Google better tighten up its system or the entire Blogger platform will tank from a lack of trust. According to a new Microsoft Research study, Blogspot – the free platform tied to Blogger – is among the top doorway domains for spam. Some 74% of Blogspot blogs are used as splogs.
You have to wonder how long Google is going to let this continue. I don’t think they can for very much longer. I expect a big-time clean up and change of policy for all Blogspot.com blogs soon. How can they not?
On a similar note, Search Engine Roundtable has the same story, but with additional data pulled from the report, more about domains.
Other findings of this research showed the spam percentages for Top-Level Domains (TLDs):
68% of .info TLDs are spam
53% of .biz TLDs are spam
12% of .net TLDs are spam
11% of .org TLDs are spam
4.1% of .com TLDs are spam
Geez, 68% of .info domains are spam? I’ve never bought one of those, and by golly, after reading that, I never will either.
When is the flood gonna come and wash away the spam? Or will the seas stay parted forever? Sam, lob to you.