superclown2 - 5:47 pm on Jul 7, 2006 (gmt 0)
Apart from the affects on the SERPS the failure of the search engines to penalise blog spam and it's cousin, referer spam, has encouraged the spammers to flood blogs and web logs with their garbage. If Y! and the rest of them stopped rewarding them they would stop doing it because there would be no point, and I for one would be spared several hours work every week in blocking IP addresses from my servers. Blogs are for blogging, they were never meant to be serious, income earning sites so there is no justification for them turning up in the SERPs for anything other than mundane terms.