February 2, 2011
++What type of web spam concerns/bothers you the most?++
Here's how they answered:
danaditomaso: Blog comment spam. It's annoying and it rewards the spammers with higher rankings!
ann_donnelly: Site scrapers posing as magazine type sites w/mostly Google Ads. Only gets bits of your content & makes you look bad.
benaiahmorgan: Spam that looks legit esp. given the timing, like an email about an interview 1-2 weeks after applying for a job.
Roxyyo: Blog comment spam, but that's because I'm a blogger ;)
DanCruzInc: Content farms and websites that rank with paid links.
hermandrost: Spoofing my customers email addresses.
nexcerpt: 10 "comments" in 20 mins from bots that suck up tweets and post as HTML.
ejwestksu: Blog commenting. It's led to blanket no-follows preventing relevant links from getting juice.
bk_cox: Exact match domains ranking for everything, with crap content, no history, and content farm spam links.
Realicity: I'm little concerned by SE's inability to address the topic directly as if it doesn't exist.
polymon: Sites that have unreadable (spun) English and a couple links to my competitors!
kevinjgallagher: The ones that the whole site is just adsense ads.
ampretus: Worst web spam hits people where they are most vulnerable AND gives legitimate web people a bad rap.
marcohmann: Does hacked sites passing PageRank count as a spam concern? If so, that's mine.
nuttakorn: Exact domain spamming. It makes me feel less trusting of those websites.
Jill's Response: Seems like a lot of folks mentioned the exact match domain problem. Matt Cutts from Google recently told me they were seriously looking into that. I hope they can do something about it. If nothing else, it might be a good topic for next week's web spam article!
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