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Google hit hard by Viagra spam

I won't tell you why I was looking at the search term 'Viagra', yes I will I was looking at some results for a client. What I found in Google though flabbergasted me somewhat - A clear case of SPAM if ever I saw it and it had got past Google's anti-spam net.

A quarter of the top 20 results in Google for the search term 'Viagra' are currently being taken by subdomains of Jubliiblog. There is no harm in free enterprise and innovation, but this is real old-school SPAM, hence my bewilderment as to how the sites have even entered the SERPS in the first instance

So how has Google allowed the same blog site five entries in the top 20? How has Google allowed a site that does nothing to mask the redirect to a Viagra sales site?

Is Viagra the hardest single term Keyword to bring home the bacon on? We all know about Dave Naylor's exploits in this arena when just one link from Danny Sullivan enabled Dave's site to get right up!

That is what I call enterprise, but the link was acrrued not from being obvious, it came because Danny Sullivan found material that Dave wrote amusing.

Anyway, enough of bigging up my peers and back on to the topic in question - Google what are you doing allowing this site through? I am even more surprised that even though the domain in question has escaped Google's automatic spam filters it has not been subject to a manual hook from Matt Cutts and Google's anti-spam team.

My answer to that is the spam in question is coming from 'Jubii Blog' which is powered by Lycos, the spam sites in question are sub domains of the principal Jubiiblog.co.uk domain. So to ban the domain would be very draconian and would take out any legitmate users of the Jubiiblog service.

The spammers have placed an automatic form submission in the page that takes you through to an exclusive site to search for Viagra.

Of course I have a vested interest, I'm in the results business, but I like to see a level playing field. I can't see it being long before these sites are taken out of the equation, the question is should the site where these blogs redirect to also be banned from Google?

When you are looking to buy Viagra, Google may narrow the results!

You have to wonder if any of the other sites within the top 20 of Google are employing darkish techniques to secure higher position. I know of one site that has developed and deployed a whole series of blog sites to help push its stock to Google, in fact are there any sites using legitamate technqiues to secure a high position in Google.

Of the results in positions 11 - 20 only two of the sites are seemingly legitimate sites selling Viagra (Is there such a thing?); these sites being The Online Clinic and Direct Response Marketing.


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