I bought a laptop online recently and I noticed everytime that I did a search I ended up on a "splog" site from blogger.com. These spam sites are clogging up search engines and may eventually lead many to exclude blogs from Yahoo or Google searches.A New Place for Spam's Same Old Pitches
Now that Web logs -- blogs, for short -- are a popular online pastime for millions of people, scammers are finding new ways to exploit them as vehicles for junk advertisements.
The Internet has even coined a term -- splog, a combination of spam and blog -- for a phenomenon that follows in the footsteps of rogue advertising such as spam e-mail, junk mail, junk faxes and adware
Last month, Blogger, a free blog service, identified a "spamalanche" that hit its system, and the company had to dismantle 13,000 spam-filled blogs created in the course of a single weekend.Washington Post