Airheads Conference 2006

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Matt Cutts posts a call for papers for AIRweb 2006. Not quite sure these guys really understand what its all about. Are these really the people to combat spam, scrapers, et al.

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The conflicting goals of search and content providers is adversarial, and the use of techniques that push rankings higher than they belong is often called search engine spam.

You could drive a coach and horses through that. In response to a comment on his blog on this sentence, Matt uses the “don’t blame me” defence, even though he is on the committee.

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I didn’t draft the CFP.

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> the use of techniques that

> the use of techniques that push rankings higher than they belong is often called search engine spam.

No, thats colled "competition" - as in any other marketing space!

I am half tempted to submit a paper...

Creating a Scalable Distributed Spammy Ad System to Undermine the Relevancy of Competing Search Services

Shall I submit a paper? what

Shall I submit a paper?

what do you reckon the downsides will be in opening up my thoughts ?

I should submit!

One of the topics is right up my alley:

- crawling the web without detection

The problem is I'm on the other side of the fence, I'm stopping the idiots that think they aren't being detected.

Nah, bad idea.

the perfect venue

That is the perfect venue for a white paper on the profitability of spam techniques. You remember, after the BMW thingy I asked why no one was publishing white papers that showed how efective and profitable it must have been to get away with blatant spam and then a couple of days "ban"?

Perfect venue. I don't have the data but if I did, I'd submit it as a paper and see how they handled it. hee hee.

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