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Comment Spam for the Sake of Spam, Not Links?

Published: April 13, 2011

Author: David Rodnitzky


I don’t get it. I sometimes get comments on this blog that are totally ridiculous that then have a link to best-underwater-basketweaving-in-india.com or something – clearly a way to try to get in-bound links via leaving comments on a blog.
Over the last few days, however, I’ve been getting 3-4 comments a day that are totally inane, but then link to Bing, Yahoo, or Google. Here are some of the great “comments” I’ve gotten:

Touchdwon! That’s a really cool way of putting it!
That’s a mold-baekrer. Great thinking!
Kudos to you! I hadn’t thguoht of that!
IMHO you’ve got the right awensr!
Got it! Tnhkas a lot again for helping me out!

Why would someone bother to add comment spam without an attempt at an inbound link? My only theory right now is that this is some way of getting around WordPress’ automatic spam detection – if I accept these comments, the commenter gets ‘positive points’ for not being a spammer. At some point, he gets enough credit with WordPress that he can massively spam lots of blogs and the spam filter won’t catch him.
Beyond that theory, I’m stumped. Any ideas?

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