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Eddiecoms #7: “…regardless of how healthy your inner-ear dysfunction was inherited”

August 31, 2013

Eddiecoms #7: 

This is one in a series of posts about what I call “Eddiecoms”. You can see more detail about what these are in earlier posts on the topic, but it boils down to this. These are ads intended to promote something, disguised (often not very well…my favorite one was a post by someone listed as “Similar Internet Site”) as comments on something I’ve posted. I test a comment in a couple of ways before deciding it is an Eddiecom, including doing a Google search for the same wording. When I do use Google, I’ll sometimes find hundreds of instances of the same comment on different blogs, ones which are often unrelated in topic.

This may be my favorite one so far:

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I dont have that letter on my keyboard… but they failed after only
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But regardless of how healthy your inner-ear dysfunction was inherited, chances are he is no longer in love with each other.
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I was curious if you ever considered changing the structure of your
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But maybe you could a little more in the way of content so people could connect with it better. Youve got an awful lot of text for only having one or
two pictures. Maybe you could space it out better?

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12,500,000 Google results (although some of them were bits and pieces of this, it was clear enough to me)

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This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog.

Eddiecoms #6: “You realize so much its almost tough to argue with you”

April 25, 2013

Eddiecoms #6: “You realize so much its almost tough to argue with you”

This is one in a series of posts about what I call “Eddiecoms”. You can see more detail about what these are in earlier posts on the topic, but it boils down to this. These are ads intended to promote something, disguised (often not very well…my favorite one recently was a post by someone listed as “Similar Internet Site”) as comments on something I’ve posted. I test a comment in a couple of ways before deciding it is an Eddiecom, including doing a Google search for the same wording. When I do use Google, I’ll sometimes find hundreds of instances of the same comment on different blogs, ones which are often unrelated in topic.

“Hi there just wanted to give you a brief heads up and
let you know a few of the pictures aren’t loading correctly. I’m not sure why but I think its
a linking issue. I’ve tried it in two different web browsers and both show the same outcome.”

This one came up in Google more than 8.5 million times. The comment was also made on a post with no pictures. It is reasonbly well-written, though, which isn’t always the case. I suspect that what some of these may do is simply clone a genuine comment.

“Howdy! Do you know if they make any plugins to help with
SEO? I’m trying to get my blog to rank for some targeted keywords but I’m not seeing very good results.
If you know of any please share. Kudos!”

A paltry two and a half million Google results…SEO in this case is “Search Engine Optimization”, and I would think this is simply a clone…except that ending with “Kudos” in that case is strange…perhaps they edited out a comment that was specific to the post.

“This is the right site for anybody who would like to find out about this topic.
You realize so much its almost tough to argue with you (not that I actually will
need to…HaHa). You certainly put a brand new spin on a topic that has
been discussed for a long time. Excellent stuff, just wonderful!”

“Hi there, I found this blog once, then lost it. Took me forever to occur back and discover it. I wanted to view what comments you got. Very good blog by the way”

“I am truly happy to read this website posts which consists of plenty
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“Hi there friends, its great post on the topic of teachingand fully
explained, keep it up all the time.”

When I did the Google search, I actually also found this one with “Hello, mates” instead of “Hi there friends” in the beginning…interesting international adaptation.

“This piece of writing is in fact a good one it assists new the web visitors, who are wishing in favor of blogging.”

This one also has some variations…they are getting smarter. :)

“It was developed by Walter L. Pizza crust, bread, pancakes, and any food that contain sugar should be taken out and erased from the list of foods one can eat. Consider the following statistic.”

That is where it stopped. This one was promoting the “paleo” diet. Gee, I wonder if Walter L. Pizza and Charlie T. Wheat were friends? ;)

“Good day! Do you use Twitter? I’d like to follow you if that would be okay. I’m definitely enjoying your blog and look forward to new posts.”

“At this time I am going to do my breakfast, once having my breakfast coming over again to read other news.”

More than 115,000 results on that one…

“Fantastic website you have here but I was wanting to know if you knew of any community forums that cover the same
topics talked about in this article? I’d really like to be a part of online community where I can get opinions from other knowledgeable individuals that share the same interest. If you have any recommendations, please let me know. Bless you!”

Nicely written…over five million times. :) That’s the one from “Similar Internet Page”: I’ll bet that person got teased in school! ;)

“Aw, this was an extremely good post. Taking a few minutes and actual effort to produce a superb article… but what can I say… I hesitate a lot and never seem to get nearly anything done.”

“Its like you read my mind! You seem to know so much about this, like you wrote the book in it or something. I think that you could do with some pics to drive the message home a bit, but other than that, this is great blog.
An excellent read. I will definitely be back.”

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog.

Eddiecoms #5: “its really remarkable in support of me”

February 12, 2013

Eddiecoms #5: “its really remarkable in support of me”

This is one in a series of posts about what I call “Eddiecoms”. You can see more detail about what these are in earlier posts on the topic, but it boils down to this. These are ads intended to promote something, disguised (often not very well) as comments on something I’ve posted. I test a comment in a couple of ways before deciding it is an Eddiecom, including doing a Google search for the same wording. When I do use Google, I’ll sometimes find hundreds of instances of the same comment on different blogs, ones which are often unrelated in topic.

“It’s awesome in favor of me to have a web site, which is good in support of my know-how. thanks admin”

That one had 139,000 Google results (of course, some will be false positives).

“artikelnya sangat informatif sekali..terimaksih banyak”

Interestingly, thanks to Google translate, I know this is Indonesian…and that it apparently has a  misspelling! The corrected version translates to “very informative article .. thanks so much”. Yes, it also failed the Google test. That same day, I got five comments in Indonesian…on five different posts. A couple of them duplicated each other.

“An impressive share! I’ve just forwarded this onto a co-worker who has been conducting a little homework on this. And he actually ordered me breakfast simply because I found it for him… lol. So let me reword this…. Thanks for the meal!! But yeah, thanx for spending some time to discuss this subject here on your web page.”

356,000 Google results on that one…

“It’s not torture for most of these conserva-queens. The closeted lifestyle is a fetish. Anonymous hookups, the fear of getting caught, public sex with complete strangers — it all adds to the thrill.”

I only found that one on a couple of other blogs (word for word). Another interesting thing, though, is that the poster’s name included the word “marketing”, so they aren’t hiding their intentions very well. :)

“We absolutely love your blog and find most of your post’s to be precisely what I’m looking for.Would you offer guest writers to write content available for you?I wouldn’t mind producing a post or elaborating on some of the subjects you write about here. Again, awesome website!”

“Good day! I just noticed your web site: Understanding Whispersync � I Love My Kindle when I was searching delicious.com. It looks as though someone enjoyed your website so much they decided to bookmark it. I’ll certainly be coming back here more often.”

This one took a little more effort, since it includes the actual name of the post…but again, 126,000 Google results.

“I really like what you guys are up too. This type of clever work and reporting!
Keep up the terrific works guys I’ve incorporated you guys to our blogroll.”

Over five million results on this one!

“What’s up colleagues, how is everything, and what you wish for to say concerning this paragraph, in my view its really remarkable in support of me.”

This one had actually had some word variation in other postings, although it was clearly the same (they all started with the six words). Again, that’s getting cleverer.

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“Excellent blog here! Also your site loads up fast! What host are you using?
Can I get your affiliate link to your host? I wish my
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This one almost reads as though it is real, although I had over 7 million Google results, and it was posted on an older post (which is one of the red flags).

“I think that everything wrote was very reasonable.
But, think about this, suppose you added a little content?
I mean, I don’t want to tell you how to run your blog, however what if you added a post title that grabbed people’s
attention? I mean Flash! Early preview software 3.
1�page numbers! � I Love My Kindle is a little vanilla. You might glance at Yahoo’s home page and watch how they write post titles to get people interested. You might add a video or a related pic or two to grab readers excited about what you’ve written.
In my opinion, it might bring your posts a little livelier”

Again, this one incorporates the title of the post…a new trend, perhaps?

“Hi i am kavin, its my first occasion to commenting anyplace, when i read this piece
of writing i thought i could also create comment
due to this brilliant article.”

Adding a name gives it a nice touch of credibility…even if that credibility is then demolished with a simple Google search. ;)

“I am regular visitor, how are you everybody? This piece of writing posted at this website is truly nice.”

Seems simple, but fails more than one test.

“When the laptop division went to Lenovo, as in the T61, the design and appearance
declined. If you look around your community, our country, and the world,
there is little evidence of loving actions. Official Picture of President Reagan
by the Executive Office of the Presidency used under Public Domain.
As a rule of thumb, if an app has been successful in i – OS or
Android format, it is likely to also be found on Windows Marketplace.
Cons. Those pain killers and medications hide the problem without dealing with the true cause.
They will check into a purpose built sports complex 8 miles from the
venue of their first match in Rustenburg. I’m the kind who smokes and judges people’
Vanda pretends to demonstrate a yoga pose with a cigarette in her hand’ ‘Whoa, THAT guy’s out of shape”. I was excited to see what they would come up with, since I already have two children. We have witnessed this first hand in this business.”

This one is truly bizarre. I think it might have just picked up some random English phrases from websites to string this together.

“I feel this is one of the most significant information for me.
And i am satisfied reading your article. However want to observation on few common issues, The site style is great, the articles is truly great : D.
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This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog.

 

 

Eddiecoms #4: “I am gonna watch out for brussels”

December 27, 2012

Eddiecoms #4: “I am gonna watch out for brussels”

This is one in a series of posts about what I call “Eddiecoms”. You can see more detail about what these are in earlier posts on the topic, but it boils down to this. These are ads intended to promote something, disguised (often not very well) as comments on something I’ve posted. I test a comment in a couple of ways before deciding it is an Eddiecom, including doing a Google search for the same wording. When I do use Google, I’ll sometimes find hundreds of instances of the same comment on different blogs, ones which are often unrelated in topic.

“Wonderful blog! I found it while surfing around on Yahoo News.
Do you have any suggestions on how to get listed in Yahoo News?
I’ve been trying for a while but I never seem to get there! Many thanks”

“Post writing is also a fun, if you know afterward you
can write otherwise it is complicated to write.”

The above two were posted linked to the same website at the same time (within the same minute, at least), on two rather different posts of mine.

“Greetings from Carolina! I’m bored at work so I decided to check out your website on my iphone during lunch break. I enjoy the knowledge you provide here and can’t wait
to take a look when I get home. I’m shocked at how quick your blog loaded on my cell phone .. I’m not even using WIFI, just 3G .
. Anyhow, superb site!”

I thought this one was relatively convincing…although a Google search found it on many, many sites (sometimes with a slight variation).

“Hi there, There’s no doubt that your blog could possibly be having browser compatibility issues. When I look at your website in Safari, it looks fine however when opening in I.E., it’s got some overlapping
issues. I simply wanted to give you a quick heads up! Besides that,
excellent website!”

This one failed the Google test…and came from a plumbing website. While plumbers certainly could be reading this blog, it looked like a simple ad.

“I’ve been browsing online more than 2 hours today, yet I never found any interesting article like yours. It’s pretty worth enough for me.
Personally, if all web owners and bloggers made good content
as you did, the net will be a lot more useful than
ever before.|
I couldn’t resist commenting. Very well written!|
This is exactly along the same lines as my blog”

“Hi there, I found your blog by means of Google at the same time as searching for a similar matter, your
web site came up, it seems great. I’ve bookmarked it in my google bookmarks.
Hi there, simply was aware of your blog through Google, and found that it’s truly informative.
I am gonna watch out for brussels. I will be grateful if you continue this in
future. Many other people will be benefited out of your writing.
Cheers!”

I have no idea what “I am gonna watch out for brussels” means, but it came up in comments on many blogs when I did the Google search. Anybody know? I considered that it might be some internet meme, but that didn’t seem to be the case when I looked at the comments.

“Your method of telling the whole thing in this article is
genuinely nice, every one be capable of without difficulty understand
it, Thanks a lot.”

I’ll let the irony of the syntax stand… ;)

“Wonderful post but I was wondering if you could write a litte more on
this subject? I’d be very grateful if you could elaborate a little bit further. Many thanks!”

They were smart with this one, keeping it simple. However, it fails the Google test…even with the misspelled word of “litte” instead of “little”.

“My brother owns a pawn shop, here are some tips…
If you are shopping for seasonal brooches, try to buy them out of
the season. By buying Christmas brooches, valentine’s day broaches or Easter brooches out of the season, you can usually save a lot of money and acquire a quality piece of jewelry. So, if you are looking for a Christmas tree brooch or a snowman brooch, try to buy it in July.”

A seasonal Eddiecom…

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This one appears to have been posted by a law firm offering DUI services…

“I would like to thank you for the efforts you’ve put in penning this blog. I am hoping to check out the same high-grade blog posts from you in the future as well. In fact, your creative writing abilities has encouraged me to get my very own website now ;)

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This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog.

Eddiecoms #3: “…I am stunned why this twist of fate didn’t took place earlier!”

November 11, 2012

Eddiecoms #3: “…I am stunned why this twist of fate didn’t took place earlier!”

This is one in a series of posts about what I call “Eddiecoms”. You can see more detail about what these are in earlier posts on the topic, but it boils down to this. These are ads intended to promote something, disguised (often not very well) as comments on something I’ve posted. I test a comment in a couple of ways before deciding it is an Eddiecom, including doing a Google search for the same wording. When I do use Google, I’ll sometimes find hundreds of instances of the same comment on different blogs, ones which are often unrelated in topic.

“Wonderful beat ! I wish to apprentice whilst you amend your site, how could i subscribe for a blog site? The account helped me a acceptable deal. I have been tiny bit familiar of this your broadcast provided vibrant clear idea”

“I liked what I read and I enjoy Facebook.” (There were over 1,700 cases of this exact phrase on Google as comments on blogs. I checked a couple, and that was the entire statement, just as it was on mine. Interestingly, they are credited to different posters, although mine was clearly a service. That again suggests to me that these are done “for hire”, although it’s possible the entity that actually posts them doesn’t charge for doing it.)

“We’re a group of volunteers and opening a new scheme in our community. Your site offered us with valuable info to work on. You’ve done an impressive activity and our whole group shall be thankful to you.”

“Really, this is a invaluable websites.”

“I like this weblog so significantly, saved to my bookmarks .” (This one also included some numbers which I have excluded…they may be some sort of tracking system for how often it appears, or have some other commercial value I don’t want to enable.)

“Genuinely when someone doesn’t know after that its up to other people that they will help, so here it happens.”

“Hello, all is going sound here and ofcourse every one is sharing information, that’s truly fine, keep up writing.”

“I do not understand who you are however definitely you’re going to a famous blogger if you are not already”

“Hello, I think your blog might be having browser compatibility issues.
When I look at your blog in Ie, it looks fine but when opening in Internet Explorer, it has some overlapping. I just wanted to give you a quick heads up!
Other then that, fantastic blog!” (This one may look convincing, but it clearly fails the Google test.)

“Hello colleagues, its wonderful post concerning teachingand
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“What i do not realize is actually how you’re not really much more well-liked than you may be now. You’re very
intelligent. You realize therefore considerably relating to
this subject, produced me personally consider it from a lot of varied angles.
Its like women and men aren’t fascinated unless it’s one thing to do with Lady gaga! Your own stuffs great. Always maintain it up!” (This one makes me wonder if the services are offered specifically to speakers of languages other than English. Those customers might not know that “maintain it up” isn’t the idiom…)

“Its like you learn my mind! You appear to grasp so much approximately this, such as you wrote the e-book in it or something.

I feel that you simply could do with some p.c. to pressure the message home a little bit, but other than that, that is great blog. A great read.

I’ll definitely be back.”

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog.

Eddiecoms #2: “Such a perfect method of writing”

August 12, 2012

Eddiecoms #2: “Such a perfect method of writing”

There has been a lot of talk recently about dishonest promotion on the internet.

Back in July, I wrote a post about what I decided to call “Eddicoms”. These are comments that people make on blogs which are really just disguised links to their commercial sites.

I would guess in many cases they are paying other people to do these for them, and it may even be done by software.

I post them here partially as a public service to let other bloggers know about them…and partially because they can be funny. :)

I’m careful to test the comment before I include it here. How do I test it? I select a distinctive phrase (often with a misspelling or a grammatical anomaly) and search for it on Google. In the case of an Eddiecom (named in honor of Eddie Haskell from Leave it to Beaver), there will be thousands (sometimes hundreds of thousands) of posting of the same comment on other blogs.

I have tested that by searching for comments that I was confident wren’t Eddiecoms (because I knew who the poster was, or there were elements that clearly referred to my post)…and got none to very few matching results (even I selected a section with very little specific information).

If a comment fails the Google search test, I’m sure it’s an Eddiecom.

What first sets off my instinct to check the comment?

There are some red flags:

  • The comment is on a post I did some time ago
  • They are vague and don’t mention anything specific
  • They may say they just stumbled across the post
  • They may be effusively complimentary
  • They may be in fractured English
  • The posting name is a website, rather than a person
  • There is a website linked for the poster which appears to be a commercial website

No single red flag is enough, but when I few, I’ll test it.

“Nice post. I was checking continuously this blog and I’m impressed! Extremely useful information specifically the last part :) I care for such information a lot. I was seeking this particular info for a very long time. Thank you and good luck.’

“If some one needs to be updated with most recent technologies afterward he must be pay a quick visit this web site and be up to date daily.”

“Thank you for any other magnificent article. Where else could anybody get that kind of information in such a perfect method of writing? I have a presentation subsequent week, and I’m at the search for such information.”

“Thank you for the good writeup. It in fact was a amusement account it.
Look advanced to far added agreeable from you!
By the way, how could we communicate?”

“Marvelous!!! Job you have done. Actually, you are pleasure to know, seriously. Your work is incomparable. It’s a masterpiece.
Your article is very resourceful and beneficial. And the work done is appreciable.”

“At this time it sounds like BlogEngine is the preferred blogging platform available right now.

(from what I’ve read) Is that what you are using on your blog?”

This one is particularly clever, in my opinion. Although the punctuation is eccentric, the English is good…and people love to correct other people, so a blogger would be tempted to approve this and respond.

“Very good post. I am facing a few of these issues as well.”

This one might seem like it’s legit, but I found the exact same comment from the same poster…132 times on different blogs.

“I am not sure where you are getting your info, but good topic.
I needs to spend some time learning more or understanding more.
Thanks for magnificent info I was looking for this information for my mission.”

I got two Eddiecoms from the same poster on the same day…on the same post. :) One of them was the above.

“Excellent site you have here but I was curious about if you knew of any community forums that
cover the same topics discussed in this article?
I’d really like to be a part of community where I can get feed-back from other experienced people that share the same interest. If you have any suggestions, please let me know. Thank you!”

This one was particularly good. The post on which the comment was made didn’t really fit the comment…and again, it failed the “Google search” test, where I find the same wording in comments on unrelated topics (in this case they included woodworking, weight loss, and the Cayman Islands).

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog.

“Your writing taste has been surprised me…”

July 3, 2012

Your writing taste has been surprised me…”

Not too long ago, I wrote about comments I get on the blog.

I love getting those comments, but some of them don’t appear to be sincere commentary on what I’ve said. They look like they are just ways to link to another site.

I got some great responses to that post, and I have not been approving comments that really appear to be irrelevant.

However, I still get them. :)

I’ve gotten a few recently that amused me.

First, they will typically be on a post that I did some time ago: that’s a good tip-off. Yes, people do legitimately find my older posts and comment on them, and that’s fine, but it is a red flag.

Second, they are vague: they don’t mention anything specific.

Third, they sometimes say that they just stumbled across the post in some way,

Fourth, the posting name is usually the name of a business or a website, not a person.

Fifth, they are often complimentary: that seems like a new trend.

Sixth, they may be in fractured English (although they can also be in another language entirely). It makes me wonder if machine translation is being used, since they can really mess up the idiomatic expressions.

As you know, I like making up neologisms, and I think I’m going with “Eddiecoms” for these. The Eddie part is for Eddie Haskell, because they tend to be so ridiculously flattering. I hesitated with that, because Eddie was actually very articulate when speaking with Mrs. Cleaver (see my parody, Beaver and the Kindle). I considered Eddielinks, but “Eddiecoms” (short for “Eddie Haskell Comments” just sounds better to me.) :)

Here, then, are some Eddiecoms. I’m not going to include who sent them, so the linking part will be unsuccessful. I believe it’s legal for me to publish them, since they posted them for publication. Generally, also, my understanding is that an e-mail belongs to both the sender and the recipient, unless the sender indicates it is private.

“I do not even know the way I finished up here, however I assumed this submit was once great. I do not know who you might be but definitely you’re going to a well-known blogger when you aren’t already. Cheers!”

“This blog was… how do I say it? Relevant!! Finally I have found something which helped me.

Thanks!”

“Usually I do not read article on blogs, however I would like to say that this write-up very compelled me to take a look at and
do it! Your writing taste has been surprised me.
Thank you, very nice post.”

“excellent post, very informative. I wonder why the other specialists of this sector don’t notice this. You should continue your writing. I am sure, you have a huge readers’ base already!”

“What i don’t understood is in reality how you are not really a lot more neatly-liked than you might be now. You’re so intelligent. You know thus considerably with regards to this matter, produced me in my view imagine it from so many varied angles. Its like men and women don’t seem to be involved except it is something to accomplish with Lady gaga! Your individual stuffs nice. Always take care of it up!”

Let me know if you’d like to see more of these in the future…

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog.


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