24 thoughts on “Chris Pirillo tells Google to fix BlogSpot

  1. Hey Robert,

    Since this orginal post, Google’s efforts to remove spam blogs have taken on the form of a witch hunt. My blog network — which consists of blogs with multiple authors — has been effected. The Googlebot should be adjusted to look for the presence of more than one author, and posts with photos, as that’s an indicator of a “human” presence. Finally, our blogs have comment moderation — the bot should be reformed to “see” that too.

    Zennie

  2. Hey Robert,

    Since this orginal post, Google’s efforts to remove spam blogs have taken on the form of a witch hunt. My blog network — which consists of blogs with multiple authors — has been effected. The Googlebot should be adjusted to look for the presence of more than one author, and posts with photos, as that’s an indicator of a “human” presence. Finally, our blogs have comment moderation — the bot should be reformed to “see” that too.

    Zennie

  3. @Steve – I don’t think… or at least, this will only work if everyone does it at once. The issue is the old dead blogs that people have set up that no one maintains, cares about, or are using old and outdated software (or are using old and outdated hosts). The other issue is of course getting rid of the old comment spam from blogs before people were as proactive about blogspam.

  4. @Steve – I don’t think… or at least, this will only work if everyone does it at once. The issue is the old dead blogs that people have set up that no one maintains, cares about, or are using old and outdated software (or are using old and outdated hosts). The other issue is of course getting rid of the old comment spam from blogs before people were as proactive about blogspam.

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  6. The word blacklisting and moderation in wordpress has worked pretty well for me. Glad to see you on WordPress, at least some of the time. Now I can subscribe to your comments!

  7. The word blacklisting and moderation in wordpress has worked pretty well for me. Glad to see you on WordPress, at least some of the time. Now I can subscribe to your comments!

  8. Christopher, depending on your blogsoftware and where they get the addresses from, different blogs receive different kind of spams.

    I only have one of my blogs which gets spammed with a lot of blogspot spam. But I do see that about 80% of the requests for all of my pages are with referer spam.

    Why? Because many blogs by default show referrers. Or “so many people are coming here from this blog!”

    Make the world a happier place for the moment by educating them to take that off their pages. Show them how to lock out the statistik pages for search engine bots. Scare them by telling them they a) look stupid by letting spammers on their blog through showing it and b) are giving away secrets if they don’t lock out the statistics.

    Second, let’s start thinking about what brings companies like Google to start paying attention. It is not because some people in ‘our’ part of the blog world posts about it. It does not hurt. It does not even sting.

  9. Christopher, depending on your blogsoftware and where they get the addresses from, different blogs receive different kind of spams.

    I only have one of my blogs which gets spammed with a lot of blogspot spam. But I do see that about 80% of the requests for all of my pages are with referer spam.

    Why? Because many blogs by default show referrers. Or “so many people are coming here from this blog!”

    Make the world a happier place for the moment by educating them to take that off their pages. Show them how to lock out the statistik pages for search engine bots. Scare them by telling them they a) look stupid by letting spammers on their blog through showing it and b) are giving away secrets if they don’t lock out the statistics.

    Second, let’s start thinking about what brings companies like Google to start paying attention. It is not because some people in ‘our’ part of the blog world posts about it. It does not hurt. It does not even sting.

  10. He’s just starting to notice this? It was an emergency in early 2003, now it’s a ramapant epidemic, but it’s not just Blogspot, it’s also all those dead old blogs, full of spam, eternally making a home on the net. As they say, for every Commons a Toxin…

  11. He’s just starting to notice this? It was an emergency in early 2003, now it’s a ramapant epidemic, but it’s not just Blogspot, it’s also all those dead old blogs, full of spam, eternally making a home on the net. As they say, for every Commons a Toxin…

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