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THAT'S the guy I was talking about in
But it seems Google reacts.
The number of "klimaxanlage" has fallen from 176 to 94 over night.
When I would be Google, I would simple throw out all .info domains registered on June 27th 2006 as a first counter strike.
I do not understand the business model of this spam network. No advertising, only linking to other spam natwork sites.
Registering several 1000 domains is an investment in the $10.000 range.
I checked with several other domain names. I did not find one domain name not in the spam network.
Let's assume the creation of one spam page takes 1 second computing time.
5 billion pages would be 150 computer years or an electric bill with 150.000 kWh. Even the electric bill for generating the spam network would be with European electric power prices $30.000.
I assume this must be several hundred computers generating this network.
A competing search engine trying to destroy google
A criminal group.
A terrorist financing group.
Or any other large group that those who think in terms of conspiracy may come up with.
When google called this an arms race maybe they were not really considering little guys but some big boys who are trying to outgun each other.
We may just be spectators who are being collaterally damaged.
If you continue your actions i will just switch my hosting company to another located for example in US and/or randomize the text on my pages. The will still push
you out of first positions in google but you would't be able to do anything about that.
If only Adsense would actually pay attention to who is in their network much of this spam would be gone - or hasn't google figured that out yet?
Most phpBB forums are set up to show the web address of all registered members on a forum.
There's multiple ways to eliminate spammer registrations from a phpbb forum. As mentioned by a poster above change the forms to confuse the bots.
There's a mod that specifically adresses the website submission. It eliminates the website field from the registration form. Which will only become accessible after the user posts x amount, depending on what you want. Additionally since most bots submit the website field it can also automatically reject the submission if the website field is posted with the registration or even auto ban the IP. I'd post the link but am not sure about the rules regarding that...
Changing the forms also works well, between that and the removing the website filed I've eliminated about 99% of the spam registrants... it's not perfect though I still get a few that make it through. The key is layers of protection that doesn't interfere with the users, both of those methods are invisible to the user.