Beating Akismet with Short Comment Spam

Marcus writes about how short comment spam is getting by Aismet:

I’ve been seeing a lot of short spam comments bypass Akismet’s spam filters on this blog lately. This type of blog spam is a rather clever way to deceive the less-astute bloggers who don’t realize that it’s spam and approve the comment because it’s perceived as marginally relevant, only because it’s so general and vague.

This is one word blog spam that says something like:

* “excellent” or
* “great post”or
* “i agree”
* “nice”
* …

Then the URL is a spammy backlink and email is made up. By the fact that I’m seeing so many of these get through, I’m guessing they’re effective.

I agree.

Great post.

Nice.

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8 Responses to “Beating Akismet with Short Comment Spam”

  1. adeelshahid says:

    Hi,

    Can i see an example of this sort of spamming.

    Adeel

  2. Hawaii SEO says:

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  6. Gotan Raider says:

    Excellent

  7. lol — This is a great idea, let’s bank on this, for many bloggers are not very aware of how spammers can infest their comment areas.

    I agree. Excellent. Great Post. I commend your efforts. Amazing… =o)

    Anyone have any good ideas on blog commenting spam tools?