This was originally posted in 08/26 2015
To fully appreciate the full scope of spam we put this table together and generated and identified a million spam posts & results within 5 minutes
So, if we were to do some math the potentiality of this reaching the tens of millions for just a single product is very real and frightening especially if you consider that a dangerous product could eventually go to market unchecked!
By performing an exact search with Arctic Silver 5 and in conjunction with an exact search with random topics, in this case, it was public figures and popular films and we also included one of the worlds oldest religious institutions
you can see our results in the table below once again the results uncovered that a “rival” manufacturer who is an established chemical company established in 1928 had dramatically less and fewer spam results
|Search Engine Spam Results Table|
|Arctic Silver 5||Search Returns||Shin Etsu G751 BiasTest|
|Game Of Thrones||34,900||0|
Although some of the spam were Amazon affiliate,the majority of what we observed on our sample was NON Amazon affiliate
Note to replicate this yourself insert the product name in quotes then add a random topic. Example “Arctic Silver 5” “Lady Gaga” or any historical figure, celebrity or famous institution Be sure to use a new search window and empty out the old data cache each time.