Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Attack of the Splogs

Brian Krebs, Washington Post

Spam watchers have seen a huge spike over the past couple of weeks in the number of new "splogs," or fake blogs created by junk e-mail artists for the sole purpose of increasing the search engine rankings of the Web sites used to sell their wares.

According to this interesting post by Dave Sifry over at Technorati, in the past two weeks there were 805,000 new weblogs created, out of which Technorati tracked 39,000 new fake and/or spam weblogs.

Clearly Google is going to have to do something about this as Blogger seems to be the main offender. Surely they could have something to the funny shaped letters verification system they have for comments.

CNet reports.

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