During the past several days I’ve received numerous complaints from the users regarding the decreasing quality of classified ads :
- some ads are tripping their antivirus alerts
- other ads are showing “forbidden” error page when opened
- others ads are redirecting to “signup” forms, auctions, or some other content that does not match the title /description of the ad
It took awhile to come up with a mechanism to filter these “trash ads” from search results.
I’ve set up the first portion of filtering mechanism tonight. As the result, almost 2 million out of about 10mln search results have been removed. I will keep working on filtering and will put a couple more improvements in place within the next several days.
Meanwhile, please help cleaning up “trash posts” by reporting them to firstname.lastname@example.org