Thursday, August 10, 2006

Spams in blogs

First. What are spams in blogs? These are comments made by spammers to promote their site. These are usually done by a spammer application, spamming hundreds or thousands or millions of blogs in just one crawling.

You may ask, what do they get from spamming other's blog? Nobody click on those links, anyway? Yeah, you are right. I don't even click on them either. So, why are they doing this? They do these to influence search engine rankings. You see, the more links you have to your website, the more "credible" your site is to the point of view of a search engine. The more credible your site is, the more likely it goes to the first page of search engine rankings. Imagine a site having millions of incoming links versus a site with 10 incoming links. Surely, search engine will display the first site first.

Now, who among you like spams? Nobody. Of course, if I want a comment in my blog, it should be relevant to what I'm talking about and not from anyone giving his poker or casino site. Hehehe. The proliferation of these comment spams gives every blogger a headache. And Blogger blogs are among the victims of these comment spams. As a solution, Blogger provided a new feature to fight these comment spams. This is the word verification option, which is also known as captcha in the computing world. But this feature is not automatically available by default. You need to do some setup changes in order to enable it. When this feature is enabled, you are sure that humans are the one making comments on your blog and not machine doing its spamming job. Refer to this article in Blogger help to enable this.

That's all folks!

2 comments:

tutubing_karayom said...

buti nalang walang masyadong spammers ngayun sa blog ko pwera nalang dun sa mga walang magawa na walang link.. bwheheh

kukote said...

mabuti naman kung wala kang spammer. hehehe. ;)

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Spams in blogs

First. What are spams in blogs? These are comments made by spammers to promote their site. These are usually done by a spammer application, spamming hundreds or thousands or millions of blogs in just one crawling.

You may ask, what do they get from spamming other's blog? Nobody click on those links, anyway? Yeah, you are right. I don't even click on them either. So, why are they doing this? They do these to influence search engine rankings. You see, the more links you have to your website, the more "credible" your site is to the point of view of a search engine. The more credible your site is, the more likely it goes to the first page of search engine rankings. Imagine a site having millions of incoming links versus a site with 10 incoming links. Surely, search engine will display the first site first.

Now, who among you like spams? Nobody. Of course, if I want a comment in my blog, it should be relevant to what I'm talking about and not from anyone giving his poker or casino site. Hehehe. The proliferation of these comment spams gives every blogger a headache. And Blogger blogs are among the victims of these comment spams. As a solution, Blogger provided a new feature to fight these comment spams. This is the word verification option, which is also known as captcha in the computing world. But this feature is not automatically available by default. You need to do some setup changes in order to enable it. When this feature is enabled, you are sure that humans are the one making comments on your blog and not machine doing its spamming job. Refer to this article in Blogger help to enable this.

That's all folks!

2 comments:

tutubing_karayom said...

buti nalang walang masyadong spammers ngayun sa blog ko pwera nalang dun sa mga walang magawa na walang link.. bwheheh

kukote said...

mabuti naman kung wala kang spammer. hehehe. ;)