The Register has an interview with a link spammer (one who puts irrelevant links on websites that permit visitor supplied comments in order to boost the PageRank of client sites) in which the self-styled (and notably anonymous) “search engine optimiser” evaluates the effect of the new “nofollow link” on his business:
I don’t think it’ll have much effect in the short, medium or long term. It won’t work because most blogs and forms are set up with the best intentions, but when people find hard graft has to go into it they’re left to rot. To use this, they’ll all have to be updated. The majority won’t be.
He knows of what he speaks as it’s also lack of effort or competence that enables link spammers to operate anonymously by taking advantage of open proxy servers.
posted @ 07:29 AM EST
The Dolben Family software has been updated to version 3.2.2a of PhpGedView. The new version is mainly for bug fixes.
posted @ 08:07 PM EST