January 07, 2010
Blog Spammers. Ugh!
Well its a new year and spammers are up to their new tricks. I had recently discovered the " tweet this" button and applied it to the right bar of my template. Then I tried adding it to my post as well. Boy did I think my blog was snazzy. Hah! Two days later I found that I could only see my blog for about two seconds before it was redirected to a spam site under the internet address: searchinvented.com/.
Needless to say I was quite miffed. So I started doing some digging and found this wonderful blog called "The Real Blogger Status." This post: Blogger Blogs Redirecting really helped me. But just to make sure I was doing the right thing I also asked for help on Blogger and was soon directed to the "tweet this" button as well. Many thanks Mr. nitecruzr for your help!
I went into dashboard and clicked on the "layout" tab. Then I removed the "Java Script" code I had added to my template's right bar. Next I had to remove the code from my post. I clicked on "Edit Post" tab and then clicked on "Edit HTML." From there it was just a simple matter of scrolling down until I found the evil code and deleted it. Voila! Problem solved! Do remember to clear your cache though before you continue on the internet.
I wasn't planning on posting about spammers but... if this post helps someone out then I'm happy to do it. :) Beware the "tweet this" button! Beware!!