'Unintentionally' Reporting Spam at Forums

Oct 15, 2004 • 8:58 am | comments (0) by | Filed Under SEO & SEM Forum News

Most forum veterans know which forums the search representatives visit often. Some use this knowledge, to cut through the red tape when it comes to reporting spam to the engines. Why do they do this? Well, because when you use the spam form the engines provide, normally it can take a while to see any changes if any (so I hear in the forums). But I also hear, that by posting threads in the fashion of "Look how this site is spamming...", the search reps at the forums turn around and tell the engineers to do something about it ASAP. Why? Because now the spam is public knowledge and embarrassing to the search engines.

This happens at a few forums, and most veterans are either for it or against it. A thread on this topic has been started at SEW Forums and the thread is named Reporting "Spammers" at SEW. There is also a poll associated with this thread that asks "Should we Report Spam at SEW?". The Majority of votes say "No: It will ultimately harm the forums - I dont like it." The actual thread discusses if its ethical to do so.

That is my factual entry for today, as you can see, it is not opinionated at all. :) I will be in meetings most the day, I hope to sneak out and write a few more today.

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