Spam Blogs?

With the growing number of links to posts in this blog I have seen a growing number of links from blogs that have only a few entries, in some cases just one.

This suggests that some folks are constructing sham blogs for the purpose of attracting views of the ads they run on these blogs.

See for example xo-laptop: Mike Todd gets it. Will you? and xo-laptop: Some rough estimates of web awareness of the XO Laptop, both from “consulting23.info.” I just checked, and see there at least three other single-entry only blogs run out of this site.

I don’t know what I can do about this, as I can’t stop someone from linking to my blog. However, this is unfair, as these links are increasing my Technorati Ranking, thus giving me credit that is not really my due.

But this is just another example of the way in which one can obtain Unexpected Authority, as discussed in my posts An Authoritative Opinion on Libraries and Authoritative Opinions and On Unexpected Authority: Recent Examples

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