Ever since I reported receiving comment spam last week, I’ve started to notice some odd things about the spammed comments that have been submitted. It’s not so much the names of the commenters, or the way the comment(s) are structured, but it’s something else that’s a little troubling. Let’s take a look at a random spammed comment that I’ve received:
Interesting site, and very organized too. Good work. black girls on their mission: http://www.panasonic.com , my parents didnt told me about it , black girls on their mission
Interesting, eh? It’s obviously some type of bot that’s programmed to spider blog sites and leave comments wherever it can. That’s fine, and it’s the reason I’ve turned on comment-verification. I’ve also banned about 25 IP addresses, so far, from commenting on my site ever again.
But here’s where my concern comes in. Go mouse-over the links in the example comment above...
Looking back, here’s a list of other URLs from spammed comments:
Does this mean that Panasonic, Apple, Adobe, Yahoo and other reputable companies are paying people to spam comments on blogs? If so, that’s lousy, lousy business.