A New Spammer Trick?

Wes pointed out an interesting spammer trick I haven’t seen before. Here’s a page hosted by a very disreputable-looking site (which may be NSFW, depending on how restrictive your W is) — deliberately not hyperlinked so as not to add to its PageRank:


Yes, yes, a bunch of trashy links. Scroll down to the bottom. Look familiar?

It looks as though the spammer screen-scraped the front page of this blog and pasted it at the bottom of his page. Is this a new spammer trick to make the page look more relevant to a search engine: shove actual legitimate content below the fold? It’s one I don’t think I’ve heard of before.

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Quote of the Week #56

It would appear that we have reached the limits of what is possible to achieve with computer technology, although one should be careful with such statements, as they tend to sound pretty silly in five years.

– John von Neumann, 1949

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