A tale of over-optimisation

As explained in my previous blog post, I’ve suddenly noticed that my newly created page was in competition with spam for terms strangely related to “Horsforth Restaurant Guide”. Worse my own page had disappeared from Google result page for the query rhinalnesc! I was really baffled and I tried to make sense of this situation. … Read more

Horsforth Restaurant Guide Spam Alert!

Whilst doing an experiment on nonsensical words (see the rhinalnesc challenge), I discovered some very strange entries in Google. It seems that some spammers have decided to fill Search Engines with rubbish content on queries like “horsforth restaurant guide”: Weirdly all these sites have the same domain name structure: sean-challenge.com danny-challenge.com mark-challenge.com They are pretty common names so … Read more