Design & Publishing . / . WEB . / . Rip-Off . / . 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, <> 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...

Design & Publishing . / . WEB . / . Rip-Off . / . Search Engine Spam

Interested in getting published?
If you'd like to publish in the pages of WebDesign & Review then capture and read our
"Readers Guidelines" found here, or from our On-Demand Documents Desk by sending e-mail to ...Put the word HOSPITALITY, and GUIDELINES in the subject area.

Thank you for visiting WebDesign & Review at
Notes: The screen shots herein represent the copyrighted works of their respective owners, and are used here for editorial demonstration purposes. please read and be aware of our
Legal Properties & Disclaimers document. Not all areas of the online environment allow special characters such as the registration and trademark marks. This file will alert you to proprietary works that cannot be duplicated or distributed. Copyright 1996, 1997, Showker Graphic Arts, for the The Design & Publishing Center, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. WebDesign & Review, Pixelsmith, WebEye are all trademarks for The Design & Publishing Center. Other products mentioned in these pages are the registered trademarks of their respective owners. Updated Today.