Who’s Leaving Comment Spam?

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: , 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...

Yeah, links to, and And that’s just ONE spammed comment.

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.

+ original post date: November 8, 2005 08:39 AM
+ categories: Computers, This Site, WTF, Web Stuff


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Lousy indeed but it certainly wouldnt surprise me.

+ author: Panic
+ posted: November 8, 2005 11:07 AM

There's a bit of adware that does something similar to this. It sometimes infects various computers here at work. What it does is takes random words and phrases on any web site you look at and turn them into links to the virus's advertisers. I hate it because people refuse to believe they are infected and blame me for coding shoddy links into their web sites.

+ author: ScooterJ
+ posted: November 8, 2005 03:38 PM

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