Where are the Spam Comment Links?
I have recently come across a trend that makes no sense whatsoever. Spam comments on WordPress.com with a non-existent backlink. We all know moronic spammers try to post comments on WordPress.com for backlinks to their trash websites, so why are they posting bad links?
Take a typical spam comment, a line or two of badly written English, an email address if required – useful to check if an apparent borderline comment is spam. At least one outgoing link, even if only in the ‘website’ field. It looks like spammers have finally realised many blog authors activate the “mark 2 or more links as spam” setting.
Checking another blog’s spam folder today six of these were found (out of a total of 16 spam comments; a high percentage. I could see from site visits on the days the so-called comments were posted these were almost certainly spambot generated; comments on posts that had not been viewed for several days before and after. (more…)