31 thoughts on “Splog alert

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  2. I have a photoblog and have recently been noticing splogs doing the following:

    a) hotlinking to my images with pornographic captions.

    b) Another technique, pornographic titles with regular links to my images. Again to what end? Why would that help pagerank?

    c) Completely random text with links to my site (and others)

    d) Comment spam with links to a splog full of nonsense text.

    All very odd…

  3. I have a photoblog and have recently been noticing splogs doing the following:

    a) hotlinking to my images with pornographic captions.

    b) Another technique, pornographic titles with regular links to my images. Again to what end? Why would that help pagerank?

    c) Completely random text with links to my site (and others)

    d) Comment spam with links to a splog full of nonsense text.

    All very odd…

  4. Not that it would STOP them, but a step in the right direction would be to:

    (a) license the content of your blog under creative commons
    (b) append your feed with a note saying so
    (c) if you use feedburner for your feed, turn on feedflare and the “view creative commons license for this feed” option.

    At least gives you the option to say that they should have known better, and makes it a little more obvious to readers of teh splog who might otherwise not know.

  5. Not that it would STOP them, but a step in the right direction would be to:

    (a) license the content of your blog under creative commons
    (b) append your feed with a note saying so
    (c) if you use feedburner for your feed, turn on feedflare and the “view creative commons license for this feed” option.

    At least gives you the option to say that they should have known better, and makes it a little more obvious to readers of teh splog who might otherwise not know.

  6. I am glad others (with more authority) are noticing; do not worry about splogs unless.

    1. They have visual Google pagerank
    2. They appear above your content in the search engines weeks after it was posted.
    3. Your content appears as a supplimental result in the search engines (death).

    What to worry about:

    News Aggregators with massive PR and trust in the search engines.

    And again, MSN and Yahoo seem to do a better job at finding site content originators. I am currently watching to see if the engines can sort out who is the originator on my weenie blog content. Weenie blog content gets no love often.

    Robert has nothing to worry about, the average blogger does, it just works this way. If you submit an article to Zdnet there are not many content spammers who can beat that either.

    *Me pulls out my sword and goes back out onto the field for battle while people like Robert and others blog from the castle*

    I do not have any bad feelings though, it just works this way and GOOG needs to get it right. I have been bitching about this for 3 years and finally people are talking.

  7. I am glad others (with more authority) are noticing; do not worry about splogs unless.

    1. They have visual Google pagerank
    2. They appear above your content in the search engines weeks after it was posted.
    3. Your content appears as a supplimental result in the search engines (death).

    What to worry about:

    News Aggregators with massive PR and trust in the search engines.

    And again, MSN and Yahoo seem to do a better job at finding site content originators. I am currently watching to see if the engines can sort out who is the originator on my weenie blog content. Weenie blog content gets no love often.

    Robert has nothing to worry about, the average blogger does, it just works this way. If you submit an article to Zdnet there are not many content spammers who can beat that either.

    *Me pulls out my sword and goes back out onto the field for battle while people like Robert and others blog from the castle*

    I do not have any bad feelings though, it just works this way and GOOG needs to get it right. I have been bitching about this for 3 years and finally people are talking.

  8. What sites do you think contribute to the splog problem? I have seen many ezine article distribution sites out there, do you think those contribute to this problem? Basically, I am trying to seperate the legitimate content creators from the sploggers and the sites that perpetuate the problem. Sorry, but I am somewhat under informed on this subject.

  9. What sites do you think contribute to the splog problem? I have seen many ezine article distribution sites out there, do you think those contribute to this problem? Basically, I am trying to seperate the legitimate content creators from the sploggers and the sites that perpetuate the problem. Sorry, but I am somewhat under informed on this subject.

  10. Reported to Google AdSense! Lets all do this so the spammer gets banned! Just click on the “Ads by Goooooogle” and then you can fill a report about.

  11. Reported to Google AdSense! Lets all do this so the spammer gets banned! Just click on the “Ads by Goooooogle” and then you can fill a report about.

  12. Robert: unrelated, but I see an “Edit This” link on each comment on your blog. I’m logged into WordPress.com but of course can’t edit the comments on your blog (luckily!) Thought you might want to know. Normally, only you should see the “Edit This” link.

  13. Robert: unrelated, but I see an “Edit This” link on each comment on your blog. I’m logged into WordPress.com but of course can’t edit the comments on your blog (luckily!) Thought you might want to know. Normally, only you should see the “Edit This” link.

  14. How about Splog Reporter:
    http://splogreporter.com/

    “Cleaning up the Blogosphere, one blog at a time”

    “In its continued efforts to improve the splog-reporting process and the user experience, Splog Reporter announced the release of a bulk-import list feature and the simplification of its splog-reporting user requirements.

    The bulk-import list feature, which was highly requested among Splog Reporter’s users, allows users to easily upload of a list of potential splog URLs to optimize their personal blog searches. Currently, the .csv file, or comma-delimited file, is Splog Reporter’s standard file format as it is common to most database programs.”

  15. How about Splog Reporter:
    http://splogreporter.com/

    “Cleaning up the Blogosphere, one blog at a time”

    “In its continued efforts to improve the splog-reporting process and the user experience, Splog Reporter announced the release of a bulk-import list feature and the simplification of its splog-reporting user requirements.

    The bulk-import list feature, which was highly requested among Splog Reporter’s users, allows users to easily upload of a list of potential splog URLs to optimize their personal blog searches. Currently, the .csv file, or comma-delimited file, is Splog Reporter’s standard file format as it is common to most database programs.”

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