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Re: Today's Lesson (about the forum)

#262215 by jsburger » Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:00 pm

dusty wrote:The question is still why???

What ever comes it?


Because many people are curious and will click on anything. The majority of people here are not that way and know the difference but the spammers don't know that. They spew out their stuff to anywhere they can with hopes of catching someone.

It is just the same as the phone scams. Someone calls you from the IRS and says there is a warrant for your arrest if you don't immediately pay a fine or back taxes. Then they want payment by some gift card or bitcoin. Would you fall for that? I don't know why but enough people fall for it so that the scammers keep it up.

While I am typing this our latest spammer BOT ( Nicliexia ) just spewed out again with huge post. Nobody types that in. I also had an unknown phone number call me. Didn't answer it. I use a Bluetooth ear piece that say answer or ignore. All I have to do is say ignore. Don't even have to pick up the phone. If it is someone in my call list the ear piece tells me who it is.

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John & Mary Burger
Eagle's Lair Woodshop
Hooper, UT

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Re: Today's Lesson (about the forum)

#262217 by jsburger » Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:29 pm

Here is our newest member janiedb69. "He" just posted a porn site SPAM in this thread.

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John & Mary Burger
Eagle's Lair Woodshop
Hooper, UT

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Re: Today's Lesson (about the forum)

#262224 by BuckeyeDennis » Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:46 pm

dusty wrote:The question is still why???

What ever comes it?


I’m by no means an expert on this, Dusty. But as I understand it, a website’s search-engine ranking is influenced by how many links there are to it on other websites. The more links, the the higher the ranking. The higher the ranking, the closer to the top of the list you get on Google search results, for example. As long as the search-engine bots see the links, it may not matter if anyone ever clicks them.

There’s a whole industry out there selling search-engine optimization (SEO) services. As far as I know, most of them are ethical. But I suspect that unscrupulous SEO firms place this sort of spam just to increase their clients’s search-engine rankings. And probably outsource a lot of the actual spamming to third-world countries, to get it done at the lowest cost.

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Re: Today's Lesson (about the forum)

#262225 by JPG » Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:09 pm

What use is a link buried in a user profile?

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Goldie(Bought New SN 377425)/4" jointer/6" beltsander/12" planer/stripsander/bandsaw/powerstation /Scroll saw/Jig saw /Craftsman 10" ras/Craftsman 6" thicknessplaner/ Dayton10"tablesaw(restoredfromneighborstrashpile)/ Mark VII restoration in 'progress'/ 10E(SN E3779) restoration in progress, a 510 on the back burner and a growing pile of items to be eventually returned to useful life. - aka Red Grange

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Re: Today's Lesson (about the forum)

#262227 by rpd » Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:14 pm

JPG wrote:What use is a link buried in a user profile?


Because the Bots see them, and that boosts the web sites position in search results. ;)

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Ron Dyck
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10ER #23430, 10ER #84609, 10ER #94987,two SS A-34 jigsaws for 10ER.
1959 Mark 5 #356595 Greenie, SS Magna Jointer, SS planer, SS bandsaw, SS scroll saw (gray), DC3300,

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Re: Today's Lesson (about the forum)

#262230 by JPG » Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:45 pm

rpd wrote:
JPG wrote:What use is a link buried in a user profile?


Because the Bots see them, and that boosts the web sites position in search results. ;)


What is a bot doing in a user profile?

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Goldie(Bought New SN 377425)/4" jointer/6" beltsander/12" planer/stripsander/bandsaw/powerstation /Scroll saw/Jig saw /Craftsman 10" ras/Craftsman 6" thicknessplaner/ Dayton10"tablesaw(restoredfromneighborstrashpile)/ Mark VII restoration in 'progress'/ 10E(SN E3779) restoration in progress, a 510 on the back burner and a growing pile of items to be eventually returned to useful life. - aka Red Grange

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Re: Today's Lesson (about the forum)

#262232 by rpd » Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:59 pm

JPG wrote:
rpd wrote:
JPG wrote:What use is a link buried in a user profile?


Because the Bots see them, and that boosts the web sites position in search results. ;)


What is a bot doing in a user profile?


The registered Bots (Bing [Bot], Google [Bot], Majestic-12 [Bot],), report new content, which would presumably include new member information, back to their respective search engines. ;)

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Ron Dyck
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10ER #23430, 10ER #84609, 10ER #94987,two SS A-34 jigsaws for 10ER.
1959 Mark 5 #356595 Greenie, SS Magna Jointer, SS planer, SS bandsaw, SS scroll saw (gray), DC3300,

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Re: Today's Lesson (about the forum)

#262233 by rpd » Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:33 am

Out of curiosity I did a google search on "shopsmith forum member profile JPG" and the top result listing is shown below.

Screenshot at 2019-08-21 21-34-19.png
Screenshot at 2019-08-21 21-34-19.png (144.9 KiB) Viewed 7364 times


So, yes the Bots do check the User Profiles. :)

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Ron Dyck
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10ER #23430, 10ER #84609, 10ER #94987,two SS A-34 jigsaws for 10ER.
1959 Mark 5 #356595 Greenie, SS Magna Jointer, SS planer, SS bandsaw, SS scroll saw (gray), DC3300,

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Re: Today's Lesson (about the forum)

#262244 by dusty » Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:14 am

It has been suggested that this thread be deleted. That may be of some help (I just don't know) but thinking along those lines...I shall NOT post to this thread after this.

I've learned more than I needed to know.

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Dusty
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