Splogs

Anali found a splog scraping her rss feeds.

What’s a splog?

Spam blogs, sometimes referred to by the neologism splogs, are artificially created weblog sites which the author uses to promote affiliated websites or to increase the search engine rankings of associated sites. The purpose of a splog can be to increase the PageRank or backlink portfolio of affiliate websites, to artificially inflate paid ad impressions from visitors, and/or use the blog as a link outlet to get new sites indexed. Spam blogs are usually a type of scraper site, where content is often either Inauthentic Text or merely stolen (see blog scraping) from other websites. These blogs usually contain an high number of links to sites associated with the splog creator which are often disreputable or otherwise useless websites.

I’ve had several splogs steal content from here but just never thought it was worth my time to pursue any action. Anybody have any experience with dealing with splogs scraping their content?

4 Comments

  1. ahh!! yes! I had no idea what they were, though… I just figured it was some page-ranking scheme, but never thought any more about it. They eventually left me alone after I stopped posting a series of what I called “Material Fotos” (photos from historical moments in crime, film, art, etc.)

    “splogs”. wow. learn something new everyday on dis hurr innanets.

  2. Yeah, there was a big todo about a Spanish site that was ripping people’s LiveJournal accounts and just reposting the entire thing carte blanch, with their own advertising of course.

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