It has been suggested that this question is a duplicate of others.
Sorry, but it is not.
I am merely addressing the issue of:
"flag the post right away as well as editing it, hoping for moderators to see and take notice of the edit in due time and finally delete the post altogether".
In the example given (see attached screenshot), it took 10+ hours for the issue to be addressed.
This is the issue.
10+ hours is an eternity in Internet time.
So. How does one handle that? Any and all suggestions welcomed.
I had a long and fruitful discussion on the matter with @Makyen.
How could/should one handle SEO spam situations like this?
My approach was to flag the post right away as well as editing it, hoping for moderators to see and take notice of the edit in due time and finally delete the post altogether.
Instead of having it hanging around for 10+ hours (which is just what the spammer wished for in the first place), since it was registered in both Google and DuckDuckGo as well. (You can probably still find it there.)
I do believe that should be edited to a non-interest link till deleted.
Could this be the right way to handle SEO spam? If not, what are your thoughts?
I believe the nature of such questions are quite debatable. This is not an easy call. It still needs to be addressed.