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General notice - matthewwoodward.co.uk SEO suggestions[edit]

Someone just discovered this SEO page and mentioned it at WP:AN; I thought people here would benefit from seeing it. No need to blacklist the URL itself. Nyttend (talk) 17:11, 4 December 2014 (UTC)

I think this deserves more appearance here :)  Revi 16:23, 12 December 2014 (UTC)
Bumping so this remains for a long time. MER-C 00:00 1 December 2015 (UTC)
Yup and another one [www.wikilinkpro.com here] Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 08:17, 22 December 2014 (UTC)
Reported to WMF Legal. MER-C 13:13, 22 December 2014 (UTC)

Note: You can link this section by using Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Spam#SEO. — Revi 11:18, 22 December 2014 (UTC)

Or just WT:WPSPAM#SEO Johnuniq (talk) 03:56, 23 December 2014 (UTC)

Report about these types of spam should go to WP:DEADLINKSPAM. Thanks, — Revi 05:08, 25 December 2014 (UTC)


downloadsfreemovies.blogspot.in[edit]

downloadsfreemovies.blogspot.in: Linksearch en - meta - de - fr - simple - wikt:en - wikt:frMER-C Cross-wiki • Reports: Links on en - COIBot - COIBot-Local • Discussions: tracked - advanced • Meta: SRB-XWiki - COIBot-Link, Local, & XWiki Reports - Wikipedia: en - fr - de • Google: searchVeinor pagesmeta • Yahoo: backlinks • Domain: domaintoolsAboutUs.orgDomainsDB.netAlexaWhosOnMyServer.com

Appears to provide no useful content for articles what with most of the prose being written in gibberish. Site provides access to and links to what are almost certainly copyright violations. As of this note the links could be found in these versions of a few articles:

I have removed the links. Thanks. Cyphoidbomb (talk) 19:58, 20 August 2015 (UTC)

Continued spamming [5]. I think blacklisting may be in order. At least give it to XLinkBot. --Ronz (talk) 16:42, 28 August 2015 (UTC)

Various PDF software spam[edit]

Link
Spammers

There's probably more out there.-KH-1 (talk) 07:21, 25 August 2015 (UTC)

iotworm.com[edit]

links
prior report
accounts (new activity)

Continued repeated addition of URL that fails WP:RS and WP:EL to the article Internet of Things (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)

The named account was also involved with spamming the link in June, and is now indef blocked. --- Barek (talkcontribs) - 20:30, 25 August 2015 (UTC)

Defer to Local blacklist --- Barek (talkcontribs) - 20:49, 25 August 2015 (UTC)

abetter.bid[edit]

links
accounts

Addition of links to auction directories hosted at this URL into multiple articles. --- Barek (talkcontribs) - 16:38, 28 August 2015 (UTC)

thenewspaperworld.com[edit]

User is adding this domain to "List of newspapers in X" articles, etc...Vrac (talk) 19:44, 2 August 2015 (UTC)

This was archived before anyone responded, so I've restored the discussion.
Looks like a blog. Domain registered at end of last year. I expect there are more spammers. Looking into it... --Ronz (talk) 16:50, 28 August 2015 (UTC)
Cleanup done. Merryshafi notified.
The ip is likely Merryshafi. I found a single addition from an uninvolved editor. --Ronz (talk) 17:12, 28 August 2015 (UTC)

Seems to be part of a larger spamming campaign:

--Ronz (talk) 15:09, 1 September 2015 (UTC)

nigeriaschool.com.ng etc - continuing[edit]

nigeriaschool.com.ng: Linksearch en - meta - de - fr - simple - wikt:en - wikt:frMER-C Cross-wiki • Reports: Links on en - COIBot - COIBot-Local • Discussions: tracked - advanced • Meta: SRB-XWiki - COIBot-Link, Local, & XWiki Reports - Wikipedia: en - fr - de • Google: searchVeinor pagesmeta • Yahoo: backlinks • Domain: domaintoolsAboutUs.orgDomainsDB.netAlexaWhosOnMyServer.com

(Most of this copied from previous discussion --Ronz (talk) 18:04, 1 September 2015 (UTC)


Spamming has continued. I'm going to give nigeriaschool.com.ng to XLinkBot, and look if any of the others need it as well. --Ronz (talk) 18:04, 1 September 2015 (UTC)

Could be related. --Ronz (talk) 18:39, 2 September 2015 (UTC)