I am going to keep this fairly short.
I was just reading Paul’s post on trackbacks as there seems to me some kind of meme floating around started by Steve Rubel that trackbacks are dead.
I smell FUD, because that probably ties in with the “Social Media Press Release” that is being promoted by Edelman as a solution for press releases (PR Web support trackbacks)
Trackbacks are very much alive for blogging platforms such as WordPress that actually pingback automatically without having to copy and paste some silly code that is supposedly to reduce the amount of trackback spam.
Trackbacks happen less on such blogging platforms – I have heard recently that Typepad only seems to be working to trackback other Typepad blogs – that is just sad.
Blogging without trackbacks is insular blogging
Anyway Paul mentioned receiving…
1000 Spams Per Day
Here are my stats for Spam Karma which I wrote about the other day
* Total Spam Caught: 9800 (average karma: -1056.58)
* Total Comments Approved: 1029 (average karma: 9.94)
* Total Comments Moderated: 419
* Current Version: 2.3 rc1
That is over 5 months
- I started this blog Oct 17th 2006
- I have been running DoFollow to remove nofollow from trackbacks and comments from the day I launched.
- I have been running Spam Karma since day one
- This blog is higher traffic (at least by Alexa)
- I have more toolbar pagerank
- I cover slightly different topics, but there is a lot of overlap
Paul’s domain is older by a fair amount but that doesn’t explain
15 times as much spam
What do you think?