Feb 28, 2013

Spam Comments - A Quick Peek

I've been noticing an increase in comment spam making an appearance in my blog posts. Comment spam is mass-produced comments designed to lure visitors to other websites where spammers can rack up page views, or deliver malicious content such as tracking cookies, viruses or other malware.

I guess I should feel flattered that my blog is starting to attract enough traffic to lure these sleazy spammers. I have to delete a few comments that make it past Google's spam filter on an almost daily basis.

Here are a few examples of the comment spam I'm seeing. Notice that the comments are very non-specific; they could apply to almost any blog, a huge sign that it's spam. Also, every comment has a link to the website the spammers are trying to lure people to, another red flag. Some spam simply makes no sense, and of course ALL of them are anonymous.

So, for your reading pleasure, here are some spam comments I've received (and removed):

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