More Spam, Please!

When you start an Internet Journal, and you allow visitors to post Comments, you will receive a lot of spam. Why do people spam you? WordPress says on their site: “Apart from because they can, the need to raise page ranking in search engines gives rise to the need to create a lot of links to a web page so the search engine thinks that page is important.” They add this useful explanation for what seems inexplicable to a person with common sense:

Comment Spam and Search Engines: Why on earth would a spammer target a search engine on your blog? Let’s start from the beginning. Several years ago Google pioneered a search technique called PageRank.


Basically what it does is, in addition to looking at the content of a page they index, they also look at who links to a page and what that link says. This technology is what made Google very good at returning relevant results and made it the most popular search engine today. Because their ranking system relies so heavily on PageRank people can sometimes “game” the system in what’s called “Google Bombing.” A google bomb is when a large number of different websites link to a page with the same link text to influence the ranking of that page for a search term. This brings us back to the spammers. A spammer might have a site that sells a “mydrug” and wants to be at the top of a search for “mydrug” on Google, so to create the effect of a google bomb they leave comments on hundreds or thousands of weblogs linking to their site with the link text “mydrug”. They don’t really care if you see it, in fact they’d rather you didn’t because you would delete it, they just want the search engine to see it when they index your page.

Spammers don’t want you to delete their spam comments, so they write something generic that will make you think they have just discovered your site, and really like it. It needs to be generic, because their robots send the same comments to millions of web sites. The problem is, English is not usually their native language, and a generic compliment is not really a compliment at all. Here are some spam comments I have deleted lately. Try not to laugh.

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3 Replies to “More Spam, Please!”

  1. Here are some that I’ve received linked to my review of Laurie Duggan’s Allotments:

    “The mnetieg last night was really well attended and about ten people volunteered to be on a steering group to go ahead with the formation of an allotments association. It would be great to have a representative of existing allotment holders on this group.”

    “Do you also want plpeoe who currently work an allotment at Elm Street? Although I can’t see some of the older allotment holders taking an interest, it would be good if everyone connected with allotments joined together.I have been gardening at Elm street for 2 years and would very much like to see a water supply installed at the site.”

  2. Ouch! This (unfortunately) sounds like a group of people replying to a Laurie Duggan blog post. “Although I can’t see some of the older allotment holders taking an interest, it would be good if everyone connected with allotments joined together.” That sounds like Modern Poetry, to me. It would be good if we all joined together. Then we could read each others’ poems. Okay, let’s go! You know maybe they weren’t spam after all… that’s a worry, isn’t it? What if they were just poets putting their view forward?

    John Tranter

  3. Oh but it gets better there has been a bit of a spam storm today…here is one of them (this time I am going to slice it up and palm them off as my poem!:

    “You look smiahsng, lovely, gorgeous, all those types of adjectives:) I’m especially in love with your writing. I find it interesting how our style will evolve based on our social circles, age, new taste, what have you. You definitely dress as though you wear your heart on your sleeve…or on your eyeballs;) ”

    This one was in response to the piece “A new front opens in the ‘Poetry Wars’ – John Tranter, David McCooey and Peter Minter on ‘that anthology’ (Australian Poetry Since 1788)”…I’m not sure whose mother has written it?

    “As the motehr of this poet I must first say how proud I am of him and his accomplishments thus far. As an avid reader I would be remiss if I didn’t encourage each of u to purchase his book. It is awesome! When I first heard my son perform I couldn’t believe that these words were being spoken and performed by him. I was in awe! I truly enjoyed the article and hope to see more articles like this about him and other artists who are natives of our great city.”

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