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 […]

The “Blog Follower” Bots are Still Busy

Yesterday I posted an article about affiliate marketing and the underhanded, despicable lies they use in their come-on websites to hook gullible people into buying worthless products. Surprisingly, this post attracted a flurry of new followers: Online Health Offers Net Millionaire Dudes Online Arts Marketing Digital Tools For You Motivated to Lose Weight Marketing Trends […]

An Especially Devious Spam Comment.

People can be so bloody dishonest it makes my brains hurt. This comment showed up on my post regarding combating elder fraud: I don’t know if it’s just me or if everybody else encountering problems with your blog. It looks like some of the text on your content are running off the screen. Can someone […]

Blog Followers

I love followers. I love to hear the roar of adulation, as my readers hang breathless on every word, waiting for the next pearl of wisdom to drop from my mouth… Well, we all know that’s a load of camel ejecta, but I do enjoy knowing that there are folks who like to read what I […]