I read a lot of blogs. I mean I read A LOT of blogs, and not one blog I’ve ever read has a dozen or so spam ads in the comment section of each post. There’s this thing called comment moderation, and most bloggers use it. Any comment with a ton of links is automatically suspect, and sent to my spam file by the good people at Akismet. Even blogs without active moderation apparently remove spam ads when they see them. I’ve never seen one blog loaded up with spam in the last 5 years, and I’m not exaggerating.
SO WHY SEND OUT SPAM?!? If it all gets deleted anyway, are you really raking in the profits hand over foot from the thousands of crap messages, ads and bogus comments you send out? For every dollar you make, you’re pissing of hundreds of people. What have you gained?
note: My apologies to the good people at Hormel. SPAM helped us win WWII, and I enjoy the real SPAM. Keep it coming 🙂