Tuesday, September 05, 2006

How to Fight Those Surging Splogs by Nicole Lee



copyright Wired.com
Published: October 27, 2005

At first glance, it seems like a regular blog. But look closer and you'll see there's something very odd about the blog's content: It's very familiar. Too familiar.

That's because you wrote it, six months ago, on your own blog. The rest of the content doesn't make sense: The same word repeated over and over again. There are ads all over the sidebar for products like Viagra and mortgage loans.

This, you realize, is a splog, and you're the victim.

"Splogs," or spam blogs, are the latest way for spammers to manipulate the blogosphere for profit. The phenomenon hit an all-time high recently, when Google's blog-hosting service, Blogger, was inundated with more than 13,000 fake blogs spawned by a script (all have since been taken down).

FULL ARTICLE: http://www.wired.com/news/culture/0,1284,69380,00.html
LINK: http://www.splogreporter.com/

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