Wednesday, November 22, 2006

spammers target social sites

I guess it was inevitable given the amount of traffic at stake - spammers are now gaming the social news sites to get links.

The ease of use and focused attention of the medium has also helped create new opportunities for spammers to automatically generate content, buy links, and get noticed by search engines and other points of aggregation. In this post I will break down the operations of one spam network utilizing social media technologies such as WordPress, Digg,, and more to climb the search results and generate revenue through ads and affiliate programs.

The Spam Farms of the Social Web


Of course I'd never stoop to using blogs to create blatant links to sites like Rosacea Support Group, Koala Self Storage or Four Rivers Organics. noooo never :)

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