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Win a trip to Disneyland

I’ve got good news, and I’ve got great news! The good news is for spammers. The great news is for you. The good news is that in 3 simple steps you too could win a trip to Disneyland: Visit one of those sites that lists this blog as a dofollow […]

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John, my personal spammer!

With apologies to anyone named John. Spammers are getting more clever at spreading their links. Now legitimate website owners are using software tools that allow them to enter keywords of their choice to a create a list of related blogs with comment forms. Many of these applications list blogs that […]

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More ways to stop spammers and unwanted traffic

Comment spammers, trackback spam, stupid bots and AVG linkscanner eating into your bandwidth and server resources? Here’s how to put a dent in their activities with a few mod_rewrite rules. I hate those blogs that send me fake trackbacks and pingbacks. Unfortunately it’s impossible to stop but this morning I […]

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Slow down trackback spam with Simple Trackback Validation

I used the Simple Trackback Validation plugin for a while until I noticed these errors showing up in php_errors. PHP Fatal error: Cannot instantiate non-existent class: snoopy in /home/www/wp-content/plugins/simple-trackback-validation/simple-trackback-validation.php on line 158 This morning I decided to fix it as the spammers have been going crazy. I spotted dozens of […]

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How to successfully spam blogs (and how to fight back)

What you’re about to learn isn’t anything new. It’s not particularly earth shattering either, but a lot of people don’t know it. NOFOLLOW DOES NOT WORK (properly) You may have noticed legitimate looking comments on your blog from people with suspect names. Usually the name will be a brand name, […]

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Idiot spammers

This comment was posted automatically using Blog Comment Poster. Check out its site to learn more and start building backlinks to your websites today. This post was written manually using Donncha’s fingers. Check out the Akismet anti comment-spam plugin to stop the idiot spammer at 75.126.132.23 using “Blog Comment Poster”.

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Caching WordPress with WP-Cache in a spam filled world

WP-Cache and spam. Who’d have thought they were related? Unfortunately they are because when your blog is spammed WP-Cache doesn’t check if the comment is legitimate or not and deletes cached files related to the spammed post. I noticed this happened a lot on In Photos.org after I added thumbnails […]

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