A Look Inside the Blog Spammer’s Bag of Tricks
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If you have a blog, read a blog, or heck, have even heard of a blog, then you are probably familiar with blog spam. Blog spam is where the spammer posts spam, usually containing links to their websites, to someone’s blog using either the comment feature or the trackback feature. You may wonder who would sit there and type in a reply to a blog article just to get a piece of spam out into the world.

The truth is that it is all automated through the use of blog spam scripts. And these are no amateur hack jobs, oh no. Sophisticated blog spam scripts, which can sell for as much as several hundred dollars, can include such features as the one touted at WebWapStudio:


Autosubmit to unlimited sites
Use browser simulate system for anonymous Your requests
Use random proxies
Use random User agents
Use random Referer sites
Log file for requests
Save bad urls
Save successful submited urls
Check the proxies
Save bad proxies
URL extractor extracts URLs for specific terms with most popular search engines using fast technology – the 1000 URLs You can extract up to 20 seconds.

If that doesn’t do it for you, WebWapStudio also sells such Internetly delights as “SMS Mass Sender”, and “Search Engine Cloaker”, which “automatically generates thousands of pages JUST for the spiders.” Whee!

Or you might prefer the software available over at [Page no longer available – we have linked to the archive.org version instead], where you can get this little gem of a blog spam script:

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“This is the perfect unique tool that quickly submits your information to any messages board/guestbook/blog or any other web script using the most effective technique and offers you fantastic opportunities for your web site promotion, increasing the link popularity of your web project.

The most effective method of increasing the link popularity of your site is to post to online messages boards, guestbooks and blogs (e.g. LiveJournal). I am very glad that we can introduce our messages boards/blogs/guestbooks submission software to you. This is a unique product that gives you a possibility of enhanced submission form parsing abilities. The main features of our submission software are: enhanced submission services, integrated Google support, http proxy support, full logging statistics, servers responses logging, support of GET and POST methods! Use random proxy posting mode to make anonymous submissions.

This is the only submitter that can send your data to more than 6000 LiveJournal pages! We have the biggest database of discussion boards, guestbooks, blogs with high page rank.”

 

So, if you were wondering how they do it, wonder no more.

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2 thoughts on “A Look Inside the Blog Spammer’s Bag of Tricks
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  1. Thanks for all the info My clients were getting hit daily from spammers that link you posed helped out alot!!

  2. The developer of that last software you mentioned just got exposed as a porn spammer. Not that surprising, I guess.

    Apart from spam fighting plugins, there are other ways of keeping the spam burden light on your blog. .htaccess blocks for instance:

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