Saturday, March 6, 2010

Spam blogs are clogging the blog world

At first I thought there might be a new article out there about our own site, but instead it is an article pointing out how many new fake blogs are being created, just to post spam (for trackbacks and then higher search engine rankings).

It questions if blogs in general are threatened by this decrease in signal to noise, but it also points out that any new technology will be exploited by people wanting to make money. They reference that idea on the side of the spammer types - saying that they will overuse it until it is no longer making them money. But the same of the legitimate site rings true as well - it will evolve to block the spammers' efforts and also will eventually grow beyond the point where it will be as interesting as it is now. Around then some new technology will come out which people will start to use - and the spamming type won't be long behind, figuring out a way to make money off of it.

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