Spammers Catch Wind of MyBlogLog

    January 12, 2007

MyBlogLog is on so many popular blogs that it was just a matter of time before it started to be abused by spammers.

At first, people were able to sign up for fake accounts under other people’s name and now users are able to leverage it for free advertising.

Michael Jensen reports that by using Opera you can visit blogs on a constant basis which will cause your profile to always show up and if you do this to high traffic sites like TechCrunch you can gain a lot of traffic as well as increase your brand recognition. And if you think about how TechCrunch charges 10,000 a month for a 125 by 125 ad, this is a great way to get free advertising.

With this weeks announcement of Yahoo acquiring MyBlogLog there is a good chance that these vulnerabilities will be open for a while because Yahoo has a track record of moving very slowly. And the bad part about this is that the spamming is just going to get worse. What is going to be next, people spamming 1000s of MyBlogLog users by messaging them to read their blog?



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Neil Patel is an Internet marketing consultant for ACS where he has lead Internet marketing strategies for companies such as Hewlett Packard and Samsung. Currently Neil blogs about his marketing experiences at Pronet Advertising.