OK, I've been griping to myself about this for a while, so I want to know if it is only me.
I get pingbacks, usually multiple times a day (just got another), from people who have obviously used Zemanta to generate a massive long list of related links on their post. I look at their post, and they haven't interacted with anything I've written, and often the connection is tenuous at best. Sometimes, it is a racing certainty that they haven't even read what I've written, because Zemanta was stupid, and what I've written has absolutely nothing to do with what they are talking about. Yet there is the link, and here is the pingback in my pending comments.
I've decided these pingbacks are spam, and I trash them. Pretty much the only time I let a pingback stand is if someone specifically interacted with my post. The exception would be if their post is closely related to mine, and they only have a few "related links" -- indicating that they've actually looked and pared down the list to those that they might actually want their readers to see. Then, I'll usually let it stand.
So, what do others think? Am I right that this is a form of spam, or am I out to lunch?
The blog I need help with is mindrenewers.com.