Do we have any success story about authors who stopped comment/refer spam on their items? It drives me crazy…
Here’s the latest example: released a new [link removed by mod - self promotion not allowed in the forums]. Now, if you check the Comments tab, you will see spam comments like “GLWS!”, “Great Work, Congratulations GLWS” and similar.
Why these comments are spam?
- They only contain a few words and are not related to item at all.
- They do not add any value to Envato marketplace. They have no value or useful information for potential buyers and/or existing clients.
- They are nothing but a mass “copy/paste” attempt. If you visit https://codecanyon.net/category/all and go to Comments tab of any item, you will see the same persons posted exactly the same irrelevant comments under every single item on Envato marketplace! You are not an idiot to believe they honestly think every single item in the world is “great work”, right?
Hence, it’s nothing but a pure spam and attempt to get an extra link to their profile, also known as refer spam.
I know I can manually report every single comment to Envato and they might remove it, but is it really the only way to go? Is such activity really OK with Envato terms?