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[resolved] Can I use spam subscribers names and credentials as author on my site? (11 posts)

  1. dsvakola
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    I have a lot of spam subscribers on my site, as I have enabled the "register as subscriber" checkbox.

    I wonder that who are these persons, and from where I receive this subscriber entries?

    Well, I have one question, that if I edit one of the user profile out of these subscribers and convert it into a neatly labelled fake author's profile. And then from this profile, if I publish some posts on my site, will it be possible? And if so, what are chances of finding these posts entries in SERP.

    I am interested in such twiking because these subscribers have their user profiles created from some other IP rather than mine. So it will appear to be a real author who is posting on my site from some different IP.

    Please explain.

  2. dsvakola
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    My site is available on this domain...just in case.
    http://www.vsagar.com

  3. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 8 months ago #

    Why would you do that? They are spammers.

  4. dsvakola
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    @WPyogi
    Please read my query.
    Am interested in them because they registered on my site through different IP.
    So does it not create any effect on the profile distinction? So far as IP conflicts are concerned?

  5. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 8 months ago #

    Sorry, I'm not sure I understand - are you trying to get better SEO by making spammers look like valid authors?

  6. dsvakola
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    @WPyogi
    Yes. You are right.
    You reframed my idea in proper language. Thanks for that. I was rathering upon this syntax of reframing while writing this query.

    Yes. My query is related to SEO personification into real author through a different IP.

  7. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 8 months ago #

    I have no idea what effect that would have, but trying to fool Google (or your readers) generally isn't a good idea.

  8. dsvakola
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    @WPyogi
    Yes. Of course. Its not a good idea to fool Google.

    But am working on the same. And if I come up with some good results I will surely put the results over here for other readers, provided of course, if and only if, the results would be fruitful in some way to the users of WP.

    Thanks. Now I should say that the topic is resolved.

  9. dsvakola
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    By reopening the topic, I hereby put following important observations.

    • I checked the email addresses of around 160 subscribers who have subscribed on my site http://vsagar.com, by sending emails to them.
    • Not a single email out of them was bounced.
    • But they did not answer. Some of them, had put their website address, too, which is real (around 87 persons?).
    • Now the point is the WordPress sends them an automatic email, after subscription, to verify the subscription, but none of them verified.
    • In my view, these are not spammers. I think, as I read somewhere, these are the automatic subscriptions generated by some servers, or some software from a number of servers.
    • Believe it or not, this has something to do with the automated work done in the background by the WordPress itself, just to increase the traffic of any site built using WP.
    • My above observation is supported by another point. When you publish a post, generally on a new WP site, you will receive a large number of spam comments. It is inevitable...! And it also ranks you higher in RERP.
    • I have minutely observed this thing on my several blogs built with WP. I have carefully indexed the IPs of he comments, tried to contact them, but none of them replied. However also I found that the email IDs of these persons(?) who comment in bulk, are real, because these emails never bounced.
    • I also observed one thing that when you receive a large number of such comments on your new WP blog, your Google ranking increases.
    • And finally, I put one more point, that supports all these above points, that why WordPress is so interested to insist, at the very beginning of WP installation, to install Akismet...? (Leave Hello Dolly aside...!
    • So in terms of Akismet, the 'Spam' 'Ham' (What the heck is ham doing on my blog? I’m a vegetarian.) 'Missed Spam' 'False Positives' 'Yummy Pie' appeared senseless things.
    • However, I may be wrong. I love WordPress and never ever try to put any allegations on it. I only love it from the bottom of my heart, but these things must be cleared by some genius persons, who might know the technicality behind it.
      Because when you start a new WP blog, it is hardly expected that the comment spammers and subscriber spammers, are just only waiting for such new blogs and fire their spam stuff on your blog, and waste their servers just in such useless activities. Nobody in this world is so "free" to do such job of passing the time by...!!!

      Please don't misunderstand me, but these activities at WP blogs should not be ignored.

  10. Sorry, I'm not sure I understand - are you trying to get better SEO by making spammers look like valid authors?

    That would just be plain Awful, Wrong, and REALLY EVIL™ I am sure that's not what the OP had in-

    @WPyogi
    Yes. You are right.

    WOW.

    *Drinks much more coffee*

    In my view, these are not spammers. I think, as I read somewhere, these are the automatic subscriptions generated by some servers, or some software from a number of servers.

    Nope, sorry but they are spammers and they lack any redeeming value whatsoever. You want to engage actual readers who are people and not "automatic subscriptions generated by some servers".

    Don't ever attempt to validate spammers as legitimate. Akismet ships with WordPress because SPAM (and spammers) are the worst of the worst. There are other anti-spam plugins and you can and should use them.

    Believe it or not, this has something to do with the automated work done in the background by the WordPress itself, just to increase the traffic of any site built using WP.

    No. It really doesn't. Honest.

    Any site that does that deserves to get hit with the Search Engine HAMMER of DOOM! and no one should visit those sites or any site that encourages that awful behavior.

    Any site that attempts to validate SPAMMERS and somehow use them deserves the same fate. Spam is a problem and trying to justify or insist that they have some legitimacy is wrong.

    However, I may be wrong. I love WordPress and never ever try to put any allegations on it.

    I'm glad to read that. You're wrong by the way. ;)

    Look spam is and always will be a problem as long as there are people trying to sell anything on the Internet. That can be products, people's email addresses, or they sell "clicks" to links.

    There are ways to combat SPAM hitting WordPress and those are well documented.

    But attempting to somehow turn spammers into something useful? No. Really, that has zero value and is just an amazingly bad idea.

  11. dsvakola
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    @Jan Dembowski
    Thank you so much for your "to-the-point-guidelines".

    No. I was never driving at any anti spam technique. Not even once in a blue moon... ! I know its worst of the worst consequences...

    Now I'll delete all those spam subscriptions and spam comments and I should stop all these illogical thoughts and turn towards some positive and creative stuff.

    Thank you so much again.

    The topic is resolved.

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