SPAM Tracking

I’m conflicted.
When is trackback spam spam, and when is it okay, if ever?
We received three such TBs this morning, all from M-ook: Guide to modern living The site is an Amazon Associate, and all its entries are geared to sell the online giant’s ever-expanding universe of products. I don’t really have a problem with that, but here’s what makes it spam—there’s no reference to our original post in their post. That’s abuse of TBs in my eye.
What do you think?

About David Burn

Co-founder and editor of AdPulp. I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. I worked for seven agencies in five states before launching my own practice in 2009. Today, I am head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.


  1. I am sorry if our trackbacks upset you however the error was cased by plog (lifetype) blog system which sends out automatic trackbacks in what it calls a “slug”, we are looking into fixing this problem and were un-aware of it until recently. If it happens agian please contact us directly. AND FYI- we aren’t doing this to sell crap we are posting about things we think are cool and people mayenjoy reading about and may want to buy.