Search spam, the term to describe search results created by content farms and others using low-quality content to manipulate search engine rankings, may have been dealt a body blow yesterday in an amazing display of the power of the Web.
Two days ago, Google released an extensoin for its Chrome browser that allowed you to blacklist URLs from your search results.
A development company that makes extensions that work across different browsers offered $500 to anyone who could make the Chrome extesion work on other browsers.
Within a day, it was done. Kynetx, the delvopment company offering the bounty, released an anti-search-spam extension that works for all three major browsers and across all three major search engines.