[LINK] Spam via Blog Insecurity and Google Alerts?

Adrian Chadd adrian at creative.net.au
Tue Oct 17 10:39:46 AEST 2006

On Mon, Oct 16, 2006, Tom Worthington wrote:

> Online forums can combat this by requiring people to register before 
> posting and requiring the user to enter a password displayed as an image.

There's also a tag one can add to HREF's which will make Google stop following
them as part of the indexing process.

This makes using your blog/forum site (or your webalizer or similar site,
woo for referrer spam) less useful to spammers. They'll still do it but it
won't contribute towards their Google rank.

I have no idea if the other search engines are doing something similar.


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