One of the things that's always ticked me off about syndicating content through RSS is that often, splogs pick up the stuff I write (along with the stuff other marketing writers post) and post fragments of it on their own site, achieving mucho Google Juice in the process. I've faithfully reported every splog I see showing up consistently, yet it it often months or years before Google and other search engines get around to delisting a splog. Maybe we can look forward to an end to these situations. Check out Nick Usborne's post on the Marketing Experiments blog. According to Nick, Google has purchased a new search algorithm that can help weed splogs out.
I look forward to it. Getting rid of splogs would make it much easier for those of us who produce content to be rewarded for what we do.