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February 10, 2007

BlogSpot Redirect Spam Floods Search Results

Spammers found a new way to drive traffic to their spammy sites or affiliates: create tons of free BlogSpot blogs, put some content in the templates, create links between all the blogs and redirect the visitors to the spammy sites. Apparently, this scheme works and the redirect seems smart too.

A search for "how students loans affect fico score", BlogSpot redirect spam dominates the top 100 results (all the top 35 results are BlogSpot blogs).


Here's what you see when you click on the top result:


... and what Google sees:


Another query that shows a lot of spam BlogSpot blogs is "how to transfer music to blackberry". Most of the blogs don't contain any post and they only use the homepage, by changing the template.

{ Via Digg. }

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