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Re: sure are a lot of spammers

#51 Post by shinzen » Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:01 pm

Sorry man, that is now officially your job :)
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#52 Post by lurker » Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:29 pm

not plumbing. well, sorta.
male enhancement supplements. :rofl:
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#53 Post by lurker » Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:50 pm

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#54 Post by lurker » Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:05 am

while she makes an interesting (too bad i don't read arabic or sanskrit or whatever that is) website, lizachen doesnt seem to have any interest in guns or liberalism.
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#55 Post by shinzen » Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:23 am

Sigh. Had to change the registration question again, as apparently they've written scripts specifically for our board.
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#56 Post by lurker » Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:59 am

we're so special!
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#57 Post by Bang » Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:20 am

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Sigh. Had to change the registration question again, as apparently they've written scripts specifically for our board.
That means people are paying to spam us. :greedy:

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#58 Post by shinzen » Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:52 am

Yep. SEO spam. I wonder what we're selling for on the open market?
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#59 Post by lurker » Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:12 am

i can't imagine the ROI is worth while. or is it just that cheap to spam? this is like jellyfish, just spewing gametes into the ocean. probably no more than one in a million actually finds another jellyfish. (yes, i was once a marine bio major)
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#60 Post by shinzen » Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:24 am

Well. For SEO they promise X number of backlinks to a customers website, which in theory, should improve the customers Google rankings over time. They do it 400 times on a single site hoping that we miss one and a link sticks around. Since our website has a long history comparatively, our value as a backlink is higher than newer websites. Once they figure out whatever pattern we're using for spam blocking, they write a script to automate it and we get an influx of asshole fake accounts with random website on it.

Sadly, the companies buying these services have no idea what's going on or how the magic of SEO works, so they buy cheap and shady SEO instead of getting a legit service.
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#61 Post by shinzen » Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:27 am

And the random viagra posts are simply for referral cash. They make money each time someone clicks on the link, so instead of creating a website with value, they spam random forums hoping to earn a few bucks. That one makes far less sense. The lengthier ones are likely also for SEO instead, with an article+ backlinks. Since Googles algorithms are designed to look for content rather than just links, so if someone writes a 500 word essay including a link, the theory is that it will do more for your site ranking than just a backlink would.
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#62 Post by lurker » Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:57 am

rabinaolgan, locksmith.
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#63 Post by shinzen » Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:43 pm

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#64 Post by lurker » Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:43 pm

andysosa - locksmith en espanol.
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#65 Post by lurker » Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:30 pm

not sure what to make of this one. new member golosinasparavestir, infant fashion. in spammish.
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#66 Post by lurker » Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:31 am

klimrahal. plumbing in arizona. again.
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#67 Post by shinzen » Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:34 am

Man, these arizona plumbers are persistent.
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#68 Post by lurker » Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:55 am

yeah, i noticed that.
apparently mr rahal actually exists, or at least a digital identity actually exists. the rahal name looks indian (from india) to me, but the picture is pretty much whitebread. klim (milk, backwards) looks dutch to me, so IDK.
i was tempted to send him a nice polite email asking if he knows someone is spamming on his behalf and suggesting that some of us might find that offensive, but couldn't find an actual link.
a lot of these websites are "under construction".
i love a good detective story.
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#69 Post by shinzen » Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:03 pm

Oh, I called the plumbing company, they of course claimed no knowledge of it. I suggested that they talk to their website advertising people, as they are pulling some shady stuff on their behalf. Half tempted to leave bad reviews on Yelp over it.
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#70 Post by eelj » Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:57 pm

Plumbers hmmm, G Gordan Liddy? So what are the prices for viagra like? Any good deals?

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#71 Post by lurker » Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:31 pm

[sarcasm]i'd be tempted to pay them a little visit. at night. nice new shrinkwrap and tires on that fleet of trucks. and that guy on the far left looks like a child molester. but i've already said too much.[/sarcasm]
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#72 Post by lurker » Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:20 pm

senor OrbelinPineda repairs home appliances in barcelona.
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Re: sure are a lot of spammers

#73 Post by Marlene » Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:58 pm

There was a time that search engines were evaluated on the quality of the search results they returned; there was optimization to find the most useful websites. Now, search engines are stagnant and websites optimize to be found by them. Too bad they mad things "better" over the years.
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#74 Post by lurker » Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:34 pm

Marlene wrote:
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Too bad they made things "better" over the years.
true that. it's all about revenue generation. sometimes i intensely dislike some aspects of capitalism.
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#75 Post by lurker » Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:20 am

new member paullon bears watching. might be ok, might be SEO for a startup. sometimes i'm glad it's not my decision.
legit? not legit? :/ i dunno.
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