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%. Since then, growth in sping has slowed such that the portion of pings that are spam has dropped to 53%.
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".
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Mon, 10 Mar 2014 09:41:15 -0700
New York Mets Get Strong Outing from Zack Wheeler in Sping Win Over Atlanta Braves. March 9th, 2014 at 6:22 PM By Mike Phillips. New York Mets' pitcher Zack Wheeler certainly isn't shy in confidence. Wheeler told reporters when he arrived at spring ...
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 08:15:46 -0700
Now that the snow is gone in many neighbourhoods, maybe it's time to think about gardening and yard work – and this week the weather is going to be just perfect for that…or any other outdoor activity. An upper ridge builds in today directing weather ...
Sat, 08 Mar 2014 13:56:15 -0800
Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr., right, fakes a handoff to running back Imani Cross (32) on the first day of sping NCAA college football practice in Lincoln, Neb., Saturday, March 8, 2014. Photo: Nati Harnik, AP. Nebraska quarterback Tommy ...
Sat, 08 Mar 2014 21:10:13 -0800
Sping animals and nature together — Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Wildlife Education Center, 25 Boulevard, Cornwall. 9:30-10:30 a.m. March 11. Programs for children 2-4 and their grandparents/parents/caregivers. Eight-week program held on ...
Sun, 09 Mar 2014 03:01:57 -0700
13.45 This is what it looked like at Twickenham looked like earlier. Sping has sprung. Which side will bloom this afternoon, on the garden path to the World Cup (OK, that's enough, Ed.). Hopefully England won't get use to the view from behind the posts .
Wed, 26 Feb 2014 13:45:00 -0800
CLEARWATER, FLA.— It didn't take long for Jose Bautista to demonstrate he is healthy again. In his first at-bat on his first swing of the spring, the Blue Jays right fielder crushed a Roberto Hernandez pitch to left field, over the Phillies bullpen ...
Wed, 26 Feb 2014 09:22:22 -0800
Jim Griffiths led the Anne Arundel Community College women's lacrosse team to the national title game in 2013. Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 11:32 am | Updated: 2:19 pm, Wed Feb 26, 2014. AACC spring sports outlooks. Women's ...
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 17:41:15 -0800
A chronically sleep deprived population is about to be robbed of a precious hour of sleep this weekend as we `sping ahead`. As a result we can expect an increase in car and work place accidents and perhaps heart attacks. What can you do to protect ...
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