Technorati Succumbs To Ringtone Spams

By Angsuman Chakraborty, Gaea News Network
Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Who tags ringtone or ringtones? … sploggers, who else? Ringtone and ringtones are two of the most popular tags on technorati and displayed on its front page. It makes me wonder if anyone actually looks at what information is displayed on their front pages. I dug in further to look at the contents of one of the sites which tagged ringtone ( and here’s what I get:

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These incoherent blabber continues for a long time, intended to fool search engines into thinking that it is a content rich site. The content is automatically generated by poorly written scripts and posted regularly. This is a A-grade splogger site and so are most other sites tagging ringtone as far as I could verify.

Technorati should actively monitor at least the top tags displayed on its front page to ensure:
1. It doesn’t inadvertantly advertise for the sploggers and send traffic to them
2. It doesn’t lead its visitors to scam sites

BTW: As an aside Google didn’t allocate any page rank to this site (yet).

BTW 2: Have you also noticed how slow Technorati has become these days, especially after implementing the AJAX auto-refresh on its front page.

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