Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Wikipedia and Google think I'm a Spammer

Here's a potential problem. I added the following DNIDs to these Wikipedia pages:
numismatics.org:1858.1.1 to Half cent coin (United States coin).
numismatics.org:1952.81.2 to Sestertius.
numismatics.org:2006.21.9 to Sestertius.
numismatics.org:1975.134.7 to Sestertius.

Now, Wikiepedia thinks numismatics.org is a source of wiki-spam and Google is following that lead. You can see this at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Spam/LinkReports/numismatics.org. Also, a Google search for numismatics.org lists that wiki spam report pretty high. What's worse, this google search produces no useful results. It used to list this blog post, which mentioned numismatics.org:1949.100.10.

Probable lesson: don't link DNIDs to original data on Wikipedia or you risk raising the domain's "spammer quotient."


nat said...

who post or give unwanted info those people can be consider spammer, instead..a guy asked help (ex)that guy need to renew his domain name so he reach here and he ast some assistance..here we can assist him or redirect him to the renewal site liketucktail here have to mention the site name or link..in this situation cannot consider as a spammer.

Muhammad Amir said...

All in the span of three short paragraphs. He's how do you stop spam either a pro at being insulting or extremely stupid. Even spammers don't irk me that much.

Tom said...

Congratulations Admin! Thank you so much for taking the time to share this exciting information.