Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of, pertaining to, being, or resembling spam (junk e-mail).

Etymologies

spam +‎ -y (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Comment Spam - Anything that looks the slightest bit spammy is deleted.

    September 2008

  • The service originally grew in the viral aka spammy! early days of the Facebook platform, but now has a Web site, mobile apps and even a desktop client.

  • The company, in its blog post, said it recently launched a new internal technological tool that makes it harder for "spammy" content to rise in results.

    How you and Google are losing the battle against spam in search results

  • It also means more interesting and creative content should trump content that seems "spammy" or dull -- leading to a better Facebook environment overall.

    Noah Mallin: Facebook Changes Mean New Brand Era for Biggest Social Media Platform

  • Twitter is removing "spammy" followers and if you're on twitter you may see a big drop in your followers.

    Daily Spotlight on Education 12/19/2008

  • Every time you mark something as spam, you're adding more words to the filter as "spammy", and forever after, anyone who uses those words in a real e-mail runs the risk of it getting sent into a spam folder or of it being blocked.

    Archive 2008-07-01

  • Not only had Google banned the company for "spammy" techniques, it also blacklisted its clients, which was leading to a windfall for search engine optimizers retained to clean up the mess.

    Legal Showdown in Search Fracas

  • The sales pages of affiliate products in my niche that I've found seem too "spammy" for my taste.

    ProBlogger Blog Tips

  • Other times I think this approach looks kind of spammy and too self promoting.

    WebProNews Feed

  • We conform to "White Hat" SEO (whatever that means) but we also believe that it's our job to educate clients on techniques that may or may be deemed as "spammy" by search engines like Google.

    SEO Book.com - Learn. Rank. Dominate.

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.