People start noticing Squidoo spam

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  • July 9, 2007
Patrick Altoft

Patrick Altoft

Director of Strategy

Om Malik seems to have cottoned on to the fact that Squidoo has a bit of a spam problem. The only surprising part of this is that it has taken so long for it to become an issue. As soon as Squidoo launched internet marketers were using
the trust of the domain to get their lenses to the top of the search engine rankings.

Google seems to have become wise to this practice now and even by pushing thousands of links at certain pages people are struggling to obtain good rankings for highly competitive search terms using Squidoo lenses.

The thing about Squidoo is the lenses are disposable so you don’t have to worry about getting your real website banned, people are pushing millions of spam links at a lens with nothing to lose. This is where Om Malik is coming from, blogs are being filled with comment spam with links to Squidoo lenses. Malik suggests Squidoo is seeing good growth rate based on the Alexa data which is backed up by Compete data.

SEO hating Jason Calacanis spotted the Squidoo issue early this year after certain people used Squidoo to rank for his name.

Squidoo Spam

Lets see how much spam is actually in the 660,000 page monster that is Squidoo.

Lots here:

More here:

And some here too

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