Folks have written that wordpress.com is as spam free as possible. In fact, Matt Mullenweg recently commented that they’ve removed over 800,000 such sites from the service, 24% of all blogs created on that site. (I agree with the commenter. The math is off.) That number seems rather low to me considering that numbers between 50% and 77% get used all the time.
I’ve questioned this in the past a number of times as it really sounds like PR coming from Automattic. (And if you haven’t figured out yet that anything coming from Automattic should be questioned, you may want to give that some thought.) Simply going around the site with their Next Blog link in the admin bar will usually show a number of splogs. I’ve always reported them in the past.
Here’s something else I’ve been doing. I’ve bookmarked every splog reported since the middle of January, 2008. I have a list of 917 splogs located on wordpress.com that, having just checked a large random sample of them, appear to be mostly still on line. Nearly a thousand. You would think that a site that’s going around and stating how anti-spam they are would have deleted them a long time ago. Guess not.
Here’s a sampling from that list. These are 70 that were reported this past weekend that as far as I can tell are still online as of today. They’ve all been marked with nofollow and noindex so they won’t get any credit from me.
I wonder how long it’ll take for someone to catch up on these. I also wonder what the problem is this time.
edit: Here’s another one.
digg_url = ‘http://digg.com/tech_news/Wordpress_com_and_Automattic_turn_pro_spam’;
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Spammer – Accessory Jewelry
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Spammer – Affiliate Marketing — $150/day or more « Work From Home Internet Jobs
Spammer – All Eyes on the Super Bowl « Domain Name Registration
Spammer – Aplus.Net Review « Low Cost Hosting Reviews
Spammer – Argos: Kilmarnock « Argos Stores: UK Catalogue Shopping
Spammer – babyshopping.wordpress.com « Babyshopping
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Spammer – Best Free Web Hosting
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Spammer – Bisnes Online
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Spammer – Blues Haven-Pop Blues
Spammer – Building Your Website Domain « Host Monster
Spammer – Business for online
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Spammer – Business web hosting review for Goviphosting.com « Topwebhosts’s Weblog
Spammer – Coastal Carolina Real Estate Networking
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Spammer – Ebay
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Spammer – Igolfswing
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Spammer – Infinity ∞ Source
Spammer – Mariakosilla’s Weblog
Spammer – MARKET AFFILIATE
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Spammer – Mel’s Ads
Spammer – Online Offers Weblog
Spammer – online part time jobs
Spammer – own a .com site and host it! « WAY-BETTER
Spammer – Printers – Local & International « Samuel Little Graphic Design: Advertising & Marketing Life
Spammer – Quick Review/Comparison of Some Major Web Hosting Services « Web Hosting News, Talks and Guides
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Spammer – Saravanan’s blog
Spammer – Small Business Web Hosting – What To Look For « Online World Hosting Info
Spammer – Specific page – Putra’s Weblog
Spammer – Table-Shirts (Share Your Table Topic!)
Spammer – The Right Watch The Right Job « Kingsolomonbce’s Weblog
Spammer – The X Files
Spammer – Top 10 music service « Avatarid’s Weblog
Spammer – Unlimited Income From Home! « Hope Is Not Lost…Your Future Is Here!
Spammer – Vife.Media
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