New Trends in Spamming: Spam Fused into Antispam Protection with Spamming Visitors Instead of Web Sites
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anonymously and posthumously”
“Find out what the meaning of life is,
and see if we can monetize it”
@bizcartoons (Ted Goff)
Spamming web sites with links to fool search engines was always doomed game because it irritated both owners of web resources and visitors.
Also, even appearing of website in top of SERP (Search Engine Result Pages) did not mean having marketing success
So, the recent trend is to deliver unwarranted advertising, aka spam, directly to visitors without leaving spam on web resources (sites, blogs, etc.) as well as to bribe (sorry, share profits with) owners of web resources.
Looks like spamming through antispam solutions became more lucrative than previous spamming schemes.
The author exIV of an article
- Modern Spam Protection Systems by the Eyes of Ex-Spammer
Взгляд на современные системы защиты от спама веб-форм глазами бывшего спамера
.confesses in comments to this articles that:
- he is professional spammer and blackhat specialist
(“А спамер я был по-совмеместительству, я занимался черным СЕО…и было время когда на клик-клике да рупоиске по 500$ в день капало :) “
- and now the owner of KeyCAPTCHA
(“ну то есть конечно я владелец кейкапчи”)
- always approached the spamming and spambot development with imagination considering it to be an art and his botted comments were contextual and undetectable by antispam filters
“Я подходил к этому делу как к искусству и мои комменты были зачастую «прямо в тему»… Хоть делал их робот…”
. So, now he developed a new miraculous technique of unavoidable spamming through antispam protection KeyCAPTCHA.
Though, what’s the difference?
Earlier his bots entertained end-user with meaningful spam comments and now with meaningful entertaining spam (puzzle) pictures, leaving happy not only advertisers but now also owners of web resources.
Though, one profound problem remains with this antispam spam scam.
Spam or not spam is not determined by happiness of advertisers and advertising intermediaries, even when they are happy with spam owners of web resources, but by explicit consent of end-users, or visitors of web-resources.