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Spammer Robot Members

08-Jan-07 18:03:52 Bookmark and Share

Spammer Robot Members
Hi

I visited another bingo forum recently, and, quite by accident, found that their membership was full of spammer-robot members.

When I highlighted this matter to the admins at that forum, rather than taking my findings on board, they dismissed my concerns and ignored what I had found. They were so anti what I had uncovered that they blocked me from posting on their forum.

It seems that forums around the net, irrelevant of their area of interest, are being targeted by spammer-robots.

Some bingo forums are being vigilant and removing these spammer-robot members from their list. Others are seemingly unaware of the problem (The first site I mentioned are very aware but seemingly want to pump up their member list so they are ignoring the problem.)

I am posting this as a help to you as, looking at your member list, you seem to have been infested too.

The best way to find out whether a member is a spammer-robot is to search the username on Google. Lots of uses and registered at many different forums and on the same day? Almost certainly a Spammer-robot.

You can see more about my findings at http://bingoplayersunion.com/viewtopic.php?t=920

It seems that I started a bit of a discussion on this subject. There’s some interesting discussions about the topic here http://www.aokforums.com/david/david-about758.html and here http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=496600

HTH

posted by GlitzSnr in General



09-Jan-07 09:12:33 |

Not so.
My site isn't infested with spam bots it is very strong on the search engines. I'm proud that my hard work is starting to pay off. I now have over 6000 members - its probably less than a couple of dozen that might be "spam bots."

I was getting hit by the spammer bots for about a week then I changed the signup. You'll notice that the signup now forwards to a coldfusion page instead of the regular phpbb one. I disabled the phpbb one. That stopped the spammer bots cold. I also removed users that looked like spam bots (via referer, browser type and most of all having spammy viagra type websites in their profile.) That was almost a year ago.

I did have about 15 false signups lately from users trying to defraud my affiliate program - other than that they are completely natural.

I monitor all of my signups and store the referer and last action. I particularly pay attention to ones that signup and leave right away - which are rare and ussually associated with affiliate program signups. 75 - 85% of signups play in the free bingo tournament as you can see by the member list on the side or by checking out http://www.bingoadvantage.com/views/who.cfm - I have a much more detailed version of who.cfm on the backend and other views where I can view my member list with referer and last actions.

For example here are some recent signup referers :

google.dk/search?hl=da&q=online+bingo+free+%24%24+to+try&btnG=S%C3%B8g&meta=
bingoadvantage/index.cfm?login=1&login_mesg=gdeny
google/ie?q=free+bingo&hl=en&lr=&btnG=Search
Unknown - Mozilla/4.0 (compatible MSIE 6.0 AOL 9.0 Windows NT 5.1 SV1 FunWebProducts .NET CLR 1.1.43
google/custom?hl=en&oe=ISO-8859-1&client=pub-6807258685122891&channel=2958575237&cof=FORID:1%3BGL:1%
search.yahoo/search?p=free+bingo+tournament&tab=Web&ei=UTF-8&fr=my-vert-web-top
search.msn.dk/results.aspx?FORM=QBRE3&q=bingobella&go.x=7&go.y=6
google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=free+bingo&btnG=Google+Search&meta=
search.freeze/index.aspx
searchcast.net/?q=free+online+bingo&cat=Web&con=net
search.msn/results.aspx?q=free+bingo+sites&FORM=MSNH
search.yahoo/bin/search?fr=ybr_sbc&p=free%20bingo%20sites
whichbingo/pages/Bingo_Directories/
search.yahoo/search?p=free+bingo&toggle=1&cop=mss&ei=UTF-8&pstart=1&fr=yfp-t-501&b=11
google/search?q=bingo&hl=en&lr=&rls=GWYFGWYF:2006-31GWYF:en&start=10&sa=N
search.yahoo/search_ylt=A0geuptON6BFz20BaxVXNyoA?p=bingo+prizes+free&ei=UTF-8&fr=yfp-t-428&x=wrt
uk.search.yahoo/search?p=free+bingo+sites&rs=2&fr2=rs-top&ei=UTF-8&fr=slv8-msgr
avantfind/search.asp?first=10&ISS=d-www-en-us_i-UHM4G7MBV6FKB1LA_s-31&Keywords=free+bingo&Keywords=f
google/search?hl=en&client=safari&rls=en&sa=X&oi=spell&resnum=0&ct=result&cd=1&q=Free+tournament+bin
google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=free+bingo&btnG=Google+Search&meta=
search.yahoo/search?ei=utf-8&fr=slv8-msgr&p=free%20bingo
killerfreebies/games.shtml
bingoadvantage/index.cfm?login=1
google.ca/search?q=freebingo+canada&hl=en&lr=&start=10&sa=N

That is natural taffic and a few affiliate referers. I average about 20 signups / day and [u:8f0f5171fd]all of my traffic looks like this[/u:8f0f5171fd] with occasional spikes of affiliate traffic, advertisement traffic or forum traffic.

Thanks.

posted by bingoadvantage


04-May-07 04:47:14 |

I own a couple of forums, and it's common the web over, not just in Bingo forums. It's got to the point with my [url=http://playingbingo.co.uk/forums/]Bingo Forum[/url] that I run I manually approve every new member. This means I check their IP address, look at their email address (spammers like .info domains for starters) and have a big black list of emails. It's time consuming, but ultimately worth it. I don't actually mind spammers as long as they add their own content and something of value.

posted by DaveL


   
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