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Leading the Fight against Blog Comment SPAM
 January 5th, 2005 at 3:39am
Before ANY other search engine did anything about the problem we launched the FyberSearch Ignore Tag, still effective to this day.

Just place content you donít want us to factor into our ranking algorithm (like blog comments) within the tags and weíll ignore it.

Around this era there was a bit of a problem with people posting comments on blogs just to get their links listed which search engines would proceed to factor positively into their algorithms as positive. The outcome of this being that the spammerís sites got listed higher in search results.

We were the first search engine to do anything about the problem but predictably quickly after we did the other search engines jumped into reaction mode and attempted to launch their own solution instead of following our lead.

Instead of coming close to solving the problem they released the rel="nofollow" attribute. It is advertised as a way to prevent some search engines from factoring the link into the ranking algorithm but doesnít even claim to do anything about factoring out the spammy comment itself. Multiple search engines agreed on this "solution" but obviously couldnít agree on an implementation so using this attribute will have possibly different effects depending on the search engine.

Great job guys, our solution was obviously problematic... it had our name in it right? ;-).
    
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