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Discussion in 'Link Development' started by flawebworks, Jan 18, 2005.

  1. #1
    Comment spam. Think what's proposed in this article will work?

    Google, Yahoo, MSN Unite On Support For Nofollow Attribute For Links
    SEMrush
    http://blog.searchenginewatch.com/blog/050118-204728
     
    flawebworks, Jan 18, 2005 IP
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  2. Bernard

    Bernard Well-Known Member

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    #2
    Outstanding! Thanks for the heads up.
     
    Bernard, Jan 18, 2005 IP
  3. david_sakh

    david_sakh Peon

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    #3
    *cheers*

    *brushes liability off of shoulder*

    excellent find. Nice to see some cooperation among the SEs too. :)
     
    david_sakh, Jan 18, 2005 IP
  4. uca

    uca Well-Known Member

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    #4
    That's a good move! :)

    And most of all thank you flawebworks for the news! :)
     
    uca, Jan 18, 2005 IP
  5. ViciousSummer

    ViciousSummer Ayn Rand for President! Staff

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    #5
    That is awesome. I can't stand comment spammers. I bet the nofollow attribute will take a while to catch on though...
     
    ViciousSummer, Jan 18, 2005 IP
  6. Blogmaster

    Blogmaster Blood Type Dating Affiliate Manager

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    #6
    Very good idea. Search engines get smarter by the minute!
     
    Blogmaster, Jan 18, 2005 IP
  7. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #7
    Content spam can already be blocked by passing URLs through an unspiderable script that redirects. But maybe it will be enough to keep spammers from doing it to begin with.
     
    digitalpoint, Jan 18, 2005 IP
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    Smyrl Tomato Republic Staff

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    #8
    Wonderful move. I love it.

    Shannon
     
    Smyrl, Jan 18, 2005 IP
  9. ViciousSummer

    ViciousSummer Ayn Rand for President! Staff

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    Yeah yeah, but not all of use out here know how to write scripts, thank you very much :D
     
    ViciousSummer, Jan 18, 2005 IP
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    #10
    This is very similar to the pop-up industry.

    We see less and less third-party advertisers trying to push pops on publishers sites. Why? Because every browser has a builtin popup killer. Almost every toolbar has a pop killer too. As a result, less and less sites are using them for revenue.

    I hope this trend will be similar with comment spam. As spammers realize there is no benefit to their SEO, they will phase out comment spamming. Some may justify that they can still comment spam just due to the traffic they get from referral sites, but they will be kidding themselves. Any large traffic generating site heavily moderates comment spam. On the smaller sites, as a user I have a hard time being convinced to click on a "cialis" link in the middle of a sentance about Mt. Saint Helens in the comments.

    Fuck'em all, I say.
     
    roadies, Jan 18, 2005 IP
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    hurricane_sh Well-Known Member

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    No, the spammers don't care about the efficiency, I use MT with the redirected URL on comments, but still got over 100 spams untill I installed MT-black list.
     
    hurricane_sh, Jan 19, 2005 IP
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    It seems fishy to me that all the biggest search engines would get together and make an attribute that helps bloggers. No offence to bloggers, but I think there must be something larger behind this. Maybe a longing for the "good old days" for the SEs, when you only gave links to sites you genuinely liked and thought were on topic?

    On a slightly different note: how do you affiliate managers feel about this? Are you afraid you sites will lose PR, because affiliates will link with rel=nofollow?
     
    mykel79, Jan 20, 2005 IP