It seems these things come in cycles. You open your email up and watch as all of your contacts for today start appearing. Ho, what's this? Contacts from AR. Potential clients? Investors wanting to spend millions in your market? Confused, scared home buyers needing expert guidance and assistance?
Ah, no....ads for a motorforum and cheap pills....
That was case this morning. However, I have to give kudos to AR for taking swift action. By the time I was ready to delete and report the offending posts, they were already taken care of. Considering the size of this site now, its very impressive.
Spammers have gotten more creative in the last year because of better spam control techniques. Google, Yahoo and MSN have all avowed to fight spammers and remove them from their indexes.
What about your own site or blog? There are some easy steps to take help eliminate quite a bit of spam.
First, remove your email link from your home page. You can list it in plain text, but a link to contact page from the home page will help remove some spammers. On your contact page, make sure you have a security measure (like here) in place. The minimally sophisticated spammer will be running a script that can auto populate a contact form. Same thing for comments in a blog, although most blogs have no follow in comments so there isn't much value to spammer. However, some still spam them.
Second, you can install some anti-spam software on your blog. There are several paid and free ones that are excellent, just google the term and you'll find them. -Charles