Spam


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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y

Spam is a type of online abuse which involves any type of bulk messaging that is sent in a completely random and useless fashion. The most common form of spam is email spam which shows up in your inbox in the form of


Spam is also utilized as a black hat SEO technique which involves automated blog commenting and forum commenting in order to create backlinks. Fortunately the search engines are smart enough to pick up on most of this and will ban any websites using this balck hat seo technique.


Along with the advent of social networking tools such as linkedin, facebook and twitter, has come social network spam. This process involves posts and messages (usually automated) that contain links to work at home scams, product advertisements and other useless commentary.


Each time a new communication tool develops, spam evolves along with it. Unfortunately it is virtually impossible to eliminate 100% of spam, but by using the proper software, you can eliminate the majority of spam before it ever hits your email inbox.


Why It's Important

It is important to know what spam is so you don't do it. Spam will annoy and alienate people, it can get you into legal trouble if you constantly engage in it and it can also get your website banned from search engines.