Thursday, March 03, 2005

An Anti-Spam Experiment

Before my three readers begin scratching their heads upon seeing my new link to Online Poker, please note I don't have the slightest interest in poker or gambling. This is about combating spam.

If you click on the link, you will be taken to Wikipedia's definition of online poker. The point here is to thwart spammers so the top ranking on Google searches for online poker lead to the Wikipedia instead of a site promoting spam. Spammers crave the top rank on any search and if enough people link to the Wikipedia they will never get there.

As Frenchfragtory puts it: "Each time a search engine bot (for example, Googlebot, the "machine" that crawls the internet and logs pages and links) indexes a page where there are links to some site, these sites are granted more "page ranking". More site linking to your web means greater page rank, and therefore better position in search engine results. Basically, what spammers are trying to achieve is being result #1 returned by a Google query."

A noble experiment is worth the effort.

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