This site, along with others I run, was swamped by traffic from Semalt in the past . Today the following article came to my attention which just confirms what I think myself and many other people had realised – that Semalt really are rogue and should be avoided and blocked at all costs. Here is the opening paragraph.
The software known as Semalt, which claims to be an ‘SEO tool,’ has been found to be using Soundfrost malware to hijack hundreds of thousands of computers. In the last 30 days, it has organized a huge spambot that is originating from more than 290,000 different IP addresses around the globe, with a concentration in South America.
Info Security Magazine
Also there is a very detailed blog entry over on nabble which gives a lot more detail and makes for pretty scary reading.