Spammers are everywhere, no matter how hard you try to avoid them they will coming after you in one way or the other.
A new way of spam is spreading and twitter is the center of attraction once again, can’t help it can they. Like always we do spot spam, and here is how twitter spam is now affecting blogs.
Many blogs are now pulling in conversations from external sites using services such as Backtype, however many spammers are now aware of this trend and are manipulating the system by posting links about blogs and including a spam link along with it, here is a screenshot of the spam.
The problem with the above tweets is that, even though they are promoting genuine content, at the start of the tweet they are adding spam links which users may click first thinking that it is a link to the original content.
On the other hand, bloggers will approve such tweets and then have their own readers click on this link.
If you use a WordPress plugin such as Backtype, make sure to moderate each and every comment coming into your blog, every un-moderated comment may lead to spam links getting in to your blog.
So beware you have been advised of the advanced form of spammers looking to manipulate your blog.