We all know what spam is, the annoying Viagra E-Mails in our Inbox, the comments stuffed with links or even the SMS Messages on your Handy bugging you to call some Dating Hotline. There are a couple of popular spam forms:
- Spam email = the grandfather of them all
- Spam usenet postings = the grandma of them all
- Spam blogs = splogs
- Spam pings = spings
- Spam referrers = it’s dying… but not yet gone
- Spam blog comments
.. and the newest invention is Spam Trackbacks. Most WordPress Users get a notification and comment about Trackbacks by default. The spammer would post garbarge on his blog about your blog entry and you get a notification because of your blog’s settings. Now you click on the URL to see what the hell he is writing and voila – the Spammer gets his wanted traffic.
Now it’s questionable how effective this is, but it’s pretty annoying for sure. The Volume is increasing by the number of newly created Blogs. As this kind of spam is rising we should consider turning off Trackbacks, sad but true. Another feature exploited to death.