ask me in the first place. Instead they pose as commenters and just say things like "nice blog" and post a big URL of their blog along with it.

Well my dear fellow blogger, I am glad you have learnt your google 101 lesson but you are stupid enough to not read between the lines. In any case, I am not in the mood to entertain you using my blog as your beta test area for Google lessons. I am going to delete your comments and treat you the way I treat spam.

12 comments:

Ketan said...

Hey Vivek,

This would be harsh on some genuine blog readers who might wanted to just post a praise note for your blog and simulatenously post their blog link. I dont think just posting blog links in comment section can be of much help to improve their blog rank. Just my thought....

Ketan

Vivek Venugopalan said...

Ketan:
I am glad if that was the only intent but many a times I am getting very small "looks good" comment with a bunch of URLs in the message. Something tells me that the intent of the writer was not just that. You are a blogger - you understand how important it is to hear about other's thoughts and so I am really not ridiculing comments but my point is that if there is sufficient substance to the comments, then I wouldnt mind giving a link.

Vivek Venugopalan said...

And yes you are right, posting a comment with a URL does not quite work unless I allow Google to index the comment pages.

Suchintya said...

most probably those are bots that are putting in the comments and the links.
Anyways, nice to find a blog on finance in India. Generally most are stock market tips and from experts which are not of much use to a layman like me.
You should write more.

Suchintya

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Max said...

Hi vivek,
Found ur blog interesting. Would like to get in touch with u with regard to some personal finance queries i have. Could u provide ur email id? Mine is max.halbjohnson@gmail.com

Thanks.

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deepanjali said...

Your blog is nice. I think you should add your blog at BlogAdda and let more people discover your blog. It's a great place for Indian bloggers to be in and I am sure it would do wonders for your blog.

Anonymous said...

do you have any suggestions for an idiot employed with the govt, having one wife and one boy, earning a paltry 18k a month, not into corruption and hopelessly lost?

Abhinav said...

I really think those generic messages are bots putting up those messages... I see them all over on blogs, they are a menace.
With that in mind, your latest post might be slightly misdirected.

Thanks for your nice blog though :)

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