Comment spam appears to have entered a new phase – recently my spam filter is filling up with comments that link to other pages of links. I assume this is some sort of pay-per-click effort, as I am guessing that Google would automatically bomb any page that was just a series of ads and similar links.
Of course, the key thing about understanding spam is how low the marginal costs are for the spammers – especially if they write scripts that just plaster this all over people’s blogs. Even if just 1 in 100 bloggers does not have a filter installed and only 1 in 1000 visitors clicks on a link on any day, that probably still works as a money making venture if they can get the volume up to a high enough number.
- Mark Spam as Spam (onecoolsitebloggingtips.com)
- Don’t share your opinion here on WordPress (cardinalguzman.wordpress.com)
- Do Not Delete Comment Spam. Mark Spam as Spam. (lorelle.wordpress.com)