Spam comments on your blog

When you run your own blog, especially one hosted on WordPress, you’ll eventually start to attract some spam comments from people trying to build links for their websites (or rather for their clients’ websites).

Unethical SEO companies employ cheap foreign workers to scour the Internet adding bogus comments to blogs, usually with the same sort of comment, and attaching links to their clients’ website. You can spot them a mile off because the comments are often nothing to do with the actual blog post, or it’s something generic such as ‘great blog, I will come back often’.

They’re also easy to spot because instead of being attributed to an actual person, the author name is always a keyword or key phrase. Very spammy.

I had two bogus comments recently, one for a dog training website and one for an ‘earn money from home’ website, neither of which were approved, naturally.

What is especially funny about this one is that whoever paid to have the ‘work from home job’ link must be really annoyed with their SEO company because the idiots even forgot to add the client link!

At least whoever has been employed by had the good sense to attach a link. That site is just a portal for the website, so that they don’t get caught by Google spamming the crap out of other websites.


My son taking a Quantum Leap

As I mentioned this week, I’ve been looking through some old photos lately and have come across some pictures from a few years ago. This particular one was when I, and my little boy Robbie, met Dean Stockwell from Quantum Leap. As you can see, the presence of Al forced Robbie into a leap, though I’m not sure where or when he ended up!

I have more photos like this but due to the crash, burn and refusal to turn back on of my PC last year, I may not be able to recover them all. Therefore the ones I do have I’m adding here, so I won’t lose them in another PC related crash-fest.