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To Rank in Google, Be Specific: To Blog Spam, Be Generic.

Most of us get tons of blog spam. Akismet does a good job of dumping most of it, but it’s based on human input. What if the humans are wrong? Well, 53,200 “people” have left this blog spam in place on their blogs because, like a good horoscope, it’s so generic it just about seems to fit no matter what the context:

Strange things happens too many times to be just an occasion


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3 Responses to “To Rank in Google, Be Specific: To Blog Spam, Be Generic.”

  1. Jeremy Luebke Says:

    Today is a new beginning. From now on you will I will see things in a new light.

  2. Tamar Weinberg Says:

    Right on, John. When I review the spam caught by akismet on my blogs, I subconsciously know to ignore the specific spam and I don’t even read into those. The generic stuff often makes me think twice, and I give it another glance to make sure that the spammer is genuine. It has definitely fooled me more than once!

  3. James Reynolds Says:

    And a lot of them link to pathentic dot com, a site that doesn’t even have content, or to other sites that don’t exist. I think it is a statement more than anything. Or maybe someone wrote a Paska Olka, you will pay!