As we know that most of the marketing emails which you receive can be considered in the spam category. Not only through email spammers could be on your forums, blogs, comments, service calls and almost everything. Therefore, there are a number of ways a spammer can influence you.
Let’s learn first what is spam and why spammers do it?
Spam is a message that reflects misleads and manipulates you to make improper decisions. According to Wikipedia “Electronic spamming is the use of electronic messaging systems to send an unsolicited message (spam), especially advertising, as well as sending messages repeatedly on the same site”.
These spammers usually try to sell/advertise products or services that are currently irrelevant or do harm to your business prospects. Spamming remains wisely viable because advertisers don’t have to pay anything beyond the administer of their mailing lists or servers.
There are mainly 3 types of spams you usually face while running a website:
1- E-mail SEO offer spam
If your website is 4 to 5 months old you might get a mail on your admin email id which will display an offer to do SEO on your website which will drive more traffic to your site and monetize your blog offer will always drive to buy that offer.
2-Social media spam
Fake accounts and comments planted by computers programmed to issue social spam can infiltrate your websites. Well-intentioned and malicious human users can break websites policies by submitting profanity, insults, hate speech, and violent messages on your website.
You often get spams in the comment section of your blog or website. Spam mainly concludes by advertising some fake products or services or some bloggers that will only comment on your article to drive traffic to their site. You can find most of the bloggers do spam commenting just to steal or borrow traffic from your site/blog.
These are some primary spam attacks you will find on your websites, look for our next article on How to deal with spam attacks? Let us know in the comment section what are other types of spam attack you came across while maintaining or running a blog/website.