Spam is Hurting Blogs
I think blogs are a great way to express yourself and share information with a wide audience. Although they are supposed to allow virtual communities of people with similar interests form, the spammers are killing us.
Every week I get over 500 spam comments and trackbacks on this blog for drugs, gambling and a host of other sites that have nothing to do with the career advice I share. Why? Because the spammers have figured out that all these links will help their search engine rankings. In fact, Google has now indicated that it might stop using links to rate site popularity. So when you see sites like mine not printing comments, now you’ll know why.