January 07, 2005

Comment Spammers

Bloggers know the pain of the hateful comment spammers. They make life hell and soak up precious bandwidth. When they really get going, your site can be completely unusable for the duration of the attack. It takes diligence and good tools like mt-blacklist to keep them from dropping their disgusting comments on the site. And even when they are blacklisted, they continue to soak up bandwidth trying to find a vulnerable post to attack.

But today, I've found something that I think is an even greater insult to the blogger about these crappy spammers. I found a site using Google ads with a post complaining about one of the worst spammers. Today the Google ads are providing ad content that refer to the spammer's product based on the post content.

So what's the moral of this tale? If you are using Google ads, be careful of what your post talks about, or you might not like what the ads say about your site.

Posted by Mary at January 7, 2005 12:16 AM | Blogging | Technorati links |

My site uses Google adsense, also. I have had to block some advertisers from showing on my site. For instance, I wrote a piece discussing the nonsensical, doomsday "Left Behind" book series by LaHaye and Jenkins. For a week, my site had Google ads FOR Lahaye products. It was awful. I couldn't get rid of them.

Posted by: Deborah White at January 7, 2005 08:13 AM