I have noticed a new type of comment spam on my blog the last couple of weeks. Comments posted for job placements. In the last couple of weeks I have noticed 3 – 8 postings in comments, of this type, a day.
Oddly enough, most of these postings are associated with my post Living Room Rule of Posting which states my rules for posting comments on my blog. I guess I wasn’t specific enough because I did not state, do not post random job postings as comments.
It is interesting to see how comment spammers change tactics as filters become more sophisticated. Another type of comment spam I have noticed recently is the one word comment, using words such as nice or good. These comments use the web address associated with the name to hook people. It is interesting to see comments like these, with the link to a car dealership, or drug manufacturer.
Some posts will use a single word, and have a seeming legitimate link to a blog. When you try the link, and try them I do, a single blog page advertising some product is displayed.
As I have been writing my blog, it has been interesting to watch how spam and spam filters evolve in a game of leap frog. One thing I will say is that comment spammers, and spammers, in general, sure are tricky.