I’ve posted a number of times about comment spam (here, here, and here) and how much I don’t like it.
I’ve recently seen new batch of spamming involving the Cuil Search Engine. Cuil is an interesting search engine that claims to index more of the Internet than Google. I don’t know whether the claims have any validity or not. The presentation of search results is interesting and different.
In the comments for a variety posting have appeared a number of items like the ones shown below. The Cuil spam comments are often posted to entries regarding comment spam.
Apparently I’m not the only one that has seen this (Google this). Cuil claims that they are not responsible for the spam. I sincerely hope that’s the case. I use the Cuil search engine from time-to-time when I want something a little different than Google. But, if it turns out that Cuil is responsible then I will stop using there services even if they do index more of the Internet.
And if the spam is the result of some other entity trying to increase their page rank then they should recall that I review all comments and won’t post any.
P.S. I wonder if this entry will attract anyCuil comment spam? I hope not.