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Alta Vista "Shaking out Spam"

4:42 pm on Jul 20, 2000 (gmt 0)

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I always feel like I take more from this forum than I give, so I will try to give what little I have.

I went to a SEO meeting last night, and one of the speakers, Paul Bruemmer, of Web-Ignite said he was talking to one of his buddies at Alta Vista last week. Apparently, Alta Vista gets 200,000 submissions per day and of those, 95% are spam. He then said, and I quote

"Techniques of stealth will be 'shaken out' soon" (He said this twice, word for word, once in his talk, and once after I asked him about it again.

I tried to get him to elaborate, to see if cloaking was what they meant, but I could not get a clear answer. Since this guy talked about doorway pages being something he did not like to do, it implied that "doorway pages" and "techniques of stealth" might be considered the same.

This is probably something you already know, but I thought I would pass it along anyway.


5:17 pm on July 20, 2000 (gmt 0)

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Thanks G, keep posting the snippets. There are a lot of people lurking that don't necessarily know a fact that you've picked up.

It is always welcome to hear suggestions that something could be happening. It tends to confirm what is going down if confirmed by more than one source.

6:15 pm on July 20, 2000 (gmt 0)

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If anyone would like to read some of Paul Bruemmer's articles in Clickz [clickz.com]

I've not found his articles to be particularly cutting-edge, but that may have to do with his audience.


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