LinkWizard: Spam Targeting WordPress Blogs

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LinkWizard: Spam Targeting WordPress Blogs

Spam is one of those topics that gets returned to time and again. Well, I was just updating my Simple SEO Blog and found someone had registered and made a post which was being held for moderation in Others Drafts.

Others Drafts?

“Huh? Other people don’t contribute to my blog. What’s this about?”

Well, a sneaky wee so and so had used WordPress’ registration system to “join” my blog and submit an article. I guess in group blogs there might be a chance that someone with the right privileges might actually approve the article and give you the exposure you crave.

Not me, mate. You’ll have to take your initiative and your spam elsewhere.

For the record, here’s a portion of the post…

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The future for LinkWizard.

It’s hard to believe that respectable webmasters will ever use the system and surely they’ll be damaged by the bad press as blog owners fight back?

The only options they’ll have will be to

* Fade away quietly
* Rename themselves and convert their existing userbase over to the new url

I just can’t see this system succeeding given the underhand methods of promotion they are using.

Sarah King is a New Zealander living in Auckland, NZ, active in the PHP and SEO communities online, and a representative of Estatement Ltd, Simple SEO

Sarah King
A New Zealand mother of two who is fanatical about SEO, website development and mountain biking.
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