Try Google Pages, get spam

Last week Google unleashed another innovative service onto the world in the form of Google Pages (*cough* Geocities *cough* 1999 *cough*). Now anyone can easily put together a nice looking web site. Google supplies a whole bunch of professional looking templates, script is not allowed, editing is WYSIWYG, and there are no popups. In a word, brilliant.

Except for one little tiny thing: your website address is, which just happens to correspond to your GMail address Now I am willing to bet there are already multiple trivial spiders running around looking for links to *, assembling the lists.

I won't jump and attribute this to the evil side of Google as I doubt this was malice. It does smell of stupidity though.

posted @ Sunday, February 26, 2006 6:28 PM


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# re: Try Google Pages, get spam

Left by Saul Weiner at 2/26/2006 11:14 PM
This is crazy. Google just seem to be releasing products with some Ad tie in.. ands no other thought. Very scary stuff. To make paqges work, it doesn't even integrate with Blogger, a Google blog service.

# re: Try Google Pages, get spam

Left by pdboddy at 2/27/2006 7:35 AM
Heh, Geocities... at least Google Pages has no popups or ads... yet.

As for it integrating with Blogger, I add "yet." to the end of Saul's last sentence. :P

Remember, tis a beta still. :) Sure, a public beta, but a beta none the less.
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