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21 March, 2004

all Google's fault

Well, not really Google's fault. But Google has a good PageRank feature for ranking the search results. It's a good feature I have to add. My basically understanding of PageRank is on how often the web pages get updated and how many (good ranking) websites link to your website.

So, what happened to SillyDog701? I have been receiving a lot of comment flooding (a.k.a. comment-spam). (19 spam comments in 14 hours period.) In other words, spammers just come to post a link to his/her website, usually medicine selling or adult material websites. They just post some stupid comment and a link to their website, i.e. boosting up links to their webpages in Google's PageRank.

Of course, I've added implemented some scripts to prevent such comment-spam.

> Simon Willison has a nice article on this issue.

Additionally, not just the SillyDog701 front door, but also the Message Centre. Received quite a few in the past few weeks. All spam accounts will be deleted once found.

From Google's Technology page:

PageRank Explained

PageRank relies on the uniquely democratic nature of the web by using its vast link structure as an indicator of an individual page's value. In essence, Google interprets a link from page A to page B as a vote, by page A, for page B. But, Google looks at more than the sheer volume of votes, or links a page receives; it also analyzes the page that casts the vote. Votes cast by pages that are themselves "important" weigh more heavily and help to make other pages "important."

Important, high-quality sites receive a higher PageRank, which Google remembers each time it conducts a search. Of course, important pages mean nothing to you if they don't match your query. So, Google combines PageRank with sophisticated text-matching techniques to find pages that are both important and relevant to your search. Google goes far beyond the number of times a term appears on a page and examines all aspects of the page's content (and the content of the pages linking to it) to determine if it's a good match for your query.

So, those who can't build high quality website use another trick, spamming to get more links? And SillyDog701 was the victim?

Posted by Antony on 21 March 2004 4:56 PM | website related

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I would recommend using mt-blacklist:
http://www.jayallen.org/comment_spam/ I've been using it and since it first came out. Since then, only 1 or 2 have slipped by. It's blocked dozens and dozens of attacks, including massive attacks. Works very well.
Posted by Robert Accettura on 31 March 2004 3:26 PM.
great free web pages site.
Posted by andy bell on 5 October 2010 2:43 AM.
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