David Sifry from Technorati has a great post over at AlwaysOn on the darker side of the Blogosphere – the spamming world. He describes techniques that include:
- Spam blogs – used to manipulate search engine rankings
- Fake blogs – created to perpetuate click fraud
- Comment and trackback spam – to increase their search engine ranking
The good news it that it sounds as if the search engine guys are collaborating to quickly identify these spammers – thus taking away the economic incentive of spamming.
The bad news of course is that spammers have already killed a lot of the “conversation” capabilities inherent to the blogosphere by making many bloggers turn off their trackbacks and sometimes even their comments.
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