Spam product reviews - why?

Discussion in 'Webmaster Discussion' started by MOH, Nov 16, 2011.

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  1. MOH

    MOH New Member

    Just realised someone left a load of spam product reviews on our site of the last day or so. I'm just trying to work out why.

    The review title, name, and content for most of them is just a string of mixed-case letters - a couple had actual names, and typical irrelevant comment spam ('great article', etc). They nearly all included URLs, but these were also just www.<randomcharacters>.com/<crap>. None of them go anywhere.

    So what's the point?
     
  2. php.allstar

    php.allstar New Member

    More than likely a bot trying to suss out your site to see it is possible to post links to your site to get link juice...
     
  3. MOH

    MOH New Member

    Ah, that makes sense. Just thought they'd post the links in the first place.
    Guest review turned off, so problem sorted.
     

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