I just got a comment to my safari entry on my personal blog which I think may be a new type of blog comment spam. Spammers have taken to make comments on blogs with links to their websites. Sometimes these comments are just links, but other times they try to be sneaky and they comment praising your blog and saying how useful it is. Here is an example:
“You made some really good points in your article. I did a search on the topic and found most people will agree with you.”
But I just got a new type of spam that it’s even sneakier – directly addressing the topic of your blog post, and of course, providing a link to a commercial site. In the case of my “safari” entry, the comment basically provided a dictionary definition of the word safari. I actually thought of approving the comment when I saw it – though after looking at my entry I realized that such comment was completely unrelated to what I’d written.
So anyway, this is a warning to other bloggers who might be wondering whether those types of comments are legitimate or not.