Here is yet another AdSense spammer who created over 1300 splogs in Blogger. This spammer's splog has a similar look and feel as the yesterday's spammer so he could be using a same tool to create his splogs or maybe even a same individual. His splog "content" are all from RSS feeds or scraped from other news sites including images. Here are some samples:
Although the splogs above are mostly RSS feed based splogs he does have some splog like below as well as countless others that are what I'd classify as link splogs. They contain links to his own "made for AdSense" website to both draw traffic and to manipulate Google search results. He even uses a different AdSense account for his target sites. The AdSense ID on 1300+ splogs is pub-6546712460553017 and AdSense ID on his target page is pub-0720858052241313.
I think this AdSense spammer is sort of a litmus test going forward. Google was very quick to send a clear message that creating thousands of splogs with AdSense ads is not something that's tolerated. However I do wonder if Google is equally quick to ban AdSense account of his target webpage. Another words, will Google ban just one AdSense account or both? Here is a quote directly from the AdSense policy: "Do not participate in link schemes designed to increase your site's ranking or PageRank." Is creating hundreds or thousands of splogs be considered link scheme designed to increase site's ranking? I'm not an expert in how search engine works but I would think it is or at least an effort to manipulate search results. Here is another direct quote from AdSense policy: "In addition, publishers may not bring unnatural attention to sites displaying ads or referral buttons through unsolicited mass emails or unwanted advertisements on third-party websites." I think creating hundreds of blogs with links is indeed an unwanted advertisements on third-party websites to bring unnatural attention to a page. I'd say that's pretty clear violation of AdSense policy. I wonder if Google enforce this policy as currently stated. I sure hope I'm just preaching to the choir.
UPDATE (2/24/06 12:28am): Google has spoken. Google was quick to ban the AdSense account used for creating splogs however not for his own website the splogs were targetting. This essentially gives spammers a green light to create many splogs as they wish as long as the splog itself doesn't contain the AdSense ad. This begs the question of what Google would do if a same AdSense account was used for both the splogs and the target website. In fact I have a spammer that did just that.
UPDATE (2/28/2006 11:14pm) - I've underestimated the number of splogs this spammer created. I was looking at the incremental splog count instead of full splog count by this spammer. The full list as follows:
pub-6546712460553017.txt - 1554 splogs (32,085 bytes)