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Web Spam Taxonomy

Gyongyi, Zoltan and Garcia-Molina, Hector (2005) Web Spam Taxonomy. In: First International Workshop on Adversarial Information Retrieval on the Web (AIRWeb 2005), May 10-14, 2005, Chiba, Japan.


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Web spamming refers to actions intended to mislead search engines into ranking some pages higher than they deserve. Recently, the amount of web spam has increased dramatically, leading to a degradation of search results. This paper presents a comprehensive taxonomy of current spamming techniques, which we believe can help in developing appropriate countermeasures.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:web search, web spam
Subjects:Computer Science > Databases and the Web
Related URLs:Project Homepage
ID Code:771
Deposited By:Import Account
Deposited On:06 Apr 2005 17:00
Last Modified:22 Dec 2008 18:06

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