When we do a blog post we all hope that someone will either link to the post, share the post or want to add it to their website. And often these comments and requests to share our content seem very legitimate to us. So when my client received this message:
“Do you mind if I quote a couple of your posts as long as I provide credit and sources back to your blog? My blog site is in the exact same niche as yours and my users would certainly benefit from some of the information you provide here. Please let me know if this alright with you. Thanks a lot!” She was pretty happy to see that someone wanted to share her valuable insight with their readers. But, being a bit cautious she asked me if I thought this was an honest to goodness request or a scam/spam comment.
So before you accept a comment or allow another website or blog to share your blog posts, investigate who they are. Your website could be in danger if you don’t.
So you have any tools you use to identify scammers on your blog?