I love the NME (New Musical Express) – it’s the only bit of rainforest I actually buy these days.
But what a waste of 184,089 threads and 2,173,238 posts in their online forum…
and I don’t really think of NME as where to buy vi4gr4.
As a result of poor moderation, “buy vi4gr4″ and all other kinds of spam, Google has nuked it’s forum.
- No Pagerank.
- No threads in Google.
- No traffic from Google.
At least to this part of the site.
You can see the reason why, using Yahoo, who will index anything:
Clean those vi4gr4 sales pages up (and anything else in there), ask Google for a reinclusion request, and watch NME traffic go up by 90% lol.
Hang on. Viagra Jelly, Free shipping to the UK, same day delivery, and free comparison on vi4gr4, cialis, and levitra?
Might be some good vi4gr4 deals in there after all… ;)
On a serious note – this is a good example of Google nuking a particular part of even a trusted site for poor moderation and spamming. Effectively, www.nme.com/boards/ is a bad neighbourhood.
For the rest of us small fry, Google just takes your entire site out if you let this sort of, for instance, “buy vi4gr4 spam”, go on.
I don’t usually talk about other sites in detail in public, but while you are at cleaning up that vi4gr4 spam NME, you might want to do a bit of basic SEO on the site and at least remove default meta stuff.
Need help? No probs.
PS – It’s not just the NME that has issues – check out Mashable & News Sites Spam.