Who is viewing the spam?

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kittenkat    pirate
17/09/2012 at 06:51

So there are heaps of spam threads all virtually the same so you get the drift...

People seem to be clicking them open according to lurker numbers, every one of them.

Or do the spambots revisit for a look?

Just curious.

17/09/2012 at 08:09
Is this spam?
kittenkat    pirate
17/09/2012 at 08:21

Yes and you're viewing it!

17/09/2012 at 08:48

A question I asked before and never really got an answer, what is the benefit of spam? Surely the people who take the time and effort to set all of this up must be doing it for a reason which I assume has to be financial gain. If someone could just simply explain how this converts to money I'd love to know.

17/09/2012 at 09:13

Something to do with raising the profile of the sites on google so that when an individual does a legit search the spam sites are more likely to be on the front page and therefore get more traffic.

I presume that it's not people viewing the threads.

17/09/2012 at 09:31

And somehow that's worth money? no wonder all the .Com businesses crashed

kittenkat    pirate
17/09/2012 at 10:38

Yeah I've never really understood it!

17/09/2012 at 10:43

@EG OK - all the .com business crashed? You have no idea, do you?  Mass-spammers only need a very small response to their email to make money.  If a spammer drops a million messages advertising a $30 enlargement pill they only need a 0.5% response to make $150,000.

kittenkat    pirate
17/09/2012 at 10:48
Intermanaut wrote (see)

@EG OK - all the .com business crashed? You have no idea, do you?  Mass-spammers only need a very small response to their email to make money.  If a spammer drops a million messages advertising a $30 enlargement pill they only need a 0.5% response to make $150,000.

I'm thick when it comes to this stuff, you mean 0.5% actually buying the product? Or can they make money from the Internet in other ways as well?

17/09/2012 at 10:50

Buying.  Once they've got details of buyers, though, including credit card data...

kittenkat    pirate
17/09/2012 at 10:54

Ah ok...

17/09/2012 at 11:07

I must admit I struggle to get my head round the figures but the simple fact is we're dealing with huge numbers and, quite frankly, five minutes reading comments on youtube videos should be enough to tell you that there are an awful lot of very, very stupid people on the planet, many of whom would like to have larger willies.

kittenkat    pirate
17/09/2012 at 11:09
PhilPub wrote (see)

I must admit I struggle to get my head round the figures but the simple fact is we're dealing with huge numbers and, quite frankly, five minutes reading comments on youtube videos should be enough to tell you that there are an awful lot of very, very stupid people on the planet, many of whom would like to have larger willies.

So there's a niche in the market for elephant dicks?

17/09/2012 at 11:15

Thank you for pointing out that a sale can generate money (never thought of that) but most spam I see doesn't imply a sale, so how does this type of spam generate an income.

17/09/2012 at 11:16

KittenKat if on your searches you come across Penis reduction, let me know, I might be interested.

kittenkat    pirate
17/09/2012 at 11:17
EG OK wrote (see)

KittenKat if on your searches you come across Penis reduction, let me know, I might be interested.

You mean the Bobbitt pill.

 

 

(It's a tough one to swallow)

Edited: 17/09/2012 at 11:23
17/09/2012 at 11:18

only if it's less than $30 of course

17/09/2012 at 11:18

Almost all spam involves a sale at some point.  All of the spam here that I remove does.

17/09/2012 at 11:20

Back to square one then, there isn't an explanation

17/09/2012 at 11:23
EG OK wrote (see)

A question I asked before and never really got an answer, what is the benefit of spam? Surely the people who take the time and effort to set all of this up must be doing it for a reason which I assume has to be financial gain. If someone could just simply explain how this converts to money I'd love to know.

Spammers are selling something, be it fake drugs, access to porn channels, dodgy inheritance offers, access to sports events, and so on.  That's how it converts to money.

Idiots respond to the spam, buy something using credit cards, then they lose more money as their card data makes its way in to organised crime.

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