The article, written by journalist Michael Pollitt, delves into Google’s relationship with spam bloggers, especially as it relates to their Blogspot and Adsense services. It features quotes from myself and fellow spam blog activist Splogfighter.
It is a very interesting read and well-worth the time to go through it.
On that note, I would like to welcome the new visitors to Plagiarism Today. If this is your first time here, feel free to look around. There’s a lot of information here. Especially of interest is the “Stopping Internet Plagiarism” section in the navigation to the right.
If you’re looking for more information on Google and spam blogs, consider these articles:
When will Google Stand Up To Spam?
Google and Your Content
Why WordPress.com Is Virtually Spam Free
Is Blogger on the Offensive Against Spam?
Google Responds Regarding Blogspot Spam
Perhaps I Spoke Too Soon
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My thanks goes out to both Michael and The Guardian for this article, not just for quoting me, but for bringing attention to the spam blog issue. Hopefully this attention will start to bring about some very real change in the situation.