Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Link spamming explained

The Register explains the economics and ethics of link-spamming, i.e. filling up a blog's comments with links to porn, pills, or casino (PPC) sites. This boosts the PPC site's Google rating Meanwhile, the poor blogger is swamped with unwanted and off- topic comments.
Here at Keats' Telescope, we (ahem) don't seem to suffer that problem. Still, it's interesting watching Darwinism at play with different toys.....

UPDATE: The Register had an earlier post about Google's nofollow tag. Basically blogs are doing weird things to the web economy. As Homer Simpson would say, "crisistunity!"

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