Are blog pinging and trackback spam related?

This is interesting…

Is it a coincidence that I posted one blog entry, and published once, then edited it and republished it again…

Then a few minutes later I get two trackback spams?

Could it be that when my blog “pings” one of the ping servers that one of the bots checks for the latest updated blog posts on one of those sites that lists recently updated blogs?

Or just too close of a coincidence.

Actually, this is not the first time this has happened.

I’ve also noticed that when there’s been no activity on my blog, there’s not any trackback spam, just your regular run of the mill blog comment spam.

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