Comment spam linking to archive.org
I just saw a good one — comment spam linking to archive.org. The spam, caught by Akismet, was so different that it caught my eye, so I took a look at the links.
Well, the pages at archive.org contained nothing but a huge pile of links; I didn't even bother to scroll down to see the full extent of this nonsense. So, rather than attempt to post a pile of links in the comment itself, the spam comment simply linked to several pages at archive.org containing oodles of links to whatever. Obviously the site owner had simply created pages with those links, then got archive.org to spider the pages and include them in its database, and now is spam-blasting blogs with links to the archive.org pages containing a wondrous niagara of undoubtedly yucky links. And then foisted them off on the rest of us.
This, of course, isn't as much work as creating a real website.
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