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Blog Spamming and Google (10 posts)

  1. fakeoutdoorsman
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Just saw an interesting article. According to the register.co.uk:
    "Spam comments deposited using the technique include a link to a spamvertised website. The idea is not so much to get visitors to a spammed location to visit the promoted site but to increase its page rankings in Google. This, in turn, increases the prominence of the site in certain searches and therefore increases the likelihood that more visitors will visit a site. That's the theory anyway."
    You can read more here:
    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/08/04/porno_blog_spam/

  2. Beel
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    yep that is the obvious intent and why you see my "don't post the dang links here" forum posts.

  3. fakeoutdoorsman
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Beel...I don't get you you mean.

  4. moshu
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    OK, for the second time today, I'll be Beel's translator :
    What he he means is that whenever people were posting here the LINKS to the sites the spammers try to promote, he was replying with the quoted phrase: "don't post... etc."

  5. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 10 years ago #

    The Register is a respected UK site - damn good read :)

  6. fakeoutdoorsman
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Oh, ok. Thanks for the clear up. Duh...

  7. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    everytime I post new blog is dozen comments automatically..
    it really sucks.

  8. Beel
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    yep, already mentioned and described in other spam threads - might look for podz' spam page, too.

  9. fakeoutdoorsman
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I'm wondering how the spam machines are actually finding wordpress sites. Mine wasn't targeted until the day I reinstalled and redesigned the whole thing using the Oct. 18 nightly. The former install was using a 1.3 nightly version as well. Maybe they do a search for "powered by wordpress" or somehow intercept notifications to site update services. Anyone have any ideas?

  10. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Google for any wp filename.

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