The beginning of the end for AS spam publishers..?
Scraper sites for Adsense $$$'s are rife, and have been for some time now. Wmw member Freedom sums up some responses from G's anonymous webmaster relations jobbie, GoogleGuy, over what can be done to stop Adsense spam...
Freedom, fair points--I hate spam pages that use AdSense. I'm talking to some people on that side of the company about how to get spam out of AdSense. It may be that we can designate a keyword to use (like "spamreport") in the "Ads by Goooogle" feedback link. A few weeks ago, that form didn't send back the publisher id as well, or at least not in the database that I saw. I think that they were going to add that though. Once that's working, it would provide a simple way to report a spam page with AdSense right from that page.
Ask folks about this more in New Orleans too, but I'm working on it. In the meantime, use the Campaign Negative Sites feature of AdWords to specify any sites that you don't want your ads to show on. That's an indirect signal of feedback as well.
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So, bearing in mind this is only some vage'ish ideas at present, are we to see this as GOOG getting the public (or worse, webmasters) doing their job for them, and more importantly, will it help?