I guess I should take it as a compliment that this blog is increasingly being hit by comment spammers looking for “link juice” by writing a lame comment followed by a link to an equally lame Web site.

Over the last few days, I’ve gotten some pretty bad attempts at comment spam. First, my recent article about Kayak.com – the travel Web site – received a comment with instructions on how to properly use a paddle in a kayak, followed by a link to an Internet marketing Web site. I guess if you build a semantic search comment spam tool, you run into this sort of problem.

Then today I received two comments in a row from an anonymous spammer. He gave a link to a safe search Web site, which basically sanitizes the Web for young kids. Apparently, however, the first time he attempt to spam me, it didn’t work. He then added this nice comment: “what the hell happened to the message i typed? shit!” Maybe he needs to start using that safe search site a little more to learn what is and is not appropriate language for a comment!


  1. nick September 30th, 2008

    Dear David,I just came across this blog and was wondering if you like to exchange links with my employers legal marketing blot at http://www.legalsearchmarketing.com. I can be reached at nich@echicagoweb.com. Thank you for your consideration.Nicholas.

  2. Anonymous September 30th, 2008

    Love your blog. Your readers may be interested in this link.http://tinyurl.com/semtopic

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David Rodnitzky
David Rodnitzky is founder and CEO of 3Q Digital (formerly PPC Associates), a position he has held since the Company's inception in 2008. Prior to 3Q Digital, he held senior marketing roles at several Internet companies, including Rentals.com (2000-2001), FindLaw (2001-2004), Adteractive (2004-2006), and Mercantila (2007-2008). David currently serves on advisory boards for several companies, including Marin Software, MediaBoost, Mediacause, and a stealth travel start-up. David is a regular speaker at major digital marketing conferences and has contributed to numerous influential publications, including Venture Capital Journal, CNN Radio, Newsweek, Advertising Age, and NPR's Marketplace. David has a B.A. with honors from the University of Chicago and a J.D. with honors from the University of Iowa. In his spare time, David enjoys salmon fishing, hiking, spending time with his family, and watching the Iowa Hawkeyes, not necessarily in that order.