Spam Pingback Leads Nowhere…

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  • #606825

    I just received a spam pingback that has me a bit confused. Normally I would just trash it, but the quoted text in the pingback is my own text, so it looks as though my content has been stolen. But when I click on the link in the pingback, I get a “that server doesn’t exist” message.

    I’m not sure if this is something I should be worrying about. Is there actually a site out there with my content, or is this just spammer slight-of-hand?

    The blog I need help with is thoughtandfound.wordpress.com.

    #606952

    tellyworth
    Staff

    Most likely it’s a spammer who has been booted off his own server.

    #606957

    That would be poetic justice.

    :-)

    #606988

    nandobase
    Member

    It happened to me when I linked one post to another in my own blog. I did trash them.

    #606990

    Self-pingbacks are not really spam though since you generated them by referencing one of your own posts in another post.

    #607011

    tellyworth and thesacredpath: yes, that would be excellent news! So I guess I’ll just quit worrying about it for now.

    nandobase: I get those same self-pingbacks, too. Unfortunately this is most definitely spam, but cleverly made to APPEAR as a self-pingback because my own content is used. :(

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