• What is Spam?

    Spam is flooding the Internet with many copies of the same message, in an attempt to force the message on people who would not otherwise choose to receive it. Most spam is commercial advertising, often for dubious products, get-rich-quick schemes, or quasi-legal services. Spam costs the sender very little to send — most of the […]

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  • New Google Search Algorithm Update Targets Web Spam

    Google’s long anticipated over-optimization penalty is now live. Except Google called it an algorithmic update that’s targeting web spam – a.k.a., keyword stuffing and link schemes, in the process causing some big search ranking upheavals. Webspam Algorithm Update Google’s Distinguished Engineer Matt Cutts, head of the web spam team, yesterday announced that Google had pushed […]

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