Interesting article on Slashd0t... http://tech.slashdot.org/article.**?sid=09/06/08/1715239 Up to 95% of all blogs are abandoned with no posts in the last 120 days... Which has me thinking of how to exploit this... but also brings up some interesting thoughts on why some bans happen, why linkwheels and autoblogging works well. 1) Most blogs don't update, so the ones that do bring more attention from G 2) Most blogs are very inactive, which is why posting 20 posts/day is bad, it's way out of the norm 3) Since blogs don't generally update, ones that slowly build content (1 or two) posts per day should bring higher PR over time 4) Pinging (without overdoing it) has proven to be "a good thing" for way longer than I thought. Now I understand why, most blogs don't update. Pinging is most likely the only efficient way the SE's can figure out where new blog content lies. What say you?