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jmccormac - 1:53 am on Jun 29, 2013 (gmt 0)Thread source:: http://www.webmasterworld.com/alternative_search_engines/4586536.htm
Yes but the meatbots sometimes do manual submissions. The auto-subs are easier to detect.
|There are ways of detecting (most?) auto-submission agents, same as detecting auto-scrapers. |
The negative SEO one is manually intensive as it would require people checking to ensure that it is a legitimate delisting request.
This does get back to the "bad neighbourhood" concept and it is certainly a valid one because problem DNSes and website clusters exist. I do a lot of domain / DNS work because of my main website. At the moment, I'm running a full gTLD website IP survey.
|Domain names / DNS - there are indicators in DNS and certainly some DNS servers are very suspect. I agree it would take a lot of work but what is the project's aim - to avoid as much spam as possible. Some DNS servers are "obviously" compromised and could be trapped. |
Again, you have to be very careful about these numbers and their sources. An example was that someone was claiming, based on being a network administrator or avid reader of "technology" journalism that most domains registered and dropped within the five day window over the last five years or so were registered for spam. This was absolutely wrong because the complete day's drop on some days was being reregistered by domain tasters. The domains would have websites with PPC advertising and if they made a predetermined amount in those five days, they would be retained and if not dropped again. ICANN was shamed into changing the five day window (where a domain could be dropped without the registrar having to pay the registration fee) regulations. The system was corrupted at a registrar level. However what was being done wasn't technically illegal. The standard drugs/warez/pron sites do exist but some of these may use existing websites rather than new domains. As I said, you've got to be quite cynical when it comes to "technology" journalism because a lot of it consists of recycled press releases and often these press releases come from companies (anti-virus/anti-spam/anti-* ) trying to sell something. The real problem, from a search engine developer's point of view, is the number of compromised websites. Too many compromised websites in an index makes it a toxic index and then you have the same problem as Google.
|I saw some stats that gave the number of criminal domains registered per day and was very surprised. |
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