It’s Official: Google moves to block Comment Spam

Filed as News on January 19, 2005 10:56 am

by Duncan

A post to the Google Weblog has confirmed earlier rumours that it has adopted the rel=”nofollow” tag that will see the effectiveness of comment spam diminish as it is adopted by major blogging tools. When Google sees the attribute (rel=”nofollow”) on links, in this case from the comment section of blogs, those links won’t get any credit when they rank websites in their search results, and the spammers will have lost their main incentive to spam blogs. On board include SixApart, SixApart LiveJournal, Blogger, WordPress, Flickr, Buzznet, Scripting News and Blosxom.

News of the updates that include the new tag will follow….

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