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jmccormac - 12:53 am on Jun 28, 2013 (gmt 0)Thread source:: http://www.webmasterworld.com/alternative_search_engines/4586536.htm
The meatbots would be all over it. It is a major issue with web directories and this would be magnitudes larger.
|I think "add a site" would be less spammed than auto-find by crawling. |
Possibly but then you run into the negative SEO issue of people trying to knock out their competitors.
|I would only expect a small percentage of users to hit the "spam" button but that's still better than none. |
Again it is a moving target. The registrars are not in the business of managing the entitlement of each registrant to a domain name - with gTLDs, they are simply in the bulk domain registration business.
|One anti-spam method for both "add a site" and crawl may be to pay attention to the various reports of evil DNS and domain name registrars. Both can be discovered to at least a reasonable degree (which is why I do not understand the domain registration agencies failure to pick up on this). |
I've seen the same claims made before but they are wrong. The vast majority of domains registered each day are registered by ordinary people and businesses. The five day window in which a domain can be dropped without payment was abused but for domain tasting. If a registrar's five day deletes go above a certain percentage each month then they have to pay a percentage of the registration fee. This has significantly reduced the problem. There is also a development curve from the registration date of a domain to a fully functional website appearing (if ever) on that domain name.
|A vast number of the domains registered and dropped each day are registered by criminals and a fair number are used for virus-serving sites for a few days before being rumbled; and some of the more robust ones find their way into search engines. Something else that domain registrars could detect and deflect. |
If the SE uses the moronic GIGO approach used by Google and the other major players, it would need more than a single person. It is a continually changing threat environment and a link that might have been good yesterday could be hacked today and carrying a malware payload.
|Anti-spam/virus measures on an SE would need someone permanently assigned to the problem; that could be a downer on a start-up. |
Auto-find, otherwise known as Blind Crawling, is a very inefficient way of finding new websites. It also is junk prone. However the real issue is that due to the FUD by Google and its cargo-cult SEOs, the link structure of the web is decaying. Sites no longer heavily link to each other and this means that it is far harder to find sites. Reciprocal links, especially at the index page level are becoming rarer.
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