Froogle Porn Spam: Beware

Feb 20, 2006 - 5:01 pm 5 by
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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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