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July 13, 2005

Will Remove the Spammers?

In my work helping several clients on blog relations strategies for Backbone Media I’ve been using more often than ever before in the last few months. For eight months I was Director of Marketing for where I was dealing with lots of marketing issues unrelated to blogs. From this experience of using so much recently, I’ve noticed that lots of blogs have been throwing in Spam on highly trafficked keywords, I was wondering how will evolve to cope with these issues, I think is a victim of its own success just as search engines started to face a lot of Spam from site Spammers, the search engines developed techniques for removing Spammers and also developed the links idea with Google.

I have a request to would you please put in a function to sort by the most links on a daily, weekly, monthly and yearly basis for each keyword. Would you also provide your users with the ability to recommend a particular site be banned?

Oh, and Google you are sponsoring blogspot and the blogger blogs, is there are way to have these blogs tagged as a spamming site and put the no follow tag on the overall site? Though I wonder if there are legal issues with this solution.

Thanks to the following bloggers for their previous posts on the subject, John August, Pascal van Hecke, Piers Fawkes.

Posted by johncass at July 13, 2005 5:21 PM

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Thanks for the comment, we've actually been doing a LOT of work finding and removing spammers and spam postings from the indexes. Of course we aren't getting everything (yet!) and your suggestion of recommending spam blogs to us is a good one, I'll pass it on to the team.



Posted by: David Sifry at July 13, 2005 9:33 PM

Thanks Dave, I was wondering if you are focusing on high traffic keywords. 'digital camera' would be one example where I see a lot of Spammers.

Also, what about my idea of being able to order posts by the number of links? That would be a really handy tool.

Thanks for the quick response!


Posted by: John Cass at July 14, 2005 9:01 AM

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