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MySpace Blocking URLs

Discussion in 'Social Networks' started by bunnybling, Dec 16, 2006.

  1. #1
    Looks like MySpace is finally starting to block spammer URL's
    SEMrush
    The site that started the "Awesome Face Maker!" comment virus is now blocked.

    Spammers beware!
     
    bunnybling, Dec 16, 2006 IP
    SEMrush
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    30k Challenge Peon

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    #2
    Good, they need to get rid of all the wannabe spammers.
     
    30k Challenge, Dec 16, 2006 IP
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    #3
    How to decide a URL is a spam or not, and who?
     
    sz2006, Dec 16, 2006 IP
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    Correctus Straight Edge

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    #4
    Good decision to simply block those URLs... I think MySpace is maintaining a blacklist of prohibited URLs now

    IT
     
    Correctus, Dec 17, 2006 IP
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    bunnybling Peon

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    #5
    When a site exploits a security flaw in a program, in this case, Quicktime, to hijack user profiles to create spam groups with automated messages, they should have all of their MySpace privalages revolked.
     
    bunnybling, Dec 17, 2006 IP
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    checksum Notable Member

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    #6
    There's a quick solution to being blocked; url redirection.

    You can even go as far to use a Google redirect at no cost, if you know how to do it that is.

    http://www.google.com/url?q=http://ipods.freencome.com/

    In short, MySpace is the spyware, adware, malware, and aggressive marketing hotbed of the next generation, and it's going to stay that way for a long time.
     
    checksum, Dec 17, 2006 IP
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    sbongo Peon

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    #7
    Thats was a good idea.They cant possibly block google..:D
     
    sbongo, Dec 17, 2006 IP
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    #8
    Yes please, but these people would just go to using a different IP and e mail to get around the ban. Just like black hat SEO people, they just change domains, locations, and emails, like it's nothing. Viruses and blatant spamming is definitely annoying.

    People seem obsessed with getting image comments on myspace, so I will usually comment on one of their pics and put a small text link at the bottom of my post like a signature in a forum. Text links are less annoying than banners and are better for SEO. Besides the people like that I actually comment on about the specific pic. No problems giving someone the attention they crave as long as I"m getting a nice text link.
     
    gabrielangel, Dec 17, 2006 IP
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    #9
    Picture comments aren't viable SEO as you need to be logged in to view them. Sadly, I don't think the Google spiders have a MySpace account.
     
    checksum, Dec 17, 2006 IP
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    #10
    Myspace blocked URLS before as well, didn't they? I mean, they blocked one of mine and I wasn't even spamming! It was a couple months back when I was too new to myspace marketing..
     
    AnaB, Dec 17, 2006 IP
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    LaCabra Goats R Us

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    But they will block a google redirect request ... "http://www.google.com/url?q="
    :rolleyes:
     
    LaCabra, Dec 19, 2006 IP
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    #12
    Good idea? How can any black hat technique to perpetuate spam be considered a good idea? All it will do is force MySpace to tighten restrictions and make it worse for the ethical marketers.
     
    bunnybling, Dec 19, 2006 IP
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    PGZ Peon

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    #13
    People knew it was coming.....Thank God its finally here.
     
    PGZ, Dec 19, 2006 IP
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    #14

    I'm gonna say this again even though nobody listens. MySpace has in the past served, sued, and pressed charges against people promoting through them. If they ban your domain, I doubt very seriously it's going to look good in court when you send people to the same domain through redirects.

    Good luck
     
    30k Challenge, Dec 19, 2006 IP
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    #15
    Thanks for the warning, should I spread it around to the other hundred thousand people who also promote through MySpace?
     
    checksum, Dec 19, 2006 IP
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    #16
    MySpace began as a user dominated community. That was the beauty of the whole concept.

    Spammers are the social deviants of Web 2.0. They are the ones who can't get a prom date and spend prom night thinking of ways to gt back at the popular people.

    MySpace is an incredible place to promote if you are respectful of your fellow members. Spammers would be suprised to see how a sincere friend request is accepted. Friend and comment bots are an in your face insult to other community members.

    One thing I do is, everyday, go through 8-10 pages of birthdays and wish everyone a Happy Day. Time comsuming and tedious? Yes. Worth the trouble? Most definately. It seems when I post a bulletin about something new at our site, it gets a very good response.

    Also, every friend request approved gets a "Me" generated thank you comment back.

    I have noticed a definate interest and loyalty to our site brand because of this personal interaction.

    There are shortcuts, but if your in the web game for the long haul, there is a better way.
     
    bunnybling, Dec 19, 2006 IP
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    bunnybling Peon

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    #18
    How ethical can the marketers be if they are marketing through myspace as well.:eek:
     
    sbongo, Dec 19, 2006 IP
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    #19
    The track the emails for the href tag and as long as it isnt linked it wont be marked as spam. You will get around 5000 emails with the link before its spam.
     
    pluto459, Jan 1, 2007 IP
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    E-mails? You mean MySpace private messages right?
     
    checksum, Jan 2, 2007 IP