The Akismet spam filter service we use on blog comments seems to be letting lots of spam through lately. We’re moderating all comments with links, as well as first time posters. That requires human interaction and increases lag between posting and seeing a comment, so we’ll continue to look for better options. Thanks to everyone with keys to the blog who helped moderate comments.
For fun, here’s a few common examples of the spam received this week. All were moderated, none actually went live on the blog.
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Ego spam – How nice, thanks! They hope us lonely bloggers will be so vain we don’t notice the link to uggs boots used as a home page. Since the product is not related to the search terms it’s a very low quality link from Google’s perspective. Difficult to spot because everything they say is so true! This linked to clothing store.
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The prolific poster – This word salad is a mix of key search terms that probably come out of an article ‘spinning’ program. This linked to the same clothing store as the Ego spam above.
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The lazy linker – Direct and to the point. A list of links hoping for search ratings and clicks from readers. Here we can score some knock off (?) Beats by Dre headphones. We experienced the real-life version of Beats spam in China recently – dozens of touts tried to unload them on us in every market. These are easy to catch and filter.