Freelance consultant for digital heritage


I’ve noticed a new type of spam in the past month or so. Buried in the hundreds of spam comments left on this blog and the countless others that I look after I’ve noted that some of them are trackbacks containing excerpts of my own posts. They have often been subtlely changed by using synonyms to replace words. Very naughty.

The offending ‘splog’ will contain links to nefarious websites, of course. But this time they’re not just being annoying with comment spam, they’re stealing our content for profit.

And what platform are they using to do this? WordPress of course!

Lorelle has explained this all better than me, so head over to Lorelle on WordPress to read more.

And of course, they’re fooling/polluting search engines… When will it all end?!