A new twist on blog spam

  I’ve written about blog spam before, a particularly underhanded and sleazy way of driving traffic to another website by flooding others with comments which contain backlinks or IP addresses. The following chain of comments (unedited) appeared at various posts two days ago; it took me a minute or two to figure out what was […]

How Blog Spam is Generated

I’ve talked about blog spam a lot, because I get a lot of it here. Akismet takes most of the pain away automatically, for which I love them, but the occasional piece of camel ejecta filters through which I must designate as spam manually. I happened to browse the comments on another blog post today, and […]

Avoid businesses that blog spam

“I am genuinely thankful to the holder of this website who has shared this fantastic article at here.” Look at that great grammar. So commented “Bad Credit Car Finance,” an outfit in Orlando, Florida, which has a raft of videos on YouTube hawking their services. That in itself is not a bad thing, but blog […]

Spammy blog followers, redux

I have written about blog spammers multiple times. I had hoped that with time this repugnant technique for driving traffic would have died out, but no such luck. Looked at my list of followers today, and the top ones are displayed here: Every single one of these is a sleazy-looking marketing website. By following my […]

Don’t be fooled by work at home scams.

There are plenty of people out there who will tell you that affiliate marketing works. From what I can see, it’s possible to function in this niche in an ethical and profitable way, if you’re willing to work hard at it. Unfortunately, it’s a highly unregulated area, and where there are few regulations, there will […]

ProBioSlim: I got someone really mad. My first “cease and desist” letter.

As anyone who follows my blog knows, I have been quite active in warning people against sweepstakes fraud, Nigerian scam letters, and other types of jiggery-pokery, including nutritional scams like the Acai berry, Forskolin, Green Coffee Extract, Garcinia Cambogia, and others – most of which are relentlessly flogged by affiliate marketers including the infamous Dr. […]

Progressive Insurance Company: Run away, run away fast.

Aside from complaint pages like you see behind the link, Progressive has now totally destroyed any semblance of reputability by posting blog spam, one of which I just received. I was wondering if you ever considered changing the layout of your site? Its very well written; I love what youve got to say. But maybe […]