We're all familiar with comment spam on blogs and forums, and I've no doubt we all hate it. But it seems there's a whole industry built around it. You know the type of thing - get a million links for $29.99! And this is often achieved by outsourcing the work to people in poorer economies who spend their days copying and pasting rubbish onto forums and blogs, or perhaps they post fluff or copy and paste stuff to get their forum sigs seen.
Why people are daft enough to buy such "services" I don't know. But quite obviously, they do buy.
Now, if the web keeps going nofollow - as discussed earlier - then this is going to completely devalue this dodgy link building activity. I would love to see these "link building" companies put out of business. But there again if they have plenty of clients who are stupid enough to buy these links now, it's unlikely they would even know the difference between dofollow and nofollow.
Do you think that as nofollow increases, we may see less of this kind of spam?
(Please don't just answer "no". )