What’s with all of the vitamin companies joining my blog as followers?

I’m not sure why a steady stream of vitamin companies are beginning to follow my blog, but how do I stop them?Β  Can I block followers?

27 thoughts on “What’s with all of the vitamin companies joining my blog as followers?

  1. Me, too.
    I’m thinking. As long as they don’t spam, I give them the benefit of the doubt.
    It may be key-words that attract them – if they are bots. Or it may be people who work for vitamin companies and tell each other about great blogs they found … πŸ˜‰ (yeah, sure, but hey, you never know…) πŸ˜‰
    If someone gave me an eerie feeling I WOULD look to remove them and there is a way to do that.
    Click on the “my sites” list on the tab next to the “reader” tab. Go to “manage” then to “people” then to “followers” — you’ll see the list of followers. You can remove one by one those you don’t feel comfortable following you.
    Hope this helps.

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  2. And me! It’s funny isn’t it! I wonder if their theory is to follow as many blogs as possible in the hopes of return follows. I have seen them following me, I have not seen any evidence they are reading my posts!

    If you are going to be a pretend follower…you need to learn the art of liking and throwing generic comments around like “great post”. Then we might think they actually read our stuff! Grr!

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  3. bear in mind that your posts will probably be public,so they’ll probably trawl new posts for keywords. I don’t know enough about WordPress, but I know there used to be jobs doing this kind of thing of e.g. Twitter. I still see job adverts looking for WordPress developers, and they can’t all just be writing new themes for us. Sounds like it happens to everyone else too.

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