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. Search Engine Spam
Will you be trapped by this version of SPAM?
- Our story and follow-ups on "Search
Engine Secrets" has spawned a slew of inquiry and comments from readers.
With all of the press search engines are getting these days, coupled with the fact
that every webmaster and his brother is a search engine expert, we were quite surprised
to pull so much response on such a simple article.
One respondent however has caught our attention the following story. We have delved
into this situation with our own investigative efforts, and are uncovering all sorts
of skeletons in the search engine closets. As you know, both The Design & Publishing
Center, and WebDesign & Review have been very vocal about all the various forms
of SPAM. Early in the development days of the web, we reported on the evils of page
padding, and search engine spamming. But we never imagined that such a huge and far-spread
agenda was afoot. You can be sure, however that WD&R will be following this issue
like a bunch of hungry blood hounds.
Douglas Clifford is the webmaster for the ACE Indexes, <http://www.acecam.com>
an annotated directory of hundreds of North American photographic commerce web sites
and online photography magazines around the world. His web site is thorough and friendly,
as well as squeaky clean in terms of web ethics. I told Doug that I couldn't rewrite
his story nearly as elegantly, nor with the passion that he has.
... So herein Doug writes about one of the most insidious versions of SPAM...
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