Yesterday, instead of being mildly amusing with occasional highlights, checking the blogs sucked.
Why? Because of all the Pay Per Post spam!
A full 40% of the sites submitted had PPP in them.
I had to fully read and check every blog instead of a quick scan to catch the obvious spammers and stinky boys. It took three times longer than usual. I figure I'll learn to spot these as fast as the usual suspects, but for right now... Ugh.
Because of that we have had to add a PPP checkbox to the submission form.
One of the thoughts that kept paddling across my head as I bumped into more and more of these was how out of place these postings are. For example, on a blog about TV shows is a post about "Understanding men", and "Sell Your home Fast" with the required link back to the spam site.
Other musings were:
- "If dooce started blogging now, would she fill her blog with spam like these people?".
- "Is there much money in PPP?" - the answer to this one is not really. The highest all time earner has only made $6,500 or so. Good money in India but here it's probably below minimum wage for the time involved.
- "Doesn't anyone realize the big money is in really good, original content?"