bobmark - 6:04 pm on Jan 9, 2003 (gmt 0)
I actually find it reassuring that Google does not instantly ban a site on receiving a spam report. I am not saying that the people posting here would submit inaccurate reports, but certainly the potential exists of both mistaken and malicious reports, so any signs of a thorough investigation are good news.
Related to this, I ran across a technique that seems to be on the rise for asp or any other scripted page creation sites. A site in one of my categories uses asp to create automated duplicate pages. They have, lets say, a comfortable single page of maybe 20 links to specific pages on their site, but they use asp to create 5 essentially duplicate pages - only differing in the order of the links and perhaps the ommission of 1 link per page - thereby scoring 5 of the top 10 positions on a search.
I don't know how long this particular site has been doing this, but at least in this update they have managed to avoid being identified as using mirror pages.