Froogle Porn Spam: Beware

Feb 20, 2006 • 5:01 pm | comments (5) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Search & Web SEO Spam
 

I rarely use Froogle as my shopping search engine but for some reason, I did this time. And like most shopping search users, I sorted my results by lowest price. I was looking for the lowest price on keyboard wrist wrests and filtered the page as such. The first result is a "Fellowes Premium Keyboard Mouse Tray & Gel Wrist Rests!" for only $0.99, now that is a good deal. But trust me don't click, it is a pornography spam page. Seems like Shop Priest is good at Froogle spam.

Why report this, because this is the type of spam that makes me sick. At least spam relevant pages. :) I reported the first case of Google Search by Number Spam back in May. Vertical search is cool, but when the big engines allow it to creep inside the main results, it has to go through the same quality filters or else you run into trouble.

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Comments:

Nebraska

02/21/2006 12:41 am

That's an impressive amount of Froogle spam... I wonder how they convert?

linkshark

02/21/2006 02:46 am

Gee whiz... I didn't realise that many hot chicks were looking for love in my area. right down the street. ;-)

Loren Baker

02/21/2006 03:57 am

Barry, I hope you weren't in St. Louis helping the in-law's search for computer accessories when this happened.

Bjorn

02/21/2006 05:32 am

I tried to backtrack this story, but I don't see it on this page. Anyhow it's sad what people will do to get traffic, people shouldn't click on ads when this happens to them. If they want porn they should just search for it, not contribute to underhanded spammers.

nuevojefe

02/21/2006 07:12 pm

Any way to see what Froogle has cached for some of shop priest's pages (jeez, what an ironic name).

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