It was just a matter of time--24 hours in this case.

When Google's Blog Search launched, I did the same thing I've done with every other blog search service: subscribed to a feed that produces matches for "zawodny", another for links to my blog, and one for "yahoo".

Within 24 hours I was seeing an average of 2-3 spam blogs showing up when I checked the results. Apparently the spammers have decided that Google's Blog Search is too attractive to ignore.

The other night one of my co-workers said, "you know... blog means 'better listings on Google', right?" Remarkably, I had never heard that before. But it didn't take more than a few seconds before it was my favorite phrase for the week. :-)

Posted by jzawodn at September 16, 2005 08:06 AM

Reader Comments
# Mike said:

Naw, make it recursive - Blog Listings On Google. (GNU's Not Unix...)

on September 16, 2005 02:07 PM
# Dimitar Vesselinov said:

Jeremy, what's up with Yahoo Blog Search? What are you waiting for?

on September 16, 2005 03:26 PM
# Jeremy Zawodny said:

Yahoo Blog Search?

Hmm. I bet we could build one of those...

What features should we build in that nobody else has? :-)

on September 16, 2005 03:48 PM
# Dimitar Vesselinov said:

What about Yahoo Live Web?

"Make no mistake: 'blog search' is not only about blogs. It's about searching for content that is highly time-sensitive."

on September 16, 2005 04:18 PM
# Pete Freitag said:

I commented on the spam in Google BlogSearch a few days ago as well:

I did a search for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and 8/10 of the results were spam blogs. They just had that phrase repeated 10 times, no actual content.

on September 17, 2005 09:11 AM
# Kevin Burton said:

Hm.. BLOY.. Better Listings on Yahoo... Doesn't have the same ring........

on September 17, 2005 11:35 AM
# yaschan said:

Google's Blog Search seems quite interesting.
I'm just wondering how to get my page listed well there..

Hehe, Better Listing in Major Search Engines BLIMSE.. no.. it wont work

on September 18, 2005 06:41 AM
# Glenn Damons said:

Well, Google seems not to apply any new algorythms to identify spam. So the results that Jeremy got don't surprise me at all, unfortunately.

on September 18, 2005 03:25 PM
# Google Wave Forum said:

How does this work...would you write some more detail info in this blog...that is also very helpful for bloggers

on November 30, 2009 07:56 AM
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