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Old 01-24-2005   #1
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Angry Yahoo full of SPAM!

I see that yahoo has lots of websites that achieved top 10 rankings out of BLOG SPAM... (pharmacy, debt consolidation, casino & others industries)

People who work hard getting normal links & high-quality content are left with no traffic.. And blog spammers earn $10-$30k/day out of the traffic they receive...

The spammers have gone so far that they have 20k one way links to their low quality website, can you beat that by normal linking methods?

Is that fair? NOOOOOOOOO!
Yahoo wake up now!!!!!!! before it's too late...
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Old 01-24-2005   #2
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Yahoo are awake - look at their support of the no rel attribute (although this will not be that effective IMO). They do need to do more; but they know that.

The no. of links the spammers have is a big problem; but the where your inbound links come from are also important - you can use that to focus your link building efforts in the most effective way and to counter the spammers.
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Old 01-24-2005   #3
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Please Report Spam

If you see spam in the index, please give us a heads-up:

add.yahoo.com/fast/help/us/ysearch/cgi_reportsearchspam

Thanks,

Yahoo! Mike
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Old 01-25-2005   #4
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Jeremy Zawodny suggests that the no nofollow tag will help address this - he effectively states that Yahoo! is acutely aware of how blog commenting has skewed Yahoo! SERPs:
http://www.ysearchblog.com/archives/000069.html
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Old 01-25-2005   #5
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Nice to see a Y! rep commenting on this and providing the report link. Shows willing!
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Old 01-25-2005   #6
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Yahoo Problems

I also think the NOFOLLOW solution will be a problem, as it won't be widely implemented in the blogs. But - I hope I am mistaken.
BTW, I have seen a site that has NO inbound links except some links from the site itself - and it is #1 on a very competitive search term. and it even doesn'y use spam! How could it be? In Yahoo??
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Old 01-25-2005   #7
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I find it interesting that a lot of "made for Adsense sites" that just take SERPS from a variety of sources around keyterms and call themselves a directory do poorly in Google but often make the first page in Yahoo.

If I believed in conspiracy theories, I'd think that Yahoo was not overly concerned with driving traffic to these bogus sites because it helps to undermine Google's content distribution program.

Since I don't believe in conspiracy theories, I'll just chock it down to Yahoo not filtering well enough.
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Old 01-26-2005   #8
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And Yahoo Mike, if you see any of my competitors in your index, please send me an email. Thanks.
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Old 01-26-2005   #9
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Jeremy Zawodny suggests that the no nofollow tag will help address this
And I read Jeremy's blog and think he has a lot of impressive things to say. But, in this case, I think he's wrong. It may make a dent, but it certainly is not the solution it is being touted as.

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If you see spam in the index, please give us a heads-up
Sorry Mike. I have my own work to do .
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Old 02-09-2005   #10
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Ben,

On the flip side, if I were Google, I wouldn't mind having 100s of spammers on my adsense payroll IF they monetized Yahoo's traffic for me AND worsened my biggest competitor's index as long as my own index was not affected much because of superior spam filters.

Just think about how much Google makes off Yahoo's traffic. Looks like Google's Trojan horse.
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