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Spam linking to our blog?

  • Hi,

    We have a WordPress blog set up at http://www.kegworks.com/blog Over the past few months, we’ve started to notice links on other sites/blogs, pointing to our with spam content.

    ex http://clipinclipon.com/2008/08/19/lowest-refinancing-rates/

    If you scroll down a little past halfway down the page, you’ll see:

    Lowest Mortgage Interest Rates WY
    Lowest Mortgage Interest Rates WY, Refinance Rates Maine, Lowest Mortgage Interest Rates Washington … Current Refinance Rates NV. Lowest Home Equity Rates HI …
    http://www.kegworks.com/blog/?article=3292

    Now the article doesn’t actually exist on our site, and our site has nothing to do with mortages. I’m not asking how to stop this, because with it on other sites, there really is no way to stop it. However, I’m wondering why a spammer would do this? What benefit do they hope to gain by pointing a link to our site when it has nothing to do with what their trying to sell?

    TIA

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    1. Some webmasters hire spammers to advertise their websites and products. (Example: ArtSystem of Malaysia)
    2. Some webmasters are affiliates and use proxy servers to circulate spam posts and advertise their own websites. (Example: Many junk pharmacy websites run by Russians including the one at us-ds.com)
    3. There are spammers who circulate junk posts to send Internet users to exploited, redirection websites or malicious websites with malware/HTTP protocol vulnerability attack/computer viruses. Latest examples of exploited websites are those of FortuneCity (fortunecity.com), National Clearinghouse on Academic Worklife (academicworklife.org), LiveVideo.com (livevideo.com).
    4. Some domain registrars may be spammers themselves and/or are affiliated with them and circulate spam posts for various reasons. (Example: Moniker Online Services)

    Is there any way to prevent people from exploiting your content?

    You can’t do anything about spam sites linking to your blog. Just don’t link back to these sites (like with trackbacks or by publishing your referrers).

    You’ve likely been hacked. What version of word press are you using?

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