A few days back I wrote a piece on Spammer jobs and daft spam. Oddly since then my spam seems to have increased. I’m beginning to think there might be a new layer to the job of the spammer. How to target the spam emails. Oh hang on a minute, a quick Google search shows that most spammers have a “Targeting department” which presumably means something similar to Marketing department, but in the lexicon of the spammer.
What do these people do? Does someone sit with wordpress open, reading the “freshly pressed” section jotting notes down such as “appears to be a guy, probably spends too much time typing at a blog and needs larger errections. Target with Cialis viagra and car insurance”. Or they find blogs and look at the number of likes or comments “this one doesn’t have much, send him a comment suggesting how useful this information was, and how many people will find it much of interest”. Indeed. So with that in mind, I got two spam posts yesterday, on the spammer posting itself. The first was from Viagra (promoting, oh you know):
“This is one of the best websites that I’ve ever seen. Check out viagra kopek. (link removed by me) I’ll subsribe to your website!”
I’m beginning to wonder what my blog is saying about me. Just get straight to the point, erm, Viagra. I can call you that right, it’s your real name? I bet people have fun pointing out how you’re called Viagra and you’re promoting Viagra, huh? Oh you’ve heard that one. Ok then… moving swiftly on. The next one was from Rodney (promoting good solar energy, so he sounds like a good lad):
“You completed several nice points there. I did a search on the subject matter and found the majority of people will go along with with your blog.”
Thanks Rodney, yes I did. And yet you spammed me anyway. Did you really agree, did you targeting department even read it? What were the keywords that made you want to post here? Let me guess. Were they “Spam” “bots” and “post”? Well the targeting departments have been working overtime in the last few days, I have loads of other comments, but I would like to share with you, one last “favourite”. This was posted to part one of my essay on “is the art of computer games underrated”:
“I have learn several excellent stuff here. Definitely worth bookmarking for revisiting. I wonder how much attempt you put to make the sort of excellent informative web site.”
Ok sure. The amusing part (aside from the end of the sentence), – it was posted by “Physics problems”. Well best be good at something huh?
Lexicon word of the day: Opprobrious.