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One Million More Legitimate Posts
I find it amazing that 70% of the pings that Technorati receive are from known spam sources, yet they are able to drop them before they’re indexed.
After looking at this graph, it seems that there are about one million more “legitimate” posts today, than there was about six months ago – a total of 1.6 million legitimate posts per day.
After doing some quick math on those numbers, myself, this means that there are more than 3.7 million pings from spam sources, each day. This figures out to about 42.8 posts per second that are posted by splogs, yet filtered out by Technorati. Amazing.
ADDED: The numbers might be what I call “amazing”, but Kevin Burton thinks that the numbers are overly optimistic and dangerous. He explains it well.