I’ve had a number of months of quiet resignation of the ever constant flow of email spam (now unreadable PDFs of stock offers, still sweet deals to enlarge body parts I am not equipped with, great sounding mortgage offers for homes I don’t own in Florida), not to mention the torrent of blog spam that I watch over the 10 or so blogs and wikis I touch.
But a trackback I got today to a link farm, a place designed to only generate internal links to itself (via spam insertion to innocent blogs) is just the kind of smelly roach that fired me up. Al pages on the infernal site are self linking, each one laced with Google AdSense links, in the marginal hopes some fool might click and generate some nano revenue for the roach-a-teers.
So a blog post I posted today contained a NMC presentation that had a medical term in the title, and right as rain (not in the desert) a spam trackback came into the WordPress Spam Karma 2 containment zone linking tyo a subpage at this site purporting to be giving “university updates”. That’s curious though, the domain looks somewhat legit, it is “universityupdate dot com” (I am not adding any more linkages to their pile. It ain’t there , brothers and sisters.
The site is right away an obvious link farm. It’s just full of category link pages, mostly void of content. Most of the hyperlinks that have real sounding titles are not linked to legit URLs.
And it sure as *#&#^ has nothing to do with universities. It’s hundreds of pages of google AdSense pages.
And if I can find info on these roaches, they are not all that hidden. Using domaintools for some research on the roaches, the fetid site has 355 internal links and zero external.
What kind fo web site has nary a link anywhere else?
A link farm does.
And they are hosted by in Saskatchewan, Regina -by roach providers, Loose Foot Computing Limited.
Again, for all of their bright colored banners of Doing No Evil- Google, who’s tools, services I love, adore, and give sloppvery kisses to — provides financial reward, incentive to link farms and blog comment spammers, and with all that immense Googly Brainpower — why are they not actively stomping out the roaches?
If I believed in conspiracy and evil profiteers I might have a theory, but I’m just not that sharp.
I just hate spammers. I hate evil, greedy, farts who waste my time. And I hate them even more for giving Canada a bad name.
The post "Google Ad Link Farm = Saskatchawan Based Trackback Spammer" was originally squeezed out of the bottom of an old rusted tube of toothpaste at CogDogBlog (http://cogdogblog.com/2007/07/link-farm/) on July 12, 2007.