14 Responses to “Does spamming actually work?”

  1. ppi claims made simple June 4, 2013 at 4:03 pm #

    You made some good points there. I checked on the net for more info about the issue and found most people will go along with your views on this site.

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    • tokyo5 June 4, 2013 at 4:14 pm #

      How ironic that you would put your spam comment on this, of all posts!

      I normally delete spam … but I’ll leave yours here – – maybe others will appreciate the ridiculousness of it being on this post.

      Of course, I removed the URL links you had in it.

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  2. musings August 14, 2011 at 4:30 pm #

    Actually, Blogspot has been catching quite a bit of Spam for me. I had to laugh at your Spam can because it’s such a huge favorite in Hawaii.

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    • tokyo5 August 15, 2011 at 12:38 pm #

      Yeah, I’ve heard that Spam (the canned meat) is popular in Hawaii, Guam and Okinawa.

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  3. entendered August 14, 2011 at 7:54 am #

    Mostly, like your good self I find the spam I receive pretty hilarious, and thankfully WordPress does a great job of keeping a lid on it most of the time.

    In terms of it working, when you’re using bots to distribute it, your cost goes way down and you only need a conversion rate of 1 in a million or something like that.

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    • tokyo5 August 14, 2011 at 11:56 am #

      Yes, spam is obviously quite an inexpensive method to send links to your site to a large number of people.
      But, I don’t think it makes good business sense since spam irritates everyone who receives it.

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  4. Tim Rueb August 12, 2011 at 10:36 pm #

    It doesn’t work. The only people making any money on this practice are the ones selling the system to the novice internet marketers which buy into the belief that they can win buy using the law of numbers and all it takes is volume to overcome poor execution.

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    • tokyo5 August 13, 2011 at 4:50 pm #

      >It doesn’t work.

      Yeah, it doesn’t seem like it would. If I want to buy something, I’ll go to the store to buy it…not click on a link from an unsolicited email or blog comment.

      Another type of spam I see often is the type that claims I’ll receive a fortune from an exiled king of a small African country…if I reply to the email with my personal details.
      Does anyone actually fall for that?

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  5. Mike August 12, 2011 at 7:55 pm #

    I also get these: The majority get flagged by Aksimet, and any that slip through are in the moderation queue. When I have time I may check the link(s), and if it is has some positive value (occasionally) for my readers, then it may get approved.
    I guess the war against spam will never cease. The e-mail that gets through gets added to my blocked lists, or excluded on the mail server.
    Your excerpt “celebrity Magazine” on your About Me page is a common feature of these spams.

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    • tokyo5 August 12, 2011 at 9:06 pm #

      >Your excerpt “celebrity Magazine” on your About Me page is a common feature of these spams.

      Really? Most of the spam I get in written in much worse English than that one.

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  6. fwords.co.uk August 12, 2011 at 5:23 pm #

    the spam on my blog is mostly relevant, in that it’s about SEO, web development etc – just so badly written it’s comical (as in my recent post). Most of the spam I get to my email address is trying to sell me something completely irrelevant like Viagra, which I don’t really feel I need, being female!

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    • tokyo5 August 12, 2011 at 6:26 pm #

      >the spam on my blog is mostly relevant

      Mine never is. Sometimes the insane comment will be vaguely related to a subject that I have written a post about…but not usually.

      >just so badly written it’s comical

      Yeah, I think they have a computer program that generates the bizarre comments with keywords they hope will allow it to get past the spam filter. Seldom works, though.

      >trying to sell me something completely irrelevant like Viagra, which I don’t really feel I need, being female!

      Well, I’m male but I don’t need Viagara either. And even if I did, I wouldn’t purchase it through a link in a spam comment!

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  7. thenakedlistener August 12, 2011 at 2:53 pm #

    Yeah, I get the usual level of spam, mostly like the ones you showed. The usually level is around 5-10 a day, but the most I got was 200 in one day (for two days running) and never again. Sometimes, though, I get these really bizarre spam messages that are actually well-written, some even thought-provoking, and they confuse me as to whether they were written by an actual human being. I got piles of screenshots of those bizarre spam – maybe I’ll find some time to post them.

    Personally, I don’t mind the spam – it’s the leaky fluid from the busted plumbing of the Internet. The really mind-boggling thing is that I get quite a number of comments for my posts that are emailed directly to me (as opposed to what I do now: commenting on the post itself). Those comments are from real people, by the way. I just can’t figure out these commenters. I tell them to comment on the posts themselves – and they tell me they “don’t want to be disturbed.” Honestly, they kinda sound disturbed to me.

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    • tokyo5 August 12, 2011 at 6:17 pm #

      >The usually level is around 5-10 a day

      Yeah, I usually get about a dozen everyday.

      >the most I got was 200 in one day

      I’ve never had that many. I’m happy to say. 😉

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