LiveStrong OR SpamStrong? You Decide!

Want to Live Strong?

  • You have to look strong. Start with a nice manly high & tight haircut livestrong.com/business_barber/
  • You have to be strong. Drink propane. 3 times daily. livestrong.com/propane/
  • You have to bulk up. Not steroids! Feed the search engines their own search results. livestrong.com/business-don-and-tennas-hair-place_563-326-2277/

I think Google is getting the message on what the search results would look like in a couple years if they let the above continue.

Sure they own the search category, but if they let the rot set in too much then people will shift to other modes of discovery. Google realizes that search may splinter - its why they bought Youtube, why the offer a mobile operating system, etc.

Google may not be 100% responsible for the above trend. But they will be 100% responsible for cleaning it up.

I won't be surprised to see a lot more of this in the near future. Such a shame, as Jason is such a great guy. :(

Published: June 4, 2010

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Comments

June 4, 2010 - 5:14pm

I'm starting to think we need a public DNSBL for spam web sites; those of us who are developing social media, aggregator applications and the next generation of 'discovery' services need a way to make the crap disappear... Trouble is I think that you could get sued for 'defamation' if you started publically marking web sites as spam.

June 4, 2010 - 8:43pm

Livestrong is powered by the largest content factory/automaton in the biz - Demand Media. LiveStrong falls into the same category as eHow, Answers.com, and Associated Content - e.g. garbage.

I find it funny that Google trusts these sites more than specialized niche sites with hand-crafted content. A small spammer with limited time, resources, and budget can't match the sophistication and scale of these big time content factories.

June 8, 2010 - 3:45am

I loved your Tweet on this Jeremy "Demand Media is to the web, as BP is to the Gulf of Mexico."

Full of the winz :D

June 7, 2010 - 8:02pm

Thank you for pointing out all the trash that LiveStrong is spamming out.

I've been seeing this junk ranking well for a while and wondering when someone would talk about it.

I see LiveStrong spam in the SERPs far more than eHow and other junk sites... especially in health related verticals.

They are far worse than Mahola.

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