splog

n.
1. A fake blog containing links to sites affiliated with the blogger with the intent of boosting the search engine rankings and ad impressions for those sites. 2. Spam links added to the comments section of a blog. [Blend of spam and blog.]
splogger n.
Example Citations:
Polluting the blogosphere like spam in email inboxes, a rising portion of blogs are created for the sole purpose of getting search engine attention so they can promote affiliated web sites.
These "spam blogs" now comprise 10 to 20 percent of all blogs, according to Umbria, a Boulder, Colorado-based intelligence company that monitors blogs for its clients.
The blend term "splogs" was popularized: http://www.blogmaverick.com/entry/1234000870054492/ by Mark Cuban, the outspoken entrepreneur and investor.
— "Spam Plagues Blogs," Red Herring, December 27, 2005
The production of spam blogs as well as the onslaught of spam in the comment sections of blogs — also known as "splog" — is particularly irksome because it dilutes the usefulness of search rankings.
The problem is so acute that major Internet search engines Google Inc., Microsoft Corp.'s MSN division and Yahoo Inc., along with Weblog tool vendor Six Apart Ltd., joined together earlier this year to wage battle on splog.
— Lisa Vaas, "Blog Search Engine Threatens Ban of Blogger Blogs," eWeek, August 17, 2005
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So here's what it comes down to. The A-listers have very popular blogs. http://blo.gs/most-watched.php will give you a feel for the most popular of them. And guess what? They allow anonymous posting. So, I can make money by using the mechanisms that advertise blog activity to identify popular blogs, and use the RSS to find links striaight to the topics, and post off-topic ads right into the comments of the articles.
Blog-Spam — is it Splog or Blam?
— glenn1you0, " The Problem with Blogs: http://www.hackermojo.com/mt-static/archives/2003/06/," Hacker Mojo, June 13, 2003
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  • splog — /splog/ (comput sl) noun An automatically generated and maintained weblog, usu offering products for sale ORIGIN: Short for spam blog * * * splog UK [splɒɡ] US [splɔɡ] noun [countable] [singular splog plural …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Splog — Un splog, parfois francisé en splogue (mot valise issu de la contraction des mots spam et blog), est un blog dont le but est, par exemple, d augmenter la cote PageRank de Google d un ou de plusieurs sites affiliés, d obtenir une critique des… …   Wikipédia en Français

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  • splog — /splɒg/ (say splog) noun a website created for the purpose of promoting affiliated websites or to increase the search engine ranking of the affiliated sites. {sp(am) (def. 2) + (b)log} …   Australian English dictionary

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