Sigh, here is another yet another lame comment spam effort I spotted starting today, scanning the scum that is caught in the Spam Karma 2 nets on this blog.
Comment spammers are using Feedburner to insert into the URl field things like http://feeds.feedburner.com/BuyHotPokerPillsPorn — all in the hope of hoisting some pages somewhere on the web that have links back to their insipid products. I can only imagine, they use something like blogger to push their links into Feedburner, and then attempt to build indirect link backs via comment spam URL entries.
So I am hoping the folks at feedburner are prepared or doing something to prevent these accounts from being used. On the other hand, thankfully, comment spammers have very low creativity, and their stupid attempts are blatantly obvious. For example, if I write a rabid post about Social Software, isn’t bone head obvious when I get a comment saying, “Great Site! Keep up the good work!” or “I found your site on Google”, that I, as the author, can easily smell that you, the supposed commenter, have written something completely out of context? And your URLs are a dead giveaway. And the repeats are a give away.
Oops, I should not be letting this info out.
I just wanted to point out to others to carefully scan their comments for the obvious signs of comment spam, and using Feedburner as a URL gateway is a new approach. And by all means, if you are a WordPress blogger, get Spam Karma 2 today.
The post "The Smell of Comment Spam Sizzling at Feedburner" was originally squeezed out of the bottom of an old rusted tube of toothpaste at CogDogBlog (http://cogdogblog.com/2006/05/the-smell-of-comment-spam-sizzling-at-feedburner/) on May 26, 2006.