Mike Redrobe wrote:
> Eric Johnston wrote:
> People install the
>> Alexa toolbar for a few weeks and then delete it - probably in favour
>> of the Google toolbar. I
> Now if only the google toolbar showed a traffice rank...
> they're certainly collecting enough data from the pagerank query
> lookup to do it.
You'd then have rank spamming... that would be my guess. Using proxies and
brute-force to crawl one's Web site and boosting the ranks artificially. It
is the same principle as in comment spam, but with comment spam it has
become harder for the spammers.