WordPress Accused of Spamming Search Engines

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WordPress has been accused of spamming earch engines by hiding thousands of articles related to popular search terms from site visitors.

A PC Mag article says:

“The discovery emerged late Wednesday when the blog Waxy.org revealed that thousands of articles about such popular search terms as asbestos, mortgages and debt consolidation appear on sections of the WordPress.org site while being hidden from visitors to the site’s home page.

News of the search-engine gaming technique spread quickly on the Web. As of Wednesday evening, search results to WordPress.org pages with the articles began disappearing from Google’s Web index. Yahoo Inc. followed suit Thursday, removing the WordPress.org pages from its index because of what a spokesman confirmed was ‘noncompliance to our content guidelines’.”

WordPress was dropped from Google’s index.

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WordPress Accused of Spamming Search Engines
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