digplanet beta 1: Athena
Share digplanet:


Applied sciences






















Sping is short for "spam ping", and is related to pings from blogs using trackbacks, called trackback spam. Pings are messages sent from blog and publishing tools to a centralized network service (a ping server) providing notification of newly published posts or content. Spings, or ping spam, are pings that are sent from spam blogs, or are sometimes multiple pings in a short interval from a legitimate source, often tens or hundreds per minute, due to misconfigured software, or a wish to make the content coming from the source appear fresh.

Spings, like spam blogs, are increasingly problematic for the blogging community. Estimates from Weblogs.com and Matt Mullenweg's Ping-o-Matic! service have put the sping rate—the percentage of pings that are sent from spam blogs—well above 50%. A study commissioned by Ebiquity Group and conducted by the University of Maryland in 2006 confirmed that these numbers are around 75%.[1] Since then, growth in sping has slowed such that the portion of pings that are spam has dropped to 53%.[2]

The term was popularized by David Sifry from Technorati in his February 2006 State of the Blogosphere report, but was coined initially in September 2005 by a French SEO blogger, Sébastien Billard, in an article titled "Spam 2.0".[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Pranam Kolari, Tim Finin, and Anupam Joshi. "SVMs for the Blogosphere: Blog Identification and Splog Detection study" (PDF). Retrieved 2007-06-18. 
  2. ^ Pranam Kolari. "Pings, Spings, Splogs and the Splogosphere: 2007 Updates". Retrieved 2007-06-19. 
  3. ^ (French) Original post: Sébastien Billard. "Spam 2.0". Retrieved 2007-06-18. 

External links[edit]

Original courtesy of Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sping — Please support Wikipedia.
This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia. A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia.

1913 news items


Wed, 26 Aug 2015 09:07:30 -0700

Like a bird, he arrived each sping and departed each fall to places unknown. And when he was here, many took pleasure in providing him the where withal to maintain himself. Almost everyone was aware that he had been decorated with the Bronze Star and ...

Southeast Missourian

Southeast Missourian
Fri, 07 Aug 2015 17:13:50 -0700

Cheney Hall on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University will be closed through the sping while it is examined and repaired. (Southeast Missouri State University). Cheney Hall, Southeast Missouri State University's oldest residence hall, will ...

Voice of America

Voice of America
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 05:18:08 -0700

WASHINGTON—. The U.S. economy advanced a solid 2.3 percent in the April-to-June period after a harsh winter. The Commerce Department reported Thursday that a surge in consumer spending and new export gains pushed the world's largest economy ...


Mon, 03 Aug 2015 12:25:35 -0700

Several local players were named all-state selections by the N.C. Baseball Coaches Association on Monday morning. After helping the Fuquay-Varina Bengals to a 22-8 overall record and a trip to the 4-A eastern regional final series, Austin Harris was ...

Gizmodo Australia

Gizmodo Australia
Sun, 26 Apr 2015 00:35:31 -0700

Skateboard suspension is an idea that sounds long overdue — modern skateboarding is a lot rougher than it was when my parents were young. Professional riders fly through the air, grind across metal rails and land on hard concrete after jumping down ...
Junior College
Thu, 20 Aug 2015 23:33:45 -0700

Kylie also loves to experiment with her make-up, so perhaps there'll be some bright sping-time colour pops too. An “exclusive” insider, as we quote, told the site that Tyga and Kylie were not having a baby on the way anytime soon. Furthermore, the ...


Fri, 31 Jul 2015 08:57:25 -0700

The DMCA takedown notice is a powerful tool. With a minimum of effort, any person can ask for the removal of content or the delisting of a URL. Whether or not they succeed is based on two factors: the relative skill level of the person/bot making the ...


Wed, 19 Aug 2015 03:18:45 -0700

... big fan of nudes and chocolate brown tones, with her signature lip liner being MAC Cosmetic's Spice, so we expect to see a lot of these included. Kylie also loves to experiment with her make-up, so perhaps there'll be some bright sping-time colour ...

Oops, we seem to be having trouble contacting Twitter

Support Wikipedia

A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia. Please add your support for Wikipedia!

Searchlight Group

Digplanet also receives support from Searchlight Group. Visit Searchlight