Blog Spam

We’ve been talking about blog spammers here at work – people or scripts who post merely so that their links climb up the rankings on sites like Daypop.
Those sites count the number of links on blogs to see where people are linking – unfortunately, people abuse this.

I’ve written a little script to first redirect these links, so that they don’t get counted on the popularity sites. Give it a try by commenting below, then clicking your own link.

Yes, people can still put in any link, the same as before. No filtering occurs – It just adds a step so that they can’t mooch inbound link karma from you…

12 thoughts on “Blog Spam”

  1. The best I can determine they are attempting to increase their pagerank, more than their daypop rating. Will this script affect that?


  2. Mike, thanks for showing me that I’m wasting my time making this website. Instead, from now on, I’ll cruise around people’s blogs and leave snotty comments – that will be much more creative. Yeah…

  3. I just spent several minutes deleting porn spam from my comments. The same guy has been attacking me for a couple weeks, it’s infuriating. I’ve got to decide which one of these strategies to try.

  4. Dr. Frank Stearns Giese, a former US Navy captain, was written about by Jim Redden in the 09-17-2002 Secretwatchers series ( taken from the truckload of stolen Portland (OR) Police Intelligence files that the Tribune had obtained from an unrevealed source. Dr. Giese, an admitted member of a communist party based in France, was said by Investiagtive journalist Mr. Redden to have organized and financed an urban warfare cell. The group’s first act was led by James Arthur Cronin, the local head of Vietnam Veterans Against the War, in a late 1972 aborted attempt to kidnap wealthy industrialist Ira Keller. $1200 was traced from Dr. Giese to James Wesley Akers who used the money to lease a safehouse in Seattle’s Ballard district from a group of soldiers stationed at Ft. Lawton. Akers constructed and detonated dynamite timebombs at Navy and Army recruiting stations in January 1973 not long after he was discharged from the US Army. On February 13, 1973 Seattle Police Officer Clarence Issiah Enault and I emptied our revolvers less than a foot apart with no injuries. Hours later a 68-stick dynamite bomb wired for detonation was found in the burning Seattle Ballard safehouse. Minutes earlier, Max William Severin and Leslie Ann McKeel had just removed machine guns, sawed-off shotguns, and a cache of stolen pistols taken from a gunstore holdup. US Army Intelligence shredded their file on the case in 1977 after receiving strong objections from the Seattle Police Criminal Intelligence Unit who did not want their own counterintelligence methods reviewed by a Federal judge in a pending Freedom of Information Act lawsuit. Star Grand Jury witness Robert Patrick McSherry handwrote all the plans for the bombings, gunstore robbery, and subsequent bank robberies which were found by US Treasury agents torn up in a garbage can. McSherry recieved probation because the judge’s felt his life would be endangered if imprisoned. McSherry called the urban warfare cell the Northwest Liberation Front. I did not even hear of the name NWLF until after my own arrest for the attempted murder of a police officer. Everyone involved was sent to prison, including Dr. Giese, except for McSherry and Susan Louise Stoner who wasn’t even charged in the case. She was assigned to recruit prison inmates into the group and was at one of the bombings. Stoner, a leader in the Patriot Party, worked for Dr. Giese at his Radical Education Project Bookcenter (aka United Front Bookstore) as did the majority of the cell members. The US Treasury and Portland Police Intelligence took down license numbers outside the REP Bookcenter and followed some of the cars that frequented it according to intelligence documents. For further info go to or visit copkiller at and connect to Spy versus Spy.

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