Hey, be a pal. Don’t delete this so I can get the backlink. Okay?
I hate comment spam. It is such a waste of time. But this one cracked me up. The fact that it came from something named “Smartloans” tells me they ain’t too smart.
|Calling all stupid comment spammers! Pay attention. Listen closely. I know you aren’t paying attention, but you need to. Listen up.|
All trackbacks, sometimes called “backlinks”, arrive in WordPress, and if they get through the many filters set up to block such comment spam, they are published with all links labeled “nofollow”. This happens automatically with no effort on the part of the WordPress user. It means that your trackback link is no good as search engines will completely ignore it. No points scored. Worthless.
If your comment spam bots still manage to get through the many comment spam filters available to WordPress bloggers, your comment spam links will also be dressed down with “nofollow”, making these totally worthless, too.
WordPress users working with Akismet and other comment spam fighters have the option to mark all missed comment spam as comment spam, which sends a message to Akismet, adding your comment spam information to their database. Within a few minutes of spewing your comment spam around the WordPress Community, several hundred thousand members quickly mark you as a criminal and you are banned very quickly. Again, wasted effort.
As for asking us or making us feel sorry that spreading vile marketing and advertising time-wasting comment spam is your only way to make a living, give us a break for having a little intelligence. Whether you do this for income, or are part of the programming team that writes these abominations on the web, if you have enough intelligence to sit in front of a computer for hours on end doing evil, you have the qualifications to sit in front of a computer and do good.
Quit. Quit now.
The only way you might make money is with non-WordPress blogs, and I don’t think there is enough of a market share anymore to allow that to happen, especially since other blogging services are now following the lead of WordPress and upping the ante on how comments and trackbacks are filtered through. And the world has been notified repeatedly that comment spams are worthless and not to click them if they find them, but to report them for removal.
Your options are shrinking. Get a new life.
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