What is the Point of Spamming a WordPress Page?

I’m certain I’m not the only blogger that is annoyed with spammers in the comments section of their posts. WordPress does a pretty good job at putting them in the spam folder, but their “blacklist system” doesn’t seem to be doing its job. After not logging in for about two weeks, I had 12 spammers basically saying the same thing about how to improve my website. Today I had another 8 or 9 spammers saying things that didn’t make any sense, and one or two spammers posting nothing but links to junk.

I just don’t get spammers. What is the point? I don’t know of anyone that ever clicks on their sex links, purse and shoe ads, or SEO advertisements. Even if they do, I doubt they’d buy anything. It’s like the junk mail I get in my snail mail box to buy car insurance I already have – goes straight in the trash without any consideration whatsoever.

So can someone answer my question – what is the point of spam? Does it actually work? Do these people actually make money? Or are they just trying to be annoying little bastards?

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5 thoughts on “What is the Point of Spamming a WordPress Page?

  1. Spamming can be seen as a commercialized form of bullying.
    I thought WordPress had better spam control than this. Susanna, you were on Blogger originally, as I recall, weren’t you? I was wondering if a lot of spam got through over there, too. If you get a chance, I’d be interested to hear your opinion of WordPress vs. Blogger (i.e pros and cons of both).

    1. Interesting – I hadn’t logged on again in a week or two. I had 21 spam messages waiting for me. I think it was worse with blogger. It seemed better here for a while but the spammers always seem to find a way around things. But now I know where I can get “cheap Louis Vuitton bags” lol.

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