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January 30, 2006
Spammer lands on 73,000
Just did a Google search on the latest piece of comment spam to land in our box. It landed on 73,000 blogs. Do you think anyone clicks a mortgage ad that pops up in comments?
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Unfortunately when they're doing 73,000+ spams they are going to get some results both in terms of click throughs but also SEO benefits. While some will have no follow tags, others will delete them - many others will not.
Posted by: Darren at January 30, 2006 09:07 AM
I think they do it more for the referrers.
Posted by: Amy Bellinger at January 30, 2006 09:34 AM
Try doing the same search for (edited) "Buy Ph*nt*rmin*). Far worse...
Posted by: Mark Wade at January 30, 2006 10:07 AM
When the spamming gets up around 100,000 blogs it might also be a competitor trying to whack the competition's site.
Posted by: aaron wall at January 31, 2006 10:52 AM
In my blog sidebar, under "Comment Spam Defeated", with a nice graphic of a can of real Spam, the meat...
I tell readers to *never* click on any link in any blog comment.
Blogger's comment moderation w/delayed posting is the ideal solution to preventing comment spam. I don't see any decline in comment quantities.
My readers are savvy enough to be 29% Firefox users, so they don't mind moderation apparently.
Posted by: steven streight also promoted as Vaspers the Grate at January 31, 2006 11:06 AM
I think they do it more for ads. or cheat.
Posted by: note at March 29, 2006 03:56 AM
That number of comment postings sounds like it has been done by some automation software. I guess the word verification check on blogs should help stop this.
Posted by: Steven Harold at June 20, 2006 04:59 PM