9.17.2008

Spam Blogs? What's The Point?

I have a Google Alert set up for "Geoffrey Simmons". Anytime he posts to his Amazon blog or the DiscoTute, the good folks at Google will let me know and I can start dismembering his tortured logic and pseudoscience. Last month, the bat phone rang:
S taken me a little bit of time, but I. Barack Obama ended his trip to Israel this morning with a surprise visit to Jerusalem. I also hammer Geoffrey Simmons every time he squeaks. Described the crisis to CIO Magazine.

I checked the website out and found it to be an unintelligible mish mash of random phrases. But the "I also hammer Geoffrey Simmons every time he squeaks" phrase struck a chord with me. I can admire a person who does that.

Oh snap! That person was ME...and I did it here, as a comment on P.Z. Myer's Pharyngula blog, trying to get a little love.

I Googled the phrase and found that there were six different websites that used it, all the same mashup of garbled claptrap. For the life of me, I can't figure out what they are all for. Nothing about them makes sense - the content, post titles, blog title...even the url is crazy.

So, anyone know what these are for? The only thing I can guess is that they are sites fishing with keywords and phrases to suck you in. But, there are no ads. What's the point other than to grab statistics? A lot of the stuff in the right column looks like spam websites, selling useless crap, but there's nothing to motivate you to click on any of those links.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spam_blog

The skepTick said...

Ah, I see. Thanks. I entered a few of the blogs into some of the watchdog directories. Maybe it'll do some good.