Their aim is of course to get a blog (in this case mine) to link to their website, because more links pointing to a site tells Google that the site is more valued by the internet.
The actual text of the comment is entirely irrelevant, it exists to cover for the link. A comment that contains nothing but an odd-looking link will make most people suspicious, one that's accompanied by text might well get through. My blog often talks about things that attract spam though I don't know if I see more spam than other blogs (I think it's pretty universal). Possibly I just delight in it more ;)
Thursday 19 December 2013
I've noted a few spam comments coming in over the last couple of weeks from someone calling themselves Jame Burngasser, the latest one was really plausible.
Post comment attempted on: Twitter has killed off RSS feeds, that's why your stuff doesn't work
"When I originally commented I clicked the "Notify me when new comments are added" checkbox and now each time a comment is added I get three emails with the same comment. Is there any way you can remove me from that service? Thanks!
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It's written in good English, it's asking for help with a plausible problem and is polite - of the spam messages I've received it's the best yet. However I recognised the name and, hovering over the link in the email notification message I get, spotted the familiar 'Tweet Cartel. net' website. So that one doesn't get published until I've made safe (mangled) the links.
Post that comment was attempted on: "Twitter's new photo preview just takes up more space - here's one partial solution":
"naturally like your web site however you have to check the spelling on several of your posts. A number of them are rife with spelling problems and I to find it veryAgain a coherent spam comment (I've spotted typos on this blog myself, not rife though) but "troublesome to inform the reality" lets it down a bit. Googling for the first part "however you have to check the spelling on several of your posts" shows a number of variants and also how common this spam comment is.
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