“Page-rank is under attack and the attackers are winning,” writes Dave Winer at Scripting News. “It won’t be long before Google itself is infested. … It’s time for Google to get on top of this. They’re both the victimizer and the victim. The spammers found a huge hole in Page-rank.”
But Google itself seems to have closed that hole, according to Jeff Jarvis, who noted that searches on Google are free from the splog listings found in identical searches on PubSub and IceRocket, among others. “Google needs to both fix Blogspot and share its secrets for ignoring blogspam,” Jarvis writes.