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Pagerank Forum Spam

February 25th, 2009 by Elliott Back

I hate nothing more than showing up on a forum article by Turkish spammers about how to get backlinks. Clearly they’re well behind the times, as not only are all my blogs nofollow, but also I delete spam with vigour. The article in question (run through Google translate) says roughly:

5 ** 6 ** 6 PR 2 PR 10 Backlink PR4 and More
Foreign blogs and comment areas banclink hear or see her friends are and I did some research for you own emegimdir from anywhere you can quote me degildir.azc?k ingilizce is complete and the site name, e-mail them your name, and then thanks to write your thank you is enough

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Yeah, no. Saying “thanks” and spamming your link is not enough you morons. Stop spamming. For those interested, the signatures in the logs vary, it’s not particularly easy to block this kind of spam, since human are submitting it manually. You could slowly start banning referrers from known sites:

85.103.7.211 – - [25/Feb/2009:16:49:20 -0500] “GET /hashcash/ HTTP/1.1″ 200 11459 “http://www.r10.net/dmoz-ve-diger-dizinler/298686-2-page-ranking-6-6-page-ranking-5-10-pr4-ve-daha-fazla-backlink.html” “Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; tr; rv:1.9.0.6) Gecko/2009011913 Firefox/3.0.6 GTB5″
85.103.7.211 – - [25/Feb/2009:16:49:21 -0500] “GET /wp-includes/js/comment-reply.js?ver=20081210 HTTP/1.1″ 200 864 “http://wordpress-plugins.feifei.us/hashcash/” “Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; tr; rv:1.9.0.6) Gecko/2009011913 Firefox/3.0.6 GTB5″
85.103.7.211 – - [25/Feb/2009:16:49:21 -0500] “GET /wp-content/themes/db/style.css HTTP/1.1″ 200 2491 “http://wordpress-plugins.feifei.us/hashcash/” “Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; tr; rv:1.9.0.6) Gecko/2009011913 Firefox/3.0.6 GTB5″

It’s too bad that Wordpress plugin and theme authors appear to be specifically targeted, as we’re generally a very spam-hating crowd.

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8 Responses to “Pagerank Forum Spam”

  1. Levent Müslim says:

    I will translate the link for you so you can decide how moron Turks are and write an apologize for your accusation.

    Before that, if you still believe Turks are “moron spammers”, know that I can speak your language but you can’t SPEAK MINE! Am I another “moron spammer” like you suggested,too. Even that amateur who provided your site on a “forum site” can speak your language.

    Insulting and resisting on your insult for more than 2 years without any further investigation seems like the act of a “moron” to me. It seems like you didn’t make the impact with your article on this page and only received comments from another amateurs just like my fellow Turkish amateur.

    You might be angry or over self confident by the time you wrote this article. Consider again, you’ve come a long way over the years and it’s time to update this page and apologize.
    Finally your actual and correct translation is below and special for you. As you can see he opens a topic and want to help others. Yes he was wrong and that’s the only point I agree with you. He says he made a little research, he doesn’t consider himself a web SEO professional. And where does he get the information? From other websites which were written in English. You, me and everyone knows that there are such **** websites polluting the web and confusing people’s minds; such as black hat SEO, affiliate sale pages like clickbank and many more.
    What will you do now?

    “Yabancı bloglara yorum yazıp banclink alan arkadaşları duymuşsunuzdur yada görmüşsünüzdür bende biraz araştırma yaptım sizler için tamamen kendi emegimdir hiçbir yerden alıntı degildir.azcık ingilizce yazabiliyorsanız tamamdır isim e mail ve site adınızı ister onları yazdıktan sonra thanks thank you fln yazmanız yeterlidir
    bol bancklikli günler kolay gelsin”
    “You’ve seen people writing comments on foreign logs and get backlinks. I made a little research for you and it’s all my hard work, not quoted by someone.If you can peak a little English, that’s all you need.Comments require your name and e-mail and site address, after you fill those it’s enough if to write thanks, thank you.
    Have a good day with many backlinks.

  2. Marek says:

    You wrote that your blogs are nofollow. Do you really think that links from nofollow blogs worth nothing? Do the test then and you might be very surprised.

  3. Pooqo says:

    The problem is that still enoughe are thinking that it is usefull to go around and post comments in every articles they found. But you are right. I use nofollows to disturb such amateurs. So they can waste their time.

  4. Chân Rết says:

    do you pro in make pr ? your website have pr 4

  5. joasses says:

    make your forum as a nofollow link this way they have nothing to do there, or if you want to help your members use a spam tool to prevent that. and if you can fight back

  6. joasses says:

    how do they do that, is it your own forum. and how can it help them when most of the forums are no follow links

    • Elliott Back says:

      It’s not *my* forum. It’s a forum linking to me, which encourages its members to spam me for links due to nice PR on a page. They don’t realize everything here is nofollow…

      • Naz says:

        Why is nofollow if your a good blogger and you delete spam with vigour. Why not provide a good back link to someone worthy instead of blocking spam that you’ve already deleted?

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