THE spam post

14 Sep

I’m amused that there appears to be 1 type of spam comment that is used over and over again to try to generate traffic to a website. I’ve gotten 6 of these “comments” on this blog already. The first one I wondered if it was a real comment but delayed on clicking on the link due to suspicion. After the second one I resolved to neither click on the link, nor approve any such comment.

They all have this text followed by a link:

Nice post. I learn something more challenging on different blogs everyday. It will always be stimulating to read content from other writers and practice a little something from their store. I’d prefer to use some with the content on my blog whether you don’t mind. Natually I’ll give you a link on your web blog. Thanks for sharing [link].

A quick google search shows that these comments appear to be everywhere, and not just on new blogs just starting out. I wonder if they work. I was tempted to click on the link and I’m super suspicious of links in general; I’m sure less suspicious people would click without thinking. I wonder thought what the benefit is of these comments? If the website it links to is junk it’s not like it will generate meaningful revenue unless you are tricking users into click on ads somehow…

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