The War Against Spam


Waitress: Well, there’s spam egg sausage and spam,that’s not got much spam in it.

Wife: I don’t want ANY spam!

Man: Why can’t she have egg bacon spam and sausage?

Wife: THAT’S got spam in it!

Sometimes the Internet resembles a Monty Python sketch where Bloody Vikings sing the praises and virtues of potted meat. You try to order something off the search engine menu and you can’t help but get a little spam.

monty python spam

Content farms, such as EHow.com and Associated Content, are notorious for creating spam. The spam farmers have increasingly come under fire as search engines, such as Google and Bing, battle the growing sophistication of the spammers by retooling their algorithms.

Bing and Google representatives spoke to Mashable recently about the changes to rein in rampant spam.

“We thoroughly investigate every report of deceptive practices and take appropriate action when we uncover genuine abuse. In especially egregious cases, we will remove spammers from our index immediately, so they don’t show up in search results at all. At a minimum, we’ll use the data from each spam report to improve our site ranking and filtering algorithms, which, over time, should increase the quality of our results,” a Google rep told Mashable.

To learn more about “How the Search Engines Are Fighting Spam,” check out the Mashable article.

 

 

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