No Colour Hat SEO Blog’s article, “Email, Spam, and Unsolicited Junk” is part of a series of an indepth look at spam email and comment spam, and other unsolicited junk that plagues us on the Internet and in our lives.
SPAM stands for Stupid Pointless Annoying Messages and sometime referred to the meaning of an excessive multiple posting such as in the blog comments and Usenet. There are many techniques of spamming and the medium used such as e-mail, search engines, weblogs, instant messaging, usenet newsgroups and mobile phone messaging.
E-mail spam is the most common and may be the oldest form of spamming on the internet. It involves sending identical or nearly identical messages to a large number of recipients. Unlike legitimate commercial e-mail, spam is generally sent without the explicit permission of the recipients that why it is called unsolicited e-mail and frequently contains various tricks and advanced techniques to bypass e-mail spam filters. For common terms it is called junk or garbage emails.
Explanations of what spam is and where it comes from, as well as suggestions on how to deal with it, fill the five part series. Part One addresses the basics of spam. Part Two explains how bulk email works and how it is legal and illegal. Part Three covers spam via newsgroups, usenet, instant messaging, cell phones, and other communication tools. Part Four gets into spamdexing, the process of spamming to try to manipulate the search engines algorithm and page rank by spammers and website administrators. Part Five, the last in the series, explains how to combat spammers and what not to do.
If you are plagued by unsolicited junk like email spam, comment spam, and/or are considering going beyond traditional and “clean” SEO techniques, you should take time to read these articles to help you understand your enemy and what not to do.