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High traffic

In 2007, Spam (electronic) was linked from InterNIC, a high-traffic website. (See visitor traffic)


Expanded the links and added some structure for others to build on. Or me, later. Will probably evolve into some sort of practical tools page eventually but this is as good a place to start as any. JamesDay

Wiki spam[edit]

Wiki spam isn't mentioned, I guess because the structure of this page dates from before it was significant. It is treated as a subsection of blog spam.

Maybe things should be reorganised to reflect two kinds of spam on the net, "traditional" spam and spam that doesn't target the user but just aims at boosting the pagerank (But which is still called spam)

I see things this way :

Spamming in different media

E-mail spam
Messaging spam
Newsgroup spam
Mobile phone spam
Internet telephony spam

Search engine spam (or pagerank maximizing ?)

Spamdexing (search engine spam)
Blog spam
Wiki Spam

Or better,

Spam targeting users, and
Spam targeting search engines

Hmm. I guess I may as well go make the modification right away. I'm not sure if it's the proper etiquette, but it sure beats saying something should be done and then going off to bed :)

New Study[edit]

Ya'all might want to add stuff from here:

02:54, 28 November 2005 Tinykohls[edit]

Rolled this back - while it was interesting, it was covered in the above section on IM spam.

paper about stopping spam[edit]

Click Trajectories: End-to-End Analysis of the Spam Value Chain

IS a new paper that shows the banks can stop Spam in the same way they stop US citizens gambling. Maybe it can be added into the article?

gives a quick view

Good post[edit]

Мне очень понравилось. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:32, 8 December 2014 (UTC)