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No. 1622
October 10th, 2008


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WordPress Spam Injection, Part Deux

I wrote awhile back about getting banned after a spammer injected a scummy footer into my WordPress blog.    Despite upgrading to the latest version of WordPress, it seems to have happened again.  I’ve filed all the necessary reinclusion requests with Google; I’m obviously hoping for the same outcome.

The offending links aren’t showing up in my current page source, only in Google’s cached view of my blog.  Probably the spammer has some automated process for determining when a site has been booted out of the index and so he removes his links in an effort not to get caught.

The spammer is using a specific div id name to inject his garbage.  Given that, do any of you harder-core programmers out there have an idea of how to create something that will BLOCK the insertion of a particular div onto a page?  I will happily buy you drinks all night long at the next search conference if you can tell me how to fix this problem.

It is really annoying.