Puzzlements of Spam Advertising, Since it is Snowing Here

Yet another in my small series of I don’t really understand how this does anything on the Web advertising, specifically fake comments on my blog attempts, which is obviously what I get a lot of these days. But I’m finding a kind of poetry in them, in both the illogic and the wording.

1) This comment was attached to a blog entry where I provided links to various articles around the Web, in other words, no real essays or info from me despite the “comment” commenting on the excellent info and writing I was doing. It is also worded in a way that clearly indicates that the composer is not a native English speaker (but that’s what makes it poetic.) And also funky because the address connection as it turns out is for the West Corvina Orthodontists. Apparently, a foreign sounding comment praising an essay I didn’t write is supposed to send people to be customers of California orthodontists? I’m sure that this doesn’t cost this professional group that much to do it, but why? Still, it is very pretty:

“This is laid out quite quite and you may see from the top quality, that it has been researched and thought out incredibly very. I have bookmarked it and am going to forward it to others that i know will be really interested within the info. My father is in this business, he’ll love the way you laid out the information, I’ve sent him your hyperlink. I’ve alos posted a permanent hyperlink on my web page for other to find this. It’s difficult for anybody to disagree with this, the information is fantastically put together.”

Of course I’m dying to know what business his imaginary father is supposed to be in. Orthodontia?

2) This next one was attached to a movie trailer blog post of mine. I’m not entirely sure what it’s selling — real estate? Home design? Sex toys? But it’s very Zen:

“Unquestionably the biggest day-dream of most people is to energetic in their own homes. It is realizable instead of every one due not all can have the means such an portion, do not worry at hand designing the lineage and the stairs that you at one’s desire go and aid and not lose anything.”

I think that if we could figure this out, we might know the meaning of life. I particularly would like to know how to energetic in my own home.

3) This last one also was attached to a blog post that offered videos, so again no written essays or information:

“Paul has shown incredible passion while expressing views. Thanks for the great information, I have it bookmarked

Paul? Who the hey is Paul? What is he doing on my blog? Maybe they just got the wrong blog? Oh, wait, no, they’re selling some sort of ceramic wear or something.

If you blog and you get comments like this in your spam filter, a really good or poetic one, I think I’ve started collecting them (the text only, not the spam links.) They are just too fascinating. And I still don’t see the point of doing them as ads that will never see the page and wouldn’t sell anything even if they did. Or maybe that’s the point. Maybe something is trying to contact us and get us to talk to the West Corvina orthodontists and save the world!

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3 responses to “Puzzlements of Spam Advertising, Since it is Snowing Here

  1. Kevin Radthorne

    I regularly get spam postings like that, usually to blog entries that are several months old. And also pointing either to nothing at all, or to something that makes no sense. It’s kind of like the robo-spam machines are broken, or something…

    I did get this lovely missive in my email today, though (despite the Christmas reference):

    “Dear friend:
    I am sorry to disturb you!
    We are a big Retail and wholesale company who mainly sell electrical products,We can supply best service and reasonable price with high quality. To celebrate the coming of Christmas, thanks to new and existing customers for their support and love!
    company will organize large-scale Discount activity!
    All registered users can enjoy VIP price.
    All the goods price provide VIP price for you!
    Come on Friends, choose your favorite! selected products into gift for your family, your friends, your Beloved people!
    There are a lot of surprises! We would like to give a surprise to you and your friends!
    Do not waiting! Contact Us! Just do it!
    Note: limited number , limited time”

    Yeah, I can just bet their are some surprises there for me and my friends….

    • Well see, that one was a direct solicitation. That makes sense at least. And it does have that lovely poetical style to it — VIP price! VIP price! The ones I don’t get are where they are trying to sound like a person just commenting on blogs. Presumably this is to try and get past the spam filter, but there’s no way these things are getting around the big spam filter programs at the blog sites these people are targeting. I mean, if the West Corvina Orthodontists want to advertise at me, why not advertise their orthodontia services, the way this big Retail and wholesale company did with you? Why have someone who is clearly from a non-English part of the world pretend to enjoy information on my blog while having a commercial link to orthodontists in California? Or is it just viruses waiting to try and get personal I.D. info and pretending to be working for the orthodontist group? And why exactly would that ever work? These are the things that puzzle me. There are people getting paid to program this stuff into the robo-spam programs. Why?

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