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3 out of every 4 BlogSpot blogs are Spam

A survey done over at Webmaster World indicates that 75% of all blogs in BlogSpot are spam.

According to this study the top 15 doorway domains consist of 14 domains, where the spam percentage is over 74%. This means that in four search results of current study, three sites turned out to be spam. The researchers scanned 1000 most searched queries: ‘phentermine’ on blogspot.com and the query ‘ringtone’ on hometown.aol.com. The WebmasterWorld experts easily identified more than a half of the search results as spam.

The following list shows the spam percentage on ‘top doorway domains’:


– blogspot.com 77%
– netscape.com 74%
– hometown.aol.com 84%
– hometown.aol.de 91%
– oas.org 78%
– xoomer.alice.it 77%
– home.aol.com 95%
– freewebs.com 52%
– blogstudio.com 99%
– maxpages.com 81%
– usaid.gov 85%
– blogsharing.com 93%
– sitegr.com 100%
– torospace.com 95%
– blog.hix.com 100%

The list shows that some of these blogs are used exclusively, or almost exclusively, for spam. The main reason for such a torrent of splogs is the fact that these sites provide blog space for free, just to attract more traffic.

Over a year ago, I said that Adsense on Blogspot drive splogs. What I didn’t realize is that it had gotten this worse. Are we nearing the time when almost all of BlogSpot will be 100% spam? I guess that’s the price you get for being the most flexible and popular blog service around.

Maybe that’s the reason why WordPress.com isn’t allowing advertising like PPP, TLA or ReviewMe on its free blog service.

Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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37 Responses

  1. GUrbi says:

    I don’t believe that blogspot will soon be 100% spam. Keep in mind that blogspot is now equipped with new features nearly the same with that of wordpress. That is the reason why many people like me are excited to publish post in blogger…

  2. nel says:

    I like other features of blogspot , very straight to the point and user friendly

  3. Euri says:

    I guess that part is true. Half of the spams I get from both my blog (akismet) and email probably directs to blogger. But I think, Blogger wont reach the 100% spam. I know quite a lot of people who still prefers blogging at Blogger

  4. jackryan68 says:

    Hear, hear.

    So long as there remains at least one serious, non-spammer using Blogger, the figure will never reach 100%.

  5. JC John SESE Cuneta says:

    Blogger has implemented a new system that will auto-lock any blogger blogs that seems to be a spam. Problem is, it produces lots of false positives, still requires further improvements.

    And a data on how effective that new system is.

  6. benj says:

    90% would be a realistic ‘target’. haha

  7. hmmm. one more reason to migrate to wordpress?

    nah. i like blogger a bit better thus far.

  8. towr says:

    I am using blogger, and my blog is not a spam!
    But with regards to the statistics…
    Yes, I am aware that there are many blogspot spams.

  9. MrPinoy says:

    I’m not against you or something, but I just disagree with what you said. There are many blogs in Blogspot that are worth visiting. Aside from that anyone in blogspot can now auto-closed those blogs that they want to hide in public.

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  16. b. rahi koh says:


    even you,your blog, can’t escape the wrath of these spammers!

    i guess we’ll have to try to live with them, like pest, you’ll see them on the very unusual places and on unexpected times at best.

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