It took less than 5 hours after a recent blog post for this first link farm spam trackback to arrive.
As bad as that is, the give credit to someone else or am I really known as "Kick-Fiend"?
Hello Google! Your Page Rank incentive is killing us bloggers! Do Something!
And the problem is Google. Sure, “Do No Evil” is a snappy tag line, but in terms of providing the incentive for link spammers that clog us bloggers along every reach of the long tail- Google sits idly by, collecting Adsense $ and does nothing.
With all that incredible brain power that can develop cool apps and services, is it possible they cannot throw a few engineers at the problem and put some better logic into search that would punish link spammers?
So perhaps that does not qualify as “evil” but it is not “good”.
I am ready for some public action, are you? As a bloger, do you enjoy filtering out spam from your blog? Does it consume any of your time dealing with unwanted, unconnected comments/trackback spam that hit your blog?
Google- We have a Problem.
The post "Google We Have a Problem" was originally dropped like a smoking hot potato at CogDogBlog (http://cogdogblog.com/2007/11/google-we-have-a-problem/) on November 25, 2007.