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Sunday, January 07, 2007

I'm Tagged as SPAM

So you've been tagged as SPAM. You yell...

"I am not spam, I'm a person!"

How did this happen to you, when you've been blogging for years, and have a devoted readership? Well the algorithm needs a little tweaking at this time, but one of the best ways to get tagged is to post too many times in a short period of time.

The most I've heard of so far, is a guy who posted 50 times in one day, and the Spambot got him.

Why is this happening now. because Google is trying to stem the tide of ever increasing spammers who are setting up shop on Blogger. Google has taken these steps so far:

· Automated spam algorithms to keep spam blogs out of NextBlog and out of the "Recently Published" list on the dashboard.

· Extra word verification field on the posting form for potential spam blogs (making it harder for spammers to set up automated systems to do their posting, since a human needs to complete this step).

·Be sure to use the "Flag as Objectionable button in the Navbar to notify Google/Blogger about problem blogs that you find, so they can review them and take appropriate action.

You will find these two posts extremely helpful:

http://help.blogger.com/bin/answer.py?answer=42577
http://help.blogger.com/bin/answer.py?answer=42578

1 Comment:

  1. http://itaim-bibi.blogspot.com said...
    I'm new to the subject (a dummy) so please rewrite the algorithm question and following.

    So may I flag my own blog in order to draw attention to it ? I thought this was the worst option...


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