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Best way to report spam
I have used the feeback form already

 2:29 am on Mar 25, 2007 (gmt 0)


I found a bunch of spam sites a few months and I reported them through the feedback form, but I noticed today that they are still in the index. So now I'm wondering if there is a better way to report them, anyone know?




 1:54 pm on Mar 25, 2007 (gmt 0)

I don't know MS's specific policy, but SEs rarely deal manually with individual sites, unless there's a BIG issue. they are much more likely to take note, and use the info to improve their filters - so the sites may drop out later.

Remember that for many, many sites, they do quite well DESPITE some spamming - not BECAUSE of it. in such cases, I doubt MS would refer them to a Manual Tinkering Team.


 8:37 pm on Mar 25, 2007 (gmt 0)

Ah, I see. I wonder what they would consider a big issue. The sites that I reported are a set of about a dozen fake directories on the same topic, each one links to the next and they have several of them showing up for a search on: keyword directory One on the first page, one on the second, etc.

Then their network expands out to 100's and 100's of fake directories on everything from hosting to real estate. They are amazing, really. But I like to report them all the time just to see what will happen, so far nothing, except for Yahoo.

Guess I should get a life...


 10:16 pm on Mar 25, 2007 (gmt 0)

Ah, fake directories ...

The fact that they exist is annoying - they give quality directories a bad name. But most of them get very little trade of any sort, and I strongly suspect their links are heavily discounted, so I tend to treat the with the contempt they deserve.

I think it's an abuse that's declining - the peak was probably 2005, but more are dying than spreading, these days.

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