Sunday, January 31, 2010

A new kind of spam?

I was wondering about the newfound popularity (slight though it was) of my blog from Japanese-language bloggers. By "popularity" I mean that there had been about one kind and apparently relevant comment on a number of my posts.

Then I noticed that their blogs all seemed to relate to eye clinics.

It could be a coincidence, I suppose - but somehow I'm not so sure. Spammers are getting cleverer... or at least more devious.

The thing is, if blogger uses "nofollow" links in comments, to prevent spammy links from contributing to better placements in search engines, I'm not sure what the point of the spam is. Perhaps it's more old-school than that. Maybe they are hoping actual humans will follow the links, Flattering, if they think my blog will help with that. I doubt it, though.

5 comments:

FX 初心者 said...

So I'm the new kind spam too?

Just leave comment, no sending e-mail.

Anonymous said...

interesting blog about eye clinics. :D :D :D

Anonymous said...

happy birthday, brother. Know why ET had big eyes?

He saw his phone bill.

Paul said...

With BT's international rates being what they are, I can only imagine what they'd charge for interstellar calls!

And, FX%&$*#@!!! Thanks for your kind spam :-)

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