Sigh - just cleared another boring link spam attack. (You may have noticed it in the comments list on the right. Phooey. Something is not working in my blog filters, but anyway.)
But there’s a great weapon against this: the Google Spam Report page. You go there armed with the name of the site that’s trying to link-spam you, add in a couple of searches finding other blogs it has link-spammed, report it to Google, et voila. Spammer foiled, or at least annoyed.
It is depressing doing the searches though and finding how many gazillions of blogs have given up on preventing comment spam. Maybe it’s the online equivalent of herpes, ineradicable, but controllable.
You’re welcome to go do this yourself if you notice a comment spam attack going on here. Just get the name of the attacking site, and head over. No obligation, of course. But if you see it, then likely I haven’t.
- These posts might be related (the database thinks..):
- How the Google hack was done (26 July 2004; score: 77.11%)
- Sometimes you forget that there are clueless spammers too (18 January 2005; score: 57.32%)
- The Spartacus approach to beating comment spam (9 November 2004; score: 51.33%)