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MSN is losing ground to blogspam



3:50 pm on Oct 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I just noticed this morning that while searching for a popular debt term that there are 5 blogspot sites on the front page and 3 of those are redirecting to porn. I wonder how many other clean search terms are now afffected. Is anyone else seeing this in other area's


9:04 pm on Oct 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Does anyone else see what I see?

I tried a few different searches from a wide variety of terms like diets to finances and many of the blogspot spam sites are redirecting people to a porn site.

Come on msn, block out that blogspam before the kids get home from school


11:36 pm on Oct 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I've seen this too via redirects. Just folks gaming MSN right now.


1:01 am on Oct 31, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Its such a shame, i hate this kind of thing but it was an absolute certain bet, just a short matter of time before spammers would start moving in and i think we will see more of it.

When you have an algo this P@ss poor and they dont take any action about it this is what you get. We have commented in these threads how easy msn is to game yet they dont listen to us!

Today marks a real low point for msn search - what a waste



1:21 am on Oct 31, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Just had another look at this redirect technique being used - you have to hand it to them, they are quick to move with it after quickly catching onto the weakness in the algo:-

Interlink your blog network so a range of your blogs cover the desired sector. Due to the weight given to keyword in url and "less is more" view, you take your thin content blog called aaa.keywords.blog and redirect from it to your desired site.

I noticed this last week but it was being used for redirecting to similar content ie finance to other finance affiliate site not other areas - now its being used to drive traffic to all sorts of dodgy sites and re-directing to porn is just not on.

In view of this problem today ive just put a block on msn search on my childrens home computers - im just not taking the chance. They have gone from poor relevency to serious quality control issues overnight.


6:15 pm on Oct 31, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Never seen a porn redirect yet, and I look at lots of blogspot redirect pages since I often seo competing (but legit) sites.

One interesting thing I've noticed is that the blogspot pages are often extremely keyword heavy, which is a real mystery to me since on any sites I seo for microsoft, being very sparing with your targetted keywords is very important. Yet these blogspot pages get first rank with a keyword density that would cause any other site to disappear from the rankings. Huh?

Its easy to see the actual blogspot pages, just hit 'stop' on the browser before the redirect kicks in and then 'view source'.


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