Comments: Note To SexBloggers: Google has no "porn clampdown" - IT'S A BUG!

Hey, how do you know that it was marked as spam? Do you have a source for any of that? People will pay attention if you do.

Posted by Jonathan Moore at December 28, 2006 03:02 AM

There's something called the "minus thirty" penalty which is applied to some spam sites, and these sites are displaying exactly that problem - thus, it's virtually certain it's a bug in the algorithm which determines which sites are spammy, rather than anything specifically targetted to those sites. Other, non-sex, sites have complained, there's some threads discussing this on SEO forums.

I could have spent time gathering references and writing this up, then even more time going around to the various echoes and trying to get them to pay attention to a obscure blogger that says their too-good-to-check ("porn clampdown"!) story is wrong, but it's just not worth it.

Posted by Seth Finkelstein at December 28, 2006 09:21 AM

Posted by Tony Comstock at December 28, 2006 05:21 PM

How often can this bug occur. This is the second time around....

Posted by Sam Sugar at December 29, 2006 01:16 PM

Repeatedly. See my post just after this one. It's like asking "How often can a mail server's anti-spam algorithm yield a false-positive"? Especially e.g. concerning a legitimate medical newsletter for people who take the medication rhymes-with-Niagra.

Posted by Seth Finkelstein at December 29, 2006 01:58 PM